DAILY NEWS HERALD
DAILY NEWS HERALD # 206
Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA
October 19, 2018
the state visit of the President of Russia to Uzbekistan.. 1
The President of Russia arrives in Tashkent 1
Tashkent hosted Uzbekistan – Russia First Educational Forum.. 1
Vitaliy Dragunov becomes First Deputy Director of Uzatom.. 2
REGIONS: Tashkent region.. 2
120 Uzbek-Russian joint ventures operate currently in the Tashkent region. 2
International relationships. 2
Uzbekistan – Germany trade cooperation strengthens. 2
REFORMS: HealthCARE.. 3
Emergency Medical Aid to Undergo Transformation. 3
the state visit of the President of Russia to Uzbekistan
The President of Russia arrives in Tashkent
At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has arrived in Uzbekistan on a state visit.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov.
A brief conversation took place between the heads of states.
The main events of the visit are scheduled for October 19.
The Presidents will discuss prospects for further strengthening strategic partnership and alliance, expanding mutually beneficial cooperation, practical implementation of new joint projects and programs in various fields, as well as will exchange views on current international issues.
Following the negotiations, it is envisaged to adopt a Joint Statement of the Heads of States, sign about 20 documents.
It is also planned to conclude investment and trade contracts between regions and business circles of Uzbekistan and Russia.
Tashkent hosted Uzbekistan – Russia First Educational Forum
At the initiative of leading universities of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan – Russia First Educational Forum was held at Tashkent State University of Economics.
The main purpose of the event is further expansion of international cooperation in higher education system and transition to a new level of cooperation between higher education institutions of the two countries.
It was attended by representatives of ministries and agencies of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation, Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and more than 80 rectors of leading higher education institutions of the Russian Federation.
"We are taking numerous methods of cooperation with leading foreign universities, but taking into account historical cultural and social unity of our countries, we would like to see Russian partners as main in development of national higher education system”, – says Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Aziz Abdukhakimov in his speech.
During the event, rectors of higher education institutions of Uzbekistan and Russia discussed most important tasks and issues of mutual cooperation. According to the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, large-scale activities have been carried out on improving the quality of training highly qualified personnel in universities in modern directions. In particular, 13 new higher education institutions have been established, three of which are branches of leading foreign universities. Taking into account the current need for real sector of economy, 66 directions of modern education were created and training of master's degree specialists in 48 specialties has started.
Following the Uzbekistan – Russia educational forum, it is planned to establish branches of higher education institutions of the Russian Federation, conduct scientific-research and innovation forums and other events.
Vitaliy Dragunov becomes First Deputy Director of Uzatom
Vitaliy Dragunov has been appointed First Deputy Director General of the Atomic Energy Development Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Justice said.
In August, Bahrom Mansurov was appointed Deputy Director General of “Uzatom” Agency.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyayev signed a decree on July 19, 2018 "On measures to develop atomic energy in the Republic of Uzbekistan". In compliance with the document, Atomic Energy Development Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established.
REGIONS: Tashkent region
120 Uzbek-Russian joint ventures operate currently in the Tashkent region
It is noteworthy that as many as 30 of these enterprises, working in manufacturing industry, construction, trade, services, and other fields, have been created this year.
The significant achievements are the result of the attention paid in our country to the development of entrepreneurship, the creation of a favorable and healthy investment environment. Joint ventures established together with foreign businesspeople produce high-quality import-substituting products from local raw materials. It fully meets the needs of the domestic market, serves to increase production and export volumes.
In Angren, 10 manufacturing and trading enterprises have been founded in cooperation with Russian entrepreneurs. One of them is a joint venture in the form of a limited liability company, Sungreen Tex, specializing in the production of knitted goods.
The team of the company manufactures over 120 thousand units of products a month. A part of clothing made from high-quality local crude is supplied to domestic stores, while the main volume is exported to CIS nations.
Producing more than 30 types of children’s clothing, the company boasts cutting-edge sewing equipment from leading foreign manufacturers. The enterprise currently employs over 280 workers. Most of them are local youth.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Uzbekistan – Germany trade cooperation strengthens
A regular meeting of Uzbekistan – Germany intergovernmental working group on trade and investments was held in Tashkent on October 18.
It was attended by representatives of ministries, departments and companies of the two countries responsible for foreign economic relations, banking and financial sector, the sphere of investments and provision of services, trade industry, agricultural engineering, automotive, chemical, electrical engineering, construction and tourism.
The flow of investments from Germany to Uzbekistan is growing. To date, there are 147 enterprises operating in Uzbekistan, created with participation of German capital. Uzbekistan attaches priority importance to development of mutually beneficial and long-term partnership with leading companies of this country.
At the meeting, Germany’s businessmen gave high assessment to Uzbekistan’s actions on providing benefits to foreign investors. It was noted that such leading companies as MAN, Claas, Lemken, Knauf are successfully operating on production sites of Uzbekistan, and promising investment projects are being implemented with such companies as Siemens, Bosch, Viessmann, Humana and others.
Presentations were held at the event, reflecting the improvement in Uzbekistan the investment and business environment, promotion of small business and private entrepreneurship, conditions created for foreign investors in free economic zones.
Emergency Medical Aid to Undergo Transformation
Capital reform of this sphere is envisaged in the 16 October 2018 presidential resolution on improving the ambulance service.
Problems and shortcomings:
The document notes systemic problems and setbacks in this area.
In particular, there are no results, to this day, of repeatedly taken decisions on the creation of an automated management system for the emergency medical service. The organization of the reception and service calls are outdated is carried out in manual mechanisms.
The growth of pre-hospital mortality in the provision of emergency medical care continues, and in the Tashkent, Syrdarya and Ferghana provinces, the death rate has increased from two to fourfold.
The current procedure for sorting out calls does not allow for concentrating the available energy and resources on serving priority calls, which leads to an increase in the number of false calls or to cases of exacerbation of chronic diseases that do not pose a threat to the life of the patient.
Allocated budgetary funds do not contribute to ensuring the proper quality of emergency medical care and strengthening its material and technical base.
1. Consider the timely provision of high-quality medical services to every person in need of emergency assistance as a priority the task of the emergency medical service.
2. Provide practical support for the development of ambulance service and improve its material and technical base, establish the Ambulance Development Foundation under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
3. Determine from 1 January 2019 the sources of formation of the Foundation:
19% of the amount of payment for the use of a subscriber number paid by corporate entities providing mobile communication services (mobile companies), with a decrease in funds received by the State Budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan from 29% to 10%;
grants and technical assistance from international and foreign financial institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations;
income derived from the placement of temporarily free funds of the Foundation;
charitable donations from individuals and corporate entities, including non-residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Foundation’s funds will be assigned to:
- purchase and timely update the fleet of specialized vehicles of the ambulance service, as well as its equipment with modern medical machinery and devices, purchase of spare parts and consumables;
- training, advanced training and internship for ambulance service workers, including in research, educational and other institutions of foreign countries;
- payment of allowances, bonuses and other incentive payments to employees of the emergency medical service;
- introduction of modern information and communication technologies into the activities of the emergency medical service.
The Ministry of Health will:
- adopt, together with the National Chamber of Innovative Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, within two months, the procedure and methodology for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the emergency medical service, taking into account the Model Indicators for evaluating the effectiveness of the emergency medical service;
- submit to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan proposals for equipping ambulance services with 2020 aviation machinery and (or) the acquisition of aviation services, including through public-private partnerships jointly with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Defense, the State Inspectorate for Flight Safety Supervision and Uzbekistan Airways;
- restructure the ambulance service with growth in the proportion of paramedic brigades by the end of 2019, based on the structure of the calls, the volume and nature of the assistance provided by ambulance crews;
- submit concrete proposals within two months to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the transfer of the right to manage the emergency medical service of certain regions of the republic to investors on the basis of public-private partnership;
- create and put into operation an automated emergency medical management system from 1 April 2019 in Tashkent, and from October 1, 2019, in other regions of the republic, providing the opportunity to:
receive and register incoming calls from the public, automatically arrange received calls in order of priority for their service;
manage and monitor the movement of specialized vehicles, including through the use of GPS navigation, followed by a phased transition to digital radio communication;
automatically identify the location of persons seeking emergency medical care through telephone (mobile) communication;
call ambulance teams through mobile applications, including for the disabled people;
keep account of used drugs and medical products;
integrate with information systems of emergency services of ministries, departments and other organizations;
for citizens to evaluate the effectiveness of the operation of ambulance stations and their rating.
The resolution approved the program of measures to improve the emergency medical service in Uzbekistan in 2019-2021.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)