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Acting President Mirziyoyev Visits Samarkand

The Acting President and Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on October 5 visited Samarkand Region to review the course of ongoing socio-economic reforms and work in the industrial, agricultural and social areas.

He also visited the burial ground of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

Mirziyoyev then visited Akdarya District, where he reviewed the course if agricultural work and joined farmers to discuss issues in boosting the effectiveness of farming, transition from cultivation of agricultural crops to expansion of processing.

On October 5, Uzbekistan passed a Presidential Decree “On Additional measures to accelerate the development of entrepreneurship, protect private property and improve the business climate”, which provides major benefits and concessions for entrepreneurs.

In Samarkand, the Acting President familiarized himself with projects to build modern apartment houses which, once constructed, will help resolve many citizens’ housing problems. It was noted that the new buildings will offer the entire social infrastructure for comfortable life for people.

Getting acquainted with the road infrastructure of Samarkand, Mirziyoyev stressed the need to lay modern tram lines. Noting the availability of all opportunities and conditions in the city, the advantages of rail as an environmentally friendly means of transport that have the least impact on the environment, he drew attention to the high-quality implementation of the project and its completion for Navruz celebrations in 2017.

Another project that received attention was the creation of a unique facility for producing energy from alternative sources based on cutting-edge technologies. The project is run in collaboration with Chinese specialists. Once launched, the facility will help boost the reliability of power supply for existing and new consumers across Samarkand Region and the southwestern part of the country’s energy system as a whole. The station’s annual production of solar photovoltaic will total 158.3 million kW/h. Those responsible have been instructed to make broader use of locally made products in constructing such complexes and to launch construction of similar plants in other regions of our country as well.

On the same day, the Acting President visited an industrial zone created in Urgut District. The area, sprawling over nearly 42 hectares, is home to 40 industrial companies, including 19 joint ventures, that employ some 1,200 people. Last year alone, the zone produced over 20 types of industrial commodities worth 157.5 billion soums, with exports exceeding $10 million. Specifically, the facilities based in the zone produce carpets, synthetic fiber, electric ovens, stoves, disposable dishware, polymer glue and other products from Uzbek-made raw materials.

It was noted that another 78 projects will be launched in the area next year to produce localized commodities, which will help create around 3,400 jobs.

The Acting President of Uzbekistan, with a view to efficient use of the resource base of Urgut district, the further development of its industrial and export potential, attracting investment and advanced technologies, emphasized that Urgut Free Industrial Zone will be created.

The Urgut District Mayor’s Office hosted a meeting with officials and entrepreneurs of Samarkand Region. Prior to the start of the meeting, those gathered paid tribute to the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

The participants listened to a complex program of the future socio-economic development of Samarkand Region.

Those gathered also focused on issues related to the further improvement of living conditions through the construction of new housing in the city and district centers, the development of an engineering and communication infrastructure, reconstruction of roads and improvement of the potable water supply.

Mirziyoyev provided examples of complaints received in the virtual page of the Prime Minister on the government portal, and gave specific instructions to the heads of the region to consider these issues in a timely manner and take appropriate action. It was emphasized that any such complaint is under the control of the Prime Minister.

The meeting also considered pressing issues in the improvement of the financial and economic potential of the region’s budget and areas, the implementation of export forecasts, and discussed the harvest and sowing of winter crops, food security, preparation of social facilities and housing for the autumn-winter season, improving the quality of medical and social services, and uninterrupted activities of all areas of the economy.


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