INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 203

economy.. 2

The Navoi Machine Building Plant is planning to launch a batch manufacture of equipment for fruit and vegetable processing in the near future. 2

Problems aral sea and water RESOURCES OF CENTRAL ASIA.. 2

Uzbekistan attends EU-Central Asia High Level meeting on environment and water 2

sport.. 3

Judokas of Uzbekistan won 13 medals at the Asian Championship. 3


economy

The Navoi Machine Building Plant is planning to launch a batch manufacture of equipment for fruit and vegetable processing in the near future

Ranking among the basic domestic manufacturers of unique machines and equipment, the Navoi Machine Building Plant (NMBP) is getting prepared to present domestic farmers with a kind of a gift.

For a long time they had to import expensive equipment, which sometimes did not meet their requirements and local conditions. As a rule, they had problems with maintenance and spare parts. Next year the problem will be largely addressed by means of domestic counterparts made by the NMBP. Experts of the plant have selected ten promising designs and launched the production of pilot models.

“This is the first experience for the plant, so we have been guided by the technological process and equipment of the well-known German company ‘Kronen’. The Uzbek experts designed models with consideration of local conditions and specifics,” said the NMBP Deputy Chief Engineer Karimjon Abdullayev.

The establishment of the manufacture was conditioned by two factors – the need for the development of import substitution, and by the lack of cheap and easy to use machines in the market that would work, as they say, in the field. It is planned to bring localization from 30-35% to 100% within a few years after the start of batch production on account of the own funds of the plant.

Initially, all the products will be focused on the local market, said the NMBP representative. Production volumes will be determined in the coming months during the demonstration of new products at different exhibitions.

“We have decided to release five models of each of the ten types of equipment at the first stage. In the follow-up the market will show the demand,” said Karimjon Abdullayev.

Specialists of the Navoi machine building plant had screned ten promising designs and launched the production of pilot test models.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Problems aral sea and water RESOURCES OF CENTRAL ASIA

Uzbekistan attends EU-Central Asia High Level meeting on environment and water

A delegation of Uzbekistan led by the chairman of the State Committee for Nature Protection Bakhtiyor Abdusamatov participated in the 5th High Level Conference “European Union – Central Asia” on Environment and Water Resources in Milan (Italy) on 12-13 October 2015.

Speaking at the meeting, the Uzbek officials noted that Uzbekistan focused on sustainable development from the first years of independence. Currently, the country is sustainable and stably developing the country with modern economy, which ensures well-being of population.

Implementation of several state and sectoral programmes, which include issues of improving quality of air, land and water resources, preserving bio diversity, accessing clean water, increasing energy efficiency and mitigating climate change helped to decrease salted irrigate lands by 6% and improve land-reclamation at over 1.7 million hectares of land, decrease water intake from 64 to 51 billion cubic meters of water (or 20%). In last 15 years, Uzbekistan decreased power intensity of the GDP by over 55% and pollution emission per capital – 20%.

Uzbekistan became a pioneer in the region on use of principles of integrate management of water resources, which helped to accumulate all new methods of water management at irrigated lands.

According to the presidential decree from 2007, Fund for land-reclamation of irrigated lands was created and it finances the state programme on land reclamation works. In the result, state of over 1.7 million hectares of land was improved.

Uzbekistan adopted a complex of measures and forecast of works, including construction, reconstruction, repair and rehabilitation of irrigation network and introduction of drip irrigation for 2013-2017. Over US$1.2 billion were allocated to these measures.

Uzbekistan pays special attention to issues of water saving. The drip irrigation covers about 19,000hectares and in next three years the figure will reach 25,000 hectares.

Uzbekistan pays great attention to diversification of agriculture production. Uzbekistan increased production of plants, which require less water, such as wheat, melons, grapes, etc., instead of rice and cotton. In the result, the areas allocated to cotton fell up to 1.25 million hectares (or 30%), rice – up to 40,000 hectares (4 times).

The Uzbek delegation said that issues of rational and fair use of transboundary water resources based on international norms and taking into account interests of all states of the region remain important for Central Asia.

Any hydraulic facilities, planned for construction at upper course of rivers, should undergo independent international expertise under the UN and agreed with the countries, located in lower courses of Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

sport

Judokas of Uzbekistan won 13 medals at the Asian Championship

The Asian championship on judo among cadets and juniors, where athletes of Uzbekistan won 3 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals completed in Bangkok, Thailand.

In the competition of the cadets, Jasur Sodikov, Sherkhon Turabaev and Sanobar Sultanova won gold medals in their weight categories. Golibjon Sulaimonov was awarded a silver medal. Bronze winners are Aloviddin Jurakobilov, Gulnur Muratbaev, Nodir Yuldashev and Dilnoza Kamolova.

Following the results, the national team of our country has become the second in the total number of awards, after the team of Kazakhstan. Wrestlers from Chinese Taipei closed the top three.

Our compatriots Artem Shturbabin, Mahliyo Mannopova, Bekmurad Oltybaev and Renat Nazmitdinov won silver medals among juniors. Ilhomjon Farmonov managed to win the bronze medal.

Thus, the medal collection of juniors at the Asian Championship – 4 silver and 1 bronze medals.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

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