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INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN #158

August 14, 2017

POLITICS
Holiday of workers of construction sphere

An important step towards the further development of our country’s economy

INVESTMENTS
In the next five years Uzbekistan is planning to allocate over $1.2 billion for the development of the building materials industry

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “CENTRAL ASIA – THE MAIN PRIORITY OF UZBEKISTAN’S FOREIGN POLICY”
“Central Asia – the main priority of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy”

ECOLOGY
Environmental Situation of Uzbekistan: Analysis and Modern Solutions

POLITICS

Holiday of workers of construction sphere
In accordance with a Presidential decree “On celebrating Day of workers of the construction sphere of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the second Sunday of August has been declared Day of workers of the construction sphere. On this occasion a ceremonial event has taken place in Tashkent.
The event was attended by builders, architects, representatives of building organizations, labour veterans and good workers of the sphere.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s congratulatory message to workers of the construction sphere of this country was read out by Prime Minister A.Aripov.
It has been said that as a result of the implementation of measures to develop the construction sphere, it has turned into an important branch ensuring the modernization and diversification of the national economy and a steady rise in the living standards of the population. The number of the country’s building organizations has nearly reached 24 thousand, and there are 31 construction design institutes and three architecture-construction institutes.
12 higher educational institutions and 390 vocational colleges train qualified personnel for the construction sphere, which helps the consistent development of the sphere.
From ancient times, this country is famous for its construction traditions. And this truth is expressed in the wise words of Uzbek people’s great ancestor Amir Temur:”If you have any doubt about our might, look at our buildings.”
In the years of independence, in the capital city, in towns and distant villages completely modern buildings were constructed. Modern knowledge and methods were widely introduced into the construction sphere.
Workers of the construction sphere of the country are taking an active part in building affordable, comfy modern housing for people. In Sergeli district of the capital city, the construction of 102 multi-storey apartment houses is to be completed by the end of this year. And 15 thousand affordable houses on updated standard projects are to be built in rural areas.
In accordance with a Presidential decree dated 10 August 2017 “On giving awards to a group of workers of the construction sphere of the country”, state awards, medals and titles of honour were conferred upon a number of representatives of the sphere.
“In the years of independence, our country turned into a big construction area. In recent years, large industrial, transport and supply lines facilities were built. These and good affordable housing built for people of the country are results of consistent reforms implemented to develop the construction sphere of the country,” says the director of the Agrokvant enterprise and a laureate of the “Mehnat shuhrati [labour glory]” medal, Bahtiyor Ahmedov.
During the event, a concert was performed by popular artistes and young performers.
(Source: UzA)

An important step towards the further development of our country’s economy
On August 11, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the city of Almalyk. A solemn ceremony devoted to the beginning of activity on the investment project “The second stage of Almalyk mining and metallurgical combine” was held.
Almalyk mining and metallurgical combine is one of the leading enterprises of our country producing non-ferrous and precious metals. This investment project is implemented in two stages.
Strengthening of macroeconomic stability, modernization and diversification of the leading sectors of the economy, enhancing its competitiveness through deepening structural reforms are identified as the main priority areas in the Action Strategy on five priority directions of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021.
In March of this year, President of our country approved the Development Program of Almalyk mining and metallurgical combine for the period until 2030. Within the framework of the program, it is planned to increase copper production 1,4 times, precious metals – by 33%.
In the process of implementing the project, it is envisaged to move one railway branch to a new location, lay two new railway lines and several roads. A tunnel with a length of 1,4 kilometers and a conveyor with a length of 3,1 kilometers will be built, facilities for production, transport, energy and other infrastructure will be erected. It is planned to build a new copper-concentrating complex, copper electrolysis shops, production of sulfuric acid and other objects.
The project will be launched at full capacity in 2028. As a result, more than 10 thousand people will be employed. In addition, 9 multi-storey houses for 400 families, a preschool educational institution and 2 hostels for 240 seats will be built for young specialists in 2017-2021.
The produced products will mainly be exported.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev delivered a speech at the ceremony.
The subsoil of our country is rich in natural resources, but we are not using it effectively, said the head of our state. We did not pay enough attention to the development of geology. Now we will radically improve the work on development of this industry.
Time to live by usual standards have passed. Time changes, and we must also change in tune with its rapid pace, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The head of our state paid special attention to the issue of ensuring this project with highly qualified personnel. The President proposed to name the new mine Yoshlik (Youth), considering the fact of majority of youth working in this industry today.
The foundation of the complex was laid in a solemn atmosphere.
Activists and youth of the plant expressed their gratitude to the head of our state for the noble work carried out for development of the economy of the regions, improving the living standards and welfare of the population.
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President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the planned construction and improvement projects on the basis of the master plan of Almalyk.
Almalyk is one of the largest industrially developed cities of our country. Development of new deposits, the growth of the population requires further socio-economic development of the city. According to the master plan for its development until 2035, the administrative territory of Almalyk will be expanded from 2600 hectares to 3,5 thousand hectares. The industrial zone will be located outside the center of the city. Development of modern infrastructure, construction of comfortable housing is envisaged.
Ten seven-story houses, housing in which will be provided on the basis of a preferential mortgage loan are being built in Ibn Sino street. Construction of the first two such houses, each for 42 apartments is being completed. All conditions and conveniences are created for people living in these houses.
According to the project, a hypermarket, preschool educational institution, a park of culture and recreation will be built here. This is important in raising the standard of living and welfare of people, improving the quality of services.
The President of our country, considering the population’s needs for housing, suggested to build nine-storey houses.
New houses will become a worthy gift for the people of Almalyk for the 27th anniversary of the independence of our Motherland, said President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Construction of houses will expand from year to year. In the future, a modern microdistrict with all amenities and infrastructure will be erected here, people will be satisfied with the work we do.
The current appearance, the level of service in the dehkan market “Oydin” and the clothing market of Almalyk do not meet the requirements of today. Therefore, a project on the capital reconstruction of these markets, construction of additional buildings and retail outlets has been developed. This project provides for streamlining of stationary retail outlets in dehkan market, construction of a modern parking lot, pavilions for 450 places for a clothing market.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev asked about conditions that will be created in these markets for sellers and buyers, gave appropriate recommendations on qualitative construction of structures in a short time with the use of modern building materials, creating additional amenities.
In our country, consistent work is being conducted on radically reforming the healthcare system, improvement of quality of medical services provided to the population, construction of modern clinics at places. Reconstruction of Almalyk city children’s hospital will become a logical continuation of this work, expand opportunities of protecting children’s health, providing them with timely and qualitative medical services.
The building of this institution will have a multidisciplinary central polyclinic, departments of emergency medical care, infectious diseases, blood transfusion and other units. It is planned to organize new family polyclinics in buildings that have been freed up as a result of centralization. This, in turn, is important in increasing the population’s access to primary medical care.
The hospital building is planned to be put into operation before the end of this year.
The head of our state gave instructions to officials on providing the hospital with modern medical equipment, allocating necessary funds for this.
The President of our country was told about the project on a new type of building construction for the city department of civil registration records. In this building, which will be erected in the territory of makhalla named after Babur, a civil registration records department, a notarial office and a “One window” center will be located. This type of building of civil registration records was designed for the first time, location of various bodies of justice in one place will ensure provision of qualitative legal services to the population.
A person has to apply to various departments on various issues throughout his life, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Serving newlyweds, citizens and entrepreneurs in one place on legal issues creates an opportunity for improving the quality of service delivery in accordance with modern requirements. According to the new project, bodies rendering such services will be housed in the same building. Recommendations are being developed on holding wedding ceremonies along with marriage registration. If we implement this, order and discipline will be ensured, and our weddings will be held culturally, with taste and without excess. This requires further improvement of this project, which must necessarily take into account the natural and climatic conditions, the uniqueness of each region.
Presentation of the project on reconstruction of the city sewage system in Almalyk was held here.
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At the initiative of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev, modern comfortable houses are being built and put into operation in cities and villages in accordance with standard projects.
The head of our state examined 7-storey residential houses that are being built on the 5/2 massif in the center of Almalyk, apartments in which will be provided on the basis of a concessional mortgage loan for fifteen years. Currently, finishing works are being conducted here.
It is good that these buildings are being built of bricks, said the President of our country. They will be warm in winter, and cool in summer. In addition, such houses are resistant to natural influences.
The head of our state got acquainted with conditions created in these houses. Responsible persons were given instructions on qualitative implementation of construction work, timely completion of construction and delivery of facilities in due time.
President of our country held a dialogue with residents of Almalyk. During the conversation that took place in a sincere and open spirit, activists and youth expressed their gratitude to the head of our state for the large-scale reforms that are being implemented in the country, urgent solution of actual issues and problems revealed in various spheres of society.
(Source: UzA)

INVESTMENTS

In the next five years Uzbekistan is planning to allocate over $1.2 billion for the development of the building materials industry
Today, Uzbekistan can be compared to a huge construction site: new industrial enterprises, modern residential buildings, cozy social facilities are being built in our country. The effectiveness of this work largely depends on the stable provision of facilities with quality building materials.
Uzbekistan occupies a leading position among the Central Asian republics in terms of raw materials for the production of building materials. In order to meet the needs and saturation of the consumer market with modern types of building materials, the government pays special attention to the development of this industry, as well as unprecedented measures are being taken to support enterprises of this industry.
The main emphasis in the industry to date is placed on creating new and modernizing existing enterprises, as well as introducing energy-saving technologies that reduce the cost of finished products and inputs. Another important aspect is the attraction of foreign investors from Russia, Turkey, China and the Republic of Korea to create joint ventures for the production of modern building materials.
The country is already implementing several major projects with the participation of foreign investment. For example, Great Wall Ceramics Enterprise together with Chinese investors is building a factory for the production of ceramic tiles with an annual capacity of 3.5 million square meters in the territory of FEZ Angren. The enterprise is scheduled for commissioning in April 2018.
In Jizzakh region Mega Invest JV is implementing a project to organize the production of reinforcement and thermal insulation materials based on basalt fiber. As a result, production will be arranged according to the European technology that meets international standards. The total cost of the project exceeds $52 million.
The Iranian foreign enterprise EMG is completing the construction of a plant for the production of ceramic tiles in Tashkent region with an annual production capacity of 2.1 million square meters. M. Its commissioning is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017. The project cost is $11 million, of which $8 million is foreign investment.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “CENTRAL ASIA – THE MAIN PRIORITY OF UZBEKISTAN’S FOREIGN POLICY”

“Central Asia – the main priority of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy”
This theme was the key focus of attention of participants of the international conference that was held on August 11, 2017 in Tashkent.
The forum was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Information and Analytical Center for International Relations, the UNDP Representative Office and the Office of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Tashkent.
Opening the forum, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan A. Kamilov emphasized that the definition by the head of our state Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Central Asia as the main foreign policy priority is not just a declaration, but a conscious choice, a natural and sincere aspiration of Uzbekistan to establishment of good-neighborly, friendly, mutually beneficial relations with the closest neighbors.
Uzbekistan, having a common border with all the states of Central Asia, is objectively interested in turning the region into a zone of stability, sustainable development and good-neighborliness. Addressing all vital issues of the country’s development – from border security to equitable distribution of water resources are inextricably linked with the region. Economically prosperous, secure Central Asia is an absolute imperative for Uzbekistan. Any major regional projects in the spheres of transport, communication and energy cannot be realized without active interaction with the countries of the region, without ensuring a high level of their integration.
Moreover, Central Asia is not only a geographical and geopolitical, but also a single cultural and civilizational region. People living in the region unite common spiritual values, a single historical past, similar national traditions and customs, centuries-old mentality. This community creates a strong and reliable foundation for regional cooperation.
The head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Petko Draganov, in his speech at the conference, confirmed that all the forwarded initiatives of the leadership of Uzbekistan aimed at bringing all the countries of Central Asia closer for common development and progress are fully conformable to the fundamental purposes and goals of the UN. In this regard, Uzbekistan can count on comprehensive assistance of its proposals from UNRCCA. The visit of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to Central Asia in June became evident confirmation of support by the organization of cooperation in the region.
UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan Helena Fraser noted that the Action Strategy for 2017-2021 adopted in Uzbekistan and the foreign policy on strengthening ties with neighboring countries implemented on its basis is the guarantee of future prosperity and stable development of not only Uzbekistan, but also of all the Central Asia. In this regard, the United Nations fully supports the efforts of Uzbekistan towards strengthening regional cooperation.
The conference was also attended by authoritative experts and diplomats from all countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Ambassadors of neighboring states to Uzbekistan also took part in the discussion.
During the exchange of views with experts of Uzbekistan on the issues of the forum’s agenda, almost all foreign participants emphasized that the new regional policy of Uzbekistan allowed to radically change the political atmosphere in Central Asia and lay the foundations for effective regional cooperation.
Speeches and comments of participants demonstrated the closeness and similarity of positions of all the states of Central Asia on current issues of international cooperation and regional security.
Confidence was expressed that many of the ideas and proposals that have been sounded on development and strengthening cooperation in Central Asia will find their practical implementation in the international conference on ensuring security and sustainable development in Central Asia, which Uzbekistan plans to hold under the auspices of the UN in November 2017 in Samarkand. It is expected to approve the relevant Communiqué with a call to the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution on ensuring peace, security and sustainable development in Central Asia.
(Source: UzA)

ECOLOGY

Environmental Situation of Uzbekistan: Analysis and Modern Solutions
During the years of independence, Uzbekistan has been successfully implementing the process of building a democratic legal state with the creation of decent living conditions for the population and the realization of the creative potential of citizens. An important role in this process is assigned to the state environmental policy aimed at ensuring a favorable state of the environment, the preservation of ecological systems, the upbringing of the younger generation in a spirit of respect for nature, raising the level of ecological culture of the population.
To this end, important legislative, legal, organizational and socio-economic measures designed to ensure environmental safety have been developed and implemented. This allowed to improve the land reclamation state along with high rates of economic growth, use water resources more rationally, reduce the level of environmental pollution, develop protected natural areas and solve other environmental problems.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of our country, and successfully implemented Strategy of Action on five priority directions of development of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 became a significant step in improving the efficiency of the ongoing reforms and ensuring comprehensive development of the country.
The State Program for its implementation in the Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests envisages the improvement of the system of state management and control in the sphere of ecology, environmental protection, rational use and reproduction of natural resources and waste management. To this end, this year the Presidential Decree "On Improving the System of Public Administration in the Sphere of Ecology and Environmental Protection" was adopted, as well as two resolutions of the Head of State in this area.
For example, it is envisaged to implement a set of measures to improve and create an integrated system for collecting, storing, recycling and processing solid domestic wastes with the implementation of large-scale projects in Tashkent, Andijan, Namangan and Samarkand. It is planned to equip 168 operating landfills of solid household waste in accordance with the requirements of environmental and sanitary norms and rules and build 96 new ones, out of which in Karakalpakstan - 28. Specialized organizations of sanitary cleaning in the cities of the republic, including in the city of Nukus, are equipped with 17 electromechanical sowing devices For the sorting of solid domestic waste, and the state unitary enterprises "Toza Hudud" are equipped with 977 units of special equipment and 151 units of equipment in the whole country.
In the cities and regions of the country, it is planned to build 871 model waste-assembly points and equip them with more than 4100 containers. The primary processing of household waste will be organized and for five years, about 177 thousand tons of organic fertilizers in the whole country. During 2017-2018, all regional centers also envisage the construction of enterprises equipped with modern technologies for processing domestic waste, and increase the coverage of the country’s population with services for the removal of domestic waste to 93% in 2021. In general, more than 1 trillion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 14.08.2017, 1$= 4126.45 soums) will be allocated to finance the programs in 2017-2021. To coordinate the work, monitor the implementation of programs and take measures to solve problem issues, a republican commission has been established.
In order to ensure the implementation of the adopted Decree and resolutions of the President of our country, the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan and its deputy group in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis together with the State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection provides for the organization of systematic work through raids and actions to identify problematic issues in the field Ecology, environmental protection, waste management and measures to address them.
The raids and actions will be carried out with the involvement of state authorities and management, interested ministries, departments and organizations, citizens’ self-government bodies, deputies of the Kengashes of People’s Deputies on the ground, representatives of environmental and medical NGOs, other public organizations and the media.
The Ecological Movement has prepared proposals and a program of actions for the development and implementation of measures to create an environmentally friendly district in the city of Tashkent. As a pilot project, it is proposed, on the basis of the best foreign and national experience, to gradually turn the territory of the Yashnabad district of the capital into a "green area" with favorable conditions for living, labor and recreation for the local population.
The concept of this idea is told by the deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Sergey Samoilov:
— One of the most important aspects of Uzbekistan’s transition to a green economy is the widespread introduction of modern environmentally friendly and non-waste technologies in industrial production, transport and other sectors, the formation of an ecological outlook and skills of careful attitude to natural resources, wide involvement of the public in the protection activities Environment.
In Tashkent, which is the largest metropolis in the Central Asian region with a large industrial, scientific, technical, intellectual and cultural potential, there are areas on the basis of which it is possible to create exemplary territories, a kind of "green areas of the capital". As such a territory is proposed Yashnabad region, where previously operated the largest enterprises, which was an industrialized zone. Now in the region more than 40 industrial enterprises are idle or do not work at full capacity. The contribution of the district’s industry in the city’s RWP has declined markedly.
To achieve this goal, it is necessary to reorient the program of integrated development of the district to the second half of 2017 and 2018 for the implementation of the concept of the "green territory of the capital". To this end, to form a special investment program and a plan for mobilizing financial and material-technical resources.
The concept assumes the construction on the basis of the industrial park of Yashnabad district of an enterprise for the production of waste sorting and garbage processing equipment of the latest generation in accordance with European quality standards for the consumers of the republic and the Central Asian region as a whole.
New eco-parks, eco-houses, green alleys in the territory of mahallas, educational institutions and enterprises equipped with pavilions and benches, as well as bicycle paths, sports and recreation grounds and playgrounds, and recreation areas for the elderly in each mahalla district should be built here.
It is important to expand the range of free medical services for socially vulnerable groups of the population (children, the elderly, disabled people, low-income families), organize eco-clubs, ecological circles, green patrols, and create ecological corners in the educational institutions of the district.
The concept envisages the involvement of parliamentarians, representatives of ministries, departments and local authorities, NGOs and the media, as well as foreign companies with practical experience in the field of ecology.
One of the most acute environmental problems in the modern world is the Aral catastrophe. Due to its social, economic, environmental and humanitarian consequences, it has acquired a global character and poses a direct threat to the sustainable development of the countries of the Central Asian region, the environment, health and the gene pool of the population.
A wide range of grave consequences of the Aral tragedy demanded an in-depth analysis, development and implementation of comprehensive programs aimed at mitigating the negative impact of changed environmental conditions on the life and future of the population of the Aral Sea area.
To stabilize the environmental situation in the Aral Sea zone, Uzbekistan over the past few years has implemented projects totaling more than $ 2.5 billion. Cooperation with Germany, France, other countries and international organizations such as the GEF, UNDP, and the World Bank is being conducted on this issue.
"The main projects in this area are the creation of forest protective plantations on the dried day of the Aral Sea, the creation of new protected natural areas, the improvement of the drainage system for collector-drainage water, the increase in the level of life support for the population of the Aral Sea region," said the deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament, the chairman of the Committee on Ecology And environmental protection Boriy Alikhanov. - Over the past 10 years, about 200 thousand hectares of forest protective plantations of saxaul and other sandy rocks have been laid on the drained day of the Aral Sea. A noteworthy contribution to forestation of the dried bottom was made by the German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in the implementation of the project "Reclamation of the dried bottom of the Aral Sea".
In cooperation with the GEF and UNDP, the projects "Establishment of the Nuratau-Kyzylkum Biosphere Reserve as a model for biodiversity conservation in Uzbekistan", "Preservation of tugai forests and strengthening of the system of protected natural areas in the Amudarya river delta in the Republic of Karakalpakstan" were implemented and the project "Strengthening the sustainability of the national System of protected natural areas by focusing on reserves ", as well as a number of other projects involving international organizations and foreign countries.
In 2003-2004, the project "Clean Energy for Rural Communities of Karakalpakstan" was implemented, which was financed from the UNDP energy trust fund. As a result of the project activities, 36 photovoltaic stations for domestic needs were installed and put into operation and 10 for underground water supply in remote villages and farms in the Republic of Karakalpakstan located in the zone with an emergency environmental situation.
In October 2010, the Ecological Movement established contacts with more than 20 US organizations in the field of ecology and environmental protection. During meetings in the Congress and the US State Department, the position of the public of Uzbekistan on the problems of the Aral Sea was brought to influential American politicians and experts.
The steps taken by the Central Asian states caused by the ecological catastrophe in the Aral Sea basin show the mutual benefit of joint action.
In the framework of the international conference "Development of cooperation in the Aral Sea basin region to mitigate the consequences of an environmental catastrophe", held in Urgench in October 2014, agreements were reached and agreements on the implementation of a number of national and regional projects in the Aral Sea basin were signed.
Taking this into account, in August 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a "Comprehensive program to mitigate the consequences of the Aral catastrophe, the restoration and socio-economic development of the Aral Sea region for 2015-2018," which includes more than 500 projects totaling more than $ 4.308 billion. Its adoption was unprecedented. Step aimed at improving the living conditions of the population of the Aral Sea area.
The program provides for the implementation of projects in five main areas: improving the management system, economical and rational use of water resources in the region, creating favorable conditions for the reproduction and preservation of the gene pool and health of the population living in environmental risk zones, expanding employment and generating income sources for raising the level and Quality of life of the population of the Aral Sea area, restoration of the ecosystem and biodiversity, conservation and protection of flora and fauna, Modernization of production and improvement of infrastructure to ensure social and economic development of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm region.
The program also provides for the implementation of large-scale projects aimed at improving the provision of the population of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the Khorezm region with drinking water and reducing the level of soil salinity. The implementation of 21 projects is envisaged in the territory of Karakalpakstan and 15 in the Khorezm region.
The 18 January 2017 Presidential Decree approved the State Program for the Development of the Aral Sea Region for 2017-2021, aimed at improving the conditions and quality of life of the population of the region. It provides for comprehensive measures to create new jobs, provide employment for the population, and increase the investment attractiveness of the region; Development of the water supply system and increase of the level of providing the population with clean drinking water; Measures to further develop the health system in the region and preserve the gene pool of the population; Improvement of living conditions of people living in the region and others.
To ensure coordination and systematic control over the implementation of the State Program for the Development of the Priaralie Region, a republican commission was established for 2017-2021. In order to ensure reliable and stable financial support for the implementation of measures for further development of the Aral Sea region, the Aral Sea Region Development Fund under the Ministry of Finance has been fundamentally improved and the sources of its formation have been determined. Tax privileges have also been established for newly created microfirms and small enterprises in the sphere of industry located in the regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the Khorezm region, as well as social benefits to the population residing in this territory.
In order to further solve the problems of the Aral Sea and the Aral Sea area, it is also proposed to implement comprehensive environmental projects, including the development of a system of local water bodies - wetlands along the dried shoreline of the Aral Sea and the Amu Darya delta, which will restore the region’s biodiversity and improve the social and economic situation of the population, increase employment through participation In the development of fisheries and livestock, to restore populations of flora and fauna, including saigas, to promote the development of ecological OPM tourism, aimed at both the knowledge of the natural environment and its preservation and maintenance.
Uzbekistan takes all necessary measures to mitigate the consequences of the humanitarian catastrophe of the Aral Sea, in which the countries of the Central Asian region and other foreign partners participate, and hopes for further support of the international community in addressing the problem of environmental sanitation of the Aral Sea and the Aral Sea.
Problems of ecology and modern ways of solving them were discussed at the meeting of the International Press Club. It was attended by parliamentarians, representatives of the Ecological Movement, environmental and medical NGOs, international organizations.
Speakers at the meeting were Deputy Chairman of the Central Kengash of the Ecological Movement Saidrasul Sanginov, Deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Sadirjon Zhakbarov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development Shohrukh Shorahmedov and others.
It was noted that the main goal of the Eco-movement of Uzbekistan is to involve the general public in a comprehensive solution of issues of environmental protection and public health, to unite different segments of the population in this direction under the motto "Healthy Environment - a Healthy Person".
In accordance with the program objectives, the Eco-movement and its deputy group, together with the republican and international partners, local organizations for the nine years of activity, conducted more than 7.7 thousand various events involving more than 2.5 million people aimed at involving the public in the protection activities Environment and public health, the rational use of natural resources, environmental education and the education of youth, the development of international cooperation, the implementation of state And to prepare proposals on improving the country’s environmental legislation.
Together with partners, since 2011, more than 20 ecological gardens with a total area of 88 hectares have been created in the regions of the republic, where more than 30,500 fruit and ornamental trees have been planted.
In 2009-2015, 25 solar stations, water-heating collectors and wind turbines were installed in the regions of the country under Eco-movement projects in rural medical stations and other social facilities. SVP Priaralye, northern areas of Surkhandarya region and other regions transferred medical equipment and renewable energy sources for more than 397 million soums.
It is especially noted that the Eco-movement’s deputy group in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis conducts systematic work on implementing the country’s environmental policy, improving the current legislation and enforcing normative and legal documents in the field of environmental protection, involving the general public in environmental activities, Development of public environmental control. The deputy group developed 12 laws passed by the country’s parliament.
— Since 2009, the hotline of the Eco-movement has been operating, for which more than 3,000 signals from citizens were received about violations of environmental and health standards. 70% of them found a positive solution, - said Deputy Chairman of the Central Kengash of the Ecological Movement Saidrasul Sanginov. - In accordance with the objectives of the Year of Dialogue with the People and of Human Interests, in March 2017, the Citizens of Ecological Movement was established on the basis of the "hot line", which is called upon to react promptly to people’s appeals and solve problems on the spot with the involvement of partners from government agencies.
Annually, the National Competition "Best Idea for Adaptation to Global Climate Change" among students and undergraduates of higher educational institutions of the country, as well as a contest of school essays and drawings "Onazhonim tabiat" is held by the Eco-movement on a good tradition. The only monthly in Central Asia children’s environmental magazine Buloqcha (Rodnikok) is published monthly.
In order to develop cooperation with partners from foreign countries and international organizations in the field of environmental protection and public health, work continues on developing cooperation with foreign and international environmental organizations. In a short period, more 20 international conferences and "round tables" aimed at solving transboundary environmental problems, water issues, development of renewable energy sources, ecotourism, raising public environmental control, etc.
The participants of the IGC meeting noted that, based on the tasks set by the President of Uzbekistan in addressing the video-conference meeting on July 12, 2017 with the participation of members of the Oliy Majlis chambers, representatives of political parties, the Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan needs to strengthen work in providing high-quality drinking water, waste management , Enhancement of ecological culture, public environmental control.
During the event, the Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Environmental Movement and SEMAK Equipment’s and Technology LLC, the activity of which is aimed at the production of waste processing equipment.
Together with partners, since 2011, more than 20 ecological gardens with a total area of 88 hectares have been created in the regions of the republic, where more than 30,500 fruit and ornamental trees have been planted.
In 2009-2015, 25 solar stations, water-heating collectors and wind turbines were installed in the regions of the country under Eco-movement projects in rural medical stations and other social facilities. SVP Priaralye, northern areas of Surkhandarya region and other regions transferred medical equipment and renewable energy sources for more than 397 million soums.
It is especially noted that the Eco-movement’s deputy group in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis conducts systematic work on implementing the country’s environmental policy, improving the current legislation and enforcing normative and legal documents in the field of environmental protection, involving the general public in environmental activities, Development of public environmental control. The deputy group developed 12 laws passed by the country’s parliament.
— Since 2009, the hotline of the Eco-movement has been operating, for which more than 3,000 signals from citizens were received about violations of environmental and health standards. 70% of them found a positive solution, - said Deputy Chairman of the Central Kengash of the Ecological Movement Saidrasul Sanginov. - In accordance with the objectives of the Year of Dialogue with the People and of Human Interests, in March 2017, the Citizens of Ecological Movement was established on the basis of the "hot line", which is called upon to react promptly to people’s appeals and solve problems on the spot with the involvement of partners from government agencies.
Annually, the National Competition "Best Idea for Adaptation to Global Climate Change" among students and undergraduates of higher educational institutions of the country, as well as a contest of school essays and drawings "Onazhonim tabiat" is held by the Eco-movement on a good tradition. The only monthly in Central Asia children’s environmental magazine Buloqcha (Rodnikok) is published monthly.
In order to develop cooperation with partners from foreign countries and international organizations in the field of environmental protection and public health, work continues on developing cooperation with foreign and international environmental organizations. In a short period, more 20 international conferences and "round tables" aimed at solving transboundary environmental problems, water issues, development of renewable energy sources, ecotourism, raising public environmental control, etc.
The participants of the IGC meeting noted that, based on the tasks set by the President of Uzbekistan in addressing the video-conference meeting on July 12, 2017 with the participation of members of the Oliy Majlis chambers, representatives of political parties, the Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan needs to strengthen work in providing high-quality drinking water, waste management, Enhancement of ecological culture, public environmental control.
During the event, the Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Environmental Movement and SEMAK Equipment’s and Technology LLC, the activity of which is aimed at the production of waste processing equipment.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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