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May 25, 2015


May 25, 2015


investments. 2

“O‘zbekyengilsanoat” plans to implement 31 investment projects worth $231.92 million. 2

International cooperation.. 2

Delegation of Indonesia visits Senate of Uzbekistan. 2


An Invention of Global Value. 3

2015 year – The Year of Care for the Senior Generation.. 4

Trade Unions allocate 16.3 billion soums under the State program “The Year of Care for the Senior Generation”  4

sport.. 4

World Gymnastics Stars in Uzbekistan. 4







“O‘zbekyengilsanoat” plans to implement 31 investment projects worth $231.92 million

The capital hosted a press conference dedicated to the ongoing work on investment attraction in the system of the State joint stock company “O‘zbekyengilsanoat”.

It was noted that to date, a substantial portion of the enterprises of light industry of the republic falls on “O‘zbekyengilsanoat”, which unites enterprises of cotton, silk, knitting, sewing and other sub-sectors. Activities of the last ones are focused on the development of marketing and advertising of light industrial products, the development of new fashion design, monitoring of construction of textile complexes, as well as the export and import of goods for light industry.

Production capacities of the State Joint Stock Company “O‘zbekyengilsanoat” are increasing year by year. Its enterprises produce a wide range of cotton yarn and fabrics, garments, sewing-knitting and hosiery products. The company includes 290 enterprises of the industry, out of which 156 – with the participation of foreign investors of leading countries, such as South Korea, India, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, the USA, and others. Since independence, the industry has attracted investments exceeding $2 billion with the establishment of new working places that have a high social value. 74,000 workers are engaged in the company’s enterprises, out of which 70% are women.

By the end of this year, it is planned to put into operation 31 investment projects worth $231.92 million. Successful implementation of these projects will create additional 4.2 thousand new jobs.

– Investment activity of ” O‘zbekyengilsanoat ” this year is aimed at the following objectives. In accordance with the investment program for 2015 approved by the Head of State on November 17, 2014, ” O‘zbekyengilsanoat ” intends to realize 27 projects for the total amount of investments exceeding $173 million. As part of this program for the 1st quarter of this year 27.8 million dollars were utilized, which constitutes 116% of the forecast task and implemented 3 projects. As a result of organization of these companies more than 200 new jobs have been created. Until the end of the current year it is planned to implement at least 33 new facilities and modernize existing production facilities for the production of finished products of knitted fabrics, cotton yarn and hosiery products, as the result of which more than 2,700 new jobs will be created, – said Shohruh Rakhimov, a senior specialist of the Department of Investments and Monitoring of Investment Projects of SJSC “O‘zbekyengilsanoat”.

During the event, it was noted that the support and favorable conditions created in the country to attract foreign investment into the economy are major factors of the attractiveness of the textile industry.

It should be noted that to date, the major export markets for the Uzbek textile products are the CIS countries, primarily the Russian Federation, the EU, and Korea. Arab countries also possess good potential to expand exports.

In addition, the geography of exports of domestic manufactured products is increasing, and today the companies of the industry have already been penetrating the markets of South America, Canada and the United States.

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International cooperation

Delegation of Indonesia visits Senate of Uzbekistan

A delegation led by the Speaker of the Regional Representative Council Irman Gusman paid a visit to the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan on 21 May 2015.

Chairperson of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Nigmatilla Yuldoshev received the delegation of the Indonesian parliament.

At the meeting, the sides discussed issues of strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation and boosting relations in economy and tourism spheres.

The delegation of Indonesia also visited the University of World Economy and Diplomat and Hazrati Imam complex in Tashkent.

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An Invention of Global Value

Uzbekistan has been increasingly producing innovations of both local and global significance. Uzbekistan Today reporters learned about one of them at the Gidroelektroservis Company. Its engineering group has developed a unique technology of obtaining activated carbon. The know-how has no counterparts in the world and might claim for global distribution.

The domestic company produces activated carbon BAU, which is widely used in various industries, utilities and other areas. It is primarily used for cleaning drinking water. It is no secret that its quality is poor in many settlements. Therefore, the use of filters with activated carbon cartridges is often the only way to get good quality drinking water.

It is also used for water treatment in the food industry, for example, in the manufacture of soft carbonated and low alcohol beverages and beer brewing. Manufacturers of alcoholic beverages are major consumers of activated carbon BAU. It is used in the column filters as a kind of catalyst for ‘vodka’ taste. We got acquainted with domestic inventors at the stand of Uzvinprom-Holding at the recent Cooperation Fair in Tashkent.

According to chief engineer Mikhail Rojkov, coal is produced by the technology that has no counterparts in the world. It was developed and patented in Uzbekistan.

“We created the technology and equipment for it with our own hands, so, the entire process chain, each small screw is ‘Made in Uzbekistan.’ Worldwide, activated carbon is manufactured by the technology, which was invented by German scientists in the 19th century. It is about steam activation and long burning ovens – a harmful and obsolete method. We have proposed a different approach of producing coal in the pyrolysis reactors. It is an absolutely harmless technology, no one in the world produces activated coal this way,” said Mikhail Rojkov.

The technology has passed all certification procedures of the Academy of Sciences and the State Committee for Nature Protection.

“Our technology is safe,” continues Mikhail Rojkov. “Coal is an environmentally friendly purifier for drinking and waste water, it is used in the filters, oil and gas industry. Some brands of coal are used even in the high-tech medicine like hemodialysis, that is cleaning human blood. Uzbekenergo is currently our major customer – last year it purchased 50 tons. The company uses our products to clean the steam condensation at the thermal power stations and other facilities.”

The process goes as follows: at HES water is heated in huge cauldrons leaving limestone plaque on the walls if it is not filtered. A boiler consumes 10 times more gas, its efficiency sharply declines. A coal tube passes water through, softens it, draws out the limestone and extends the life of the equipment,” said the engineer.

It is important that the technology is extremely compact, mobile and economical. Throughout the world, it is produced at large plants, but domestic technology is based on individual modules that can be assembled in a short time and at low cost. If one of the modules fails, it is replaced by another unlike at large production lines, which have to be stopped in case of breakage of any component.

“So far, the coal cost is high primarily due to small scope of its production, which is about 60 tons per year. If it is stamped out on the assembly line, the cost will fall to 70%. Our foreign competitors have repeatedly addressed us asking to sell our invention, but we want it benefit our country,” said Mikhail Rojkov.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


2015 year – The Year of Care for the Senior Generation

Trade Unions allocate 16.3 billion soums under the State program “The Year of Care for the Senior Generation”

The Council of Federation of trade unions of Uzbekistan held a press conference on the results of ongoing work in the framework of the State program “The Year of Care for the Senior Generation”.

As was noted, in the framework of the state program trade unions provide social support to 23 thousands of lonely elderly, pensioners and people with disabilities. For these purposes trade unions within partnership with employers have allocated 920 million soums.

At that, special sections for veterans had been opened in 15 resorts, which operate in the structure of trade unions. They are equipped with all extra facilities and all the necessary conditions. During the year, more than 10 thousand of veterans of war and labor front will have an opportunity to improve health in these sanatoria’s at the expense of the state budget. For 1000 people across the republic will be organized tourist trips to historical cities and sights of our country. For these purposes, trade unions allocated 120 million soums.

In addition, 420 elderly people and people with disabilities from all regions of the country will be given additional support and rehabilitation equipment by the trade unions. Nowadays, for the implementation of the State program “Year of attention and care for the older generation” trade union organizations of the country spent 16 billion 300 thousand soums.




World Gymnastics Stars in Uzbekistan

Artistic gymnastics World Cup phase and the international tournament Happy Caravan – 2015 have started in Tashkent. The National Children’s and Youth’s Specialized Sports School of Olympic Reserve for Artistic Gymnastics played host to the official opening ceremony of the competitions.

The strongest gymnasts of Uzbekistan, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Latvia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Switzerland, Finland, Israel and other countries gathered here to take part in the tournaments organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the National Olympic Committee, the Gymnastics Federation of Uzbekistan under the auspices of the International Gymnastics Federation.

President of Uzbekistan’s Gymnastics Federation L.Karimova-Tillaeva announced the international contests open.

It was noted in particular that the immense significance attached in our country to the promotion of sports has been yielding its remarkable outcomes. Consistent efforts are undertaken in this process to further popularize women’s sports types, artistic gymnastics in particular, to training highly qualified coaches and to providing comprehensive support for them.

Owing to the concern demonstrated under the leadership of President Islam Karimov for fostering a healthy and comprehensively advanced generation as well as for upholding physical culture and sports in our country, a new generation of talented athletes who multiply the glory of Uzbekistan at the international arena is being nurtured.

Going in for gymnastics strengthens the willpower, reinforces the aspiration for the goal set out along with the formation of physical beauty. The Gymnastics Federation of Uzbekistan has been spearheading constant works designed to popularize all its types: artistic and sports gymnastics, trampoline and acrobatics. Regional and national competitions that help to discover gifted athletes are organized regularly with support from the state.

Gymnastics centers meeting international requirements are set up in all the provinces of Uzbekistan, hosting thousands of boys and girls fond of this sport. The most promising and talented sportspeople are called in to fill the national teams. Persistent endeavors have been undertaken to outfit with cutting edge gymnastics equipment and hardware not only sports complexes and specialized sports schools, but also the gyms of general schools.

In 2011, the National Children’s and Youth’s Specialized Sports School of Olympic Reserve for Artistic Gymnastics was set up that has become the center for training the members of Uzbekistan teams for various competitions and for the organization of major tournaments.

Tremendous emphasis is placed on raising the qualification of coaches. New methodologies in training athletes are introduced, while state-of-the-art sports equipment is received for armament, and all this has been facilitating the further popularization of sports as an important factor in boosting the human health. To this end, Uzbekistan’s Gymnastics Federation has been taking active part in international events held by the International Gymnastics Federation and the Asian Gymnastics Union. In order to popularize the advanced expertise, seminars for coaches and referees with the participation of foreign and local specialists are arranged regularly in the capital city and regions of the nation.

“The efforts undertaken in Uzbekistan to promote children’s sports, especially those directed at the extensive engagement of girls in sports, is worth noting,” says the coach Oka Kurumi from Japan. “In modern sports complexes built in all towns and districts, girls are going in for several sports, owing to which they grow healthy and enter the world of big sports. Artistic gymnastics has been advancing speedily in your country. It is suggestive in the successes of gymnasts from Uzbekistan in international competitions as well as the prestigious tournaments regularly organized in this country.”

Such high-status contests in artistic gymnastics are held in Uzbekistan not for the first time. Tashkent hosted World Cup stage competitions, Gymnastics Asian Championships in 2010 and 2013, Asian Sports Gymnastics Championship in April 2014, all epitomizing the attention paid in our country to the development of sports, including gymnastics.

In accordance with the program elaborated in line with the resolution of head of our state “On the Preparation of Athletes of Uzbekistan to the 31st Summer Olympics and the 15th Paralympics of 2016 in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”, signed 25 February 2013, gymnastics is defined as one of the priority sports in our country. Our athletes taking part in competitions across gymnastics types included in the Olympic program – i.e., artistic, sports, trampoline – have been working tirelessly to further improve their indicators, to win Olympic licenses and are aiming to join the ranks of victors and prize winners of Brazil Olympics.

In the current sports season, artistic gymnasts of Uzbekistan have been demonstrating high results in prominent contests. At the international tournament Aphrodite Cup – 2015 in Greece, our gymnasts won three gold and three silver medals as well as a bronze one.

At the World Cup stage in sports gymnastics that took place in Bulgaria’s Varna, our compatriot Oksana Chusovitina earned the gold medal. The national team of Uzbekistan won the bronze medal in team competitions at the Grand Prix artistic gymnastics tournament in France.

Around a hundred strongest gymnasts of the world are displaying their mastery at the artistic gymnastics World Cup stage and the Happy Caravan international tournament that started in Tashkent.

“The competition is arranged at the very high organizational level,” says the gymnast Litizia Cikkonelli from Italy. “We got convinced in the fact that wide-ranging efforts are undertaken in Uzbekistan to develop artistic gymnastics. Your athletes are very talented and they have prepared well for this tournament. This stage of World Cup is rather important. I also intend to display my skills and triumph. I am sure that these competitions will become as unforgettable event in the life of every participant.”

In single contests of the international tournament, the honor of our Motherland is upheld by Anora Davlatova, Nilufar Shomuradova, Jasmin Yusupova, Elizaveta Nazarenkova, Anastasia Serdyukova and Ravilia Farkhutdinova. In group competitions, our lineup is composed of Luiza Ganieva, Marta Rostoburova, Zarina Kurbanova, Valeria Davidova and Samira Amirova.

The official opening ceremony of the competitions ended with a gala concert.

(Source: UzA)

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