Water reservoir built in Surkhandarya
Construction of a reservoir for mud water storage has completed in Altynsay district of Surkhandarya region. According to local specialists, previously mud water used to cause serious harm to water and gas pipes, as well as roads in the villages.
Commission considers human traffic issues
The National interdepartmental commission for counteracting the trade in humans held a session at the General prosecutor’s office to discuss the work of the territorial commissions in Andijan and Bukhara regions.
President receives heads of Petronas, Sasol
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the president of the Malaysian corporation Petronas Muhammad Hasan Marikan and the general executive director of Sasol (South African Republic) Pat Davs on 7 April. The head of the state said cooperation of Uzbekistan with Petronas and Sasol was developing effectively, which could be proved with successful implementation of joint projects.
Agreement on GTL project signed
Uzbekneftegaz national holding company, Petronas of Malaysia and Sasol of South African Republic signed an Agreement on the main principles of implementation of the project of production of synthetic liquid fuel in Uzbekistan and a Memorandum of understanding on cooperation.
NAESMI discusses new projects
A conference on the involvement of non-state electronic mass media in building civil society was held in Tashkent. The event, organized by the National Association of Electronic Media of Uzbekistan (NAESMI), discussed the challenges facing the regional TV and radio stations and non-state media.
Singapore delegation visits Uzbekistan
The Speaker of Singapore parliament Abdulla Tarmugi met the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Dilorom Tashmuhamedova on 6 April in Tashkent.
National software contest announced
The National programmers’ forum and the exhibition of software products BestSoft Uzbekistan 2009 will be held in Tashkent in May.
New hotel opens in Bukhara
Grand Bukhara hotel opened in the city of Bukhara in the framework of the Uzbekistan’s investment program. The building was reconstructed using the credit of the government of Poland worth USD 5 million.
President receives Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Masimov at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent on 3 April. The President noted that the relations between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan were developing steadily, and the economic cooperation was expanding. “This meeting is a good opportunity to exchange views on important issues representing mutual interest,” Islam Karimov said.
Microcredit bank supports small business
Microcreditbank provided UZS 55.4 billion of credits to small businesses and private entrepreneurs last year, helping create 56,000 new workplaces.
Legislative Chamber holds session
The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a session on 2 April. The chamber speaker Dilorom Tashmuhamedova chaired the session.
Italian delegation visits Uzbekistan
On 1 April, deputy foreign minister of Italy Alfredo Mantika carried out negotiations in the Senate of the Oliy Majlis and the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan.
Best entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan awarded
The final stage of the annual nationwide contest Tashabbus-2009 (Initiative) was held in Tashkent on 31 March. The contest, held on the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan, aims to stimulate the entrepreneurship activities and create favorable conditions for businessmen. Tashabbus has become the efficient mechanism of spreading the best business experience.
Islam Karimov receives Minister of National Economy of Oman
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, Minister of National Economy and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council of Oman on 31 March at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent.
New bank to support construction in rural areas
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution on 30 March 2009 on creation of the Qishloq Qurilish Bank (Rural Construction Bank) on the basis of one of the country’s largest banks Galla-bank.
Pakhta-bank to be transformed into Agrobank
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution on 30 March 2009 on transforming one of the country’s largest banks Pakhta-bank into Agrobank.
Senate appoints ambassadors to Malaysia, Turkmenistan
The Senate of the Oliy Majlis appointed new ambassadors of Uzbekistan to Malaysia and Turkmenistan at its 18th plenary session on 28 March. Shukur Sabitov was appointed the ambassador to Malaysia, while Sherzod Fayziyev is now the ambassador to Turkmenistan.
Senate passes several laws
The Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan considered the implementation of the Anti-crisis program for 2009-2012 by the regional authorities and passed several laws at its 18th plenary session on 27 March. The senators said despite the world economic crisis continues to influence the economy of Uzbekistan, the country managed to ensure stable functioning and growth of the economy.
SCO Anti-Terrorist Structure holds session in Tashkent
The 14th session of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held in Tashkent on 27 March. The representatives of Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in the session.
Senate's plenary session opens
The 18th plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan opens on Friday in Tashkent. On 26 March, the Senate’s Council held a session to consider the preparation to the plenary session.