2017 - The Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests
Cooperation within the frameworks of ILО
INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
INFORMATION DIGEST OF
PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 151
August 3, 2017
Shavkat Mirziyoyev expresses condolences in connection with terrorist attack in Afghanistan. 1
First Sunday of August declared as Day of Railway Workers. 1
State budget revenues comprise 22.4 trillion soums in 1H.. 1
Uzbekistan to sell agriculture and food products under UzAgro brand. 1
NAC "Uzbekistan Airways". 2
1.2 million passengers were conveyed in 1H.. 2
International cooperation.. 2
Delegation of Uzbekistan to participate in inauguration of President of Iran. 2
Uzbekistan: Bravo, young mathematicians! 2
Entrance examinations took place on August 1 in all higher educational institutions of our country 3
Shavkat Mirziyoyev expresses condolences in connection with terrorist attack in Afghanistan
The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent a letter to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Muhammad Ashraf Ghani in which he expressed deep condolences and sympathy to the President and to the Afghan people in connection with the heinous and brutal terrorist attack in a mosque in the city of Herat that led to the death and severe injury of innocent people.
The head of our state in the message asked to convey his sincere sympathies and support to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery.
First Sunday of August declared as Day of Railway Workers
On 2 August, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On celebrating the Day of Railway Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
This decision was adopted to consolidate and further develop the progress achieved in recent years in the area of increasing the volume of passenger and freight transportation by rail, comprehensive improvement of the railway infrastructure, and provision of comprehensive and effective support to industry workers.
The document noted that during independence years, Uzbekistan directed investments for US$7.5 billion to develop railway transport communications and related infrastructure, including foreign investments – US$2.4 billion.
State budget revenues comprise 22.4 trillion soums in 1H
The Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan published a report on revenues and expenditures of the country during the first half of 2017.
According to preliminary data, in the first half of the year, revenues of the State budget amounted to 22 trillion 458,9 billion soums, expenditure - 22 trillion 350,6 billion soums, budget surplus - 108,2 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 01.08.2017, 1$= 4098.37 soums).
Uzbekistan to sell agriculture and food products under UzAgro brand
Uzbekistan will sell fresh and processed agricultural products, as well as food industry under the brand UzAgro.
UzAgro will become a guarantor of high quality of products and services presented to partners in any place of the globe, the press service of Uzagroexport reported .
Tohirjon Jalilov, Chairman of the Board of Uzbekoziqovqatholding, said that promotion of the Uzbek products under a single brand, the company would get a high result in a short period of time.
He said that buyers in each country, when they see UzAgro brand, will understand that they are buying ecological clean high quality products. He said UzAgro will united exporters of fruits, vegetables and food products in Uzbekistan.
UzAgro will assist exporters in solving many problems, including planning of planting agriculture products, storage and transportation, he said. The company will also provide legal support, he added.
Development of the brand will also help to minimize some expanses, including logistics, servicing loans, etc.
NAC "Uzbekistan Airways"
1.2 million passengers were conveyed in 1H
The national airline "Uzbekistan Airways" conveyed 1227 thousand passengers in the first half of 2017, up 104.3% on the corresponding period last year. The national air carrier performed 11160 flights - 489 flights more than in the first half of 2016.
During the reporting period, the airline transported 24.8 thousand tons of cargo (including paid luggage and mail), up 26.4%.
Delegation of Uzbekistan to participate in inauguration of President of Iran
On August 5, 2017, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Nigmatilla Yuldashev will take part in the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
Uzbekistan: Bravo, young mathematicians!
Uzbek students won two gold, two silver medals and took the second place in the team competition in the International mathematics competition that was held in the city of Lucknow in India on July 25-31 of this year.
Young mathematicians were greeted solemnly at Tashkent international airport named after Islam Karimov by teachers, parents, responsible officials of the education system.
In our country, a large-scale work is carried out on providing qualitative education for the younger generation, demonstrating their creative and intellectual potential, improving all the links in education in accordance with the spirit of the times. All this is the main factor in strengthening the desire and interest of youth to knowledge, manifestation of their talent.
Young mathematicians from 41 countries of the world took part in the international mathematics competition in India. The team of Uzbekistan, taking part in these intellectual competitions for the fourth time, won 2 gold medals this year. Students of the 7th grade of the 1st specialized state general educational school of Korakul district of Bukhara region Doniyor Ismoilov and Sevarakhon Ostonova showed their knowledge and talent in individual competitions and won gold medals. A student of the 7th grade Olimjon Olimov and a student of the 8th grade of the same school Ismoil Pulatov won silver medals in individual competitions.
– There are 360 students in our school, – says Shernazar Salomov, a teacher of the 1st specialized state general educational school of Karakul district of Bukhara region. – Group classes and activities are always in the center of attention along with math lessons. The main factor of our success is constant attention and concern for youth in our country.
The two-stage contest conducted by the Ministry of public education of the Republic of Uzbekistan among young mathematicians and based on modern methods of teaching contribute to improving students’ knowledge and developing logical thinking.
– I dream of becoming a well-known mathematician in the future, – says Sevarakhon Ostonova. – Conditions created for youth, care and attention of our mentors, parents and close people are giving me strength and energy.
Entrance examinations took place on August 1 in all higher educational institutions of our country
In accordance with the resolution of the President of our country “On admission to higher educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017/2018 academic year” of May 5, 2017, a number of new opportunities are envisaged for youth wishing to receive higher education. Thus, the total quotas for admission to higher educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the preparation of bachelors are set at the amount of 66 316, which is much more than in the previous years.
In addition, it is envisaged to prepare 100 bachelors in Tashkent University of information technologies, 90 in Navoi state mining institute on a contractual basis and 80 in Tashkent institute of railway transport engineers on a contractual basis, in order to ensure in-service education.
Modern information and communication technologies are being consistently introduced into all spheres of our country’s life. Tashkent University of information technologies is the main university of our country in training IT personnel with higher education. Applicants submitted documents for bachelor’s degree studies in the areas of information security, computer engineering, software engineering, telecommunication technologies, television technologies, economics and management in ICT, vocational education, postal communication technology, information and library business. One can also get education in a number of directions at a special extramural department.
This year, an electronic database of entrants was formed in this institution in the process of receiving documents on the basis of biometric passport data and scanning fingerprints, which helped to prevent fraud in the process of admission to examinations, ensuring objectivity and fairness.
The adoption of the resolution of the President of our country on establishment of the Pedagogical University in Chirchik became another practical embodiment of high attention paid to the teacher’s profession.
Tashkent state pedagogical university named after Nizami is one of the leading universities in the country. According to the responsible secretary of the Admission committee of the university Nusratilla Alimkulov, documents of 16 580 young boys and girls were accepted. 1 125 of them can become students according to the established quota of admission. This year, new directions such as Korean philology, Kazakh language and literature are organized. At the same time, young people are showing great interest in primary education, sports and upbringing activities, preschool education, pedagogy and psychology, and English.
According to the State testing center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 729 947 applicants have submitted documents to higher educational institutions of our country this year. On the average, 10,9 candidates are applying for one seat.
The highest indicator of reception of documents was observed in Surkhandarya region. 48 713 young boys and girls expressed a desire of studying at universities. Termez state university has accepted documents of 36 546 applicants and became the leader among the universities of our country on this indicator.
State governing bodies at places, together with higher educational institutions, prepared 1 080 buildings and 21 765 rooms for conducting examinations. 86 288 teachers were involved as observers in order to establish strict control over the objectivity of testing.
Tashkent medical academy trains qualified specialists in the areas of general medicine, medical pedagogy, medical prevention, higher nursing and medical biology. This year, more than 9,3 thousand entrants have submitted documents for admission to the academy. Last year, this figure was 5 036. Most of all entrants – 5 300 people – want to study at the general medicine faculty.
Special attention that is paid in our country to the introduction of new technologies in the sphere of road construction and automotive industry, training and professional development of personnel is giving its high results.
163 well-equipped rooms were prepared in order to ensure conduction of tests in accordance with the principles of fairness and openness, creating facilities for applicants. Necessary conditions for parents of the entrants have been created.
In our country, special attention is paid to training specialists in the field of mechanization of agriculture, melioration and water management, maintenance of hydraulic structures, and other areas of agriculture and water management. Specialized higher educational institutions occupy an important place in this process.
In accordance with this resolution, Tashkent institute of irrigation and land reclamation was transformed into Tashkent institute of irrigation and agricultural mechanization engineers.
This year, for admission to the bachelor’s degree of the institute, where specialists are trained in 25 directions, documents were accepted from more than 11,6 thousand applicants with an established quota of admission – 1 805 seats.
A number of innovations concerning the reception was introduced at Tashkent chemical technology institute. For 2017/2018 academic year, quotas were allocated for targeted training of 840 specialists for the bachelor’s degree and 181 for the magistracy.
According to the information service of the State testing center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, citizens who have served urgent military service and have relevant recommendations of the command of military units will be granted a privilege upon admission to all higher educational institutions of the country for the preparation of bachelors in the form of an additional point of 50 percent from the points they scored by the results of tests.
The process of transformation and renewal that is taking place in the life of our country is finding its embodiment in the sphere of education and upbringing, spirituality and enlightenment. Increasing attention and concern for youth are giving high results in preparation of well-educated and high-potential personnel, development of all spheres in accordance with the time requirement.