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investments. 2

Foreseeable Prospects. 2


A list of objects released from pledge and mortgage approved in Uzbekistan. 2

International cooperation: archeology.. 4

The Traces of an Ancient Civilization. 4

festivals. 5

Silk and Spices Craftspeople from all the provinces of the country have demonstrated their products at the festival of silk and spices that took place in Bukhara. 5


































Foreseeable Prospects

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Plant has scheduled implementation of 17 projects totaling almost $2.5 billion by the end of 2019.

In the near future it is planned to build an underground mine at the Samarchuk site on the basis of the acting field of Kyzyl Olma, increase the capacity of the recently commissioned Jizzakh Cement Plant to one million tons per year, and reconstruct the foundry and machine assembly shops of the Central Repair and Mechanical Plant. That would help the company to be actively involved in the implementation of the Program of Localization and Import Substitution, thereby reducing the import of spare parts and accessories not only for the plant, but also for related enterprises, thus saving significant reserves of foreign currency. In the past two years, the plant has launched the production of 10 new kinds of products. This year the plant launches another 17 new products, concurrently exploring new opportunities for expanding the range.

“Every year, AMMP carries out several programs and projects. This year it is going to commission the sulfuric acid shop at the copper-smelting plant, expand the processing unit of the cement plant in Jizzakh and carry out many other initiatives that would improve the economic situation of the mill and raise the welfare of the employees. In the long term, the plant will build the lead plant, manufactures of copper wire of different diameters, zinc oxide, sandwich panels in the Angren SIZ, galvanized sheet metal, profiled sheeting and much more,» said the AMMP Director General Aleksandr Farmanov.

2015 marks great achievements for the workers of the Handiza mine group. They are planning to reach the project output of 650,000 tons per year in mining and processing of polymetallic ores.

“Development of deposits of polymetallic ores comprises three stages. Nearly 1,200 meters of horizontal tunnel works to the depth of 90 meters above sea level have been carried out since the start of the current first stage. The figures will keep growing. It is noteworthy that at low points the complexity of works will increase: the deeper and further the workers move, the harder the rocks and more groundwaters they come across. However, we are ready for all difficulties. The layer is currently worked out in full compliance with all requirements. Despite the fact that out team is young, all workers have enough skills for underground works, quickly adapt to working conditions and cope well with the assignments. For instance, 1,900 tons of ore is lifted to the surface daily, making it 55,000 tons per month, so we have reached our full capacity”, said head of the mine Hasanjon Mingboev.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



A list of objects released from pledge and mortgage approved in Uzbekistan

The resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan approved a list of categories of objects, which due to the interests of national security are released from the appliance of pledge and mortgage.

According to the document, the list includes following categories of objects:

  1. The land and its subsoil within the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  2. Archival documents included in the public part of the National archival fund and archives, foundations, research institutions.
  3. Protected natural areas.
  4. Funds of the State budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan, international reserves of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, Fund for reconstruction and development of Uzbekistan, state trust funds, except in cases involving international transactions and calculations, as well as the cases provided for by separate decisions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  5. State enterprises and objects, ensuring the production of banknotes, securities, orders and medals.
  6. Enterprises, objects and military-technical property (industrial waste, and non-industrial utilization) of the Armed Forces, National Security Service and Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  7. State-owned enterprises and government facilities engaged in research, development, design, production and sale of x-ray equipment, devices and equipment using ionizing radiation sources.
  8. State-owned enterprises and government facilities engaged in the extraction, production, transportation, processing, radioactive elements, radioactive waste, uranium and other fissionable materials and products from them.
  9. State-owned enterprises and government facilities engaged in the design, manufacture, repair and sale of arms and ammunition, protective equipment, military equipment, spare parts, components and devices to them, explosives, pyrotechnic products, as well as special materials and equipment for their production.
  10. State-owned enterprises and government facilities engaged in the production, maintenance and implementation of hunting and sporting firearms and ammunition and bladed weapons (except knife souvenir of national types).
  11. State enterprise for the production of potent poisons, narcotic and poisonous substances, and also engaged in planting, cultivation and processing of crops containing narcotic and toxic substances.
  12. State reserves of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  13. Objects and property of civil defense and mobilization purposes.
  14. Specialized state enterprises and objects, carrying out construction works, operation and repair of facilities (installation of equipment, systems and equipment), nuclear power and strategic objects.
  15. Specialized state enterprises and objects, carrying out activity on transporting of hazardous and toxic substances.
  16. Public roads.
  17. Sanitary-epidemiological station. The Bureau of judicial-medical examinations. Services for monitoring the state of environment and nature protection.
  18. The medical-industrial workshops, enterprises and facilities of institutions for the execution of sentences.
  19. Enterprises and facilities for special purposes (national site of special communication, Military unit No. 15361, the Center for electromagnetic compatibility).
  20. Places of burial.
  21. Critical and classified objects according to the list approved by the decision of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  22. Things withdrawn from circulation and exempt to alienation, as well as requirements, the concession on which for another person prohibited by law.
  23. Other objects in respect of which, in the interests of national security the application of pledge and mortgage is not permitted, in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, resolutions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Note: In exceptional cases, based on decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the appliance of pledge and mortgage, as well as the issuance of a guarantee from organizations, which have such objects is allowed in respect to the objects referred to in paragraph 21 of this list.

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International cooperation: archeology

The Traces of an Ancient Civilization

France’s Louvre and Russia’s Hermitage, the world’s largest, oldest and most popular museums, have become closer to us. They are in Bukhara region. 

This region is not only a tourist gem of Uzbekistan where the guests stay usually longer than in other cities, but also a center of attention for archeologists of many countries. True, excavation work is carried out not in Bukhara itself but at nearby historical sites, specifically, in Paikent and Romitan and other major ancient urban centers of the oasis.

“The territory of Bukhara is also of great interest for archaeologists, but working on its territory is rather complicated without resettlement of residents of this populated city and destruction of numerous architectural monuments,” comments on leading researcher of the Institute of archaeology, head of Bukhara archeological expedition Jamoliddin Mirzaakhmedov. “This is why the archaeologists study other monuments, which are also recognized as model standards of urban construction in Bukhara Oasis, located away from modern settlements.’

Uzbek-Russian, Uzbek-French and Uzbek-American archeological expeditions have been actively working in Bukhara Oasis in recent years. The first to arrive this year were specialists from the Paris Louvre, they will continue research, which they have been conducting for the last four years.

Prior to Bukhara the employees of the French museum worked at archaeological monuments in the Middle East countries. Now they compare the development of culture and crafts in these geographically close points with so much common moments in their history. Research work indicates that having so much in common, these territories have their own specific peculiarities in their way of life. Even the Zoroastrian religion, common for these cultures, had its own specific features. The Uzbek-French expedition studies the history of town construction on the territory of Bukhara Oasis on the example of two ancient settlement archaeological sites of Paikent and Romitan.

Archaeologists from Hermitage are expected to come in summer. For more than 20 years the Uzbek-Russian expedition has been engaged in the study of formation of urban culture in Bukhara Oasis as exemplified by one model monument – the site of ancient settlement Paikent. Research has revealed that the town grew up around citadel, which was the residence of the state ruler. The researchers of the expedition unearthed a network of urban streets, studied the town planning in general. It was established that Paikent was one of the major trade center on the Great Silk Road, where along with trade were developed ceramic production, glass making and manufacture of silk.

Approximately in mid-summer is expected the arrival of a group of American archaeologists from New York University. In cooperation with specialists of the Institute of archaeology of Uzbekistan they will proceed with the study of fortress walls in Bukhara region. Four years of joint research revealed that the oldest and largest fortress in Bukhara Oasis – Kampir devor – was built and destroyed twice. It was erected to protect the population from nomad invasion in the 4th-5th centuries, and was reconstructed during the period of Arab Caliphate from 783 till 830. Only small sections of this majestic defensive structure have been preserved to our days.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



Silk and Spices Craftspeople from all the provinces of the country have demonstrated their products at the festival of silk and spices that took place in Bukhara

The event was made possible thanks to the efforts of the regional hokimiyat, the regional department of Uzbekturizm National Company, the regional department of Hunarmand (Artisan) Association and a number of other organizations. It was noted at the occasion that the endeavors undertaken under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to promote the tourism industry and boost the inflow of travelers to our country from abroad have been yielding their expected results.

The festival Silk and Spices aims to bolster and popularize folk handicrafts and tourism, enhance bonds among artisans.

In the ancient Bukhara located at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road, science, handicrafts, trade have been advanced from the old times. Caravans from a great diversity of countries used to pass through the city that contributed to the consolidation and economic ties between the East and West. Manufactured by the craftspeople of Bukhara, carpets, silk fibers, jewelry and gold-embroidery goods as well as ceramics used to enjoy a great demand across the world. Thus the festival started from a theatrical show, “A Caravan of Wonders”. Caravans moved from the ancient fortress of Arc toward the Labihavuz Complex.

Representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Uzbekistan as well as envoys of prominent international organizations attended the opening ceremony of the festival at the Labihavuz Complex.

“The appeal of the festival has been growing from one year to another,” Akbar Muhamedov, head of the Bukhara regional department of Hunarmand Association, shares his thoughts. “Artisans from every region of our republic and a range of other countries come here together to display their works of art. A sale exhibition of silk products, spices, herbal medicines took place at the Labihavuz Complex and the adjacent areas. Master class trainings were organized with the participation of maestros of Bukhara school of arts, miniature, as well as jewelry and gold-embroidery art, copper coinage, carpet weaving and the Ghijduvan school of ceramics.”

“I have been in Bukhara for as long as three days,” a tourist from France, Michel Linen, said. “I was in this ancient city earlier, too. But today I am in awe of the wide-scale construction works evident to have been undertaken in recent years. I just admire Bukhara’s inimitable historical monuments. I’ve very much liked the folk handicraft items, the national dances and songs demonstrated at the festival. The national costumes and silk fibers are indicative of the skills of their creators and the art elevated to an enough high level. Folklore-ethnographic teams of all the provinces presented their show programs. The festivities included national sports games, performances by palvans and a competition of oshpazes.”

Films narrating the history of Uzbekistan, collections of costumes that combine modern styles and national traditions were demonstrated at the festival.

The cultural occasion also included an international academic conference to discuss the prospects of Bukhara as a center of international tourism.

(Source:UzA )




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