On temporary suspension of the issuance of electronic visas - In connection with the maintenance of the E-VISA.UZ system, the issuance of electronic visas to Uzbekistan has been temporarily suspended. - НОВЫЙ УЗБЕКИСТАН – СТРАНА ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКИХ ПРЕОБРАЗОВАНИЙ, БОЛЬШИХ ВОЗМОЖНОСТЕЙ И ПРАКТИЧЕСКИХ ДЕЛ - ЎЗБЕКИСТОН РЕСПУБЛИКАСИНИНГ ҚОНУНИ ВИЖДОН ЭРКИНЛИГИ ВА ДИНИЙ ТАШКИЛОТЛАР ТЎҒРИСИДА - Проявление элементов прямой демократии в Узбекистане - ЯНГИ ЎЗБЕКИСТОН ВА САЙЛОВ ҚОНУНЧИЛИГИ - President’s message: key messages and conclusions - Ўзбекистон Республикаси Президенти Шавкат Мирзиёевнинг Олий Мажлисга Мурожаатномаси - The Week of Cultural Legacy will be held in Uzbekistan - ЎЗБЕКИСТОН РЕСПУБЛИКАСИНИНГ ҲИНДИСТОНДА ВАҚТИНЧА БЎЛИБ ТУРГАН ФУҚАРОЛАРИ ДИҚҚАТИГА! - Етакчи саноат тармоқларидаги лойиҳалар тақдимоти ўтказилди - Пандемиядан кучли бўлиб чиқишнинг бирдан бир йўли – кичик бизнес ва тадбиркорликка қулай муҳит яратиш - Jizzax va Samarqand viloyatlarining o‘sish nuqtalari belgilandi - National Human Rights Strategy of Uzbekistan has been approved - Geology of Uzbekistan after Covid-19: measures and perspectives - Uzbekistan aims to end cotton pledge - UZBEKISTAN’S 5 IMPORTANT INITIATIVES ON YOUTH POLICY - Tashkent to host INNOPROM. Central Asia International Industrial Trade Fair - Uzbekistan’s export of silk and silk products grows - Japanese business is widely attracted to Uzbekistan - Current issues of Kashkadarya region’s development and ways of their solution considered - Muynak to host Stihia Electronic Music, Arts and Science Festival - Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan leaders agree on further developing mutually beneficial cooperation - Young innovators visit Muynak - Zulfiya – Symbol of Eternal Devotion - Large-scale measures to support women identified


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On 2 June President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Andijon Region. 1

President of Uzbekistan expresses condolences to British Prime Minister 2

Shavkat Mirziyoyev conveys condolences to President of Afghanistan. 2

International cooperation.. 3

NHC Uzbekneftegaz and the Russian Gazprom carry out a project on the construction of a gas and chemical complex in Surkhandarya region with geological exploration works on the investment block Uzbekiston Mustaqilligi 3

Science.. 3

In Uzbekistan from July 1, the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) will begin to award academic degrees according to the new rules. 3

Tourism… 4

Uzbekistan launches a train to run on the route Samarkand-Tashkent-Astana. 4

In the Brightest Traditions of the Past 4










On 2 June President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Andijon Region

In accordance with a Presidential resolution dated 21 October 2016 “On a programme for constructing affordable apartment houses on the basis of updated standard projects in rural areas in the years 2017-2021”, modern and comfy homes are being built in all the regions of this country.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has inspected such houses which were built in the “Chorvador” neighbourhood in Boz District. He visited the home of Akmal Rahmonov and Zilolahon Rahmonova to find out about their living conditions and to hold a conversation about bringing up children.

In this neighbourhood, 10 modern three-room houses with 200 square metres of land each were built. Supplies of gas, water and electricity have been ensured to these houses.

The President said that it was necessary to build more such houses and to constantly give attention to creating decent conditions for people.

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President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has inspected the work of the Bakht Imkon Rivoj Chorvasi multi-functional farm in Oltinkol District.

In this country, special attention is being paid to supporting the activity of multi-functional farms. Bakht Imkon Rivoj Chorvasi is one of such economic entities developing thanks to this attention.

At this farm, there are nearly 2 thousand purebred cattle and 300 pedigree goats. This farm uses advanced technologies to carry out its work, and it is highly productive. Here every cow produces 25-28 litres of milk a day, and every goat produces 3-3.5 litres of milk every day. This farm supplies about 20 tonnes of milk a day to enterprises that process milk.

For the purpose of creating additional jobs, new projects are being implemented at the farm.

The Head of State inspected a project of bringing in 700 purebred goats.

This project is regarded as highly promising, and it is to be implemented this year.

Stock raising is a profitable sphere. Let’s not forget this, said the President.

Goat’s milk is good for health, and there is high demand for it not only in this country but also in foreign countries. The necessity of distributing two goats to every household in this district was noted.

Agricultural projects being implemented by farms are being supported by the state. 300 hectares of land was allocated for a farm in Ulughnor District. Of this land, 200 hectares will be used for the production of walnuts, and 100 hectares for jujubes production. Drip irrigation will be used there.

Another promising project of this farm is the production of biogas. Modern technologies made in China will be used to produce 600 thousand cubic metres of biogas a year. Once the farm starts implementing this project, nearly 40 new jobs will be created.

The President gave proper recommendations on work being carried out as part of those projects.

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In Ulughnor District of Andijon Region, there has been a presentation of a project of a stock raising complex for 2,000 cattle and 10,000 purebred goats and milk processing. This agricultural project’s detailed information has been provided for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The Head of State said that the provision of quality milk and dairy products for the population is an important task.

The Evro Ekfin LLC in Boz District is using the most modern technologies to implement a project of processing milk into dairy products.

Today construction work is being carried out on the stock raising complex. 2,000 purebred cattle are to be kept here. This complex will provide jobs for 200 people. Once the complex is put into operation, 13 thousand tonnes of milk a year will be produced.

The Head of State gave proper recommendations on the further development of stock raising.

The necessity of giving comprehensive support to this project of the farm was emphasized.

A project of a poultry keeping complex of the Umid privately-owned enterprise in Asaka District was also looked at. Today the enterprise keeps 80 thousand poultry. Under the new project, 80 million eggs and 150 tonnes of poultry meat will be produced. Once this complex is put into operation, 100 people will be provided with permanent jobs.

In this country, special attention is being paid to the development of poultry farming and attracting investment to this sphere. Taking the demand for poultry meat into account, proper instructions were given to officials on working out new projects in this sphere.

(Source: UzA)

President of Uzbekistan expresses condolences to British Prime Minister

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his sincere condolences to Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May in connection with the terrorist attacks in London, which resulted in human casualties, on 4 June 2017.

President of Uzbekistan condemned such inhuman and barbarous acts, which have no justifications.

Uzbek President said that Uzbekistan is ready to continue uncompromising fight against this serious threat together with the international community, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev conveyed the words of deep sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims. The President also wished a speedy recovery to those, who were injured in the result of terrorism act.

At least seven people died and up to 48 were injured after a terrorist attack on London Bridge on 4 June. Police say three attackers mowed down civilians in a van before getting out and going on a stabbing spree in nearby Borough Market.


Shavkat Mirziyoyev conveys condolences to President of Afghanistan

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his condolences to President of Afghanistan Muhammad Ashraf Ghani in connection with numerous human casualties as a result of several explosions during a funeral in Kabul.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent messages with condolences to the President of Afghanistan, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev in his message conveyed words of condolences and support to family members and relatives of the deceased. The President wished a speedy recovery to injured people.

At least 12 people were killed and 18 injured as a result of three explosions, which rocked Kabul’s cemetery during the funeral.


International cooperation

NHC Uzbekneftegaz and the Russian Gazprom carry out a project on the construction of a gas and chemical complex in Surkhandarya region with geological exploration works on the investment block Uzbekiston Mustaqilligi

The complex will produce polyethylene, polypropylene and sulfur. In the future, it is planned to expand the enhanced gas processing for the production of olefins – ethylene glycol, rubber, polyethylene terephthalate, and others.

The total amount of investments under the agreement can reach $5.8 billion, making the investment project the largest in the modern history of Uzbekistan. The project will be financed in line with the principles of international project financing, involving major international financial institutions and export credit agencies.

The synergetic effect of development of the gas and chemical industry will contribute to the development of such sectors as medicine, pharmaceuticals, car engineering, construction, creation of a strong foundation for the establishment of private enterprises that would produce products from petrochemical feedstock, as well as establishment of logistics industry that would engage transnational automobile and rail transport corridors.

The production sharing agreement on the investment block Uzbekiston Mustaqilligi with supplementary exploration and development of the Mustaqillikning 25 Yilligi field, which is expected to be a feedstock base for the GCC, was signed during the recent visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Russia. The consortium of investors included Gas Project Development Central Asia AG, Altmax Holding Ltd and Uzneftegazdobycha.

The program on expansion of hydrocarbon production for 2017-2021 in Uzbekistan envisages $3.9 billion of investments. The total increase in production within this period will amount to 53.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 1.1 million tons of gas condensate and 1.9 million tons of oil.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


In Uzbekistan from July 1, the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) will begin to award academic degrees according to the new rules

Recall that the assignment of academic degrees was suspended in February this year after the adoption of a decision on the introduction of a two-stage system for training highly qualified personnel in the country.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the state requirements for the postgraduate education, the Regulations on it, as well as the samples of PhD diplomas, doctors of science (DSc) and certificates of an associate professor, senior researcher and professor.

The replacement of entrance examinations for doctoral candidacy with an interview became a significant novelty. Entrance examinations were kept in the basic doctoral studies. In addition, the examinations on the newest history of Uzbekistan, a foreign language and specialties for the candidates to the academic degree of doctors of sciences were canceled. The examinations for a foreign language and specialties are reserved for the aspirants to the Ph.D.

Along with the above, the requirements for foreign publications are reduced to one scientific article in a foreign journal determined by the Higher Attestation Commission under the Cabinet of Ministers.

For the candidates to the Ph.D. degree, the introduction of research results into practice is replaced with “submitting the results for implementation in practice”. Thus, the fact of implementation is mandatory for the aspirants to the degree of Doctor of Science.

The HAC was instructed to ensure the beginning of reception and consideration of attestation cases from the 1st of July and the awarding of the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Science to the candidates.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Uzbekistan launches a train to run on the route Samarkand-Tashkent-Astana

The decision was empowered by agreements of railway departments of the two countries, which were aimed at the development of the tourist flow between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The first train will depart on the route on June 2, and will arrive in Astana on the same day. The train will return on the next day, on Saturday. By August 25, the train will depart on Fridays and return on Saturdays.

The new train is timed to the international exhibition EXPO-2017, which will be held on June 10 – September 10 in Astana. The organizers expect participants from more than 100 countries, and more than 5 million people of guests. A part of this flow will be attracted to Uzbekistan, rich in its tourist attractions in Samarkand.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

In the Brightest Traditions of the Past

In Bukhara, the traditional 16th International Festival “Silk and Spices” has come to an end, in which folklore concerts, folk games, a food fair, a festival of pilaf, defile, master classes from craftsmen were held.

The festival began at the ancient fortress Ark with a theatrical performance. Under the sounds of the karnais and surnais a festive procession of the legendary heroes of the past, guests and participants of the festival went to the Labi Havuz complex – the center of the festival events.

In the exhibition and trade rows organized within the framework of the event Bukhara copper chased, ceramic, jewelry, gold embroidered suits, wall embroideries-suzane, skullcaps, satin and adras, porcelain dishes, woolen and silk products from Surkhan, carved wooden products of Tashkent Masters, samples of beadwork from Jizzakh, made by local and foreign artisans, silk products, spices, herbal remedies were exhibited. Artists, miniaturists, jewelers, copper makers, blacksmiths, manufacturers of carpets from Bukhara, masters of the Gijduvan ceramics school conducted master classes.

At the festival, folklore and ethnographic collectives from all regions presented performances. Special interest among the participants was caused by national sports competitions and folk games. Here the program “Uzbek silk through the eyes of the world” was held with the participation of famous designers and young designers, a competition of cooks for cooking pilaf.

Despite the digital age, the spirit of the refined romance of the Ancient East still reigns in Bukhara. The festival “Silk and Spices” is designed to revive interest in the cultural heritage of the Great Silk Road and demonstrate the high level of mastery of Bukhara artisans.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



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