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December 22, 2014


December22, 2014

elections to the oliy majlis of the republic of uzbekistan and local Kengashes of people’s deputies. 2

President Islam Karimov Casts Ballot in Elections. 2

Speech by the Chairman of Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan M.Abdusalomov at the Briefing for Foreign and International Observers, Representatives of Domestic and Foreign Media  2

economy.. 3

Uzbekistan Provides Services for 72.545 trln. soums in Jan-Nov. 3

International cooperation.. 3

Uzbekistan Airways Gets Second Boeing-767-300BCF. 3


Entrepreneurs Can Get Online Information about the Imported Goods by Railway Transport4

Society.. 4

Personnel Reserves. 4








elections to the oliy majlis of the republic of uzbekistan and local Kengashes of people’s deputies

President Islam Karimov Casts Ballot in Elections

On December 21, Uzbekistan went to elections for the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, as well as regional, district and city Kengashes (Councils) of people’s representatives.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov came to polling station 644 to cast his ballot to the lower house of the national parliament and the Tashkent City Kengash of People’s Deputies.

An electoral system guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan has been shaped in our nation during the independence years. The system is being perfected in a steadfast manner.

A bicameral parliament has been functioning in Uzbekistan since 2005. Corresponding amendments and addenda were introduced in 2003 and 2008 to the Constitution, laws on Guarantees of Electoral Rights of Citizens, on Elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on Elections to Regional, District and City Kengashes of People’s Deputies, and on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

As a result, a refined legislative base has been formed to secure gradual liberalization of the national electoral system, elections to the bicameral parliament, meeting international norms to a full extent.

Passed on the basis of the Concept of Intensification of Democratic Reforms and Formation of Civil Society in the Country pushed forward by President Islam Karimov, laws have considerably uplifted the role and significance of the Oliy Majlis in the life of the Uzbek society. The introduction of the principle of nominating the prime minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan by the political party that secures the greatest number of deputy seats in the parliament as a result of elections, along with the institution of no-confidence vote to the government has epitomized a new phase in the modernization and democratization of the country.

(Source: Press-service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Speech by the Chairman of Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan M.Abdusalomov at the Briefing for Foreign and International Observers, Representatives of Domestic and Foreign Media

Today at 20:00 at the polling stations on election of deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis and the representative bodies of state power at the local voting completed.

Voting continues only at the polling stations formed at representations of the Republic of Uzbekistane in some European countries and the United States.

According to the preliminary data, more than 18 million voters took part in the elections, which makes up more than 88 percent of total number of voters included in the lists.

The Conference of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan in the nomination and election of 15 members of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament of the Ecological Movement continues counting and determination of election results.

It should be emphasized that the elections of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan were conducted in compliance with all democratic norms and principles fixed in the Constitution of Uzbekistan and the laws on elections.

Currently at the polling stations in accordance with Article 42 of the Law “On elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” votes counting process continues separately for each candidate for deputy of the lower house of parliament.

As it was already reported, over 300 international and foreign observers from 50 countries and five international organizations are attending the elections.

In addition, in the elections to the Legislative Chamber participate more than 70,000 observers and authorized representatives of political parties that nominated candidates. In accordance with the law also authorized representatives of political parties participates in the vote counting at polling stations.

No reports of electoral violations have been recieved from regions during the elections.

Preliminary results of the elections of the members of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan will be published at 15.00, December 22.

(Source: Republican press center on the coverage of the elections)


Uzbekistan Provides Services for 72.545 trln. soums in Jan-Nov

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( — Uzbekistan rendered services for 72.545 trillion soums in January-November 2014(currency rates of CB RU from 22.12.2014   1$= 2413.96 soums), which rose by 14.8% year-on-year, according to the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Uzbekistan.

In eleven months, over 13,476 projects were implemented in service sector, over 6,000 – trade sector and 3,700 projects – domestic services.

Microcreditbank allocated about 35 billion soums of loans were issued to crediting service sector in January-November 2014.

High level of development was recorded in financial services (+33.3%), services on repairing agriculture equipment (+27.1%), services of communication and information (+24.2%), services of computer programming (+21.1%), domestic services (+20.3%), construction services (+17.9%), service of trade and catering (+16.9%) and tourism services (+16.2%), and others.

Total volume of services, rendered in rural areas, made up 16.088 trillion soums (+15.1%). Implementation of development of services in rural areas within 1.5 year, share of tourism services in rural areas rose from 18.4% to 32.6% or by 14.2%, service on repair and maintaining agriculture equipment – by 5% (from 66.9% to 71.9%), healthcare services – by 3% (from 30.5% to 33.5%), services of computer programming – by 3.6% (from 8,2% to 11.8%).


International cooperation

Uzbekistan Airways Gets Second Boeing-767-300BCF

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( — Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) received the second cargo airplane Boeing-767-300BCF, which was converted from passenger plane to the freighter.

The second airplane arrived in international airport Tashkent. The first airplane received the first cargo plane in November 2014.

The airline said that two airplanes were converted to freighters within the project on re-equipping to passenger airplanes Boeing 767-300ER to freighters Boeing 767-300BCF in line with the agreement between Uzbekistan Havo Yollari and Boeing.

The project is implemented at support and financial help of the Government of Uzbekistan. It is aimed at creating a fleet of freight airplanes to develop an international intermodal center of logistics at Navoi airport and increase cargo transportation.

The airplane was converted to freighter by Boring at its airplane repair company in Singapore, Sasko. The plane was received by the Uzbek airline after necessary inspections.

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari said that it is more profitable to use old passenger planes as freighters. This will ensure safety of flights.

It is expected that the freighters will be used to conduct international flights from Navoi Airport to Dubai, Tianjin, Frankfurt, Aktobe, New Delhi, on average – 13 flights per week. The commercial load of the aircrafts makes up 53 tonnes. They are certified according to the fourth level of noise (Stage 4 noise level), which will perform takeoffs and landings at airports that have restrictions for flying at night, in particular, the city of London and Frankfurt.

It is worth to mention that the first converted airplane Boeing-767-300BCF will conduct first flight from Urumqi to Tashkent.



Entrepreneurs Can Get Online Information about the Imported Goods by Railway Transport

In order to create additional facilities and opportunities for business, a single portal of interactive public services launched a service of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan “Receiving information about the imported goods by rail on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

Due to this service, users registered on a Single portal, can get information about customs posts, on which the registration of cars of rail transport vehicles and containers was passed, as well as the date of their passing and crossing the borders of the Republic of Uzbekistan.



Personnel Reserves

Availability of workplaces ranks among the major indicators of success in any economic system. It is a kind of litmus test that reflects the extent of competitiveness of the industry and progress of small businesses. In the early ‘90s of the past century, Uzbekistan launched gradual establishment of an effective system of employment, which was based on an integrated approach to decision-making.

The approach of the domestic system comes to the creation of a multi-stage mechanism, which would flexibly respond to market demands. It is a decisive factor in modern conditions. There is a simple scheme: when the economy is booming, companies expand their staff, recruit lawyers, economists and marketers who promote the expansion to new markets. When the situation changes, it entails the process of optimizing resources and some employees consequently loose their jobs. These are conventional and unstoppable economic processes. However, an effective mechanism might minimize the emerging disbalance. This is actually the focus of the national system of employment: to anticipate and respond to market fluctuations effectively.

The policy of annual job-creation programs has contributed to the success of Uzbekistan in this direction. They are not just papers but a set of integrated measures on the implementation of specific initiatives and projects. They focus on provision of employment through engagement of capacity of regions and economy sectors, rational use of human resources with an eye to demographic factors and structural changes, as well as all possible assistance to the development of effective forms of employment and entrepreneurship. The study of market trends and vocations in demand has always been a spotlight. Uzbekistan to date has built a model of close interaction between educational and government agencies with business structures, which jointly identify the market demand for specialists.

The specifics of manpower distribution have been reflected in national programs. The companies were provided with certain benefits and preferences if they established enterprises in regions with excessive workforce. The approach has yielded prompt results. For instance, the Fergana Valley, one of the country’s most densely populated regions, has turned into the center of domestic automotive industry. It has become the source of dozens thousands of jobs, largely owing to a multiplier effect. For instance, Asaka automobile plant employed hundreds people, while the subcontractor businesses specializing in the manufacture of components employed tens of thousands. The Angren Special Industrial Zone is another example, which allowed fully tapping the human potential of Tashkent region.

As a result, 930.5 thousand jobs have been established in eleven months of 2014, which 1.7% exceeds the estimated index. Of these, 341.6 thousand jobs were provided by small and micro businesses. The largest number of jobs was established in Samarkand region (88.7 thousand), Fergana (86.6 thousand), Qashqadaryo (83 thousand), Tashkent region (82.7 thousand), Andijon (74.9 thousand), Namangan (72 thousand), Bukhara region (70.7 thousand), as well as in the Tashkent city (85.9 thousand).

Next year it is envisaged to create 261.6 thousand jobs and provide employment to 725.9 thousand people. Special part will be assigned to graduates of educational institutions, women, the disabled, and other categories of people in need of social support.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)

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