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June 17, 2015


June 17, 2015


economy.. 2

Over 2014-2015 the cotton industry enterprises produced goods worth 4 trillion soums. 2


STC: Paying taxes for legal entities goes online. 2

International cooperation.. 3

Uzbekistan – South Korea: Points of Contact 3

television.. 4

Promising ‘Box’ 4

sport.. 4

Seven boxers from Uzbekistan win Asian Championship. 4

From India with Medals. 5



Over 2014-2015 the cotton industry enterprises produced goods worth 4 trillion soums

In 2014-2015, Uzbekistan’s cotton industry companies processed more than 3.4 million tons of raw cotton and received more than 1 million tons of cotton fiber, 80.0 thousand tons of lint, 1.6 million tons of cotton seeds. In total goods totaling to 4 trillion soums were produced for this period. These and other data were presented at the press conference held in the capital with representatives of the Association “Uzpahtasanoat” (currency rates of CB RU from 17.06.2015   1$= 2546.22 soums).

The event was organized to highlight the steps taken in the direction of innovative development of the cotton industry. During the meeting, information was presented on cotton plants technical upgrading and further modernization.

Considerable attention at the conference was given to the dissemination of the results of the implementation of innovative projects by the Association “Uzpahtasanoat”, as well as the results of participation of the ginneries in the past 8th Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects.

Representatives of the Association said that the technical innovations of the Scientific Center “Pahtasanoat ilmy Markazi” had been really appreciated within the fair. Among them – the modernized fiber and lint cleaners, advanced nodes for ginning machines, motor protection devices against overload.

To ensure constant monitoring of the temperature of raw cotton in the riots the experts of the Scientific Center demonstrated upgraded the meat probes, complete with digital display unit. An electronic temperature control device of the drying agent, the design of which is also based on the electronics possesses good prospects for implementation.

It should be noted that the projects of the Scientific Center “Pahtasanoat ilmy Markazi” on 18 contracts with ginneries completed at the 8th Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects which are worth 412.7 million soums – are completely ready for practical implementation in the industry.

Along with this, the scientists of the Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry developed improved components for the current process equipment which improve its performance and quality of the products. This applies to drying units, equipment for pneumatic transport of cotton, equipment for cleaning of raw cotton, devices for balancing shafts of gins and linters and others. 8 concluded contracts for 91 million soums, scientists of the Institute will begin work on the implementation of their developments at the industry enterprises this year.

In general, as a result of the participation of the Association in the 8th Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects more than 40 contracts were concluded by ginneries with research organizations of the Republic for a total amount of about 1 billion soums.

We would like to add that the representatives of Association at the press conference provided information on the final stage of an important investment project – the launch of a new joint venture for the production of hydro-press equipment. This project, implemented jointly with Chinese partners will not only meet the demand for the necessary equipment, but will also create new jobs.



STC: Paying taxes for legal entities goes online

Currently, the State Tax Committee of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Central Bank is working on a project that will create a new convenience for taxpayers.

Very soon, the legal entities will be able to make payment of taxes and other obligatory payments online through “Personal Cabinet of the taxpayer” on the Internet.

The advantage of the developed system is that after the preparation and sending of tax reports in electronic form, with the consent of the taxpayer, a payment order for payment of any amount of tax liabilities is generated automatically which via secure channels will be sent to the account of the taxpayer in commercial bank.

This system will be available also for the payment of current tax payments.

Currently the system is on a test stage, and its implementation into practice is scheduled for July, the press service of the State Tax Committee of Uzbekistan said.

The service will be available round the clock on a free basis.


International cooperation

Uzbekistan – South Korea: Points of Contact

Key initiatives for the development of Uzbek-Korean cooperation were voiced at a symposium in Tashkent. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), which presented a program of cooperation with Uzbekistan for 2015-2017, is expected to become a link in this work.

Expectedly, the Uzbek-Korean symposium has become one of the week’s key information events. It presented the pivotal parameters of cooperation between Uzbekistan and KOICA for the next three years. The document was signed during the recent visit of President Islam Karimov to South Korea. The program envisages 11 projects in Uzbekistan worth $58 million to be funded by the Korean side in the form of grants. Between 1995 and 2015, KOICA invested a total of $78.5 million in 24 projects.

Uzbekistan Today reporters had a chance to learn about the most interesting initiatives. For example, in the coming years Uzbekistan intends to open a unique Internet library, which would incorporate the resources of all domestic libraries. The goal of the project is to digitalize the books of the country’s 220 libraries and incorporate them into a single Internet project. It will provide access to a huge number of books for any citizen of Uzbekistan from comfortable home or office.

By the end of 2019, KOICA is planning to build two new vocational training centers in Urgench and Kokand. The total cost of the projects makes up $12 million.

Uzbekistan’s first KOICA vocational training center has been operating in Sergeli district of Tashkent since 2012. The Korean side sank $4 million into its establishment. Thus far, the center has trained about 1,230 people. The construction of a $6.4-million center was launched in Samarkand a few months ago, with plans to complete it in 2016. Besides, KOICA is planning to build a similar center in Shahrisabz. The project costs $8.5 million, and will be completed in 2017. By the end of 2019, five KOICA vocational training centers will be operating in Uzbekistan.

As Uzbekistan Today recently reported, the revamp of the Tashkent Airport is expected to turn into the biggest project for the two sides. Our reporter has dug out some details about the upcoming work in an interview with KOICA Vice President Choi Sungho.

“In the near future, a group of experts from South Korea will visit Uzbekistan to do a feasibility study of the project. The modernization will be based on the experience and technologies of Incheon International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports. First, we are looking to carry out the feasibility study and then fund the modernization of the Tashkent Airport. The feasibility study worth $4 million will be ready in two years,” said Choi Sungho.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



Promising ‘Box’

Uzbekistan is in the middle of implementing a National Program on the Transition to Digital Broadcasting. It envisages installation of 84 high power transmitters by the end of 2015. Japan has a special part to play in the project: its banks have provided loans for Uzbekistan to purchase state-of-the-art-equipment.

Uzbekistan’s television ranks among the brightest symbols of national independence. Today, two dozens national channels are supplemented by TV stations in each region of the country, while 25 years ago Uzbekistan watched only four television channels, three of which were live broadcasts from Moscow. New channels like Mahalla (Local Community), Dunyo Bo’ylab (Around the World), Madaniyat va Marifat (Culture and Enlightenment), Oilaviy (Family), Diyor (Motherland), Kinoteatr (Cinema), Bolajon (Kid), Uzreport TV and others have been launched over the last few years. Last year marked the launch of a new pilot television channel, Mening Yurtim – MY5, which aims at shaping a creative attitude to reality and active life position in the youth.

Uzbekistan is creating its own media content with the interests of the state and the mentality of the population in mind. It aims to preserve the country’s national traditions and customs, culture and history. At the same time, media content focuses on the development of democratic values, shaping of the national idea, ideology and mentality of people, especially young people, their growing political and civic engagement.

Like many other countries, Uzbekistan is currently switching from analog terrestrial television to digital terrestrial television of DVB-T standard. Pilot operation of digital television equipment has been in progress in Tashkent and Bukhara since September 2008. A terrestrial HD broadcasting – Uz.HD TV channel was put into operation on November 29, 2011 unprecedentedly for the CIS. Modern digital transmitters have been installed in all regions of the country.

A total of $62,590,000 in loans from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and other Japanese commercial banks have marked a new stage of this work, aiming at the implementation of the investment project on the development of a network of terrestrial digital broadcasting in Uzbekistan. Late this May, the President of Uzbekistan approved the technical and economic assessment of the project.

The Japanese Ogawa Seiki Co. Ltd will deliver the state-of-the-art equipment for Uzbek television totaling $73.63 million. The delivery is empowered by a loan agreement between the National Bank of Uzbekistan and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation in the consortium with a commercial bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. As stipulated by the document, 15% of the contract cost, or $11.04 million will be covered by credit funds of Aloqabank. The remaining 85% or $62.59 million make up the loan funds of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, provided for 12 years.

According to experts, the successful implementation of the project would complete the work on covering the population with digital TV by the end of 2017.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Seven boxers from Uzbekistan win Asian Championship

The ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Continental Championships ended in Tashkent. The tournament was organized by the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation in cooperation with Ministry of Culture and Sport of Uzbekistan, National Olympic Committee and Asian Boxing Confederation.

Boxers who were born in 1999 and 2000 competed in the ASBC Asian Junior Continental Championships in Tashkent. About 130 boxers from Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Mongolia, UAE, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Philippines, Japan and Uzbekistan attended the tournament.

The boxers competed for 13 sets of medals in 13 weight categories. Uzbek boxers won in seven categories from 13 weight categories.

Bahodir Baratov (48 kg), Bilobek Mirzorakhimov (57 kg), Timur Merdjanov (63 kg), Yahyohon Saidhanov (70 kg), Kosymhan Kassymov (75 kg) and Abboskhon Mirzoabdullaev (80 kg) and Prosfor Rorimsha (+80 kg) won the Asian Championship titles.

Khalimbekov Utegenov (46 kg), Jahongir Rakhmonov (50 kg), Murodjon Aliyev (52 kg), Saidjamshid Jafarov (54 kg), Temurbek Sadullaev (60 kg), Dilshodbek Ruzmetov (66 kg) won silver medals of the tournament.

Uzbekistan won seven gold and seven silver medals to win the first place in the general team classification. Kazakhstan was the second with five gold, one silver and five bronze medals, while Japan was third with one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

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From India with Medals

Uzbek athletes proved rather successful at the Asian Junior Championships in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s wrestling, by winning two gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.

During competitions in Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight category up to 69 kilograms, Abubakr Alimov became the champion of Asia by having defeated all his rivals. In other weight categories, Mahmud Bakhshullaev earned the silver medal, while Dostonbek Tursunbaev and Turabek Tirkashev claimed bronze medals.

Similarly successful for our athletes were the competitions among women. Nabira Esenbaeva, in the weight category up to 60 kg, rose to the highest stride of the podium. Shahodat Zhullibaeva came second in the weight category up to 56 kilograms, while Aktenge Keunimzhaeva took the third place in the weight category up to 46 kilograms.

In freestyle wrestling contests, Abbos Rahmonov and Rustambek Juraev won silver awards, while Hasanboi Rahimov, Bunyod Tajibaev, Islam Ilhomov and Gulam Abdullaev were awarded bronze medals.

(Source: UzA

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