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November 10, 2017


The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Samarkand on November 9, in order to become familiarized with plans and programs on socio-economic development of the regions, and determine tasks for the future.

The Head of our state visited the Khazrati Khizr complex, paid tribute to the memory of the First President of our country Islam Karimov.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the construction and landscaping activities carried out in this complex.

Consistent work is being carried out within the framework of the execution of the resolution of the President of our country “On perpetuating the memory of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov” of January 25 this year. Majestic monuments to the founder of our independent state, an outstanding state and political figure Islam Karimov were opened on August 31, 2017 in Tashkent and on September 2 in Samarkand.

At present, finishing works are being completed at the memorial complex that is being erected on the final resting place of Islam Karimov.

President of our country during the previous trips to Samarkand region, gave instructions on completing the construction of the complex, further improving the conditions for visitors, landscaping the territory.

For the past period, a large-scale work has been carried out here. As a result, the complex acquired the appearance of a single architectural ensemble. Ayvans (terrace) in the national style are erected around the mausoleum in harmony with the Khazrati Khizr mosque, the stairs are fenced by grilles of marble, modern elevators are installed for visitors in order to create additional conveniences.

The access roads have been repaired, the parking lot has been organized. The walls of Shahi Zinda cemetery is being reconstructed, its territory is being further improved.

The Head of our state gave instructions on further improvement of conveniences created for visitors in the complex.

The Head of our state visited the industrial complex, organized on the territory of the former elevator plant in Samarkand, and got acquainted with projects implemented in the sphere.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev inspected samples of light industry products produced at enterprises of the region.

Activities are being consistently conducted on 19 projects, envisaged for implementation in 2017-2018, in accordance with the instructions given during the visit of the President of our country to the region on April 14-15 this year.

Sewing and knitting products, dyed knitted fabric, clothes produced in such enterprises as “Sam Rafoat Textile”, “March 8”, “Iman Tex”, “Samarkand Euro Asia Textile”, “Amin Invest International”, “Marokand Sifat” are sent not only to the domestic, but also the external market. This contributes to the growth of the potential of enterprises, creation of additional workplaces.

At present, activities are being conducted on new projects in a number of enterprises of Pastdargom, Samarkand, Bulungur and Akdarya districts. As a result, the volume of production of denim, finished clothing, velveteen, furniture fabrics, mixed and synthetic fabrics will expand.

The President of our country noted the importance of each workplace created in the industry, which is of particular importance in determining the prospects of enterprises and providing population with permanent job.

Information on the ongoing projects on establishment of leather processing, leather and footwear production was provided.

The Head of our state examined household appliances manufactured at “Ideal Elektroluks” Uzbekistan – Turkey enterprise, refrigerators and freezers of “Sino” joint-stock company, gave instructions on promoting products to the foreign market, increasing export opportunities.

The President of our country was provided with information on projects that will be implemented within the framework of the Comprehensive Development Program of Samarkand region in 2018-2019. In accordance with it, 2020 projects worth 5,2 trillion sums will be implemented, more than 19 thousand workplaces will be created.

As a result of implementation of this program, the increase in incomes of the population to 2 times, in the volume of industrial production – in 1,7, in provision of services – 1,8, in contract work – 1,9, in cultivation of agricultural products – 1,4 times is envisaged.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted the need to shorten the terms for the implementation of projects, and at the same time – drawing up plans for 2018. At the same time, attention should be paid to the wide attraction of foreign investments and production of finished products.

The promising projects that are being implemented in the spheres of automotive and electrical engineering, pharmaceuticals will also create an opportunity for increasing the types of products and the incomes of the population. At the same time, the importance of paying special attention to the development of new projects in these areas was emphasized.

Samarkand region is rich in natural resources. In particular, there are reserves of minerals used in galvanizing and polymerization of metal, production of wall ceramic plates, cement, decorative finishing of buildings and structures.

“Uzkurilishmateriallari” (construction materials) joint stock company is planning to implement more than 100 projects in this direction in the future, mainly foreign investment will be attracted for these purposes.

Currently, the efficiency of mining of quarries of the region, construction materials is increasing. A project has been developed jointly with Turkey on producing 500 thousand cubic meters of gas blocks in Nurabad district at the expense of 25 million dollars.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted the discrepancy of the planned projects to the potential of the region, emphasized the need to take even more effective projects in this direction.

There is still many untapped wealth in Pakhtachi, Kattakurgan, Narpay districts, said the Head of our state. It is necessary to conduct geological exploration work on these territories, to develop new deposits with the involvement of foreign investors. This, along with production of qualitative construction materials and the development of the region’s economy will also serve creation hundreds of workplaces.

The Head of our state also paid special attention to the projects to be implemented in order to develop the tourism potential of Samarkand region.

The program of development of tourism potential of Samarkand region in 2017-2018 brought the work carried out in this direction to a new level.

According to the program, 19 hotels will be built and commissioned in the region in 2018, over a thousand workplaces will be created.

More than 10 sites have been selected for construction of additional hotels in Samarkand. In particular, APEAS Turkish company has allocated a land plot for the construction of a 4-star hotel due to an investment of 20 million dollars. Along with modern hotels, it is planned to establish a network of private house-hotels for tourists, which is of great interest to foreigners.

The President of our country noted that this year the region’s income from receiving and serving foreign tourists is higher in comparison with many spheres. It was emphasized that accelerated development in the field of tourism infrastructure will serve to increase the flow of foreign tourists, will give a new impetus to the development of the economy.

Landscaping of Chuponota massif in Samarkand, opening of a new highway, construction of modern facilities of services, hotels for the residents of the city and tourists is envisaged on the basis of instructions given by the President of our country during the trips to the region.

Another major project related to tourism in the region is the tourism zone “Samarkand City”, which will be built on the territory of the former “Alpomish” plant on Amir Temur street. A modern tourism town will also be built around Samarkand rowing channel.

President of our country, getting acquainted with projects of tourism zones, developed with participation of foreign specialists, emphasized the need of creating all conditions for tourists taking into account the growing demand for tourism services.

The Head of our state also spoke with entrepreneurs from Turkey on implementation of modern projects.

During familiarization with the projects, the President of our country instructed to take measures on increasing the cultivation of walnuts – a new industry in agriculture, the use of advanced foreign experience, establishment of export of walnuts, which are currently in high demand in the world market. Issues of implementation of promising projects in cattle breeding, fish farming and other sectors in Samarkand region in the planned terms were also discussed in detail.

The visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Samarkand region continues.