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March 10, 2014

economy.. 2

Small businesses produce 55.8% of GDP in 2013. 2

NGMK to invest US$26m to development gold-ore field Charmitan.. 2

Society.. 2

Uzbekistan intensifies the development of electronic pedagogy.2





Press-service of MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan


Small businesses produce 55.8% of GDP in 2013

In January-December 2013, small business entities of Uzbekistan produced 55.8% of the total volume of GDP which is 1.2 percentage points more than in 2012.

The share of small enterprises and microfirms in GDP production was 34.6% in January-December 2013 versus 33.9% in January-December 2012.

In January-December 2013, small business entities provided employment to 9.52 million persons (76% of total persons employed in the economy), including 7.218 million persons of the individual sector and 2.301 million persons of small enterprises and microfirms.

The number of persons engaged in the private sector of small business was 8.775 million or 92.2% of total employment in the sphere of small business.

The sector produced industrial output worth 15.182 trillion soums (24.8% of total industrial production), which rose by 14.6% year-on-year (Currency rates of CB from 10.03.2014  1$=2236.66 soums).

Small businesses utilized 9.22 trillion soums of investments (33.5% of total utilized investments). The growth rate made up 2.6% year-on-year.

The sector executed construction works for 10.848 trillion soums (71/9% of total construction works), which grew by 16.2% compared to 2012.

They ensured the growth of freight turnover of motor transport by 7.1% (82.1% of total freight turnover) and passenger turnover by 7.1% (88.1% of total passenger turnover).

The small business entities formed 46.3% (21.988 trillion soums) of total retail trade turnover (the growth by 16.5%) and 46.7% (8.544 trillion soums) of total paid services (the growth by 5.8%).

The sector exported products (goods and services) for US$2.709 billion (18% of total exports) and imported products (goods and services) for US$5.599 billion (40.6% of total imports).



NGMK to invest US$26m to development gold-ore field Charmitan

Navoi Mining-Metallurgy Combine (NGMK) is planning to invest US$26 million of own resources to develop gold-ore field Charmitan in Samarkand region, RIA Novosti reported quoting source in combine on Thursday.

The project envisages to mining and process horizons for 660 meters and 600 meters in the central part of the field in 2014-2016. Charmitan is a part of the resource base of the hydrometallurgical plant-4 (HMP-4) in Zarmitan (Samarkand region).

Earlier reported, NGMK will invest US$112.3 million to increase gold production at HMP-4. The programme will help to increase processing capacities by 30% – to 1.8 million tonnes of ore a year.

Construction of HMP-4 with the cost of US$330 million was started in 2007. The project envisages utilization of Charmitan, Gujumsay and Promejutochnoye fields, as well as construction of gold extracting capacities for 10 tonnes of gold a year.

Currently, the capacity of the complex makes up 1.4 million tonnes of ore a year. The project is financed due to own resources of NGMK and loans of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan.




Uzbekistan intensifies the development of electronic pedagogy.

Electronic pedagogy is based on teaching different disciplines using the capabilities of the Internet and other services, allowing to maintain contact between teachers and students when they are far apart.

Leading positions for its implementation take the Tashkent University of Information Technologies and the Head Scientific-Methodological Center for Retraining and Advanced Training Management and Teaching Personnel of Higher Education System. Specialists of these institutions actively use modern network resources, technology of distance training and learning, electronic systems of monitoring the learning process.

Several decisions have contributed to strengthening the position of electronic pedagogy in the country. The system of training scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of higher qualification has been introduced a new specialty ‘Theory and Methodology of Electronic Training.’ While in the programs of retraining and advanced training for university teachers has been introduced a discipline that is called ‘Electronic Pedagogy.”

“It differs from the traditional significantly. In virtual training a teacher bears considerable physical and psychological stress than in the traditional system. Therefore, the further introduction of electronic pedagogy in Uzbekistan depends on how actively and effectively we prepare the youth and faculty for this,” said the director of the Head Scientific-Methodological Center for Retraining and Advanced Training of Management and Teaching Personnel of Higher Education System, Uzoqboy Begimqulov.

Electronic pedagogy requires special skills for planning, selection and preparation of educational material, equipment, and clear, expressive, persuasive and consistent presentation of educational material, and stimulating the development of cognitive interests and spiritual needs of students. It becomes a new phenomenon and a huge area for research. Psycho-pedagogical problems of specific activity of teachers have been studied partly. One thing proves to be obvious; the main function of the teacher keeps active – to manage the process of training, upbringing and development.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)