Photo exhibition demonstrates Olympic Games
International exhibition devoted to the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008 is being held in Samarkand. The event, organized by the National Olympic Committee, was a logical continuation of the exhibitions held in Moscow, Kiev, Minsk and Tashkent.
Students receive educational grants
The ceremony of awarding diplomas to winners of the stipends for talented students program, educational grants and sports grants was held in Tashkent. The grants are provided annually by the “Forum of culture and art of Uzbekistan” and the “Mehr nuri” funds.
Schools are ready for winter
By implementing the decree by President Islam Karimov from May 29 of 2008 “On measures to ensure the preparation of industries of the national economy to a sustainable work in the autumn-winter period 2008-2009” the department of education of Uchtepa district has done a lot of work.
National industrial fair and cooperation exchange continues
On the second day of events products of association “Uzeltehsanoat”, public joint stock company “Uzbekistan Temir Yullari” and “Uzavtoyul”, open joint-stock companies “Tashkent Tractor Plant”, “Tashkent plant for processing waste and scrap non-ferrous metals”, “Technolog”, “Uzmontazhmahsuskurilish”, “Uzkurilishmateriallari” and “Uzavtosanoat” were presented.
Inclusive education forum opens
The two-day international forum on inclusive education and social support of the children opened in Tashkent. The event has been organized jointly with the UNICEF, UNESCO and the UNDP and has gathered heads of state and public structures, as well as local and foreign specialists in children’s rights.
ICT sector’s profit grows
The profit of the information and communication technologies sector in the nine months of 2008 exceeded UZS 1 trillion, which is 65.8% more than in the same period of last year. Of that figure, the volume of services to the population increased by 43.2% to UZS 536 billion.
Industrial fair opens in Tashkent
The National industrial fair and cooperation exchange opened in Tashkent’s Uzexpocenter. The purpose of the event is to strengthen and develop cooperation within and between the sectors of the economy, to help find partners and sign deals for purchase of locally-produced goods. The forum has gathered more than 260 companies and organizations of Uzbekistan, which is more than last year, when the fair and exchange were held for the first time.
TashkentALE 2008 completes
International photo biennale TashkentALE 2008 ended in the capital of Uzbekistan. The event was devoted to the 2,200th anniversary of the city and organized by the Fund Forum of culture and art of Uzbekistan, the Arts Academy and the Tashkent house of photography.
Ministry of Justice sums up nine-month results
The Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan held an extended meeting to sum up the results of the work of the judicial bodies over the first nine months of the year. The meeting was chaired by the minister of justice R.Muhitdinov. In the reporting period, numerous illegal decisions of organizations and institutions were cancelled and the violated rights of the citizens were restored.
Uzbekistan marks day of interior affairs staff
The celebrations of the Day of Workers of the Interior of the Republic of Uzbekistan were held at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Lieutenant-General B. Matlyubov said that in the country, a special attention was paid to strengthening social stability and ensuring peaceful life. All structures of the internal affairs bodies have been formed on a qualitatively new basis.
International conference “Innovation-2008” starts
International conference “Innovation-2008” began its work at the Tashkent State Technical University named Abu Rayhan Beruni. The organizers of event are the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Education, the Uzbek branch of the International Academy of Sciences of Higher School, the Center for Strategic Innovations and Information at the Tashkent State Technical University, Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Plant.
Forum on issues of civil society held in Bukhara
The international conference titled “Formation of civil society in Uzbekistan: current state, achievements and perspectives”, organized by the Institute for the Civil Society Studies, office of the National Democratic Institute (USA) in Uzbekistan, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany) and the University of Tsukuba (Japan), was held in Bukhara on 21-22 October.
Conference considers development of cultural tourism
International conference on development and promotion of cultural tourism in the countries of the Silk Road opened in Tashkent on 23 October. The forum, organized on the initiative of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to UNESCO Lola Karimova, gathered representatives of 50 countries and several international organizations.
UNESCO forum on global digital technologies alliance opens
The UNESCO forum titled “Global alliance in the field of digital technologies” opened in the capital of Uzbekistan on 23 October. The event has been organized by the Uzbek Agency of Communication and Information in cooperation with the National Committee of Uzbekistan on the program “Information for all” and the National Commission of Uzbekistan for UNESCO.
Exhibitions held within TashkentALE 2008
Tashkent international photo biennale TashkentALE 2008 is continuing. It has been organized by the Fund “Forum of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan”, Arts Academy and the Tashkent Photography House and is devoted to the 2,200th anniversary of Tashkent. The exhibition titled “With reverence to nature” opened in the Gallery of Fine Arts in the framework of the TashkentALE.
Kungrad soda plant starts exporting products
Starting from the second half of this year, products manufactured at Kungrad soda plant in Karakalpakstan are sent for export. Apart from large domestic enterprises of machine building and chemical industry, the plant also received orders from companies in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. “Every day, we produce 240-250 tons of high-quality product,” said the head of the company Obod Rambergenov.
President receives head of Dubai Holding
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received UAE minister for Cabinet of Ministers issues and chairman of Dubai Holding Muhammad Abdulla Al-Gargavi at Oqsaroy residence on 22 October. During the talks, the sides also exchanged views on the further expansion of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates. The volume of trade turnover between Uzbekistan and the UAE made up USD 93.1 million in 2007.
UzEmirateHolding joint investment company created
On 22 October, the government of Uzbekistan, the Reconstruction and development fund of Uzbekistan and the Dubai Holding company signed an agreement on creation of a joint investment company UzEmirateHolding. The document was signed during the visit of the UAE minister for Cabinet of Ministers issues and chairman of Dubai Holding Muhammad Abdulla Al-Gargavi to Tashkent.
Salaries in Uzbekistan to increase by 12% from 16 November
President of Uzbekistan signed a decree on 22 October 2008 on increasing the sizes of salaries, pensions, stipends and social allowances. The document is aimed at increasing the incomes of the population and strengthening social support of the citizens.
Uzbekistan to increase production of food crops
The President of Uzbekistan signed a decree on 20 October on measures to optimize the crop lands and increasing production of food crops. The water shortages over the past several years have created difficulties for growing cotton and seriously affected the cotton productivity. The farmers have especially felt this in the past two years, and particularly this year, when the average water availability at irrigated lands accounted for only 75 percent of the normal. Shortages of water have negatively affected cotton growing and created additional difficulties in almost all regions of the country.