July 28, 2008
Navoi-Based Company Supplies Quality Goods to Farmers
Textile JV Launched in Marghilan, People Get Jobs
Malaysian company to conduct geological prospecting in south of Uzbekistan
15 Uzbek Photographers to Travel to St. Petersburg Exhibition
Uzbek Chess Players Succeed at Asian Chess Champ in Iran
Motherhood & Childhood Protection Underway in Surkhandarya
Higher educational institutions to admit 58,000 students this year
NAVOI-BASED COMPANY SUPPLIES QUALITY GOODS TO FARMERS
The industries and processing of agricultural products are now being introduced to the Navoi Province, Jahon Information Agency reported.
Annually 150.000 tons of fruits and vegetables, 40.000 tons of grapes, as well as over 30.000 tons of melons and gourds are processed in the province. The quality goods are delivered for domestic and foreign markets.
The “Swe Rus Grove AB” Swiss Private Company supplied the Kyzilkum Sakhovati Company in the city of Navoi modern technologies. As a result, the company processes 250 tons of dried apricots and 300 tons of tomatoes per day.
“Our products fully meet the world standards”, the company director Shavkat Jumaniyozov said. “We are bettering the production technologies thanks to which we can secure the worthy place at foreign markets.”
Based on the contracts the agricultural goods are delivered to almost 200 farmers in Navoi and neighboring Bukhara provinces. With an aim to increase the production efficiency all necessary conditions were created for workers. Also, the company pays a special attention in protecting the social and economic interests of its employees.
TEXTILE JV LAUNCHED IN MARGHILAN, PEOPLE GET JOBS
The Marghilan Tekstil Joint Venture is stably operating in densely populated Marghilan. It manufactures thread, according to Jahon Information Agency.
Nearly 80 percent of the company-produced goods are exported abroad.
Marghilan Tekstil was founded in cooperation with the Turkish businessmen. The investors made their share worth USD 2.5 million for establishment of company. The Czech and German spinning lines were installed at the spacious and light company facilities. Foreign specialists trained the local youth.
“For over almost three months I went jobless”, Nargiza Makhmudova said. “The Labor Exchange rendered me a temporary financial aid. Now I have a job at the modern company. I work here with my elder sister”.
The group of employees includes 200 spinners. The company profitability exceeds 18 percent. The specialists of the country’s textile industry development program elaborated strategy of increasing the production power capacity. Launching of the second thread complex will allow to provide yet other 100 Marghilan people with a well-paid job.
The company has already processed 1.800 tons of fiber. The volume of production runs up to UZS 8.5 billion. Given the contract terms the high-quality thread is being exported to textile enterprises in Poland, Germany, Russia and Turkey.
MALAYSIAN COMPANY TO CONDUCT GEOLOGICAL PROSPECTING IN SOUTH OF UZBEKISTAN
Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn. Bhd., the Malaysian corporation, will conduct geological exploration work in the Surkhanski investment bloc (Surkhandarya region).
The relevant agreement was signed between Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company (NHC) and Petronas Carigali corporation, Trend Capital reported quoting the Malaysian company's Tashkent office.
This agreement envisages conduct of seismic exploratory work through 2D method, gravimetric and magneto metric survey and drilling of one prospective well, as well as, geophysical and geological estimation.
This work covers the term of to three years. It is planned to hold seismic prospecting and geological prospecting in 1,200 linear kilometer volume during this period.
A memorandum on cooperation and an agreement on joint development of oil and gas resources were inked between Uzbekneftegaz NHC and Petronas Carigali corporation during the Uzbek President Islam Karimov's official visit to Malaysia in October 2005. These agreements envisage investing several hundred millions of capital in the fuel and energy complex of Uzbekistan.
Main terms of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) were determined on the development of Baysunski investment sheave (Surkhandarya region), which includes huge Hajak field of natural gas, during the visit of Tan Sri Dato Sri Mohd Hassan Maricana's, the President of the Malaysian corporation, to Tashkent in December 2007.
Within the framework of this project, 2D and 3D field seismic prospecting work has been completed, and well testing and data analysis are carried out. The lump cost of this project, which is included in the investment programme of the country for 2008, is US$47.8 million.
Petronas Carigali (Baisun) Operating Company LLC and Petronas Carigali (Surkhanski) Operating Company LLC have been established in Uzbekistan to realize two projects of the Malaysian corporation. Talks will be held to sign the relevant PSA in the established order as soon the foreign investors' fulfill all obligations on each agreement.
15 UZBEK PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TRAVEL TO ST. PETERSBURG EXHIBITION
Fifteen professional Uzbek photographers will demonstrate their works at the “Uzbekistan in photographs” exhibition due late July at the “Manege” Central Exhibition Hall in Saint Petersburg, Jahon Information Agency reported.
The multinational people of Uzbekistan, as well as their traditions and customs will be told at the exposition through more than 200 works that reflect on the history and modern life of Uzbekistan.
The Bukhara photographers Zilola Saidova and Shavkat Boltaev are well preparing to participate at the event. For over the last years their works obtained broad international recognition and have been acknowledged with diplomas at several festivals. Their works have been showcased in the United States, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Iran and other countries around the world.
Undoubtedly, the exposition in Saint Petersburg will serve to further strengthening the creative ties of the two countries, exchange experiences between photographers of Uzbekistan and Russia.
UZBEK CHESS PLAYERS SUCCEED AT ASIAN CHESS CHAMP IN IRAN
The chess players of Uzbekistan succeeded at the Asian Chess Championship among the youth from the age of 8 to 18 held on July 15-22, 2008 in Tehran in Iran, according to the national newspapers.
Nafisa Muminova of No. 2 Children’s and Youth Sports School in Uzbekistan District of Ferghana Province, Sarvinoz Khurbanbaeva of No. 2 School in Bayavut District of Syrdarya Province and Artyk Nematov of No. 75 School of Uchtepa District in Tashkent secured silver medal in the group contest, according to reports.
oman Golubev of the Tashkent-based No.107 School and the student of Chirchik Academic Lyceum of Foreign Languages Gulrukhsor Esanbaeva earned fourth and fifth places at the contest.
The Uzbek chess-players obtained the third place at the team-wide score, the newspapers also wrote.
MOTHERHOOD & CHILDHOOD PROTECTION UNDERWAY IN SURKHANDARYA
An effective mechanism of protection of motherhood and childhood has been worked out in Uzbekistan and is now being successfully implemented. The health of mothers and children guarantees the prosperity and future of the country, Jahon Information Agency reported.
In Surkhandarya Province the set of measures on improving health of the fertile-age women is now being undertaken. Besides, the prophylactic and medical centers for mothers and children are being established in the province. The local people in the area are enjoying the new screening services.
The Termez Center for screening mother and child is supplied with modern medical equipments. At the Center the future mothers pass through perinatal screening with the help of qualified doctors.
The female patients at the age of over 35 years old who have taken strong medicines during their pregnancy and are suffer the hereditary diseases and gave birth to children with inborn defects are passing through the mandatory ultrasonic and biochemical examination. The newborns pass the neonatal screening. If child has inborn diseases, the Center will register him, provide with free medicines and hold treatment. Besides, the Screening center renders to families medical and genetic consultation.
According to the director of the Center Bakhrom Siddikov, this year more than 38.000 newborns passed through neonatal screening and about 40 of them were registered. Nearly 2.000 women passed perinatal screening. The doctors take necessary measures after exposure of birth defects.
HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO ADMIT 58,000 STUDENTS THIS YEAR
In a few days, on 1 August, thousands of prospective students who wish to attend the higher and other educational institutions nationwide will have tests.
According to the State Testing Center (STC) of the Cabinet of Ministries of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the preparation work to the tests is now underway in line with the Resolution of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on admittance to higher educational institutions of Uzbekistan in the academic year 2008-2009.
In line with the document, this year the nation's universities, institutes and colleges are planning to admit 58,000 students to seek their bachelor's degree in a four to a five-year terms, Jahon information agency quoted UzA.
The higher and other educational institutions finished collecting documents from prospective students. As usual, the Center did necessary work to organize and hold tests in established procedure. To hold such tests in a regular order, both fairly and objectively the staff members of the Center established effective cooperation with local municipalities, ministries and agencies.
The Center employees, heads of higher educational establishments, auditorium observers are reported to have participated at educational workshops. Teachers who will oversee tests have received the necessary materials and relevant instruction rules.
The Center has already prepared the set of questions that will be used at tests. Qualified specialists of the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Center of secondary special and professional education examined the test questions in terms of their content and compatibility in line with the State educational standards. All questions are drawn in line with an educational program, textbooks and schoolbooks recommended for educational establishments.