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Uzbekistan is getting prepared to hold elections to citizens’ self-governing bodies mahalla scheduled for May and June this year

The preparations for the important event in the public and political life of the country are nearing their end.

Before proceeding to the topic of elections, it would be right to brief on the originality and uniqueness of the institution of mahalla, look back into its past, and analyze its present.

Vitamins All Year Round

Uzbekistan is setting the stage for a new effective system of procurement, storage and export of fruits and vegetables in coming months. Uzbekistan Today reporters have found out about the key directions of this work.

The introduction of the state order for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables, potatoes, grapes and melons, starting with the 2016 harvest, ranks among the most interesting innovations.

Development of «e-government» in Uzbekistan

From the first days of independence the introduction of information and communication technologies (ICT) has become one of the priority tasks of the state policy in Uzbekistan, which contributes to the achievement of significant results in the formation of the national information space and the enhancement of the management systems efficiency.

Uzbekistan, UNICEF Sign Country Program Action Plan

The Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have signed a new 2016-2020 Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) at the Receptions Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The document was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Adham Ikramov and UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan Robert Fuderich, with Health Minister Anvar Alimov and Public Education Minister Ulugbek Inoyatov in attendance.

Germany’s Knauf is planning to launch a new major project in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara Region

The idea is to build a new plant producing dry mixes and increase the capacity of current plasterboard production over the next five years.

First quarter sees establishment of 8480 new small businesses

According to the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 8480 new small businesses were established in January-March of current year. As a result, the number of operating small businesses as on 1 April reached 211350 units or 9.4% more than the same period last year.

Tashkent discussed national and international experience in the enforcement of laws

Tashkent hosted an international conference "Mechanisms for enhancing the effectiveness of enforcement of laws: national and international experience".

Main purpose of the event was to exchange experience in the sphere of ensuring the unified application of laws, bringing the adopted laws to the notice of executors and the public, to increase the responsibility of officials in these processes.

Uzbekistan produces agriculture products for 42.3 trln. soums in 2015

The agriculture production of Uzbekistan made up 42.28 trillion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 30.03.2016, 1$= 2876.72 soums) in 2015, which grew by 6.8% compared to 2015, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

At the same time, the output of plant-growing reached 25.085 trillion soums (+6.7%) and animal husbandry – 17.195 trillion soums (+6.8%).

GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO PAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO UZBEKISTAN

On 30 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the current Chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Frank-Walter Steinmeier will arrive in Uzbekistan on an official visit, according to the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan.

UZBEKISTAN HOLDS 17TH PLACE IN GLOBAL HIGH-SPEED TRAIN RANKING

Uzbekistan took the 17th place among 20 countries of the world in Global High-Speed Train Ranking, published by GoEuro.

The ranking is based on such figures as record speed, operation speed, line coverage and population coverage, as well as expense of population to 1 km railway.

According to ranking, the record speed of high-speed train in Uzbekistan makes up 255 km/h (17th place in ranking on this figure) and operation speed – 250 km/h (13th place).