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October 4, 2016


Acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Sirdaryo region on 1 October to review the process of social-economic reforms, wide-scale works in the industry, agriculture and social sphere. 

Sirdaryo region, as in all over our country, has witnesses huge creative and landscaping works under the leadership of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov during the years of independence.

In Shirin city, Shavkat Mirziyoyev went to the Sirdaryo thermal power station, which is the largest station in the region and one of the main sources of power supply to customers of the central part of Uzbekistan’s electric power system.

Sirdaryo TPS consists of 10 power blocks with a total capacity of 3050 MW and annually produces 16,1 bln. KW/h electricity.

Deterioration of equipment at the station, gradually put into operation in 1972-1981, leads to decrease of capacities and in this regard consistent works on reconstruction have been carried out here in recent years. In accordance with the resolution of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov “On measures to implement investment project “Comprehensive modernization of two power blocks at the Sirdaryo thermal power station”, the two power blocks have been modernized in July 2014-March 2015.

During the inspection of the power station, Shavkat Mirziyoyev discussed the tasks on increasing capacities of Sirdaryo TPS, further modernization of existing power blocks with specialists.

Lowering the costs of produced electricity, localization of production of spare parts, needed for repairs of the station equipment, have been indicated as priority tasks. A special attention was paid to ensuring timely payment for discharged electricity, active introduction of the automated system of electricity billing.

In Gulistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Uzbek-British joint venture “Guliston medtehnika”, which started production on 1 October.

7,3 million US dollars have been invested into this joint ventures, which is equipped with the latest technologies from South Korea.

The enterprise will annually produce 216 million syringes and 26 million infusion systems. The products will be supplied not only to the domestic market, but also exported to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.

210 new jobs have been created at the enterprises, half of which has been filled by the graduates of professional colleges.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acknowledged with the construction projects of multi-story residential houses with all conditions for low-income families, which are planned to be implemented in Gulistan. It was underlined that, apartments in these houses with preferential loans will be distributed fairly on the needs-based approach, involving the public.

On the same day, Acting President of our country inspected cotton fields and reviewed the cotton harvesting process, discussed the issues of increasing the productivity of lands, using modern agricultural machinery with farmers of the Gulistan district.

Construction of affordable individual housing with necessary engineering-communication and social infrastructure has been discussed. It was noted that the construction of such multi-apartment energy-saving houses in rural areas in short time frameworks allows improving residential conditions for young and low-income families.

Also a meeting with representatives of Sirdaryo region took place at the start of which the participants honored the memory of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

A particular attention was paid to further improvement living conditions following implementing prospective general plans of cities and regional centers of the region, providing affordable housing, further development of engineering and communication and social infrastructure. The topical tasks of increasing the export potential of the region, supporting entrepreneurs in these initiatives were considered. Season harvesting and sowing of winter crops, preparation of social facilities and housing for the autumn-winter season, ensuring the smooth operation of the industry and other spheres of the economy were discussed.

In the example of Gulistan district, a comprehensive program of future socio-economic development of the Syrdarya region was heard at the meeting. In particular, in the next two years 11 industrial enterprises, employing about 900 people, are to be commissioned in this district. It is envisaged that the manufactured products are to be supplied to the domestic and foreign markets.

In conclusion, Shavkat Mirziyoev briefed the leaders and representatives of the region with citizens’ applications, received through the virtual reception of the Prime Minister, opened at the government portal. Specific instructions were given to the responsible employees to review and promptly resolve the raised issues.