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November 23, 2015


POLItiCs. 2

December 7 Declared Officially Day Off. 2

investments. 2

Uzbekistan to Become the Export Hub of MAN in Central Asia. 2

transport.. 2

Crisis Is Hardly an Obstacle. 2

Society.. 3

Legacy of Avicenna: modern medicine and practice. 3

culture.. 4

Great Discovery. 4




December 7 Declared Officially Day Off

President of Uzbekistan signed a resolution on 20 November on moving December 5 day off to December 7.

December 5, 2015 is declared officially work day. December 7, 2015 is declared officially day off.

(Source: UzA)


Uzbekistan to Become the Export Hub of MAN in Central Asia

“The German Company MAN Truck & Bus is going to use Uzbekistan as their export hub for the markets of Central Asia,” told Jan Kohlmeier, Regional Director of MAN Truck & Bus AG, speaking at the investment forum in Tashkent.

“Our task is to create a center in Uzbekistan that will supply products to all neighboring countries. We already have a dealer network of 20 offices across the region, and it is growing rapidly,” Jan Kohlmeier noted.

MAN believes that the Uzbek side is a strategic partner with great potential, and the company will strengthen its presence in the region as a whole due to the further expansion of the vehicle line at Samarkand Plant.

“During our work in Uzbekistan, the country entered the top ten of our major markets. Samarkand Plant now exports equipment to Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and from September 2015 to Kazakhstan,” Jan Kohlmeier emphasized.

According to him, MAN is ready to organize production of tourist buses in Uzbekistan. It has become known recently that in February 2016 a mass production will start of low-floor urban bus MAN Lion’s CNG.

The company has already prepared the production line. It is planned to produce about 50 buses in the coming year.

The JV MAN Auto Uzbekistan was established in August 2009. 51% of shares are owned by JSC Uzavtosanoat, and 49% by MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG.

(Source: IA «Uzbekistan Today»)


Crisis Is Hardly an Obstacle

The national air carrier of Uzbekistan has demonstrated positive rates in nine months of 2015, despite the crisis in the global economy. To achieve that, Uzbekistan Airways developed a special package of measures to improve its performance, based on optimization of the flight fleet.

The company has carried more than 1.98 million passengers with a 0.2-percent increase YOY. This is a fairly good result against the decreasing carriage rates in all airlines around the world.

CIS countries with 894,300 passengers carried have occupied a leading position in the carriages of the Uzbek airline. Uzbekistan Airways has transported 619,600 passengers to far abroad countries, and around 468,000 people on local routes. Aircrafts have performed 17,700 flights with an average passenger load of 111 people. They transported 31,000 tons of cargo and mail, including paid luggage.

Interline agreements on mutual ticket sales with five international airlines have been another remarkable event. The cooperation under the code share agreement with Korean Air, Air Baltic and Malaysian Airlines has been in progress.

The company continues implementation of 12 investment projects. They envisage the development of airport infrastructure, the construction of an airplane shed for maintenance of Boeing 787, the renewal of the fleet, equipping airports with specialized equipment and technical tools of inspection.

The preparation for the commissioning of Boeing 787 remains a major task. Over the past year and a half, specialists have specified and detailed the configuration of new aircrafts, the cockpit equipment, its functional capacity, approved the layout of the passenger compartment, its colors and decoration materials. Besides, the domestic experts have completed the construction and equipping of a new repair shop for composite materials.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Legacy of Avicenna: modern medicine and practice

Legacy of Avicenna: modern medicine and practice An international scientific-practical conference on “the scientific heritage of Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and actual problems of modern medicine” was held in Bukhara.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the National Commission of Uzbekistan for UNESCO, Avicenna public foundation, Bukhara regional administration and a number of other organizations, was attended by professors, teachers, students of medical universities of our country, employees of medical institutions, experts from Germany, France, India, Russia and other countries.

First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Hudoyorov, chairman of the Avicenna public foundation Sh.Zokirhodjaev and others noted that under the leadership of President Islam Karimov a special attention is paid to the revival and preservation of national values , studying and promotion of the rich scientific and creative heritage of our great ancestors, who have made a huge contribution to world civilization. A special role belongs to the scientific heritage of our great ancestors in the development of modern medicine. One of these outstanding individuals is our great compatriot Avicenna.

– This great scientist, who started his studies and research at the age of 16, wrote over 450 works in the field of medicine, philosophy, logic, chemistry, physics, astronomy, mathematics, music, literature and linguistics, of which 242 has been preserved to this day – said the chairman of the Avicenna public foundation Sh. Zokirhodjaev. – These unique works made a great contribution to the development of world science and have not lost their relevance today. In his book “The Canon of Medicine”, Avicenna identified the main directions of development of medicine. The great scientist laid in his work the foundations for the most important methods of practical medicine and pharmacology. This was particularly highlighted at the international conference on “the historical legacy of scientists and thinkers of the Medieval East, its role and significance for the modern civilization”, organized on the initiative of President Islam Karimov in Samarkand in May 2014. We collaborate with scientists around the world in studying and propagating the heritage of Avicenna.

Rich scientific heritage of Abu Ali Ibn Sina and its significance today has been on the conference agenda.

– The scientific heritage of the great scientist Abu Ali Ibn Sina is studied with great interest, – said the president of the Avicenna Academy in India, Professor Said Zullur Rahman. – In particular, the works of Avicenna is deeply studied. My research in this area are reflected in the more than 200 articles. The legacy of Avicenna, like treasure in the depths of the sea. We work with foundations and centers of dozens of countries, which are studying and promoting the heritage of Avicenna. We signed a memorandum of understanding with Avicenna public foundation in Uzbekistan. Well-established scientific cooperation serves to enhance the effectiveness of research. Organization of the memorial museum of the great scientist in his birthplace, Afshona village as well as establishment of a medical college under his name there epitomizes the synthesis of theory and practice.

Chairman of the Medical Foundation of Switzerland “EurAsia Heart” Paul Robert Vogt, Honorary General Secretary of the French Academy of Medicine Raymond Akdailu highlighted the contributions of Avicenna to the development of modern medicine, and stressed that his views are important in the development of neonatal cardiac surgery, as treatments, set out in the work “The Canon of Medicine” are still relevant.

Participants of the forum visited the Afshona village, birthplace of Abu Ali Ibn Sina, and laid flowers to the monument of the great ancestor.

Khokim of Bukhara region attended the conference.

(Source: UzA)


Great Discovery

The eagerly-awaited event in the cultural life of the capital city and that of the entire country took place last weekend – the Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theater opened its doors following its overhaul. The 86th theatrical season kicked off with a concert program.

Each detail of the interior design attracts the attention of a viewer, be it splendid chandeliers or magnificent murals by painter Chingiz Akhmarov created on the motifs of Alisher Navoi’s poems. Mirrors, cozy furniture… There is no doubt that the civil engineers tried hard to preserve architect Alexey Schusev’s initial idea by restoring only some elements.

Before the beginning of the concert the spectators admired the drop-curtain manually embroidered by Bukhara masters in the “Shakarak duzi” style.

“Stucco molding in the hall is covered with gold leaf,” says chief engineer Kabul Sabirjanov. “We have installed Spanish chairs made specifically with consideration of recommendations made by Russian professor Michail Lane. He had examined the hall and the stage to define the exact conditions for improving the acoustics. Equipment for visual and acoustic special effects has been fully automated. Now, several decorations may be dropped simultaneously and light can be operated with the help of a computer.

“We have also installed video-editing and recording equipment, presented by the Japanese Government. Even choir or orchestra performances may be recorded in our new theatrical studio. Six new traps can serve to materialize producers’ most incredible ideas. For example, Mephistopheles may be lifted up straight from under the stage. If required the orchestra pit may be raised up to the level of the stage. There are numerous changes also in that part of the building, which the audience does not see as a rule. Each make-up room has a shower booth, the orchestra received a rehearsal room, and everything is ready for a museum, which is going to be opened soon.”

The theatrical group presented all the brilliance of masterpieces of the world and Uzbek art, and the spectators were able to meet their long-awaited opera and ballet artists.

“All staff members of the theater have taken part in the preparation for the opening of the season,” says producer, Merited Art worker Andrey Slonim. “We have presented opera, ballet and a traditional genre – maqom, which our art had started from, in the form of a theatrical show through superseding different genres. Within feasible future we will be able to please our spectators with the first night of the opera “Sadoqat” (Devotion) by the Uzbek composer Rustam Abdullayev. The characters of Khamid Olimjon, Zulfiya, Oybek and others will appear it for the first time. We have been also working on a New Year fairytale for young spectators. And most importantly, we have plans to revive the theater’s rich repertoire – about 30 opera and 25 ballet performances. Opening of a season is an exciting moment both for spectators and for us. It means the start of the theater’s new life…”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


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