July 18, 2007
Uzbek president addresses grain growers of Uzbekistan
60% of UzDaewooAuto's production to be localised by year end
111 large production objects to be launched this year
Group of scientists issued patent for design of airframe parts assembly system
People's Bank has 90,000 plastic cards issued
As Grand Forum At Doorstep Mass Media Gets Told About Preparations
UWED Legal Clinic delegation attends International conference in SAR
Trainees of Uzbek Television and Radio Company meet with Turksat management
Kasimov: team spirit is very high
UZBEK PRESIDENT ADDRESSES GRAIN GROWERS OF UZBEKISTAN
On July 16, President Islam Karimov addressed to the grain growers of Uzbekistan with congratulations on completing the contract on selling grain to the state.
President highlighted that each region has specific natural and climate conditions and noted the reforms in agriculture as key factors of the success.
“At such joyful moments, you, the tireless workers, without a doubt, deserve all the praise,” president said.
This year Uzbekistan grain growers accomplished the plan by selling over 6,250,000 tons of grain to the state.
60% OF UZDAEWOOAUTO'S PRODUCTION TO BE LOCALISED BY YEAR END
Reasonable price, comfortable interior, and compliance with modern technical requirements of UzDaewooAuto cars – Lacetti, Nexia, Matiz and Damas – finds them high demand in the market, both local and international.
The use of the most advanced technical equipment makes it possible for the producer to continuously increase production volumes. Last year, UzDaewooAuto produce over 140,000 cars, and this year the output is to reach 170,000.
The plant is expected to meet full projected capacity in 2008. It will produce up to 200,000 automobiles yearly.
The producer is also giving attention to the localization of the production of component parts. By the end of the year production will be localized to 60%, UzA reported.
Within the frame of the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation signed between Uzbekistan and GMDAT during the May visit of the Head of the General Motors Daewoo Auto and Technology Michael Grimaldi, Matiz and Nexia automobiles will be modernized based on the requirements of the Euro III standards. Also, the agreement envisages the training of the plant's staff, and further expansion of cooperation in this direction.
111 LARGE PRODUCTION OBJECTS TO BE LAUNCHED THIS YEAR
New production facilities are being built, and existing ones are being modernized and technically re-equipped in the regions of Uzbekistan.
Thus, Samarkand Elevator Production Plant has recently launched production modernization. It is now working on the order of the Severodvinsk Machine-Building Plant (Russia).
Sino Company is also striving for new horizons. The enterprise has updated its quality management system to meet the new ISO 9001 requirements. In 200, it plans to produce 10,000 refrigerators for 5.5 billion soums, 2,000 air conditioners, and other products.
About 90 other enterprises, similar to Sino and Samarkand Elevator Production Plant, as well as joint ventures, foreign enterprises, private firms and other business operate on the territory of Samarkand region.
It is planned that this year another 111 large production objects will be launched in Uzbekistan in different sectors of economy. Of them 75 – new enterprises, 36 – modernized and re-equipped productions.
As a result, it is expected that in 2007 national output will grow by some 459.6 billion soums.
GROUP OF SCIENTISTS ISSUED PATENT FOR DESIGN OF AIRFRAME PARTS ASSEMBLY SYSTEM
Uzbekistan is one of the few countries that have their own civil aircraft productions. Tashkent Aircraft Production Corporation named after Chkalov (TAPOiCh) is one of the five largest aircraft construction companies in the world.
Uzbekistan has established strong cooperation in production and export of aircrafts with Russia. In particular, among the documents signed between the governments of the two countries during the visit of the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov to Uzbekistan on July 4 this year was the agreement on the supply of IL-76MF aircrafts to complete the order from Jordan.
Over the years of independence, substantial results have been achieved not only in the aircraft-building, but also in preparation of specialist in the field, development of the industry, UzA reported.
The patent agency of Uzbekistan has recently issued a patent to a group of scientists working on the development of the system of automated design of the process of assembly of the airframe parts of aircrafts.
PEOPLE'S BANK HAS 90,000 PLASTIC CARDS ISSUED
The People's Bank is putting strong efforts to develop its plastic-card based system of non-cash payments.
At the end of the first half of the 2007, the bank had in circulation over 90,000 plastic cards, of them 40,000 issued as a part of salary projects.
To simplify the use of plastic cards, the bank has installed 1,100 terminals, including 227 – at the bank's own branches and offices, and 872 – at the retail trade points, public catering and municipal service places.
The total volume of plastic card transactions for the reporting period exceeded 6.7 billion soums, including non-cash payments of over 2.8 billion soums made through the trade terminals.
To further expand plastic card operations and provide additional conveniences to the clients, the bank has integrated an "Overdraft" consumer credit widely used in all branches of the bank.
AS GRAND FORUM AT DOORSTEP MASS MEDIA GETS TOLD ABOUT PREPARATIONS
The briefing for mass media dedicated to preparation and holding the international conference in view of announcement of Tashkent a capital of Islamic culture in 2007 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) took place at the National Press Center of Uzbekistan July 16.
The members of the conference organizing committee led by Rustam Kasimov, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, took part at the briefing.
The decision by ISESCO is recognition of Uzbekistan as one of the significant centers in the Muslim world, which had born eminent theologians and learned scholars on secular and exact sciences. There are more than 10,000 architectural monuments in the territory of country. Most of them had been erected during the Islamic period.
Revival of scientific and spiritual heritage of ancestors and historical monuments, which are of a common civilization value, has been one of the main directions of the state policy during the years of sovereignty. Reconstruction of Imam al-Bukhary and Shahi-Zinda complexes in Samarkand, complexes of Bakhouddin Nakshbandy in Bukhara and Khazrati Imam in Tashkent and many other sacred places had become the outcome of such close care on the part of the Uzbek leadership.
The special decree on organizing and holding cultural and scientific events dedicated to the conferral on Tashkent of the title of a capital of Islamic culture in 2007 had been adopted in the country.
The International Conference - "Contribution of Uzbekistan to the development of Islamic civilization" due to take place in Tashkent and Samarkand on August 14-15 this year will become one of the most outstanding stages of official commemorations.
The conference is expected to gather nearly 100 foreign scholars, state, public and religious people from more than 30 countries around the globe.
The journalists were told about various aspects of forthcoming conference. The representatives of the Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan, Committee of Religious Affairs of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Academy of Sciences and other spoke at the event.
UWED LEGAL CLINIC DELEGATION ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SAR
A delegation of Legal Clinic under the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) on July 7-14 visited South African Republic to participate in the Fifth International Journal of Legal Clinical Education conference, share experience with legal clinics and learn new forms of legal aid to the population.
The conference was held in Johannesburg and the Uzbek delegation acquainted with information on creation, functioning, further development and international coordination of legal clinic's activity.
During the visit delegation learned about state-legal system and experience of pro bono aid in South African Republic and in International Journal of clinical education member states.
The Uzbek delegation shared their experience with their colleagues on such issues as administration, organization and formation of trainings, pro bono aid and learned international experience of legal clinic's activity.
Within the framework of visit, the delegation met Chief justice of Constructional court of South African Republic, representatives of Mpumalanga province parliament, Legal Aid Board of Nelspruit and company on insurance of legal aid, as well as Legal clinic of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
The participants of the meetings underlined important role of legal clinics in preparation of skilled lawyers and rising awareness of vulnerable layers of population. It is expected that the Uzbek delegation will adopt learned experience in development of legal clinics and other forms of pro bono aid in Uzbekistan.
The visit was organized by support of UNDP in Uzbekistan within the project "Legal Aid and Legal Literacy for Better Access to Justice", which aims at improvement of access to justice for people, who cannot afford or have limited access to legal services, such as women, children, the poor, the elderly and people with disabilities and to increase quality of legal services through training of law students.
TRAINEES OF UZBEK TELEVISION AND RADIO COMPANY MEET WITH TURKSAT MANAGEMENT
A group of workers of the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan taking part in the training at the Turkish Television and Radio Corporation (TRT) have familiarized themselves with the work of one of the largest operators of international satellite and cable connection of Turkey, Turksat Company.
During the visit to the company they were told about the company's activity. A meeting was held with one of the managers at Turksat, Mr. Adnan Celik. The parties noted on the importance of cooperation and expressed willingness to continue expanding contacts between the specialists of the two organizations for experience-sharing purposes.
It is worth noting that Uzbekistan television channel launched 24-hour satellite broadcasting in December 2006. The Express-AM1 satellite's coverage zone includes regions in Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, China and Mongolia. At the same time, within the frame of cooperation between the TRT and the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, Turksat Company provides satellite channels for broadcasting of national celebrations taking place in Uzbekistan, such as the Independence Day, Navruz National Holiday, etc to other continents.
KASIMOV: TEAM SPIRIT IS VERY HIGH
Former Uzbekistan midfield dynamo Mirdjalal Kasimov has insisted that despite Maksim Shatskikh’s bright start to the AFC Asian Cup, the Central Asians can take nothing for granted ahead of Wednesday’s make-or-break clash with China.
Shatskikh bagged two goals against Malaysia after returning from suspension and whilst Kasimov, now assistant coach to both the senior and under-23 teams, was delighted with the star striker’s display, he remains adamant that the Uzbeks have to stay focussed for a game they must win if they are to progress to the quarter-finals.
“It is true that Maksim is our key player and of course he was suspended for the game against Iran. I think in the match against the Malaysians you saw how good a player he is,” said the 46-year-old.
“But even with Maksim, the Chinese remain our nearest rivals to qualify from Group C. Because of this we must concentrate purely on that game. We definitely cannot afford to look ahead to the quarter-finals, we have to play China first and then we will see.
“There is no doubt that China are a good team and they have a lot of excellent players in their side. We will however prepare ourselves well for the game. Anything can happen.”
Uzbekistan’s 5-0 drubbing of co-hosts Malaysia came hot on the heels of their 2-1 loss to Iran and, according to Kasimov, has given his side a terrific psychological boost leading into the crunch encounter with China at the Shah Alam Stadium.
“We lost our opportunity to get some points against Iran but when thanks to the game against Malaysia, we have changed our mentality,” he explained.
“After our win, the players are feeling a lot happier than they did following the Iran match. Now of course we are looking forward to playing China and our team spirit is very high.”
Kasimov was also points out that Uzbekistan’s opening defeat could be put down to a case of first night nerves, tension that the Uzbeks have now well and truly put behind them.
“In our opening game against Iran we were quite nervous, that can happen in the opening game of any tournament. We definitely not use our opportunities to score,” he added.
“Thanks to our preparations though we are now ready for this latest test and we are ready to run for the entire 90 minutes.”