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free industrial zone “Jizak”. 2

SIZ “Jizak” to start production of energy-saving lamps. 2

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Uzbekistan is among regional leaders in the construction of industrial and social facilities. 2

2015 year – The Year of Care for the Senior Generation.. 5

Lonely elderly and disabled people to get a number of food products free of charge. 5


free industrial zone “Jizak”

SIZ “Jizak” to start production of energy-saving lamps

The new Uzbek-South Korean JV in the form of LLC “Yorqin Chiroqlar”, specialized in the production of energy saving lamps started to operate in the special industrial zone “Jizak”.

The production capacity of implemented $2.5 million enterprise is 2.5 million pcs. of energy-saving LED lamps annually. The company was established jointly with Jizzakh territorial enterprise of electricity of the JSC “Uzbekenergo” and the South Korean “Owell” Corporation. In the third quarter of the current year, the enterprise intends to produce more than 21 thousand lamps.

At that, as a result of establishment, 30 new job places are created, most of the workers are graduates of professional colleges.



Uzbekistan is among regional leaders in the construction of industrial and social facilities

It’s no secret that the global economic crisis has struck most the construction companies, real estate market and mortgage. The analysts, for the first time in many years, noted a long-term decline in demand for the purchase of new housing and reduction in investments into large projects. The regularity is simple: people prefer to wait in the face of possible financial turmoil. This tendency however, has got around many developing Asian countries, including Uzbekistan. And the thing is not about an economic miracle, but about competently planned private-government partnership strategy. And a result, millions of square meters of housing, new production facilities, roads and social projects are commissioned annually in the country.

The Right Approach

The construction industry holds a special place in the modern economic system. Specialists understand that it is extremely dependent on the right design of projects, quality of utilized materials and technical fitting out. But rank and file consumer is always used to blame a builder. There is, naturally, some truth in it, but the end result is a competently arranged activity of a dozens of structures. Hence it is not incidental that Uzbekistan has built up its own, unique in its own way, system of erection of objects.

As a saying has it, ‘the yacht will sail the way you call it’. This is why at the first stage the project designing was subjected to serious re-evaluation. The world is currently dominated by the narrow specialization in the elaboration of models of buildings, industrial facilities or transport communications. The operating design organizations boasting of a broad range of activities and thick portfolio of orders in different spheres could definitely not ensure qualitative performance of tasks in all directions. Hence the adoption of an extremely important decision in 2010 on the cancellation of activities of nine designing and prospecting organization with subsequent establishment of narrowly specialized design institutes. This provided an opportunity within a short-term period to radically improve the system of architectural planning and carrying our complex construction of the territories, especially the rural settlements, raise the quality of elaborated projects, and improve the organization of activities and consolidate the material-technical basis of the leading designing and prospecting organizations.

The next point in the development of the system was the contract work organizations. They lacked modern equipment and technologies, and most importantly – professional personnel. To change the situation the ‘Gosarchitectstroy’ jointly with the State Committee on statistics and local administrations had created a special electronic database – Register of construction contract organization, which at the time its establishment included more than 1.9 thousand companies. To be able to get into the Register the contractors had to comply with a number of strict rules. These included manning with full staff, availability of its own production basis, construction machinery, appliances and mechanisms, as well as sustainable financial and economic condition confirmed by auditors’ conclusions and supported by working assets. Those who managed to get through the screening process had an access not only to tenders on construction-assembly work at the project sites financed on account of centralizes capital investments, but also a number of benefits, preferences and privileges.

Apart from that the government had approved a Program of forming large specialized construction contractor organizations. In compliance with this document 88 such structures will have to be set up in the country by the end of 2016 fitted out with the modern production-technical basis and ensuring the fulfillment of the entire cycle of turn-key construction work. A specialized team on leasing modern civil engineering machines, appliances and mechanisms, means of minor mechanization and special transport has been set up for fitting them out in all the regions of the country.

Chicken or Egg

Construction workers and producers often argue about the greater importance of quality of building materials or their right utilization in the erection of facilities. Since even the most expensive wall paper may be stuck in a way that in one week it may peel off. But on the other hand, it is much more difficult to spoil a quality product than its cheap imitation. And merely ten years ago 90% of the stalls of national specialized shops and markets were packed with cheap foreign products which were beneath all criticism. And this situation has been radically changed; today more than 80% of the market, and on certain positions – even 100% closed the market with locally produced building materials. The production of more than 30 types of the newest building materials has been developed in recent two years alone.

The modern building materials will have to meet the requirements of ecological safety, durability, high thermo- and sound-insulation, production technology and little production power consumption capacity, optimal production and operation cost. Moreover, one of the major global trends is raising on their account the buildings thermal protection and saving of fuel and energy resources spent on thermal power supply.

Uzbekistan has got something to feel proud about. The national enterprises have mastered the production of foam-concrete and gas-concrete within shortest possible time span, which to significantly save on account of heating. For example, a house made of porous concrete reduces by 20-40% expenses on heating with the walls retaining their standard thickness. The development of this segment was promoted by national machine-builders, who managed to start the production of equipment for the manufacture of foam-concrete. Currently such technological lines operate successfully in all the regions of the country.

One more innovation is broad utilization in civil engineering in recent years of dry building mixtures, which ensure quality, efficiency and durability as opposed to traditionally applied binding materials – cement, lime and gypsum. More than 60 enterprises have been built in the republic on the production of dry mixtures. Along with traditionally utilized roofing materials are widely applied in civil engineering   polymer and cement-sand tiles, colored roofing slate and fused elastic ruberoid – all manufactured locally.

It is important to understand that that the government did not create any special conditions for local producers, did not put any obstacles on the way of imports. Currently emerging situation at the market of building materials is a bright example of how quality products arise in the process of competition. Certain types of building materials keep to be imported into the republic, especially in the premium segment, which provides a consumer an opportunity to choose and promotes the further development of production of local building materials and improving the quality of products in conditions of market competition. Last year the country imported $2.21 billion worth of building materials. The major part of import falls on wooden and metal products, which is easily explainable, since the country has no raw materials for their production. However, there are certain changes for the better also in this direction.

Already next year the “Uzbekmetkombinat” plans to start work on the exploitation of the “Tebinbuloq” titanium and magnetite deposit. Work is about to be completed on specifying the technology, which is expected to be applied. The deposit is located in Qorauzoq district of Karakalpakstan. Its propsected reserves make up 450 million tons of ores, while the overall reserves – to the amount of more than 3 billion tons. Within the project framework it is planned to start the open cast workings with the annual ore output of 22 million tons, construction of ore-dressing mills on the production of iron-ore concentrate with an average content of iron of 65%, as well as a metallurgical complex for production of pig-iron with an annual volume of 1.5 million tons. The development of the new deposit will enable to start steel production of its own in Uzbekistan, and thus, will reduce its production cost and ensure the supply of the construction materials industry with quality raw. Overall, it is envisaged to localize the output of 15 types of different products till the end of 2016, which currently cost the country $145 million per year.

It is not a secret that the rapid growth of the building materials industry in 2009 enabled to start the implementation of a unique program of construction of standard housing in rural areas. More than 40 thousand modern and comfortable houses have been built during the past years. The construction workers plan to commission another 25 thousand houses within the next two years. But merely six years ago we could not even imagine that unique housing units of modern houses with all the accompanying infrastructure – centers for amenity services, shops, schools, kindergartens and many more facilities – would be built in the rural areas of the country.

Direct Result

Tashkent today is one of the brightest cities in the world. Thousands of tourists from all parts of the globe come to the capital of Uzbekistan to enjoy its hand-made masterpieces and architectural magnificence. Only here, at the crossroads of cultures and nations, has emerged a unique architectural style where harmoniously merged the West and the East, modern tendencies and traditional national color. One can be convinced in this on the example of dozens of modern architectural buildings and structures which adorn the capital of Uzbekistan. And within the nearest future this list will be replenished with new structures.

For example, opening of a “Pushkin time” park in the center of Tashkent on the eve of Independence Day celebrations will become a symbolic event. The park will be located in front of the “Uzbekyengilsanoat” Share Holding Company. A monument to Alexander Pushkin will be moved there after its restoration.

The municipality of the city has assigned 4.5 ha of land under the park. Tennis courts will be built here, and the option of installing benches and street lamps stylized under the poet’s epoch is currently under consideration. There is also another idea: to erect the figures of his works’ heroes in the park. Apart the entertaining element the project has also a cultural component – the right wing of the “Uzbekyengilsanoat” SHC will house a library and a museum named after Pushkin. The final layout of the park is expected to be approved shortly by the State Committee on architecture and civil engineering.

Huge work is being carried out in landscaping and reconstruction of the capital’s transport infrastructure. Work had started last week on broadening Mirzo Ulughbek, Yuzrabot, Feruza and Taraqqiyot streets. As a result the carriageway of Mirzo Ulughbek street will be widened by 10 meters and turned into an eight-strip speedway. Most importantly, additional conveniences will be created not only for pedestrians but also for thousands of people traveling to the town of Chirchiq and Bostonlik district and back via the Qibray district.

All in all it has been planned to reconstruct 12 main streets and adjoining territories within the nearest future. The builders will carry out work envisaging the renovation of architectural appearance of the city and improvement of near-by areas, repair of illumination systems, sidewalks, fountains, watering and irrigation systems and planting of trees and greenery. As far as the roads proper are concerned – the carriageways will be repaired and reconstructed, divided by barriers and modern lighting systems will be installed.

The implementation of two more interesting projects will begin this year. The construction of a two-layer fly-over road junction will start in September at the “Rokhat” circle. The project is expected to be completed next year in autumn. Within the framework of the second initiative the “Uzavtoyol” SHC intends to start a large-scale modernization of the road to Chorvoq water reservoir. It is planned to lay out a new section of the road and a bridge, which will noticeably shorten the distance to the destination. The length of the new section of the road will make up 6 km: from the 17th kilometer of the 4P-12 highway to the 39th kilometer of the 4P-1 highway with construction of a bridge across the Chirchiq river on the 1st kilometer. The new road will lead to Chorvoq water reservoir from the Yik-ota settlement via the Chingeldi populated area. Together with the bridge it will shorten the road – all vehicles in the area of Qibrai will be delivered from the need of riding round. The construction work will start later this year.

The unique sites include the construction of the “Ankhor-Locomotive” recreation zone with an attractions park on the territory between the Labzak and Zulfiyakhonim Streets and the “Ankhor” canal in Shaikhantaur district of Tashkent. The mayor of Tashkent allocated 8 ha of land for the new park.

It will please the Uzbekistanis and the guests of the capital city with unusual attractions. A restaurant of national cuisine for 320 guests will be built on the allocated land, as well as a more than 12 thousand square meters carting race track. It will be the only structure of its kind among the CIS countries with such a long route. It is even planned to conduct competitions of racing cars manufactured in Germany.

The park will also house a summer cinema hall which will host holiday concerts and various events. Next to it will be located an artificial pond with an area of 1810 square meters with catamarans and an observation pedestrian bridge. The guests will enjoy a view of a large fountain with multi-colored lanterns, a children’s restaurant, attractions, a race track and many other interesting entertainments.

Besides, it is planned to create mock up architectural models of seven historical monuments and symbols of Uzbekistan cities. These are the models of the TV tower of Tashkent, “Kalta Minor” minaret of Khiva, “Sherdor” madrasah of Samarkand, Bobur’s memorial complex in Andijan, “Kalon” minaret of Bukhara, the Chimes and State Museum of History of Temurids in Tashkent.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

2015 year – The Year of Care for the Senior Generation

Lonely elderly and disabled people to get a number of food products free of charge

On August 10, Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decree “On measures to further strengthen targeted social protection and support for the elderly and disabled”.

Decree establishes the procedure, according to which from January 1, 2016 the provision of social services and social assistance to living alone and lonely elderly and disabled, needed of constant care, will be carried out on the formation of the basis of individual programs of social services.

In addition, according to the document from September 1, 2015 single elderly and disabled persons needed of constant care, will receive basic food and hygiene products for free every month.

The list of basic food and hygiene products for the free provision to lonely elderly and disabled needed of constant care

Description of goods(local or imported) Unit The norm for 1 person per month
1. Flour (Extra Class) kg 3
2. Rice kg 1
3. Buckwheat kg 0,5
4. Pasta kg 0,5
5. Beef (boneless) kg 1
6. Poultry kg 1
7. Butter kg 0,2
8. Egg pc 15
9. Sugar kg 1
10. Sunflower oil litre 1
11. Tea, green or black kg 0,2
12. Bath (toilet) Soap kg 0,1
13. Laundry soap (65%) kg 0,2
14. Washing powder kg 0,15
15. Diapers for adults pc 8


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