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September 11, 2014


September 11, 2014


Within the 7 months of this year for the expansion of the food production, banks in Uzbekistan allocated loans worth 971.8 billion soums.2

International cooperation.. 2

The International multimodal centre of logistics was created on the Navoi airport base. 2


In the Seaway of Reforms. 3








Within the 7 months of this year for the expansion of the food production, banks in Uzbekistan allocated loans worth 971.8 billion soums.

The press conference held in the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan discussed the role of the banking system on the implementation of the food program.

The event pointed out the results from the successive reforms in such priority fields as the development of forms of private enterprises, the modernization of production and processing, production of completed goods and output it to the foreign markets in the country over the each year to provide the growth of agricultural production at the level of 6%.

The annual number of fruits and vegetables produced in Uzbekistan is around 16 million tons. More than 180 types of fruit and vegetables and processed on the basis of its products and are exported to over 80 countries. Over the past 3 years the volume sold in the foreign countries -agricultural commodities increased to more than 3 times.

Its stands to mention the significant contribution of banks in achieving such challenged targets.

Only in 2013, commercial banks have allocated credit facilities for 365 billion soums for the production, storage, processing and export support of fruit and vegetables, melon and grape products. (Currency rates of CB from 11.09.2014   1$= 2355.69 soums)

At the present time in cooperation with foreign financial institutions major projects to attract advanced agro-technologies, the develop the agricultural infrastructure, renovation of irrigation networks, land reclamation, provision of drinking water, production of finished food products based on deep processing of local raw materials, totaling more than $1,1 billion USD are carried out.

According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “Additional measures of increasing the food production and saturation of the domestic market” dated January 26, 2009, during the last 5 years the commercial banks have issued loans worth about 4 trillion soums for the companies producing consumer food products.

Only in the first seven months of this year for the expansion of food production and interpenetrating the internal market, likewise providing support to the enterprises of this area  with the commercial banks were transferred credit facilities in the amount of 971.8 billion soums, which is 1.4% more compared to the same period of last year. It is worth noting that the 171.9 billion soums of these loan funds were used to acquire the necessary technological equipment for the production of food products and 24.5 billion soums for financing projects for the creation of greenhouses and purchasing drip irrigation systems for farms, agricultural firms and other business entities.

Credit funds were directed to the construction of production facilities, equipping them with modern technologies and production lines helped to increase the number of business structures for the production of food products in remote rural areas.


International cooperation

The International multimodal centre of logistics was created on the Navoi airport base

Based on the Decree of the Head of our state, National Airlines “Uzbekistan Airways” in cooperation with the airline “Korean Air” at the airport in Navoi established the international multimodal centre of logistics which is one of the largest and most technologically advanced air cargo complexes in the region, UzReport TV reported.

Today Navoi aerial harbour is connected with the prime assemblies and logistics centres of Eurasia, including Inchёn, Milan, Brussels, Vienna, Istanbul, Dubai, New Delhi, Tianjin, Bishkek, Dhaka, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

“Navoi” Airport cargo terminal, is now as freight forwarding unit in the supply chain is able to cover the entire spectrum of services to receive the cargo, in its temporary storage and shipment using a variety of modes of transportation. Thanks to the usage of world class technology, the presence of the direct connection with the railway and highway network, its convenient driveways and parking areas for heavy vehicles can reduce the sub-delivery of goods. These favourable conditions gave the allowance to the staff centres team only just the first half of this year to perform more than 300 flights, transfer 7200tonn goods, almost a third more in comparison with same period of the last year. Today the transcontinental part of the global network air transportation through the airport “Navoi” is represented by 11 Korean Air flights on Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 on routes Incheon-Navoi-Milan, Incheon-Navoi-Tel Aviv and Incheon-Navoi-Basel just in a week. In the regional network – 18 flights NC “Uzbekistan Airways” on A300 aircraft in areas of Navoi by including per turnaround to Delhi, Dubai, Frankfurt and Tianjin, likewise charter program transportation of goods along the route Navoi-Hamburg-Navoi. Prospects of the airport operations as a transcontinental transport junction are linked in the first place, with the further development of FIEZ “Navoi”. This will enhance the welfare of the people and strengthen the infrastructure of Uzbekistan and the Central Asia.

(Source: «Business» newspaper)


In the Seaway of Reforms

Parents in the quest to foster wonder children and provide them with good education do not confine themselves with twelve-year education guaranteed by the state, as a result of which the younger generation acquires a profession. Starting from preschool age, many children attend various training centers and supplementary classes. Uzbekistan is among the few countries where educational services are easily accessible.

Nurturing a comprehensively advanced generation is a common challenge of all state educational institutions. To achieve this goal Uzbekistan approved the National Specialist Training Program in 1997, thus building a unique system based on the principle of ‘life-long education’. A network of educational institutions ensures a professional training for each person, and it maintains the level of their qualifications in line with the requirements of the time.

There is no limit to perfection, so the process of modernization is eternal. Year after year the country’s leadership works out programs and activities aimed at further streamlining certain components of the national education system. The issues of training scientific and scientific-pedagogical cadres were addressed last year: Uzbekistan shifted from a two-stage to a single-stage system. The foreign language teaching scheme underwent extensive transformation: approaches and standards of learning were reviewed. Language training is now provided from the first grade of general school.

Development of pre-school, primary and extracurricular education is the main focus of 2014. This year has been declared as the Year of Healthy Child, since the pre-school and primary education largely predetermines the children’s academic performance in the future and the level of their knowledge in general. Extracurricular education helps to reaveal their talent.

This certainly does not mean that the development of these types of education was neglected in previous years. Many pressing problems were tackled in the past years. Extensive efforts have been undertaken to streamline the legislation regulating the contents of the educational process. The process of equipping pre-school education institutions with modern DVD-players and toy sets is underway. The requirement of having a higher education degree for a teacher is one of vital steps towards improving the quality of primary school. Advanced textbooks and guidelines have been developed and implemented in the educational process. The implementation of the programs aimed at the development of children’s music and art schools, Barkamol Avlod centers and youth sports schools is nearing completion. Almost all the institutions of extracurricular education have been provided with new buildings and equipped with training tools and supplies in line with the standards. Currently they are supplied with learning materials and skilled teachers.

A new range of measures aimed at the development of these types of education is based on the in-depth analysis of the ongoing reforms and their outcomes. They will undoubtedly raise the quality of education at a higher level.

A starting platform

Thus, the analysis of preparing children for school is in the spotlight. Nursery schools and short-stay group operating to the Bolajon program system provide the excellent level, which is a model for all the parents, and which perfectly complies with school education standards. The quality of parental training is remarkably different from that provided by training centers, which work under the so-called author programs. Such children often enter the first grade with certain knowledge of numeracy, reading and writing. However, the leadership at the initial stage of education ultimately leads to the fact that a child relaxes at the first lessons and loses interest in learning.

Partially the situation should be addressed by a state program on preschool education development. It is an expanded range of measures intended for five years, which envisages reconstruction and overhaul of nursery schools, outfitting them with appropriate equipment, and advanced training of educators. Most importantly, the document provides for the construction of educational institutions, especially in rural areas, and creation of additional seats in preschool institutions. According to experts, that would increase the number of children attending them from 22% to 45% by 2020.

Development of alternative forms of preschool education would be a great support. To date, there are 938 short stay groups in nursery schools and 176 literacy groups at secondary schools throughout the country, which currently enroll about 38.5 thousand children. This form of pre-school education is usually chosen by the parents who have enough time for educating their child. Given the growing popularity of this kind of education, the Ministry of Public Education is to open 1,220 new short stay groups in the new academic year on the basis of idle capacities available at preschool educational institutions.

Specialists are ready to help even those parents who prefer not to use the nursery schools services. Specially for them, the leading experts have developed five books with the guidelines on the development of a child. The new batch of guidelines will soon be replicated. They will be available for parents at a library of the nearest secondary school.

To the first grade for the first time

Regardless of how well the children are ready for school, the first days of the first grade are always stressful for them. The duration of adaptation to a new rhythm of life depends on the first-grader’s nature. Modern educational know-how helps to overcome this difficult period. Psychologists recommend that primary school teachers apply more game teaching methods that are close and familiar to a first-grader from the previous years of study, since games were the major form of learning for them before they went to school.

That’s why the national program the Year of Healthy Child assigns a big part to streamlining the content of primary education. Much has been done in this direction in recent years. The content of educational standards and curricula has been revised, new generation of textbooks have been developed and published. They offer a plenty of illustrative stuff, which is again conditioned by the psychology of children’s perception of the world, as well as the tasks that imply game learning. Today, the work on ensuring the proficiency of primary school teachers is the main challenge for supervisors.

Watching cartoons is another favorite hobby. Therefore, there are many multimedia that present the learning stuff in a playful cartoon form. Many rooms of primary school are equipped with modern projectors, whiteboards and DVD players. In short, the lessons become more interesting and enjoyable.

Regarding multimedia resources, until today, the learning process was mainly built on the software downloaded from the Internet. The situation is changing this year. General Education Multimedia Software Development Center has designed nine multimedia software for primary school. They have already been distributed to schools and posted on the official website of the Ministry of Public Education. In the near future it is planned to develop domestic multimedia resources for all subjects of primary school. Experts note that they are easier to use in the learning process, as they are designed and produced in line with the requirements of state educational standards and curricula.

In search of talents

According to experienced teachers, it is advisable to think about the extra curricular activities that would help to open up a child’s talent when he or she has learned the basics of reading, writing and counting. After classes children have much time to try his hand in different directions, the more so the government implemented programs that have allowed bringing children’s music and art schools, Barkamol Avlod children’s centers and youth sports schools to the appropriate level in recent years. These institutions gave the chance to both urban and rural children to attend clubs. They can try their hand at playing musical instruments, a variety of sports, fine and applied arts, sewing, cooking, local history and traveling.

Music and art schools have changed dramatically in recent years. The large-scale construction works in the past five years have provided each school with a modern building. Through a large-scale range of measures they were outfitted with training equipment. A mechanism of funding these institutions has been streamlined this year: outlays have been increased for conducting workshops, children’s participation in competitions and festivals has been arranged, and incentives for the teachers of progressive students have been increased. New creative teams appear in all music and art schools, so creativity and art is to prosper in institutions of creativity.

The activity of Barkamol Avlod children’s centers has been streamlined too. In recent years they moved into modern buildings. Most of them offered arts and crafts clubs, fine arts, cooking, hairdressing and style. Starting with 2014, they have increased the number of technical creativity and computer clubs, thus creating additional conditions for the boys who are interested in computer graphics, aircraft, automotive, shipbuilding and rocket engineering. The Republican Barkamol Avlod Center on Technical Disciplines might be a good example: it has been supplied with modern equipment this year, and thus catalyzed its methodological activity. More attention is now attached to ecological education clubs.

Numerous sports facilities welcome boys and girls. More than 100 sports complexes are built, reconstructed and refurbished this year on the basis of which modern youth sports schools operate. They offer all the conditions for the development and promotion of over thirty different kinds of sports among the youth. Strengthening of the logistical base of the current youth sports schools and other sports facilities is in the spotlight as well.

The success and effectiveness of new initiatives is largely dependent on public opinion. It is going to be difficult to refuse the conventional preferences, which often lead to excess and the opposite result. After all, the efforts to help a child to grow into a professional are much less than parents often imagine…

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


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