August 20, 2008
Russian embassy expresses gratitude for humanitarian aid
Visiting Brazilian envoy meets Commerce Chamber leadership
Senate organizes roundtable on mortgage crediting
Uzbekistan Airways to buy four Boeing-767-300 aircrafts by 2014
UzProdTehExpo to present food products, equipment
IEG Uzbekistan, Commerce Chamber to organize "Tea and Coffee 2008" expo
"UzAgroExpo 2008" to display potential of Uzbek agriculture industry
Seminar Workshop to Raise Skills of Reporting about Youth
Roundtable in Tashkent discusses combating human trafficking
Anton Fokin Earns Bronze, Dedicates Victory to Independence
Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan Wins Challenger Tournament
RUSSIAN EMBASSY EXPRESSES GRATITUDE FOR HUMANITARIAN AID
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan received a letter of gratitude from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan for allocated humanitarian aid to civilians of South Ossetia, Jahon Information Agency reported on August 19.
The letter reads: "The Russian side welcomed with gratitude the instruction by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov given to the country's Government on allocation of US$250,000 for rendering a humanitarian aid to civilian population that has suffered as a result of military conflict in South Ossetia."
As earlier reported, at the end of last week, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov instructed the Government to allocate US$250,000 for rendering a humanitarian aid to civilian population who has suffered as a result of military conflict in South Ossetia.
Ministry of Emergency has been entrusted to deliver humanitarian aid to South Ossetia. The aid includes construction materials, including cement, foodstuff, medicaments, blankets and other goods.
VISITING BRAZILIAN ENVOY MEETS COMMERCE CHAMBER LEADERSHIP
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil to the Republic of Uzbekistan with residence in the Russian Federation Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos visited the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan on August 19, Uzreport Business Information Portal reported.
The aim of the visit to chamber is to acquaint with business opportunities in Uzbekistan and discuss perspectives of cooperation among businesses of two countries.
Ambassador Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos arrived in Uzbekistan to hand over credentials to the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. It is expected that the ceremony will take place on August 20. During his visit, the Brazilian envoy will hold negotiations with local authorities on expansion of cooperation between Brazil and Uzbekistan.
At the meeting in chamber, Ambassador Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos noted that the delegation of Brazilian businesses led by Vice Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Ivan Ramalho will pay a visit to Uzbekistan in the end of the year.
The sides deemed it expedient to exchange information on planned exhibitions, conference, seminars and other events, which could be interesting for both sides. Brazilian envoy expressed interest in exhibitions organized in Uzbekistan, in particular in expositions in agriculture, oil and gas and others.
Brazilian diplomat said that his country could export t Uzbekistan such products as aircrafts, vehicles and spare parts, animal produce and poultry.
Ambassador Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos said that he is ready to elaborate issue on organization of courses for mid-level managers in Brazil within the framework of technical assistance projects and discuss these issues with corresponding agencies and departments of Brazil.
Envoy also added that he will do his best to assist the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan to deepen its relations with the corresponding bodies of Brazil on support to development of small and private businesses.
SENATE ORGANIZES ROUNDTABLE ON MORTGAGE CREDITING
Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan (upper house of parliament) in cooperation with Ipoteka Bank (Mortgage Bank) joint-stock mortgage bank organized a roundtable "Issues on further stimulation of competition in habitation market", UzA reported.
Representatives of Senate, ministries and departments, commercial banks, engineering-consulting companies and other attended the roundtable.
The participants of the roundtable said modern banking, engineering and consulting services in construction, purchase and repair of habitations are rendered in all regions of Uzbekistan. It was said Ipoteka Bank allocated 50.9 billion soums of mortgage credits within 2005 and the first half of 2008. The bank issued credits for 31.1 billion soums to legal entities, engaged in construction sector, and 21.5 billion soums to construction materials' producers in the reporting period.
Young families can receive soft credits to buy habitation or repair one due to Fund of Mortgage Credit Promotion under Finance Ministry of Uzbekistan, the meeting said.
The participants discussed legal regulation of mortgage relations and introduction of long-term soft mortgage credits for construction of habitation, as well s issues on further improvement of legal and economic mechanisms of mortgage relations, development of construction industry and others.
The meeting underlined importance of organization of monitoring and introduction of stimulus mechanisms of mortgage crediting in small towns and rural areas, as well as to support young families.
The participants shared their recommendations and adopted proposals for development of mortgage market and stimulation of mortgage relations, improvement of mortgage registration mechanisms, formation of legal base of securities and financial markets, related to mortgage crediting.
UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS TO BUY FOUR BOEING-767-300 AIRCRAFTS BY 2014
Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) is planning to buy four Boeing-767-300 aircrafts by the end of 2013, director general of the company Valeriy Tyan told journalists last week, Uzreport Business Information portal quoting news agencies.
Tyan said that there are delays with supply of Boeing-787 for two years and Boeing proposed us to supply four Boeing-767 aircrafts in exclusive terms as compensation.
Uzreport reported that the corresponding agreement will be signed by the end of 2008 and in early 2009.
Tyan said the airline will launch commercial exploitation of the second Il-114-100. Currently, the company uses one Il-114 with Pratt&Whitney engine.
The Uzbek airline's head recalled the company plans to purchase six Il-114-100 of the Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant named after Chkalov till the end of 2009.
Uzbekistan Airways has 16 aircrafts of the western production, including 10 Boeing (five 767-300 and five 757-200), three A-310 and three RJ-85. The company also owns 15 aircrafts of the Soviet production.
It is expected that Il-114-100 aircrafts will replace Yak-40 aircrafts, which are used to small range routes of the company.
UZPRODTEHEXPO TO PRESENT FOOD PRODUCTS, EQUIPMENT
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan in cooperation with IEG Uzbekistan will organize an international specialized exhibition "UzProdTehExpo". The exhibition will take place on 28-30 November and it will focus on food industry.
The organizers noted that the exhibition will present products, technologies and equipment for food and processing industry.
IEG UZBEKISTAN, COMMERCE CHAMBER TO ORGANIZE "TEA AND COFFEE 2008" EXPO
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan in cooperation with IEG Uzbekistan will hold an international specialized exhibition "Tea and Coffee 2008" on 28-30 November at the UzExpCenter.
The exhibition will present various sorts and types of tea and coffee, produced in Uzbek and foreign countries, as well as equipment and technologies, used for processing of tea and coffee.
"UZAGROEXPO 2008" TO DISPLAY POTENTIAL OF UZBEK AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan in cooperation with IEG Uzbekistan will organize an international specialized exhibition "UzAgroExpo 2008" on 28-30 November. The exhibition will take place at UzExpoCenter.
The exhibition will demonstrate potential of agriculture industry of Uzbekistan. It will gather agriculture specialists from the CIS and foreign countries, including representatives of all sectors of agriculture industry, heads of companies and trade networks, as well as financial institutions.
SEMINAR WORKSHOP TO RAISE SKILLS OF REPORTING ABOUT YOUTH
The fourth training seminar “Young journalists of independence: on air the life of youth” dedicated to the 17th anniversary of Independence of Uzbekistan was launched in Tashkent, according to Jahon Information Agency.
The seminar held as a part of the Year of Youth State Program for journalists of non-state television broadcast stations and youth TV studios was organized alongside with the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan, Kelajak ovozi Center of Youth Initiatives, as well as the Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Uzbekistan.
The Executive Director of the National Association of Mass Media of Uzbekistan F.Sharopov said at the seminar that the Uzbek government pays a special attention to comprehensively supporting and stimulating the young journalists. Such policy results in further development of journalism and training the skilled reporters that meet modern requirements.
Now the journalists and other employees of most of the non-state television broadcast stations that operate in Uzbekistan are the young men and women. Along with assisting the non-state mass media, strengthening their logistical basis, it became a tradition in the nation to implement various projects and hold contests, conferences and seminar workshops aimed at enhancing the professional experience and skills of young journalists.
Earlier the initial seminar workshops were held in Bukhara and Samarkand. Their participants learned in detail about the work of non-state broadcast television stations and local studios.
The seminar in Tashkent is meant to promote exchange of reporting experiences. In the framework of workshop the participants will expand their knowledge and practical skills on making broadcasts, TV footages and reports for the youth.
ROUNDTABLE IN TASHKENT DISCUSSES COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Tashkent hosted a roundtable dedicated to combating human trafficking and assisting to the victims of this crime, UzA reported.
The agency said the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan organized the roundtable, which was attended by the representative of ministries and departments, public organization and international institutions.
The participants considered issues on preventing human trafficking, strengthening of cooperation to fight such types of crimes, social-legal and medical assistance to victims.
ANTON FOKIN EARNS BRONZE, DEDICATES VICTORY TO INDEPENDENCE
On August 19 the Uzbek gymnast Anton Fokin secured bronze medal on exercises on parallel bars at the XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing, according to the national newspapers.
Anton was born on November 13, 1982. He is one of the strongest sports gymnasts in Uzbekistan. Last year he secured the third place at the World Championship in Stuttgart in Germany.
“At the moment, thanks to Independence we, the Uzbek sports people, are achieving such high results on world sports arenas,” Anton Fokin has said. “Therefore, I dedicate my victory at the Olympic Games to the 17th anniversary of Independence of my Homeland.”
Another Uzbek athlete Vadim Menkov moved onto a semifinal on canoe on a distance of 500 meters.
Guzal Khubbieva successfully passed the first tour in 200-meters race.
So far the Olympic contenders Uzbekistan secured 4 medals at the Olympics in Beijing. The judo wrestlers Abdulla Tangriev and Rishod Sobirov gained silver and bronze medals, respectively. Ekaterina Khilko secured the third place on trampoline gymnastics.
Now Anton Fokin, trained by Sh.Mamadaliev is among them, according to the reports.
DENIS ISTOMIN OF UZBEKISTAN WINS CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT
The Challenger International Tennis Tournament came to an end in Bukhara, the Uzbekistan National News Agency reported.
The athletes from over 19 countries, including France, the Netherlands, Austria, Russia, Israel and Poland, took part at this prestigious contest alongside with Uzbek athletes in pair and singles categories.
At the final of the pair contests the Russian duet – Pavel Chekhov and Mikhail Elgin won a victory over Lukash Kubota of Poland and Olivier Maracho of Austria who hold the 172nd standing on the world rating list.
In the category of singles the Uzbek tennis-player Denis Istomin has yet more consolidated his grip on victory. In quarterfinals he won over Jeremy Blandin of France and at the next stage he beat Btaz Kavcic of Slovenia. In the final round Istomin won Ilya Marchenko of the Ukraine.
“The tennis courts of Bukhara bring me a good luck,” the winner Denis Istomin has said. “I am becoming a winner of Challenger for the third time now. This victory allowed me to secure another 55 rate points in the world standing.”