Saturday, 24, February, 2024

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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed PM Abdulla Aripov to address the fully abandonning of AI-80 gasoline from 2025, the president’s spokesman Sherzod Asadov said.

Uzgidromet unveiled the weather forecast for Tashkent city. There will be some rain on Monday, with 5−10 m/s westward wind and daytime air temperatures e within +5…+7 degrees Celsius range.

At today’s government meeting, Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed senior officials to prepare and submit to him proposals to solve the problem of traffic jams in Tashkent city, his spokesman Sherzod Asadov said.

Conflict of Interest Bill is being reviewed by experts from the Presidential Administration (PA), the Senate speaker Tanzila Narbaeva tol the Uzbek BBC service in London.

President chaired a government meeting on the works and priorities in the areas of housing, construction, utilities, transport and environmental protection.

Six people died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Margilan city, Fergana province, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office said.

Tashkent city public buses were used 241.7 million times in 2023. Toshshahartranskhizmat said. Public buses served an average of over 662.3 thousand passengers per day, which is 62% more than in 2022 (an average of 404.4 thousand passengers were transported in 2022).

Uzgidromet announced weather forecast for Tashkent city. No precipitation is expected on Saturday, January 27. Fog is possible at night and in the morning, with 3−8 m/s eastward wind and temperature at night within 0...-2 degrees range, during the day between +8...+10 degrees.

At 23:30, the Emergency Situations Service received a call about a fire near make-shift clothing market in a parking lot in the Shahrikhan district. Accordingly, 20 fire and rescue crews arrived on the scene at 23:32, the fire was localized was extinguished at 01:53.

According to the Statistics Agency, in 2023 Uzbekistan exported 1.7 million tons of fruits and vegetables worth almost $1.2 billion abroad, recording a 1.1% increase to 2022.

Delegation of the Labor Migration Agency attended the economic forum of fruit producers in Kielce, Poland, Dunyo reported. During open discussions, Polish business leaders pointed out that there was a lack of manpower in Poland due to the large number of young people leaving for Germany, France, and Great Britain, which causes large losses due to the inability to harvest ready crops.

The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a new strategy for Uzbekistan, setting out the Bank’s priorities in the country until 2029. The Bank’s strategic approach to operations in Central Asia’s most populous state will be based on activities in the following three areas: (i) supporting decarbonisation, greater water efficiency and cleaner energy; (ii) developing the private sector and fostering employment, skills, inclusion and the digital transition; and (iii) improving economic governance, the business climate and infrastructure connectivity.

According to Uzaviatsiya, Geoorgian ariline Geo Sky airline was issued an operating permit on January 24, 2024 for regular Tbilisi to Tashkent flights based on the intergovernmental treaty on air services between Uzbekistan and Georgia.

As part of his state visit to China, president Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the headquarters and technology center of the Chinese automaker BYD in Shenzhen on January 25, the presidential press service said.

Surkhandarya blogger Otabek Sattoriy, sentenced to 6.5 years in prison on charges of libel and extortion in 2021, may be released at the end of April or early May. The press service of the Ezgulik human rights society reported this on Facebook with reference to its leader Abdurakhmon Tashanov, who met with Sattoriy on January 13 in a prison colony in Karshi.

As part of his stay in Shenzhen, president Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with CEO of the Silk Road Fund Zhu Jun, the press service of the head of state reported.

Following the talks between the leaders of Uzbekistan and China, a signing ceremony of bilateral documents was held in Beijing, the Uzbek presidency site reported.

The 2024-2026 action plan of the Public Health-2030 National Strategy includes an item on provision of specialized high-tech medical care in terms of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation in all areas of pediatrics, including the development of areas such as neurosurgery, cardiosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology and orthopedics in children's surgery.

Talks took place between the president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the president of China Xi Jinping with the participation of members of official delegations on Wednesday in Beijing, the presidential press service said.

Korean Air announced to it will stop Seoul-Tashkent regular flights from March 1. “There are poor sales, the company has decided to stop the flight. Accordingly, the representative office will also be closed,” said a Korean Air representative.