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September 14, 2015


economy.. 2

Serial production of mini-truck “Chevrolet Labo” is started. 2


Uzbekistan has drastically changed the procedure of exporting agricultural products. 2

International cooperation.. 3

On Uzbek-Polish Political Consultations. 3

Musuems. 3

And the Cause Lives on…… 3

sport.. 5

UZREPORT TV has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast Premier League matches live. 5 


Serial production of mini-truck “Chevrolet Labo” is started

«GM Uzbekistan» has started mass production of «Labo», “Uzavtosanoat” said.

According to the company, the total cost of the project is $ 5.9 million. The annual production capacity of «Labo» will be 5 thousand units.

«Chevrolet Labo» – a small mini-truck carrying up to 550 kg. Car «Labo» is a modification of the model «Damas», with open body board, designed for transportation in urban and rural areas over short distances.

The car is equipped with a three-cylinder engine of 0.8-liter capacity, 38 hp and five-speed manual transmission.

It should be noted that this model would be the third, to be produced at the new plant “Khorezm Auto”, which has already launched production of cars «Damas» and «Orlando».



Uzbekistan has drastically changed the procedure of exporting agricultural products

The purpose of the new vector is to streamline exports of goods within the category, improve the mechanism of insurance of export contracts, as well as enhancing the transparency of customs procedures.

Uzbekistan traditionally ranks among prominent suppliers of fruits and vegetables to markets in Central Asia and Russia. Over the last year, the country’s share has grown through the active policy of creation of modern refrigeration capacities, development of logistics chains and the processing industry.

In 2015, Uzbekistan has planned to export more than 296,000 tons of vegetables, 80,000 tons of melons, 115,000 tons of fruits and 110,000 tons of grapes. However, starting with September 1, exports in this category have been processed under new conditions: the government has assigned exporting fruits and vegetables, potatoes, melons and grapes only by rail and air.

There are all conditions for that. For example, Uzbekistan Railways has a fleet of isothermal and universal cars adapted for carrying perishable goods over long distances. Operating since 2008,  the Navoi international intermodal hub in Navoi region delivers foods from Uzbekistan to Japan, China, South Korea and other countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, not to mention nothing of the CIS, in few hours by modern cargo planes. The hub has recently replenished its fleet by two Boeing aircrafts, which will undoubtedly expand its capacity.

Moreover, since October 1, 2015, Uzbekistan launches a register of unscrupulous exporters of fruits and vegetables, potatoes, melons and grapes, as well as their founders. The registry will be managed by the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade. It will register the companies with overdue receivables on foreign trade contracts or those who untimely sell a part of the revenue in foreign currency from the export of agricultural products to the authorized banks. Once a company is registered, it will not be allowed to engage in export activities until it eliminates the default.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

On Uzbek-Polish Political Consultations

On September 10, 2015, in Warsaw, the sixth round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of Uzbekistan and Poland was held.

The Polish delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Conrad Pavlik.

During the meeting it was stressed that the fruitful intergovernmental cooperation is based on solid legal foundation, which today has about 50 bilateral documents in political, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres as well as on created joint mechanisms for cooperation.

The sides expressed readiness to further support mutually beneficial contacts in various areas, including contacts between the business circles of Uzbekistan and Poland, exchange of visits of business delegations, holding forums and presentations of investment potentials of the two countries.

During the consultations other issues of Uzbek-Polish agenda were also discussed.

After the meeting a ceremony of signing of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Republic of Poland on the visa-free regime for holders of diplomatic passports was held.



On September 14-16, 2015 the Delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan lead by the chairman of the State Committee for Nature Protection Bakhtiyor Abdusamatov will participate in Concluding Meeting of the 23rd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum on “Water governance in the OSCE area – increasing security and stability through co-operation”.

It is expected that the delegations of the OSCE member states, the partner countries, a number of global and regional international organizations, academic and business circles will participate at the meeting in Prague (Czech Republic).

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)


And the Cause Lives on…

Igor Savitsky was born one hundred years ago in Kiev. His centenary is celebrated this year globally. The land he devoted his life to and left behind an invaluable heritage – Karakalpakstan – also paid tribute to him.

He brought up a whole generation of professional painters from among the local youth. It’s rather symbolic that the guests of the Berdakh State Music Theater, invited in connection with his 100th anniversary, were welcomed with an exhibition of an art college students, who work in the same genre, which the painter Savitsky himself used to work in – landscape and still life. Representatives of creative public and foreign visitors got acquainted with the exposition under the accompaniment of an ethnographic vocal-instrumental ensemble, which Igor Savitsky liked so much.

Chairman of Zhokargy Kenes (Supreme Council) of Karakalpakstan, Musa Erniyazov, welcomed the guests. Director of the Scientific-Research Institute of Humanities of the Karakalpak Branch of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Makset Karlybayev, Chairperson of the Karakalpak Branch of the Academy of Art of Uzbekistan Gulbakhar Izentayeva and UNESCO Representative in Uzbekistan Krista Pikkat highly assessed the professional activity of the laureate of the Berdakh State Prize of Karakalpakstan Igor Savitsky.

“The cause of Savitsky lives on and has gone beyond the walls of the State Museum of Art of Karakalpakstan, which carries his name. A whole galaxy of experienced specialists and representatives of the young generation are working in Karakalpakstan, who contribute their worthy share to preservation and multiplication of his heritage,” Krista Pikkat underlined. “The staff of the Museum plays an important role in this process. Together with them, UNESCO has carried out several master classes, which are crucial to the development of museums in Uzbekistan. At our meetings we focused on the issues of further development of museums as centers of education and enlightenment and their role in the development of tourism in the region. I think that there are many important projects and initiatives that we have yet to bring to fruition.”

The celebrations continued at the State Museum of Art of Karakalpakstan. It is currently one of the most popular tourist attractions in Uzbekistan. About 5 to 6 thousand people visit it annually. The first thing the guests saw was, probably, the final stage of completion of an immense exposition of the second block and stock depository, which along with the new operating building will make up a unique complex. They have been built with the use of the latest construction technologies. All conditions will have to be created here for cautious preservation of the exhibits with consideration of necessary temperature ranges, air humidity and illumination norms. But most importantly, the visitors will be able to see twice as many displays as they see now. By the way, a mere 3% of masterpieces kept in the museum are on displaytoday. The museum ranks third in the world in terms of the number of Russian avant-garde artworks kept in its depository, which Igor Savitsky brought to Karakalpakstan saving from destruction. Apart from that, the collection is widely represented by works by Uzbek and Karakalpak painters and sculptors and the items of Karakalpak folk applied art.

The staff of the Museum continued to acquaint the visitors with Igor Savitsky’s many-sided professional activity.

Savitsky’s creative activity as a painter is represented in a permanent exhibition: one hall is allocated to his works, and in his personal exhibition “With love and admiration” from the stocks of the museum opened in connection with the celebration of his centenary.

“One day, painter Valery Volkov thus spoke about Savitsky’s professional activity, “He lived two lives, that of a painter and a collector. If he had lived only the life of a painter, that would be sufficient,” shared her reminiscences Nasiba Jumanova, a researcher of the Museum. “Igor Vitalyevich was busy painting pictures up to 1966 prior to the opening of the museum, then he started collecting paintings.”

Savitsky made a tremendous contribution to the preservation of disappearing folk applied art, thanks to which we can see today some unique items. Head of department of Mirgul Yerekeeva told the guests about a saukele. It’s a helmet-like embroidered headwear decorated with jewelry, part of a wedding dress for girls. Only ten original pieces have been left in the world dated 19th century. The one in the State Museum of Art of Karakalpakstan is linked with one of Savitsky’s works. While on a visit in one of the remote villages he put up at one of local resident’s house. From the talk with the host the ethnographer learnt that an old saukele was kept in the household and that for several decades no one had made any saukele. The hostess Gulzira had rejected the guest’s request to hand the item over to the museum stock. But in the morning she changed her mind. According to her, in her dream she saw her spouse who was out at the time, who gave her permission to hand the headwear over to the museum fund. Several scientific articles have been written already based in the research of this exhibit.

Archeology, which provided an opportunity to learn more about people’s lives and activities, was Savitsky’s favorite occupation. “Savitsky never had one day’s rest,” said the guests, who assembled at the bronze lamp Aygul Pirnazarova, head of a department. “On weekends he would travel to archeological sites, where he took part in excavations. This unique lamp was found during one of those trips.”

Savistsky saved thousands of artworks, which were at the brink of disappearance for most banal reasons. Senior researcher Nasiba Jumanova told an interesting story at the portrait of Alisher Navoi painted by Georgy Nikitin, “This picture served as a ‘patch” in the painter’s roof. Igor Vitalyevich, who visited the painter, saved his masterpiece from certain destruction and disappearance. The portrait was restored and included into the museum’s permanent exposition.”

There was room also for touching reminiscences and warm words addressed to the staff and presents to the museum.

A representative of the famous Moscow Volkov’s dynasty of painters, Alexander, made a memorable speech. At one of the events, held at the museum, the family presented it three paintings of their father, which had been kept in temporary stock for a long time. This time, he presented the museum not lesser interesting gifts – a mask cast in a bronze mold of a prominent Karakalpak artist Kadyrbai Saipov, Savitsky’s friend and associate. He made it when he worked on a monument to this outstanding Karakalpak painter. The gifts were complemented with a painting made in connection with Saipov’s tragic death in a traffic accident. Both the mask and the painting had been kept in the painter’s studio and had never been exhibited so far.

Tashkent sculptor Damir Ruzybayev presented the museum with Savitsky’s sculpture, which may become a prototype of a monument in the future.

The event participants more than once underlined that Savitsky’s labor had been appreciated during his lifetime. Igor Savitsky was posthumously awarded one of the highest government awards – the Medal “For Outstanding Services” by the Decree of the President of of Uzbekistan in 2002.

The event concluded with a visit to the grave of Igor Savistsky at the Orthodox cemetery in Nukus.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


UZREPORT TV has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast Premier League matches live

«UZREPORT TV» channel is planning to broadcast the Premier League football matches. The announcement was made during the press conference held on September 8th in International Business Centre and devoted to the start of UEFA Champions League broadcast on «UZREPORT TV» channel.

The press conference was attended by the representatives of «TEAM Marketing», an Exclusive commercial agent for UEFA football clubs (Switzerland); «SARAN MEDIA INTERNATIONAL» (Malta); and «UZREPORT TV» channel, as well as the mass media.

It is not a secret that the Premier League, the forefather of all football, is the most captivating and fascinating tournament in the world, with English football fans remaining the most loyal supporters of their clubs.

Taking into consideration the stark interest in traditional English football, «UZREPORT TV» announced the conclusion of the agreement with the media rights holders on the grant of exclusive rights to direct broadcast of Premier League football matches on the territory of Uzbekistan through free television services. The football matches of the English Premier League are scheduled for broadcast from November 2015.

During the press conference, the Director-General of «UZREPORT TV» channel Ravshan Djuraev noted that the objective of acquiring media rights to direct broadcast of Premier League football matches is carried out in accordance with the quintessential principles of the channel, which provide for the development of sports content with the intention of promoting healthy lifestyle and augmenting viewers’ interest in sport.



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