Tuesday, 26, May, 2020

National

On May 4, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a telephone conversation with President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov, the presidential press service said.

3750 business entities of Andijan province were allowed to resume activities with restrictions from Monday, the governor's office said in a statement.

Two officers of the National Guard, who were involved in the rescue operations after the dam burst at Sardoba reservoir, were carried away by a strong stream of water, the National Guard said.

On May 4, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a government meeting on enhancing efficiency in the energy sector and optimizing energy consumption, the presidential press service said.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Standardization, Metrology and Certification Agency of Uzbekistan (UzStandard) published a comprehensive manual for Uzbekistan’s farmers and agri-firms that will help them compete in international markets by adopting good agricultural practices in line with the international GLOBALG.A.P. standard. GLOBALG.A.P. is the world's largest agriculture certification program, setting criteria for agribusinesses and minimizing the risks of tainted food entering world markets.

Criminal case was opened under Official negligence and Violation of rules for mining, construction or explosive works safety charges after the flood which was caused by the burst of Sardoba reservoir dam on May 1, the General Prosecutor's Office said on Sunday.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Saturday again visited the Sardoba reservoir and watched the restoration of the dam, which had bursted on the eve, the presidential press service said.

As the coronavirus pandemic empties the bustling bazaars that have long dominated Uzbekistan’s food trade, supermarkets are driving into the vacuum, foreseeing a reshaping of food retail should social distancing become the new normal, Reuters said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Syr Darya province in connection with the burst in the dam on Sardoba reservoir. A government commission has been formed, measures have been taken to evacuate and assist the population. The necessary forces and means were used to block the burst; at present, the water leak has been stopped, the presidential press service said.

The water outflow from the Sardoba reservoir has been stopped. The flood in Sardoba was not observed in other parts of the province, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.