December 09, 2009
President signs instruction on 2010 State Program
China, Uzbekistan vow to boost sustainable development of trade relations
EBRD lends 1.4 million euros to support juice producer in Uzbekistan
Four Times Faster
Present at the Creation
PRESIDENT SIGNS INSTRUCTION ON 2010 STATE PROGRAM
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed an instruction on 9 December on the organizational measures to develop and implement the State Program “Year of Harmoniously Developed Generation”.
The document envisages implementation of a wide range of measures to create the opportunities and conditions in the country for raising healthy and harmoniously developed generation in connection with the proclamation of the year 2010 the Year of Harmoniously Developed Generation.
The program should cover the following priority areas:
- improvement of the legislative base, introduction of the amendments in the existing legal and normative acts related to protection of the rights and interests of the children and youth;
- expansion of measures to raise healthy generation, including the “Healthy mother – healthy child” program, improvement of the system of protection of reproductive health of mothers, children and teenagers, development of preventive healthcare;
- ensuring rational and efficient use of the existing material and technical base in the educational system, reconsideration of the educational directions and specialties with consideration of the demand for specialists in the real sector, improvement of the state educational standards, programs and literature;
- cardinal improvement of the quality of education in schools, professional colleges, lyceums and universities through wide introduction of the new information and communication technologies, providing educational establishments with the modern educational and laboratory equipment and computers, as well as stimulation of the teachers and tutors;
- development and introduction of the modern information and communication technologies, digital technologies and the internet both in the educational sphere and in the day-to-day life;
- promotion of the sports among the young people, construction of the new sports complexes and stadiums, providing them with modern equipment and qualified personnel;
- development of measures to stimulate the small business and private entrepreneurship, attraction of the young people to this sector, especially in the rural areas;
- development of science, creation of opportunities for attraction of the young people to the scientific activities, including through creation of a special fund for science and technology development;
- strengthening the support of the young families, ensuring their legal and social protection, creation of conditions for the formation of healthy and strong families;
- promotion of the healthy lifestyle among the young people, protection of the youth from drug use, immorality, negative influences and threats of various vices of the low-quality “mass culture”.
The instruction of the President envisages creation of the National commission to develop and implement the State Program. The commission, to be headed by the Prime Minister, should present the draft State Program for the next year in one month. (Source: National News Agency UzA)
CHINA, UZBEKISTAN VOW TO BOOST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF TRADE RELATIONS
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan met on 4 December with his Uzbekistan counterpart Elyor Ganiev, pledging to promote the healthy and sustainable development of economic and trade ties.
Wang conveyed congratulation on the success of the eighth session of the China-Uzbekistan Economic and Trade Cooperation Committee, Xinhua reported.
He said since the two countries forged diplomatic ties, high-level exchanges were frequent and the cooperation in such areas as economic and trade, energy and security were ever expanding.
He called on governments of both sides to actively create conditions for exchanges and cooperation between entrepreneurs and people of various walks of life of the two countries and strengthen energy resource cooperation as well as cooperation outside the resource field.
Ganiev spoke positively of the development of Sino-Uzbek relations. He said Uzbekistan was willing to further enhance cooperation with China in various areas. (Source: Uzreport Information Portal)
EBRD LENDS 1.4 MILLION EUROS TO SUPPORT JUICE PRODUCER IN UZBEKISTAN
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending 1.4 million euros to Marwin Brands, a juice and nectar producer in Uzbekistan, to help the company diversify production and improve its regional distribution network.
Marwin Brands is one of the leading juice producers in Uzbekistan. The company sells over 10 types of juice and nectar in Tetra Pak packages, and is planning to further expand its products range by adding new flavours, currently unavailable on the local market.
The EBRD loan, which can be renewed annually, will be used to purchase packaging materials and imported fruit concentrates, helping the company to ensure continuous production cycle and diversified product range.
In addition, Marwin Brands will acquire up to 600 retail refrigerators in order to expand its distribution network and improve presence in retail outlets across the country.
"The EBRD is pleased to support Marwin Brands in its drive to expand its production in the current challenging environment. This project will give an additional boost to the already competitive juice sector in Uzbekistan, to the benefit of local consumers," said Matthieu Le Blan, Head of the EBRD Office in Uzbekistan.
Since the beginning of its operations in Uzbekistan, the EBRD has invested about 550 million euros into more than 50 projects in various sectors of the country's economy. To date the EBRD has invested more than 5 billion euros in over 360 agribusiness projects in countries of its operations. (Source: Uzreport Information Portal)
FOUR TIMES FASTER
A scientific and practical conference of traumatologists and orthopaedists was devoted to 25th anniversary of the Republican Specialized Scientific Practical Center of bone-purulent and posttraumatic surgery. The main topic of the forum was the developments by local doctors related to the regeneration ability of bones affected by infection.
For today, most techniques used in the world to treat infectious diseases of bones are based on replacement of the affected area with an implant or donor tissue. In addition, the method of using the Yelizarov’s apparatus is quite common in CIS countries. And doctors of the national center of bone-purulent surgery have already treated more than 250 patients by a very unusual method. This method became the main topic of the conference.
“We based our method on the fact that the affected bone has the ability to recover to some extent, just like skin, muscles,” said Abduvohit Toshpulatov, director of the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Center of bone-purulent and posttraumatic surgery. “Proceeding from this, to all patients with early stage osteoporosis we only remove the infected and necrotic areas of bone tissue and create necessary conditions for the process of regeneration. Bone is restored to 95-98%. It is enough for the patient to be able to walk without additional support. Our technique decreases the period of bed rest by 4 times, down to 3-4 months, and reduces the probability of disability of the patient. (Source: Uzbekistan Today)
PRESENT AT THE CREATION
Uzbek photo-artist Abdug’ani Jumayev’s personal exhibition represented over two hundred photographs depicting the renovated Tashkent. The exhibition under the title Story of Creation has opened at the Center of National Arts and is dedicated to the 2,200th jubilee of Tashkent.
The exhibition featuring the new epic genre in Uzbekistan’s modern photography displays works created during the last three years. It is a story of renovated Tashkent that recounts the construction and beautification works, and reforms carried out during independence years, as well as about people vitalizing their most audacious and unpredictable ideas.
The exhibition is divided into four sections: construction works at Gallery of National Dress, complex Hazrati Imom, Museum of Victims of Repressions, and Palace of International Forums.
For more than a century national traditions of photo art have been formed in Uzbekistan supported by masters of highest level. Peculiar photography schools have been established, and top artists with original style have emerged. The author of the present exhibition is one of such gurus.
“Photography art has an expression “to take photo from within”, which means to be within that event,” says Abdug’ani Jumayev. “Photo-artist’s vision should be profound, they ought to express their attitude through the camera, through their hearts, and savour the point that will touch viewers and catch their eyes.”
Photography is a type of art that is able to stop the moment. However, it must be done ingeniously, with a loving care, as Abdug’ani Jumayev does. His works are admired by people with their abundance and finesse with which the artist photographed moments of construction of new objects from rather unexpected perspectives. The architectural debut that has not long ago appeared in the capital – the Palace of International Forums - is especially impressive.
“Abdug’ani Jumayev becomes a chronicler of this sublime construction,” notes Honored Art Worker Abdurahim Umarov, academician of Uzbekistan’s Academy of Arts, people’s master and architect. “I participated in all construction works which he photographed. He is a brave and devoted artist. And in search of a good viewpoint he climbs quite high. Thus, every work of his is a chronicle of history.”
The exhibition gives an opportunity to see those devoted people who built the sites in their beloved city and what technologies were used during the works. While creating the story of the town, Abdug’ani Jumayev worked on a par with construction workers in order to photograph all those moments of erecting the dazzling structures.
“Photograph is not least a picture, it should talk with us,” noted Iskander Sadykov, director of the Photography School of the House of Photography in Tashkent. “I admire of Abdug’ani Jumayev, the high-class master who opened a new page in Uzbekistan’s photo art.”
The author of the exhibition Story of Creation is a participant and prize winner of numerous international exhibitions in Germany, Luxemburg, India, China, and many other countries. Member of the Union of Journalists, the Association Ijod and Uzbekistan’s Creative Union of Artists, he has time to demonstrate his talent in many other spheres and always at the highest level. (Source: Uzbekistan Today)