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July 1, 2015

economy.. 2

Uzbekistan produces over 26,000 tonnes of cocoons. 2

Uzbekistan is intending to significantly increase the share of domestic cotton processing. 2


Uzbekistan plans to achieve 100% digital TV coverage by end of 2015. 3

International cooperation.. 3

The delegation of the Sejm of the Polish Parliament visits Uzbekistan. 3


Uzbek universities to accept over 62,907 students in 2015/2016 academic year 4

sport.. 4

Athletes of Uzbekistan won two awards at the Australian Taekwondo championship. 4




Uzbekistan produces over 26,000 tonnes of cocoons

Silkworm breeders of Uzbekistan produced over 26,000 tonnes of cocoons this season and fully carried out their annual contractual obligations.

As reported earlier, Uzbekistan produced over 26,000 tonnes of cocoons in 2014.

Silkworm breeders from Surkhandarya, Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Khorezm regions and Republic of Karakalpakstan were among the regions, which first executed contractual obligations.

Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management of Uzbekistan said that farmers bred 445,600 boxes of silkworm eggs and they received 57.6 kg of cocoons in average from each box.


Uzbekistan is intending to significantly increase the share of domestic cotton processing

In the next few years Uzbekistan is intending to significantly increase the share of domestic cotton processing, as well as the number of full-cycle textile complexes. Experts predict that by 2019 the volume of exports of light industry products will exceed $1.5 billion.

Domestic light industry ranks among the independence-born sectors. A country with a huge capacity of raw materials processed only 7% of cotton in 1991, while last year the index reached 35%. Hundreds of small and large enterprises, specializing in the production of fabrics, knitted fabrics, clothing, and various other articles, have been commissioned. As a result, the share of light industry in GDP reached 3.8%, 26.2% in the volume of industrial production, and over 44% in non-food consumer goods.

The dynamics has no limits. 92 industrial enterprises with export capacity of $215.8 million and worth a total of $575.3 million have been commissioned in the light industry of Uzbekistan over the last three years alone. They provided more than 11,600 jobs. The O’zbekyengilsanoat Company is planning to increase the output by 20% by the end of 2015.

“This year, the light industry enterprises of Uzbekistan expect producing goods at 3.4 trillion soums, including consumer goods at 1.4 trillion soums (with 25% growth). By 2020, the output volumes in the sector are estimated to grow to 6.9 trillion soums. For example, the production of fabrics will reach 459.2 million square meters (now – 296 million sq. m),” said O’zbekyengilsanoat Deputy Head of Technical Policy and Forecasting Avaz Mukhitdinov (currency rates of CB RU from 01.07.2015   1$= 2555.60 soums).

“By 2020 the company intends to increase the production of cotton yarn by 2.5 times, fabrics – by 2.8, silk fabrics – 2.7, non-woven fabrics – 1.5, knitted fabric – by 2.7 times. The manufacture of articles with high added value is expected to grow significantly too: garments – by 3.2 times, knitwear – by 2.1 times.

These goals will not be easy to achieve,” continues Avaz Mukhitdinov. “However, all the necessary tools and mechanisms are at our disposal. This suggests that in the coming years we are going to launch additional capacities, expand and upgrade the existing manufactures, advance skills and qualification of our workers. The work has already started. Since the beginning of 2015, we have commissioned 15 enterprises and created about 2,000 new jobs. Under the program for 2015-2019 we plan to build more than 70 new enterprises that will primarily promote the intensification of cotton processing up to 60%. It is also planned to create about 12,000 new jobs.”

The commissioning of 18 enterprises specializing in production of a wide range of textile articles is scheduled for this August. The total cost of projects exceeds $99 million. The new facilities will provide over a thousand new jobs. The annual export capacity of enterprises is expected to exceed $43 million.

New industrial facilities will be evenly distributed in regions. Enterprises will be located mainly in labor-intensive areas that previously lacked the facilities of this kind. Various branded chains will be concurrently established in the domestic market for selling finished goods.

Exports remain the industry’s priority. For example, the cutting edge high performance technologies have increased exports by 120 times, which reached $1 billion in 2014 against $7 million in 1991. Uzbek goods are exported to 50 countries.

O‘zbekyengilsanoat dealer units work on expanding the geography of exports by studying foreign markets, their capacity and needs. The domestic light industry produces about 700 kinds of product designs, annually updates 10-15% of their total number, investing about 150 billion soums. Such an approach is a key to the manufacture of competitive goods in the domestic and foreign markets, which will be used to increase the scope of exports to $1.5 billion by 2020.

Presently, the spinning capacity exceeds 450,000 tons, weaving – 296 million square meters, knitted fabrics – 90,000 tons, garment and knitwear production – 270.2 million items. This sector of economy has attracted $2.2 billion of foreign investments and implemented 180 major investment projects.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Uzbekistan plans to achieve 100% digital TV coverage by end of 2015

Uzbekistan will install 84 television transmission devices with high capacity in 2015, which will ensure 100% digital television coverage in all regions of the country, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov said in his congratulation to workers of mass media.

The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov congratulated workers of press and mass media with their professional holiday, marked on 27 June.

Uzbek leader said that 54% of population of Uzbekistan have chance to use digital television due to conducted wide-scale work. This year, 84 television transmission devices with high capacity will be installed, so we will achieve 100% coverage of all regions with digital TV.

“Daily general broadcasting time of only TV channels, which are part of the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, is 520 hours,” Uzbek President noted. He said recently the figure was only 24 hours.

Islam Karimov said that programmes of the Uzbek television are translated to over 100 countries via satellite and play important role in familiarizing international community with ancient history, rich culture of Uzbekistan, as well as its modern development.


International cooperation

The delegation of the Sejm of the Polish Parliament visits Uzbekistan

On June 30, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the delegation of the Sejm of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland headed by the Deputy speaker Jerzy Wenderlich.

The meeting discussed priority directions of further development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Poland, particularly at the level of the chambers of the parliaments of the two countries, the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan said.

Jerzy Wenderlich noted the fruitfulness of talks held on the same day in the Legislative chamber and Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The parties at the meeting also considered the issues of interaction of Uzbek deputies with the Polish members of the European Parliament.

The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of Poland Marian Przeździecki.



Uzbek universities to accept over 62,907 students in 2015/2016 academic year

Higher educational establishments of Uzbekistan will admit over 62,907 students in 2015/2016 academic year.

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution “On admission to higher education establishments of Uzbekistan in 2015/2016 academic year” on 23 June. The document set admission quotas for universities. The quota for new education year was not changed.

In line with the resolution, the Uzbek universities will accept 56,907 people to Bachelor degree courses, including 19,120 – on state grants and 37,787 people – on payment-contract base.

In 2015/2016 academic year, the quota for admission to Master degree courses makes up 5000 people, including 1,548 people – on state grants and 3,452 people – on payment-contract base.



Athletes of Uzbekistan won two awards at the Australian Taekwondo championship

The representatives of Uzbekistan won one gold and one silver medals at the Australian Open Taekwondo Championship, held on June 26-28 in Melbourne.

Representatives from 41 countries in the course of the tournament fought not only for prizes but also for rating points for obtaining a license for the XXXI Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

The world champion from Uzbekistan Dmitry Shokin (weight category over 87 kg) rose to the highest step of the podium. His teammate – the winner of the Asian games Jasur Boikuziev (87 kg) won a silver medal.

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