23 January, 2007
President of Uzbekistan to visit Singapore
World Bank appoints new country manager in Uzbekistan
MTS-Uzbekistan says its subscribers' base reaches 1.5m
Young Uzbek Connoisseur of Music Set to Perform in Moscow
Raising the level of skills of health visitors
PRESIDENT OF UZBEKISTAN TO VISIT SINGAPORE
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov will pay a state visit to Singapore during 24-26 January 2006 on the invitation of this country’s President Sellapan Ramanathan.
At the meetings that are going to take place during the visit, the sides will consider expansion of Uzbek-Singapore cooperation and important international problems of mutual interest.
A number of bilateral documents are expected to be signed during the visit, aimed at deepening the two nations’ cooperation in various spheres.
WORLD BANK APPOINTS NEW COUNTRY MANAGER IN UZBEKISTAN
The World Bank Country Office said World Bank appointed Loup Brefort as the new Country Manager for Uzbekistan.
Loup is a French national, joined the Bank in 1990 as a Public Sector Management Specialist in the Africa Region. He has since held various positions, his most recent assignment being Country Manager, Kazakhstan, where he has been at the core of our revived country relations.
In this new position, Mr Brefort's top three priorities will be to oversee a technical assistance program to assist the Government to develop its Welfare Improvement Strategy; closely monitor the implementation and results of the Interim Strategy recently discussed by the Board; and provide effective leadership and management to the country team and Tashkent Office to guide the Bank in meeting our development goals in Uzbekistan.
MTS-UZBEKISTAN SAYS ITS SUBSCRIBERS' BASE REACHES 1.5M
Clientele base of MTS-Uzbekistan, former Uzdunrobita, reached 1.5 million-point, the company said on Tuesday. It added that over thousand Uzbeks choose MTS-Uzbekistan every day.
The company said that subscribers' base of MTS-Uzbekistan increased by 150% compared to the beginning of 2006. It said the company served over 600,000 in the beginning of 2006.
MTS-Uzbekistan, earlier rendered services under Uzdunrobita brand, founded in August 1991 and it is the first mobile operator in Central Asia. The company also leads on number of subscribers in Uzbekistan.
According to official data, over 2.72 million people used mobile services in Uzbekistan as of 1 January 2007.
YOUNG UZBEK CONNOISSEUR OF MUSIC SET TO PERFORM IN MOSCOW
In Tashkent the young Uzbek talent conducted the National symphonic orchestra, the orchestra of the Big theater of opera and ballet (the opera “Carmen”), traveled along the towns of the Siberia and last year he has performed in France, Uzbekistan National News Agency reported.
Aziz Shokhakimov has turned 18. He began attending the Tashkent State Conservatory. But he is well known as the music conductor among musicians not only in Uzbekistan.
In Tashkent the young Uzbek talent conducted the National symphonic orchestra, the orchestra of the Big theater of opera and ballet (the opera “Carmen”), traveled along the towns of the Siberia and last year he has performed in France, reporting Uzbekistan National News Agency.
The head of the National philharmonic orchestra of Russia Vladimir Spivakov praised his skills. Mr. Spivakov made so that the young Uzbek connoisseur of music joined his Foundation that aims to support the talented youth, the report said.
This month Aziz Shokhakimov received an invitation from Mr. Spivakov himself to perform in Moscow at the House of Music. Alongside with the support on the part of his mentor – the conductor V. Neymer he has learned to conduct the “Bize” symphony to take the performance onto the grand halls of music in the Russian capital.
The performance is scheduled for January 19 this year. Then, the Uzbek talent is expected to travel to Povolzhie in Russia, where he plans to perform at various-level music events, according to the report.
RAISING THE LEVEL OF SKILLS OF HEALTH VISITORS
According to the project “Strengthening of mother and child’s health” which is being implemented by the government of Uzbekistan with the support of the Asian Bank of Development (ADB), retraining of health visitors will begin in late January. As many as 12 thousand nurses are expected to improve their skills.
“With the development of the Institute of General Practitioners in Uzbekistan, a new tendency of strengthening of role of health visitors is outlined, - said Rikhsi Salikhodjaeva, a leading specialist on nurse business of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, - A health visitor must know not only how to provide basic nursing services to patients, but consult them and treat noncomplicated forms of the most widespread diseases”.
Special programs have been developed for standardization of the training process, which are planned by taking into consideration achievements of global best practice and local peculiarities.
“Specialists will give attention to trainings of nurses for interpersonal contact with patients. It is necessary for health visitors not only for examination a state of a patient, but for carrying out treatment procedures”, pointed out Rikhsi Salikhodjaeva, “Acquirements of a health visitor will help her in further relations with patients and to avoid conflict situations”.
Nurses familiarize themselves with the latest methods of treating pateints, will have training courses aimed at strengthening role of health visitors in forming healthy life-style.
For effective results, courses will be held in central district hospitals of Uzbekistan, where centers for retraining of nurses are founded and which are geared with necessary equipments and books.
The Ministry of Health and the Association of Nurses of Uzbekistan are the executors of this project.