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Cabinet of Ministers sums up the results of 9 months of 2015. 2


GM Uzbekistan to launch production of rescue vehicles. 3

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Investments Expand to Regions. 3


Online platform for cooperation of tour companies and hotels launched in Uzbekistan. 4


Cabinet of Ministers sums up the results of 9 months of 2015

On 19 October, a session of the Cabinet of Ministers, dedicated to analysis of the results of social-economic development of the country for 9 months of this year, as well as implementation of important directions and priorities of economic program for 2015, defined by President Islam Karimov at the session of the Government on 16 January this year, took place. 

Main macroeconomic indicators of country’s development and the results of carried out measures on further deepening reforms and structural transformation of the economy, modernization, technical renovation and diversification of industrial spheres, accelerated development of engineering-transport infrastructure, improving the competitiveness of the country’s economy and strengthening positions of Uzbek producers in world markets have been comprehensively discussed and analysed during the session. The issues of employment, increasing the welfare, quality of life of people has also been on the forefront of the session’s agenda.

It was noted that thanks to gradual and purposeful implementation of thoroughly elaborated strategy, based on five well-known principles and acknowledged as “the Uzbek model of development” throughout the world, macroeconomic stability and high economic growth rated are ensured in Uzbekistan despite ongoing world economic crisis. Our country is placed fifth among the countries with fastest developing economies and this has been duly acknowledged by world community and international financial institutions. Gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan grew by 8% in January-September 2015. The state budget has been executed with surplus, the inflated rate has not exceeded predicted parameters.

Continuing implementation of measures to all-round support of domestic consumer goods production, service, especially in rural areas, as well as balanced promotion of domestic supply has contributed to growth in consumer goods production for 10,1 per cent, retail turnout for 15 percent and services for 12,9 per cent.

Increase in agricultural production amounted to 6,6 per cents. Thanks to hard work and qualifications of farmers and despite unwelcome climatic conditions, a rich agricultural harvest has been grown and collected. In new rural communities over 9,3 thousand individual houses on model design have been commissioned.

21, 4 thousand new small businesses have been established during this period, which indicates 6 per cent growth compared to last year. 17,8 thousand unused state assets have been transferred for rent to small businesses, over 9,6 trillion soums of loans and microcredit have been disbursed (currency rates of CB RU from 22.10.2015   1$= 2663.45 soums).

748,7 thousand new jobs have been created, of which over 451,6 thousand are in rural areas. From 1 September this year salaries of employees of budget sector, pensions, social benefits and scholarships have been increased 1,1 times.

Over 2 trillion soums were directed from all sources of financing to implement the state programme “The Year of Attention and Care of Elder Generation”.

The volume of used investments grew by 9.9% year-on-year, including foreign direct investments – 7.4%, in the reporting period.

The Government said that 3,440 new objects were commissioned. Implementation of 76 investment projects on organization of high-technological and modern production was completed.

Over 1 trillion soums were used on objects of construction and reconstruction of automobile roads, which are part of the Uzbek national highway.

During the discussions, a special attention was paid to developing additional measures on ensuring achievement of forecast parameters of industrial output and diversification of industrial production in 2015, as well as creation of a solid base for sustainable development of economic sectors in 2016. It was noted that the measures on development, diversification and modernisation of industrial spheres contributed to the growth of industrial output for 7,3 per cents.

Heads and managers of complexes of the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries, agencies, large enterprises and local government bodies have been tasked with concrete tasks on mobilising all available sources and reserves of growth, ensuring achievement of forecast parameters of industrial output for this year. It was noted that a new Scientific-education centre of corporate management, established by the resolution of the President, has a special role in improving management system’s efficiency.

Heads of complexes of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of economy, Ministry of foreign economic relations, investments and trade have been urged to adopt a immediate action plan on accelerated organization and further effective activity of the Agency for expert assessment of feasibility studies of projects of new constructions and under reconstruction.

Despite turbulences in world markets, systemic measures on promoting export potential of economic sectors and supporting exporting enterprises allowed to keep trends of surplus in foreign trade turnover. 830 new enterprises have been newly involved in the export from the start of this year.

Head of complexes of the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries, agencies, large enterprises and khokimiyats took the floor on the issues on agenda. Based on the results of the discussion, relevant decisions with concrete measures on realization of important directions and priorites of economic program for 2015 have been adopted.



GM Uzbekistan to launch production of rescue vehicles

GM Uzbekistan, an Uzbek-US joint venture, will launch production of rescue automobiles based on Damas mini-buses, the press service of Uzavtosanoat said.

The specially equipped rescue automobiles are developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan and GM Uzbekistan.

The car will be able to transport five persons and all necessary equipment and tools, required for rescue works.

According to the company, the enterprise will launch production of rescue vehicles in 2016.

Uzavtosanoat said that there are 17 rescue divisions across Uzbekistan and each of them need 2-3 such automobiles.




Investments Expand to Regions

Uzbekistan has been implementing a range of measures to increase the volume of production of competitive and export-oriented products through the development of small business and private entrepreneurship, and introduction of advanced technologies into the sector.

There is an example of a Jizzakh company of Orzu Tekstil-SV, which was based on Zilolateks knitting factory, once a leading light industry enterprise that was unable to withstand market competition and went bankrupt.

“We have completely replaced all the production equipment,” said Orzu Tekstil-SV Director General Mukhiddin Khazratqulov. “We have developed the project worth $15.5 million on the creation of new capacities on the basis of the former businesses, using benefits and preferences for businesses, that is, a bank loan. The first phase of the project has been completed last April.”

The first production line of the enterprise has been equipped with sewing and knitting hardware from South Korea and Italy. 100 young specialists have been provided with permanent jobs. The executives are currently negotiating with foreign partners on the export of finished products.

The second phase of the project will be implemented in the first quarter of 2016, the third and the fourth ones – in the first quarter of 2017. After reaching its full capacity, the company will process 6,000 tons of cotton fiber and produce more than 8 million items of finished knitted garments per year, as well as hosiery and linen. The manufacturing facility will create 1,450 new jobs.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Online platform for cooperation of tour companies and hotels launched in Uzbekistan

A new online platform for cooperation of tour operators and hotels – Hotelios – has been developed and launched in Uzbekistan, the press service of Uzbektourism said.

The system was fully developed by local experts at support of tourism and hotel business specialists.

The platform unites about 100 hotels and tens of tour operations and it simplifies process of interaction of tour companies and hotels. The system allows to find free rooms at hotels and book them in several minutes.

The platform allows to book additional services such as meeting and seeing-off to airport, CIP hall and Green hall services, etc.



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