THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
Address: Av. Franklin Roosevelt, 99, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
NEWS OF UZBEKISTAN
1 January, 2014
The Committee of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis on labour and social issues held a roundtable “Reproductive health of children and teenagers – pledge for healthy generation” on 27 December 2013.
Representative of the Government, Ministry of Healthcare, Ministry of Public Education, Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, Ministry of Justice, and others participated at the roundtable.
Uzbekistan carries out wide-scale measures within the state programme “Healthy mother – healthy children” and systematic work on strengthening health of public. Uzbekistan announced 2014 as the Year of Healthy Generation, which is an evidence that the government pays great attention to this sphere, the press service of the lower house of the parliament said.
In order to render specialized medical aid to children and mothers, Uzbekistan organized republican specialized scientific-practical medical centers for obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics, as well as its branches in Karakalpakstan Republic, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Namangan regions. There are also parental centers in Uzbekistan, which effectively work. The roundtable noted that all these helped to decrease maternity and child death.
The participants underlined that the Republican center for reproductive health of population and its 13 branches in the regions provide high quality medical aid to population, including girls. Currently, the centers are equipped with high technological medical equipment.
The participants stated within the state programme “Healthy mother – healthy child” it is necessary to attract children, especially girls, to sports.
The participants said that adoption of the laws “On prevention of iodine deficit” and “On preventing micronutrient deficit among population” helped to improve health of population. The documents helped to improve reproductive health of women, prevent such diseases micronutrient and iodine deficit among population.
The participants of the roundtable underlined necessity in organization of children gynecology and endocrinous departments in ecologically unfavorable territories of Uzbekistan.
At the end of the event, the participants decided to prepare proposals to include them to the state programme “The Year of Healthy Children”, which is currently developed in Uzbekistan.
On December 28, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan were held talks with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan Boribay Jeksembin.
The sides discussed practical issues of relations in bilateral and multilateral formats.
As reports the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the sides also exchanged views on priority areas of cooperation in the future.
On December 27, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman Mohammed bin Said bin Muhammad al-Lawati.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on practical issues of bilateral cooperation, reports the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan.
At the meeting the sides also discussed international and regional issues.
An official opening ceremony of the enterprise on production of yarn, which was created on the base of Jizzakh Kentex LLC, was held in Jizzakh city on 28 December 2013, the press service of Jizzakh city administration said.
The enterprise with the cost of 26.62 billion soums will annually produce 7,500 tonnes of yarn. The project was implemented due to loan of Asaka Bank and own resources of the enterprise.
The resources were used to purchase equipment from Turkey and Switzerland. The project helped to provide 200 new jobs.
Head of Jizzakh Kentex Qobiljon Rashidov said that Desen Orme Tekstil Tie. Ve San.A.S (Turkey) delivered equipment for US$1 million and Rieter Machine Works LTD (Switzerland) for 4.2 million euros.
The enterprise will supply 50% of its products to internal market and other half to external markets. Jizzakh Kentex will use local raw materials in production of yarn.
According to official data, Jizzakh region can process only 9% of cotton, produced in the region. In 2014-2016, the region plans to implement several projects in light industry, which will help to increase cotton processing level up to 68.5%. This will help to increase income of the region by 10-12 times from cotton sales.
In 2013-2015, it is planned to commission 243 industrial enterprises with total cost of US$340 in Jizzakh.
One of the priorities of the State Joint-Stock Commercial Asaka Bank is to support small businesses and entrepreneurs.
In 11 months of 2011 Asaka Bank allocated to small businesses and private entrepreneurship loans worth nearly 672 billion soums. As a result, about 6,000 new jobs were created.
An example of the Bank success is cooperation with FAYZ FOUNDATION LLC, specializing in confectionery manufacture. The bank provided leasing services to this enterprise for the purchase of modern foreign equipment to expand production and improve the quality of confectionery products in the country.
- Thanks to funding from Asaka Bank, we have launched production that meets international standards. For the last period of the year we manufactured and delivered to customers’ confectionery worth over 3 billion soums and created 10 jobs, mainly for professional colleges graduates - said Director General of FAYZ FOUNDATION LLC Erkin Hodjibayev.
We add that Asaka Bank endeavors to increase lending to investment projects on modernization, technical and technological re-equipment of enterprises and real sector industries of the economy.
The Bank intends to continue to support economically promising and profitable domestic enterprises whose activities are aimed at manufacture of export-oriented and import-substituting products using local raw materials.
The New Year festivities of the President’s New Year Party have started at the Turkiston Palace in Tashkent.
Pupils of mercy homes (orphanages), of special boarding schools in the city of Tashkent, children from low-income families and those from special needs were invited to the event organized by the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Sen Yolghiz Emassan Republican Public Children’s Fund.
The constant attention and care paid to the growing generation, the education and upbringing of the youth at the world standards, nurturing them as highly ethical and enlightened individuals inferior to no one in anything, and with a sound thinking – constitute a priority dimension of the consistent reforms marshaled under the leadership of President Islam Karimov.
In the course of the wide-ranging efforts being undertaken in the education system, attention and care is being paid to every child irrespective of their medical and social state and ethnic affinity, necessary conditions are being created for their education and attainment of professions, brightly indicative of the fact that the reforms being spearheaded in Uzbekistan first and foremost serve human interests and facilitate fostering a comprehensively advanced generation.
… In the lobby of the Turkiston Palace, Santa Claus and Snow Maiden congratulate children on the New Year. Around the beautifully dressed-up New Year Tree, the kids recite poems and sing pleasant songs about the New Year celebrations, the Motherland, the happy childhood, the winter, and they dance and have fun. They enjoy particularly the concert show with the participation of celebrities and circus performers.
“The festivities of the President’s New Year Party are the most beloved holiday most waited for by children,” says Hursanoy Kholova, deputy director of the children’s mercy home no.22 in Chilanzar district of Tashkent. “All the conditions are created in our orphanage for nurturing the children as robust, healthy and comprehensively advanced individuals. It is a bright reflection of the enormous attention and care provided by the President of our country to the future of the younger generation.”
“At the festive event, we have danced and sang joyful songs,” Sardor Zayniddinov, pupil of the mercy home no.24 in Almazar district of Tashkent, shares his impressions. “We took photos of ourselves with fairy heroes, and received gifts from Santa Claus. Such an attention and care of the President of our country are the most valuable gift for us.”
The kids were presented New Year gifts of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Such events are underway also in the Republic of Karakalpakstan and all the regions of the country.
(Source: UzA National News Agency)
Respect for human rights and freedoms is one of the fundamental principles of activity of law enforcement bodies in Uzbekistan, the key to raise the confidence of citizens, as well as to strengthen the rule of law in the country.
The significant steps to protect human rights was the signing of agreements on cooperation in protection of human rights and freedoms between Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Uzbekistan in 2008, and between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Independent Institute for monitoring the formation of civil society (NIMFOGO) in 2012.
Within these agreements activities are being held on protection of human rights and freedoms, and necessary recommendations are being elaborated to combat violations. One of these events – a round-table on "Protection of human rights - the main goal of reforms" - took place on December 26 this year at the Office of Human Rights and Legal Support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (hereinafter - Department of Internal Affairs).
It was attended by employees of High educational courses of the General Prosecutor's Office, regional prosecutors, military, transport prosecutor's offices, NIMFOGO and the Department of Internal Affairs.
The round-table was opened by the head of the Department of Internal Affairs Ilkhom Turgunov. He introduced the ongoing internal affairs bodies working to promote and protect the rights of citizens, raising the legal culture of personnel, training in human rights, including the participation of international organizations.
He noted that in connection with the reforms in the judicial legal sphere interior ministry attaches great importance to the transparency of law enforcement, of course, within the admissibility and prevention of violations and actions by officers that infringe human rights and freedoms.
During the meeting, participants expressed the unanimous opinion that the work pursued in the internal affairs bodies to protect human rights is essential in strengthening cooperation with government, non-government organizations, national institutions and international organizations to improve the performance in this area.