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May 20, 2015

economy.. 2

Enterprises of Uzstroymateriali increase production by 4.6%.. 2


The volume of transactions at UZEX in 2014 exceeded 8.8 trillion soums. 2


Innovations: Crucial Factor of Development 3

International cooperation.. 5

The delegation of Uzbekistan participates in the meeting of the Council of Cooperation “Uzbekistan – EU”  5

Abdulaziz Kamilov meets President of Chamber of Representatives of Belgium.. 5

Art.. 5

Muyassar Sotvoldiyeva: “We Strive to Demonstrate the Entire Diversity of National Dance”. 5

Tourism… 7

Connected by Single Network. 7






Enterprises of Uzstroymateriali increase production by 4.6%

Enterprises of Uzstroymateriali increased production of construction materials by 4.6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015.

According to the company, the enterprises increased cement production by 2.7%, construction glass – 19.7%, ceramic tiles – 6.3 times, wall materials – 53.6% and glass products – 17.8%.

The exports of products rose by 3.5% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015 – to US$15.87 millon. Within the localization programme, the companies produced goods for 1.998 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 20.05.2015   1$= 2527.58 soums).

In the first company, the industry received net income at the size of 102.5 billion soums, which makes up 75.5% from income received in the first quarter of 2014.

Large enterprises of the industry used investments for 15.4 billion soums of capital investments in the first quarter of 2015.

Investment programme for 2015 envisages implementation of 13 projects for US$67.6 million, including due to foreign investments and loans – US$21.1 million.

In the first quarter, the industry used investments for US$5.61 million, including foreign investments for US$0.01 million.

(Source: )



The volume of transactions at UZEX in 2014 exceeded 8.8 trillion soums

An annual general meeting of shareholders of UZEX took place on May 15, the press service of the exchange said.

During the event, the shareholders approved the company’s annual report on financial and economic activity, the reports of the Supervisory Board and the audit commission for 2014. The meeting also elected new members of the Counting Board, Supervisory Board and Audit Committee and considered the amendments and additions in the Charter.

It was noted that transactions worth over 8.8 trillion soums were made in 2014, the execution of the business plan amounted to 108.2%, an increase from 2013 – 24.2%. Hereby products worth 7.05 trillion soums or 106.4% to the business plan had been realized on exchange trades, with a growth to 2013 by 17.9% (currency rates of CB RU from 20.05.2015   1$= 2527.58 soums).

A work carried out together with the regional branches was aimed at increasing the range of goods sold on the stock exchange. In this regard, the listing commission of the Uzbek Republican commodity exchange (UZEX) opened about 1000 new contracts.

Sales of other products compared to 2013 increased by 4.5% and amounted to 467 billion soums.

Exports through currency trading platform and exhibition trades amounted to 380.8 billion soums ($164.9 million), 16.1% higher than in 2013, including products sold through currency trading platform amounted to $113.5 million.

Exhibition and fair trade platform have rapidly developed, the volume of transactions exceeded 1 trillion soums, which is by 45.2% more than in 2013.

The total volume of transactions in government and corporate procurement amounted to 821 billion soums against 478.6 billion soums in 2013. The share of businesses in the sales of goods (works, services) on public procurement made 98.5%, at auctions of corporate procurement — 95.7%.

In general subjects of small businesses and private entrepreneurship were actively involved in all platforms of the exchange. Over the past five years (2010 -2014) the amount of purchase of raw materials, finished products and the manufactured goods on the exchange, as well as their realization increased by 2.6 times.

The share of deals concluded by entrepreneurs on exchange in the total turnover compared to 50.4% in 2013 reached 66.6%.

By the results of the meeting, the work of the Board of UZEX found as satisfactory.

(Source: )



Innovations: Crucial Factor of Development

The 8th National Fair of Innovative Ideas, Technologies and Projects has opened in Tashkent

Prospects of activities related to innovation have been expanding in our country from one year to another. Energetic use of the achievements of contemporary science, creation of new technologies, innovation products allow for the intensification of modernization process, technical and technological re-equipment of manufacturing capacities and boost production of goods competitive in the internal and external markets.

The National Fair of Innovative Ideas, Technologies and Projects has become an effective platform that integrates cooperation ties between science and production. It is organized by the Committee for the Coordination of the Development of Science and Technologies under the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries of economy and of foreign economic relations, investments and trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan. This traditional fair is actively attended by ministries, other government agencies, banks, enterprises of all sectors of economy, including the representatives of small business and private entrepreneurship, farming enterprises, academic research institutes of the Academy of Sciences, higher education institutions.

President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Salihov and other speakers at the event noted that the comprehensive support for the scientific and innovative activities under the leadership of President Islam Karimov has been affording a potent impetus to the economic growth of our country, to the enhancement of scales and scopes of scientific research works, protection and further development of intellectual property, introduction of new inventions into production, manufacturing of export oriented goods, saving of natural resources and provision for environmental stability. These goals are served by the resolution of head of our state on Additional Measures to Stimulate the Introduction if Innovative Projects and Technologies to Production, signed 15 July 2008, as well as the Decree on the Program of Measures to Secure Structural Reforms, Modernization and Diversification of Production for 2015-2019, inked 4 March 2015.

The results of the previous fairs were indicative of the effectiveness of stimulation of innovative activities. They convincingly suggest that Uzbekistan’s scientific potential is rather high and national inventions not only are inferior to foreign counterparts, but also often surpass them across many indicators.

Around five hundred innovation projects are demonstrated at the 8th National Fair of Innovative Ideas, Technologies and Projects in such fields as manufacturing industry, agriculture, healthcare, information technologies and science. These are brand new innovations created by scholars, specialists and inventors in our country.

Research fellows of the Institute of Energy Industry and Automatics present their innovative inventions in power saving and alternative energy. Thus, a group of authors have invented a micro hydropower station that works with the help of water wheel or hydraulic turbine. It is designed for uninterrupted supply of electric energy to facilities in places hard to access, that is, small population points, meadows, hydrometeo stations and other objects.

“The micro hydropower station is distinct with high environmental indicators, it saves the natural landscape for a full extent as well as the environment,” says Dilshod Kodirov, one of the authors of the innovation, junior research fellow of the Institute. “The first experimental sample is set up in one of the famer enterprises of Urta Chirchik District, and it has been displaying excellent results in energy production.”

This year, several new fields of interest have been launched at the fair. In particular, for the attraction of attention and investments of national and foreign manufacturers to the most advanced technologies created by scientific institutions and higher education institutions of the country, an interest field “High Technologies” (Hi-Tech) functions at the premises. It presents cell technologies, pharmaceuticals, innovative inventions in information technologies and others.

In recent years, the organizers of the fair have been attaching a tremendous significance to such field as the use of alternative sources of energy. For industrial enterprises and entities of small business and private entrepreneurship, another new division has been launched under a title “Power and Resource Saving Technologies.” It demonstrates inventions in saving energy resources, in effective methods in the use of renewable sources of power, energy saving buildings and facilities, as well as in energy audit.

Also presented at the fair are nanotechnologies that can boldly be referred to as the technologies of the future. Uzbek scientists have been active in research in this relatively new field of science, the outcomes of which are demonstrated at the current fair. Thus, created at the scientific platform of the Ferghana Polytechnic with the engagement of foreign investor, the Maidaizol-Invest Limited has invented a protective power saving cover from nano particles.

(Source:UzA )


International cooperation

The delegation of Uzbekistan participates in the meeting of the Council of Cooperation “Uzbekistan – EU”

On May 18 the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov took part in the 12th meeting of the Cooperation Council “Uzbekistan – European Union” in Brussels.

The EU delegation was headed by Edgars Rinkevich, Minister of Foreign Affairs who chairs the European Union in the Republic of Latvia.

The meeting discussed the state and prospects of bilateral relations in political, trade-economic, investment, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres, as well as in the format “Central Asia – the EU”.

The sides also exchanged views on major international and regional issues including the situation in Afghanistan.

An open and constructive dialogue, as it was noted at the meeting, allowed to reach an understanding on a range of discussed topics and to identify priority areas for further development of cooperation.

During the meeting the head of the Uzbek delegation and director of the Inter-Regional Research Institute of the United Nations for Crime and Justice (UNICRI) Jonathan Lucas signed the Memorandum on the establishment and functioning in Tashkent the Regional Secretariat centers of excellence for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials for Central Asia, the implementation of which will be initiated and financed by the European Union.

(Source: )


Abdulaziz Kamilov meets President of Chamber of Representatives of Belgium

A delegation of Uzbekistan led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the President of the Chamber of Representatives of the Federal Parliament of Belgium Siegfried Bracke on 19 May 2015.

The sides exchanged opinion on actual issues of developing bilateral relations, perspectives of deepening the Uzbek-Belgian inter-parliamentary cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said.

The Belgian side was informed about results of parliamentary elections, which were held on 21 December 2014, and presidential elections, which took place on 29 May 2015, which were held on multi-party bases.

At the meeting the sides considered other issues of deepening cooperation between Uzbekistan and Belgium.

(Source: )


Muyassar Sotvoldiyeva: “We Strive to Demonstrate the Entire Diversity of National Dance”

“A dance possesses a powerful force” it reflects simultaneously many types of art. And we will only have to use its potential for demonstration of centuries-old traditions and customs of our nation,” says General Manager of the “Uzbekraqs” creative association Muyassar Sotvoldiyeva.

What are the modern tendencies in the development of professional dance in the country?

“It is living through the stage of formation following transition to market relations, which had introduced significant correction to its development. Today are dancing groups work on orders and their portfolio is formed by organizers of celebrations and variety performers.

Much has changed in the activities of the “Uzbekraqs” creative association. In the past it was positioned as an association of professional dancing groups. About two years ago we set up our own group, which I head also as a choreographer. We build up our activity stemming from conviction that a professional group should be able to dance any dance. We perform dances of all nations of the world. Thus, we do perform dances of the nations of the world, and have plans for the foreseeable future – complement our repertoire with modern sport dances.

Many well-known groups have practically fully changed and many new ones have emerged during the transition period. The “Uzbekraqs” tries to step up its work as a professional association promoting its own all-round development. We welcome groups, which are engaged in the revival and development of separate national schools. Very active in this respect is the ensemble “Lazgi” under the leadership of the People’s artist Gavhar Matyoqubova. This ensemble is engaged in the preservation of a unique Khorezm school of Uzbek dance. And the main theme of ensemble “Uzbekistan” working under the guidance of Qodir Mominov, is preservation of Ferghana school.”

Can you please elaborate on the repertoire of the “Uzbekraqs” group?

“The participants of international festivals have a tradition to pool experience and study their colleagues’ repertoire. I have noticed that our girls easily learn the secrets of other nations’ dances, while Uzbek dances are not easy for foreign colleagues to master from the first attempt. Hence our decision to set the main objective the preservation and development of national dance and show its entire diversity.

In February, we took part in the festival of traditional arts in India. So far, the Uzbek dance was predominantly represented abroad with the Ferghana and Khoresm and some of Bukhara schools, so we also presented for the first time the specifics of other regions’ dance. The highland and plain land dances of Surkhandarya and Kashkadarya regions, originality of Samarkand and Jizzakh dances aroused the audiences’ great interest. There are common features in the Uzbek national dance, but along with this each region has its specific peculiarities, which make them unique in their own way.

Awareness about the creativity of national ensembles sets the ground for staging new dances because they are the preservers of centuries old traditions and customs. We do not copy their performances but rather bring them up to the level of professional performance and achieve the expressiveness of each motion.

We actively develop the national variety dance school. In this we use stylized consumes and more relaxed motion time retaining at the same high morality and aesthetic harmony peculiar to the Uzbek art.”

What is the philosophy you stick to in working with other groups?

“We welcome the creative activity of all groups and feel sincerely delighted that the dance art of Uzbekistan is so much diversified. All types of dances should develop in a large multinational country, but each of them should be brought up to the level of a piece of art.

A festival of ballet and modern dance was held recently in the capital city. As a jury member I liked that our youth is in the process of creative search. I was able to see so much uncharacteristic for national art. And during my discussions with the festival participants I made it clear for myself that they draw information from Internet while getting acquainted with the creative activity of foreign dance groups. But they do not imitate alien creativity: they elaborate they own bright, emotional and expressive compositions on the basis of what they had seen. There is no doubt that such activities will give an impetus to the most diverse development of the art of dance.

“Currently we are getting prepared for holding a traditional Republican competition of dance art named after Mukarrama Turgunbayeva. This year it is going to be held in compliance with a new program, which immortalizes the great dancer’s aspirations. In the first stage the dancers will manifest the dances staged by prominent ballet masters, such as Mukarrama Turgunbayeva, Iwsakhar Akilov, Uchqun Ghaniyev, Galiya Ismailova, while the second stage is devoted to free program to discreet choice of participants themselves. The gala concert will demonstrate not only national dances but also dances of the nations of the world. The first part will become a review of national dances and the second one – that of world nations. I think it is going to be an interesting program.”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



Connected by Single Network

Uzbektelecom Company has accomplished a project on the establishment of a network of wireless radio access to Internet on the territory of historical and cultural heritage sites.

The first wireless subscriber radio access area was piloted in 2014 in the historic museum town of Ichan Kala of Khorezm region through the optical communication channels and related radio equipment. The outcomes paved the way for the project on building a commercial wireless WiFi-network at 27 historical and cultural heritage sites, as well as in tourist areas, hotels, airports and train stations in the Khorezm, Kashkadarya, Surkhandarya and Tashkent regions.

To date, Wi-Fi equipment has been installed and commissioned, and Internet prepayment cards have been issued. Now, having a single access card, a customer can use the Internet at all sites covered by Uzbektelecom network. If a subscriber, for example, buys a card in Khiva, he can use it in Termez, Karshi and Shakhrisabz and other places it covers. The company is planning to expand Wi-Fi networks throughout the territory of Uzbekistan.

Internet access speed makes up to 4 Mbit/s. The potential users are offered five types of cards of various denominations with included traffic from 150 to 2,500 MB. After the activation the card is valid for 30 days.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)




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