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Favorable and attractive business environment is an important factor in business development

On March 12-13, 2019, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Navoi region.

Navoi city hosts an asset meeting under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on socio-economic development of Navoi region.

The meeting is attended by the heads of ministries and agencies, representatives of the older generation, entrepreneurs, youth. The meeting is monitored by the public of the cities and districts of Navoi region, the ambassadors of Uzbekistan abroad via videoconferencing.

At the meeting with the Navoi region’s asset, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev outlined the tasks for integrated development of the region.

At the meeting, it was noted that despite the fact that Navoi region occupies a leading position in gross regional product, its reserves and opportunities are not fully utilized. The region’s economy depends on several large enterprises, while small business and private entrepreneurship are developing at a slow pace.

– In order to give a powerful impetus to the development of entrepreneurship in the region, it is necessary to create such a favorable and attractive business climate, which would increase the interest in engaging in entrepreneurship among not only local residents, but also the population of other regions. From now on, Navoi region should become an area of entrepreneurs, – said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The Head of the state proposed to turn the Navoi region into a free economic zone for innovative and high-tech industries focused on export. It was noted that a special commission led by the Deputy Prime Minister will be created for this, a system of benefits and preferences for the participants of this economic zone will be defined.

At the meeting, special attention was paid to the issues of actively attracting investments, creating modern enterprises and providing employment to the population.

It was noted that a program for 2019-2020 consisting of 511 investment projects worth 26 trillion 368 billion UZS for Navoi region is developed. Within the framework of this program, it is planned to master 1 billion USD of foreign direct investment and loans, create 17.4 thousand new jobs. In particular, it is planned to implement 12 major projects at Navoi Thermal Power Station, in joint-stock companies Kyzylkumcement, Navoiazot and in other industries.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev gave instructions on analyzing the possibilities of the region in agriculture, taking measures for increasing production of sewing and knitting products, and karakul, increasing exports.

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After the meeting with the region’s asset, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with activities of Public Services Center in Navoi city.

An electronic queue system is introduced in the center. Citizens are provided with more than a hundred types of public services. It also provides notary services, registration of civil status acts, passports registration, replacement of driver’s licenses and others.

A children’s playground, cafe, reading area, free access to Wi-Fi have been created in the center for visitors’ convenience. As a result, service recipients can spend their waiting time meaningfully.

Residents of remote villages, citizens who are not able to visit the center will be provided with on-site services.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Public Reception Office in the regional center and talked with its employees. He asked about peoples’ appeals.

The Head of the state made recommendations on expanding the list of services for entrepreneurs, particularly on integration of the process related to allocation of land, obtaining a construction permit.

Presentation of projects for development of small business and handicraft in Navoi region was also held. Thus, “Navoi is an entrepreneurs’ region” project will be implemented as an experiment for the first time. The amount of state fee for registration of entrepreneurs in the region will be reduced twice. It is planned to provide preferences in some areas of services, as well as, create a Center for entrepreneurship development and business promotion.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev also visited Navoi city Internal Affairs Department No.3.

The Head of the state was informed about conditions created here, activities on strengthening peace and tranquility in makhallas.

During the conversation with women inspectors, the President noted that they should study women’s problems and ease their worries. – If we want to establish justice in society, it is necessary first of all to win women’s trust, protect them. Women’s wellbeing, their views on life form the atmosphere in the family. This is very important in education of children, – said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

President got acquainted with activities of the Situation Center of Internal Affairs Department, gave recommendations on creation of special software products for ensuring public safety, analysis and prevention of crimes.

Thereupon, the visit of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Navoi region ended.

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