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March 14, 2014


 March 14, 2014




Legislative Chamber considers political parties, Accounts Chamber. 2

economy.. 2

Uzbekistan uses investments for US$13.2bn in 2013. 2

Uzbekistan produces industrial products for 61.105 trln. soums in 2013. 3

museums. 3

Suzani: An Unread Tale. 3

























Press-service of MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan



Legislative Chamber considers political parties, Accounts Chamber

Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a session on 12 March to discuss reports of political parties and Accounts Chamber.

Legislative Chamber considered reports of the political parties on their source of financing in 2013, the lower house of the Uzbek parliament said.

Heads of Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Democratic Party Milliy Tiklanish, Social-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Adolat presented reports on the source of financing of the parties.

They noted that political parties of Uzbekistan presented financial and accounting reports in line with the legislation. They presented financial documents on income and expenses of the parties of financial bodies, tax services, Accounts Chamber and Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan.

Representatives of all factions of political parties and MP groups of Ecologic Movement of Uzbekistan shared their views on the reports. It was noted that it is important to set parliamentary control on financial discipline of political parties.

According to MPS, material-financial, organizational-cadre and other resources of political parties have important place in implementation of their progamme goals and tasks, so they should be transparent and comply to laws. It was said that budget resources should be used rationally and effectively.

Afterwards, Legislative Chamber discussed the report Accounts Chamber of Uzbekistan for 2013. It was said that the Chamber carried out control over forming and execution of the state budget of Uzbekistan and effective use of the budget resources.

Accounts Chamber analyzed use of budget resources by territorial and sectoral division and assessed income part of the state budget. The Chamber also monitored financial operations of the political parties in 2013.

After considerations, the Legislative Chamber approved the report of the Account Chamber for 2013 and adopted a corresponding resolution.




Uzbekistan uses investments for US$13.2bn in 2013

In January-December 2013, the volume of utilized investments in fixed capital in dollar equivalent in Uzbekistan reached US$13.2 billion or grew by 11.3% compared to 2012, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

In January-December 2013, the total volume of utilized investments in fixed capital in national currency was 27.557 trillion soums or rose by 9.8% year-on-year.

Some 18.42 trillion soums of investments (66.85% of total volume) were used in production branches of the economy, and 9.138 trillion soums (33.15%) – in non-production branches.

The State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said share of enterprises and population in total volume of used investments made up 53.1%, foreign investments and loans – 20.3%, credit of banks and other borrowed funds – 11%, and off-budget funds, including Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan, – 9.7%.

Share of the State Budget in total volume of used investments into fixed capital reached 5.5% and Fund for land reclamation of irrigated lands – 0.4%.

In the reporting period, the state enterprises used investments for 6.033 trillion soums and non-state enterprises – 21.524 trillion soums.

About 24.2% of investments, used by state enterprises, fell to share of the state budget, 24.4% – own funds of enterprises and population, 30.6% – off-budget funds, and 1.9% – foreign investments and loans.

Over 61.2% of investments, utilized by the non-state enterprises, fell to share of own resources of enterprises and population, 24.4% – foreign investments and loans, 13.3% – loans of banks and other borrowed funds.

Largest volume of foreign investments and loans were directed to such areas as transport and communication (40.3%) and fuel-energy (35%).


Uzbekistan produces industrial products for 61.105 trln. soums in 2013

Uzbekistan produced industrial goods for 61.105 trillion soums in 2013, which rose by 8.8%year-on-year, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

Machinery and metal processing (19.8% of total industrial output), fuel industry (15.8%), food industry (13.2%) and light industry (13%) accounted largest share in industrial output in 2013.

At the same time share of fuel industry fell 2.2 percentage points compared to 2012 and machinery and metal processing rose by 2.3 percentage points and light industry – 0.1 percentage points.

In 2013, the machinery and metal processing produced goods for 12.079 trillion soums (+21.1%), furl industry – 6.917 trillion soums (+4.9%), light industry – 7.955 trillion soums (+12.2%) and food industry – 8.059 trillion soums (+9.1%).





Suzani: An Unread Tale

Flowers of pomegranates, apples and almonds, the symbols of fertility and prosperity, have blossomed on the fabric, twined by a flexible vine. There are fluttering wings of tiny birds. This splendor was created by hands of embroiderers.

State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan is the richest treasury of folk rarities. Its stock keeps over seven thousand items of the 19-20th centuries and earlier periods: carpets, silk and semi-silk national fabric, gold embroidery, national dress, jewelry and metal chasing, carving and painting on wood and ganch, domestic and architectural ceramics, as well as other articles. They are made by hand and carry a unique imprint of the outlook and aesthetic tastes of their creators.

One of the halls exhibits suzani of the 19-20th centuries. These colorful works of art have always decorated the interior of houses, especially honeymooners. In accordance with the custom, they veiled all walls in a bride’s room. The dowry comprised up to 10 different species. And the girl had to sew them all by herself and leave an unfinished piece for her daughter. “For continuity of wedding in the family, and continuity of generations”, the people say.

The word ‘suzani’ is translated as ‘the first thread’. The biggest suzani make up two or three meters in length and under two – broadwise. It is embroidered in an original way: the whole space is filled by samples leaving a bit of background. The large ones are composed of fragments embroidered beforehand. There is never a resemblance between the parts, despite similar shapes and colors. The variety of ornaments and their combinations is a basis of a refined art.

The patterns of embroidery made by artists were called ‘kalam’. Kalam masters knew many ways of ornaments, modified them to create new combinations, chose the color.

“An Uzbek suzani can be regarded as a national art form, which was developing its own style for centuries,” says the head of the research department of the museum Tatiana Fomina. “The color, scale and design are so much original, unique, that one can spend hours admiring each fragment. Sometimes it seems that every pattern conceals a whole story told by masters, but still unread by our contemporaries.”

In the 19th century Nurota, Bukhoro, Samarqand, Qarshi, Tashkent and Farghona were major centers of artistic embroidery. Each school had and still keeps its own features and often depicts the vegetable kingdom – gardens and flowerbeds. The history of suzani numbers 11 centuries. Yet in the tenth century, the famous Bukhoro historian Narshahi wrote in his diary ‘History’: “Women use the colored dyed fabric for their embroidery. Their major function was to decorate a home interior and create a comfort.”

The evolution of the magic art continues at the present time.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)