Thursday, 20, June, 2024

National

Energy Minister Zhurabek Mirzamakhmudov, in an interview with the Uzbekistan 24 TV channel after a on May 30 government meeting, told how the consumption of power and gas has changed in Uzbekistan after prices were raised on May 1.

Deputy PM/Chair of the Inter-Agency Commission on WTO Accession, Jamshid Khodjaev led the delegation, which also included Azizbek Urunov, Special Representative of the President on WTO issues and Chief Negotiator for WTO accession, Ahadbek Khaydarov, Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, Alisher Karimov, Deputy Minister of Justice, and Akmaljon Kosimov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture. Officials from a range of ministries and agencies also joined the delegation in Geneva.

Footage circulated on social networks on the eve in which a driver on Captiva SUV was trying to run over several people on a football pitch in Syrdarya province. The situation was commented by the provincial police department.

From June 1, 2024, a number of legislative changes and other novelties will take effect in Uzbekistan. Fees for state-owned kindergartens in Uzbekistan to rise increase.

Draft State Social Insurance Bill has been posted for public input on the portal for discussion of draft regulations. The draft was developed by the National Social Protection Agency.

In May, the office of the United Nations Children's Fund () in Uzbekistan delivered the first batch of oxygen equipment to the provincial children's hospital and provincial perinatal center of the Kashkadarya province, the UNICEF office reported in the country.

The Central Bank set a new exchange rate for foreign currencies to the Uzbek soum from May 30. The US dollar to soum exchange rate fell by another 9.22 soums at the end of the trading on May 30. In general, the dollar has fallen against the soum for the fifth day in a row (since May 24), falling by almost 84 soums - from 1274.72 to 12640.87 soums.

Climate disasters, unfortunately, have become the norm in the recent years, and it is the fruit and vegetable sector, as the most sensitive to climate change, that suffers more than other segments of agriculture.

The new high-rise buildings of Uzsanoatqurilishbank, Asakabank and Aloqabank located on Tashkent City business district will be sold through open auction, with KPMG hired as a privatization consultant, the State Asset Management Agency (SAMA) said.

Experts from the Needs Assessment Mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR NAM) landed in Uzbekistan, the press service of the Central Election Commission said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has encountered 30,000 Chinese immigrants, 8,900 illegal immigrants from India, 7,800 from Turkey, 2,900 from Uzbekistan, 4,400 from Mauritania, 3,000 from Vietnam, and 5,600 from Guinea at the border since October 1. 

114,605 cars were manufactured in Uzbekistan in Jan-Apr 2024, marking a 1.5 times increase compared to the same period last year, the State Statistics Agency said in a report. Despite initial plans to discontinue Lacetti production in April, there was a slight increase by March. 

With 4.2million people, or 18.4% of Uzbekistan's adult population, identified as multi-dimensionally poor, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is launching critical initiatives to address this issue.

Today the Tashkent metro received the delivery of 3 subway coaches with four cars. According to the company, these coaches will undergo technical testing for 7-10 days, and then will be ready to serve passengers.

The Thai cabinet approved several new visa promotions to attract more tourists on Tuesday, including visa-free and visa-on-arrival schemes and longer stays for students, and a reduced level of compulsory health insurance for retirees.

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Henick, alongside the Ministry of Health’s Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Product Safety and the Agency for Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry launched USAID’s Diversifying Asia’s Pharmaceutical Supply Chain project. The two-year project valued at USD 2.5 million will strengthen local pharmaceutical regulation and production, enhance local technology and workforce skills, and attract investment to the industry.

Russia vowed to build two pumped storage power plants on lakes in Uzbekistan, the Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on May 27 at the talks with the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Uzbekistan government delegation led by the Minister of Poverty Reduction and Employment Behzod Musaev paid a visit to Germany, Dunyo said.

At the Uzbekistan Embassy to Italy, the First Deputy Minister of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change Obid Qudratov met with the Deputy Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/Regional representative for Europe and Central Asia, Viorel Gutsu, Dunyo said.

The Safe Migration in Central Asia (SMICA) project, supported by USAID and implemented by Winrock International, successfully wrapped up its activities in Uzbekistan, marking notable accomplishments in the realm of safe migration and human trafficking prevention.