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Uzbekistan’s Industrial Potential on Display. 2


Unique Format: Multilateral Dialogue. 3

The International Conference “The historical heritage of scientists and thinkers of the Medieval East, its role and significance for the modern civilization”. 4

Giyasiddin Jamshid ibn Mas’ud Qashi4













































Press-service of MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan




Uzbekistan’s Industrial Potential on Display

Sector-based industrial fairs of the Complex for Agriculture and Water Resources, Reprocessing of Agricultural Produce and Consumer Goods, as well as the Complex for Information Systems and Telecommunications have opened at the Uzexpocenter in Tashkent.

They are organized in accordance with the Decree of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Measures to Further Consolidate Intra-Sector and Inter-Sector Industrial Cooperation” signed 12 November 2007.

In the first quarter of 2014, growth rates in the volumes of industrial production in Uzbekistan have been secured at 8.9 percent, and primarily in the production of consumer goods at 12.8 percent. The share of consumer goods increased in the aggregate volume of industrial production from 29.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013 up to 34.4 percent in the similar period this year.

Industrial growth constitutes a direct result of the wide-ranging efforts in modernization, technical and technological re-equipment of production lines, the expansion of cooperation ties, establishment of steadfast partnership relations, stimulation of demand for the goods of domestic manufacturers.

It is this very goal that is sought to be advanced at the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange. As part of its first phase, sector-based industrial fairs of the Complex for Agriculture and Water Resources, Reprocessing of Agricultural Produce and Consumer Goods, as well as the Complex for Information Systems and Telecommunications.

Participants of these fairs include 160 enterprises comprising the Uzpakhtasanoat Association, the Association of Food Industry Enterprises of Uzbekistan, the Uzbekyengilsanoat state stock company, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources Management, the Uzagromashservis Association, the Uzdonmahsulot stock company, the State Committee for Communications, Information and Telecommunication Technologies and others.

Extensive expositions are demonstrated by enterprises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources Management of the Republic of Uzbekistan. They are the more than 30 enterprises – members of the Association Suvinshootmash who present in excess of 100 types of industrial products. Among them are the Suvmash open stock company, the Bukhoro MTZ state unitary enterprise, the Birodar enterprise, the Urama Salnik and megarezinaplast limited liability companies, and may others. Last year, the enterprises of the sector signed contracts worth 17 billion soums, and this year around they intend to do so for 42 billion soums. (Currency rates of CB from 13.05.2014  1$=2288.33soums)

“Our enterprise is the sole manufacturer of pumps and electro-machines, electro-pumping units and components in Central Asia,” Kamoliddin Bakirov, director of sales at the Suvmash open stock company, has said. “They are designated for agriculture, water supply and gas supply. Back in 2001, the enterprise was included in the Localization Program, and launched the production of 47 types of equipment to date. Within the sector-based industrial fair in 2013, agreements for 9 billion soums were inked, which allowed us to boost the manufacturing volumes and enhance exports.”

Particularly appealing to participants and visitors of the sector industrial fairs is the stand of the Association of Food Industry Enterprises of Uzbekistan. Today the association unites 180 enterprises producing fat-and-oil and meat-and-dairy products, canned food, alcoholic beverages, sugar and other goods.

According to the head of marketing department at the Association of Food Industry Enterprises of Uzbekistan Nigora Tulaganova, in excess of 50 enterprises exposing more than 80 titles of items are taking part in the current sector-based industrial fairs. New types of goods are presented in a wide range. For instance, the JV Maselko demonstrates condensed milk, diverse kinds of cream butter, while the Toshkent Sifat Sut Ltd. displays several titles of cheese, curd items and yoghurts. This year, enterprises of the sector project to reach deals for 27 billion soums.

No less impressive is the exposition of the Uzpakhtasanoat Association, whose enterprises have been taking an active part in sector-based industrial fairs for the eighth year in a row. This time around, more than 20 enterprises of the sector present in excess of 70 titles of produce, consumer goods, along with samples of those currently under elaboration and development. Principal exponents include such enterprises as the Pakhtamash open stock company, the Rusart and Ijod-ITM limited liability companies, the Samarkand Pakhtamash and others.

According to the head of department for the attraction and realization of investment projects of the Uzpakhtasanoat Association Rinat Gulamov, sector-based industrial fairs expand the opportunities for the enlargement of intra-sector and inter-sector cooperation. This year, the enterprises of the sector intend to pen agreements for 22 billion soums for the supply of components, technological equipment and spare parts for cotton ginneries.

Peculiarly appealing are the stands of enterprises of the State Committee for Communication, Information and Telecommunication Technologies of the Republic of Uzbekistan. They present receivers of digital television, diverse types of modems, IPTV attachments and multiplexors, stationary and mobile telephones and other high-tech products. Particularly outstanding is the stand of the Uzbek-Indian joint venture Olive Telecom, which has demonstrated the first tablet computer manufactured in Uzbekistan, as well as experimental samples of new mobile phones and android-smart phones.

According to organizers of sector-based industrial fairs, more detailed information on enterprises of the Complex for Agriculture and Water Resources, Reprocessing of Agricultural Produce and Consumer Goods, as well as the Complex for Information Systems and Telecommunications can be accessed at presentations.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Ikramov delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of these industrial fairs.



Unique Format: Multilateral Dialogue

Arab Coordination Group is one of the world’s leading financial organizations supporting a variety of projects in the given region. The organization comprises representatives of the Islamic Development Bank, the Saudi Fund for Development, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, OPEC Fund for International Development, and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. Experts point out that these organizations possess giant financial resources and invest in various large-scale infrastructural and industrial projects in the region.

In 2012, Arab Coordination Group held a meeting in Tashkent, suggestive of the multitask and mutually beneficial cooperation between this organization and Uzbekistan. During the meeting, the parties agreed to cooperate in the realization of 15 projects aimed at equipping medical organizations, schools and higher education institutions with necessary facilities, as well as developing alternative energy sources, upgrading water supply and sewerage systems, and implementing a number of other plans. The total sum of projects to be carried out by the end of 2017 amounted to $582 million.

Islamic Development Bank has become Uzbekistan’s largest partner in this multilateral cooperation. The country became its full member in 2003. The bank is the key and coordinating player in the attraction of Arab Coordination Group investments and loans sent to upgrade Uzbekistan’s infrastructures and industries. Last year the parties celebrated the 10th anniversary of their relations, and the cooperation between them is getting more and more active year by year. Uzbekistan and the Bank have carried out ten projects totaling $186 million for this past number of years, another ten projects totaling $640.9 million are underway, and nine more others totaling $877 million are pending.

The parties cooperate in the areas of transportation, energy production, agriculture, education, health care and regional development. The special field of this cooperation is small business and private entrepreneurship. The projects being carried out in cooperation with Islamic Corporation for the Development of Private Sector, which is the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group, are aimed at fostering development of Uzbekistan’s ‘small economy’. The corporation has established a leasing company in the country and allocated $50 million for distributing among Uzbek commercial banks to make loans to small businesses. According to experts, this measure has already proved beneficial – it has helped to set up a number of new companies and launch business projects, especially in the regions. The total sum of the small business loans received from the corporation has exceeded $83 million.

Standing out among the recent projects is the $36 million-worth scheme to upgrade the Tashkent street lighting system. Its objective is to secure the electricity consumption reduction through installation of energy-efficient equipment. They plan to replace over 110,000 mercury and sodium vapor lamps with up-to-date and economical ones, with better light emission. Besides, they are going to replace the existing power delivery system with a computerized lightning remote control one.

The cooperation with Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development began in 2004, when a memorandum of cooperation between the parties was signed during the visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Kuwait. Within the framework of this document, such projects as Tashkent-Tukimachi Railway Section Electrification and the Equipment of 171 Emergency Medical Aid Stations have already been implemented. The irrigation and drainage rehabilitation system projects in Jizzakh and Sirdaryo regions and Ghuzor-Chim-Kukdala Highway reconstruction project are still being implemented. The parties have carried out various projects totaling $110 million for the past several years.

The cooperation between Uzbekistan and Saudi Fund for Development began at the meeting of Arab Coordination Group in Tashkent in July, 2007, after signing a memorandum of understanding setting the framework for the cooperation with this organization. Currently, the fund helps Uzbekistan to carry out a number of social projects, including equipment of medical centers and reconstruction of international highways.

OPEC Fund for International Development was established by OPEC members to assist developing countries to improve their infrastructures. The finances of the fund come from OPEC members’ voluntary contributions and the profits received by the fund from its investment and loan-making operations. The cooperation between Uzbekistan and the fund began in 2000 under Investment Stimulation and Protection Agreement signed by the parties. The agreement provides for the two new unique projects being currently implemented in our country. Under one of them, alternative energy source equipment is to be installed in 632 schools throughout Uzbekistan. The total cost of the project is $21 million. The other project is aimed at reconstruction of irrigation and drainage networks in a number of country’s regions. This project is to be finished this year. The reconstruction works under it have already been completed over the territory of 432,300 hectares in area.

The relations with the members of Arab Coordination Group show the unique format of mutually beneficial multilateral dialogue. The parties implement unique projects that lay the base for the future prosperity of Uzbekistan and the whole Central Asian region.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)

The International Conference “The historical heritage of scientists and thinkers of the Medieval East, its role and significance for the modern civilization”

Giyasiddin Jamshid ibn Mas’ud Qashi

(year of birth is unknown, died in 1430)

Mathematician and astronomer


He was born in the city of Qashqan (the city governed by Amir Temur, now under the authority of Iran). In 1413-14 he designed astronomical graphs dedicated to Shahruh , the son of Amir Temur (The governor of the state of Amir Temur at those times).

He moved to Samarkand in 1417, after the madrasah of Ulughbek had been constructed, and started to work with Ali Qushchi and Qazi-zade Rumi under the guidance of Ulughbek.  He was actively involved in designing and construction of the famous observatory of Ulughbek, but unfortunately died before the end of the construction works. He was buried in Samarkand.

Main Scientific Works

Following is the list of his manuscripts written in the Persian language:

Miftah al-hisab («The Key to Arithmetic») – the main work by al-Qashi, providing comprehensive description of all knowledge in arithmetic and algebra. This is highly valued by the historians of the science, and translated into most European languages;

Ar-Risala al-muhitiyya («The Treatise on Circumference») – a manuscript dedicated to calculation of the number of π (p) and sin 1° with a precision which was deemed very high for that period of time;

Zidj Haqani dar taqmili zidji Elhani («Zij Haqana») – astronomic graphs devoted to Shahruh.

His letter to his father, in which he had provided valuable information on the academy of Ulughbek, was translated into many European and Asian languages.

Contribution to the World Science

The main contribution to the world science made by Mirza Ulughbek was the catalogue of 1018. Gipparh – the Greek astronomer made first compilation of the star catalogue in the II century B.C. Later, astronomers would make changes to the catalogue compiled by Gipparh, however making no original observations. As, at the beginning of the XV century the deviations between the real location of stars in the sky and their coordinates had become considerably apparent, Mirza Ulughbek decided to make his own investigation of the coordinates of stars. So the chart designed by him became the first after Gipparh’ catalogue (i.e. over 16 centuries!) based on the original astronomic measurements and calculations. This became a true everlasting scientific value of “Zij” described by Ulughbek.

Contribution to Mathematics

The main text of his major manuscript “New Guragan Astronomic Charts” starts with trigonometric charts of extremely high precision. The sine table is designed with 1 minute pace, the tangent table with the gap of 1–45 degrees at 1 minute pace, however the tables made with the interval of 45–90 degrees – at a pace of 5 minutes. The values up to the fifth within the 60-th numeration system, which provides from 7 to 12 precise values converted into decimal system of numeration, i.e. the table were made with a precision of 10–7–10–12.

Aiming at finding the value of sin1° of high precision Ulughbek and his associates developed a method of consecutive approximations, which is described in his treatise «Calculation of the Sine of One Degree».

In view of designing his trigonometric charts which required calculating trigonometric functions and coordinates of stars at high precision in big quantities, Ulughbek had opened a research center which later turned into a prototype of contemporary computing centres.

World Recognition

Mirza Ulughbek will forever be remembered as a man wholly devoted himself to the science. In the mid of XVII century, the outstanding Polish astronomer Yan Geveliy completed his manuscript “Beginning of astronomy” with the catalogue developed by Ulughbek. He furnished his manuscript with two engravings in which Ulughbek is depicted in a group with famous astronomers lived in all times. These engravings are encountered in textbooks of astronomy and treatises on the history of this science. They are now considered as precious treasure faming the astronomer school of Ulughbek. Name of Ulughbek has been immortalized in the name of one of the craters on the Moon (XVII century). One of the minor planets of the solar system discovered in 1977 and registered in the Harvard Center under Ref. № 2439 was given his name.