INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 259

uzbek_digestDecember29, 2014

POLICY.. 2

Uzbekistan announces 2 January as day-off. 2

elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.. 2

The Election campaign for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 2

International cooperation.. 2

The trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan exceeded $ 3.1 billion during the 10 months of this year2

TECHNOLOGIES. 3

Payments Turn Easy and Prompt3

sOCIETY.. 4

Over 11,000 children to get presidential gifts. 4

 

 

 

POLICY

Uzbekistan announces 2 January as day-off

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution “On announcing 2 January 2015 as a day-off” on 26 December 2014.

The resolution said that in connection with celebration of New Year and create favourable conditions to resting of population announce Friday, 2 January 2015, as a day-off in Uzbekistan.

The document underlined that it is allowed to work of those organization, which cannot suspend production due to production-technical and other conditions, and rendering services to population in line with article 132 of the Labour Code f Uzbekistan.

The compensation and payment of works, during day-off, will be made in line with the article 157 of the Labour Code of Uzbekistan, the document added.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Election campaign for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held December 26, 2014 and led by its chairperson M. Abdusalomov.

In accordance with Article 117 of the Constitution, Article 2 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On regular elections to the representative bodies of state authority and of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and Article 8 of the Law “On the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” the decision was made which determine the date of presidential elections of the Republic of Uzbekistan it is March 29, 2015.

In this regard, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan announced the election campaign for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from December 26, 2014.

At Central Election Commission’s meeting was also approved a Program of main measures on the preparation and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the meeting it was noted that all activities related to the preparation and conduct of elections is carrying out by the Central Election Commission, election commissions in open and transparent manner, with strict accordance to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the electoral legislation.

The Central Election Commission also adopted a resolution on the formation of the Republican Press Center on Coverage of the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which is located at: 16, Navoi str., Tashkent.

On the same day at the Republican Press Center was held a briefing for foreign and domestic mass media.

(Source: Press Service of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan”)

International cooperation

The trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan exceeded $ 3.1 billion during the 10 months of this year

Tashkent hosted the 14th session of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The session was chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Rustam Azimov and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan B. Sagintayev.

The event was also attended by the heads and senior officials of ministries, departments and organizations of the two countries.

The parties in the traditionally friendly atmosphere and a climate of understanding and openness discussed the key issues of development of relations between the two countries, prospects for further deepening of bilateral cooperation in trade, economic and transport sectors, the expansion of the legal framework and others.

It was noted that multifaceted cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan is developing, including on the basis of the agreements reached at the end of regular meetings between the two countries. Visits of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to our country on June 13-14, 2013 and President Islam Karimov to the Republic of Kazakhstan on November 24-25, 2014 gave a new impetus to bilateral relations.

It must be emphasized that Kazakhstan is traditionally one of the important trade partners of Uzbekistan, bilateral trade relations are characterized by a dynamic and sustainable growth.

The basis of the legal framework of bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are the “Strategy of economic cooperation for 2007-2016”, “The agreement on the avoidance of double taxation on income and property”, “Free Trade Agreement”, “Agreement on promotion and Reciprocal protection of Investments “,” agreement on strategic partnership. ”

By the end of 2013 the trade turnover between the two countries increased by 14% and amounted to more than $3.2 billion, and over the past 10 months it has increased by more than a quarter and exceeded $3.1 billion. It is expected that by the end of 2014 the figure will reach $3.5 billion.

Currently in Uzbekistan operate 180 enterprises with the participation of Kazakh capital, including 152 joint ventures and 28 companies with 100% foreign capital.

4 firms and companies of Kazakhstan accredited at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade.

It should be noted that the joint intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan has been operating since 1997. To date, the Commission held 13 meetings, the last one was held on June 3-4, 2013 in Astana.

According to the results of the 14th session of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation signed a final protocol.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

TECHNOLOGIES

Payments Turn Easy and Prompt

Uzbekistan is one of the region’s leaders in the development and implementation of cashless payment systems. Today, residents can foot the bill in shops and restaurants and pay for other services through card terminals, as well as purchase goods and services through online cards without leaving home. An IQFront system for instant payments for utilities is a new step in this direction.

The current system of paying utility bills has recently undergone some positive changes owing to intensive introduction of IT-technologies. However, inconveniences still lingered for consumers. For example, when paying for public services through plastic cards a customer had to present a receipt and a check to operators so that the money was transferred to his or her account, due to which the service was not consummated right away.

The new integrated solution IQFront has been designed for direct and instant money transfer from the mobile terminals of inspectors to the billing systems of public services. Such a solution would eliminate delays in payments and connect public utilities immediately after funds get to a consumer account.

Specialists are currently updating software of mobile terminals serviced by bank officers and inspectors of public utilities. The cheque will provide detailed information about the consumer’s account, his or her account balance, and other relevant information. At the first stage, it is envisaged to connect the system to 2,500 mobile utility payment terminals.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)

sOCIETY

Over 11,000 children to get presidential gifts

About 11,000 New Year presents of the President of Uzbekistan will be handed over to orphan children, children with disabilities and children from low income and many children families.

According to the information service of the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan, the process of sending gifts to the regions was completed on 26 December 2014.

About 11,000 New Year gifts of the President were prepared and delivered to regions of the country, the ministry said.

The Uzbek ministry said that the gifts include 12 types of educational accessories and 14 types of sweets. The gifts will be handed over to children at the President’s New Year celebrations.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

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