Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan

February 6, 2018




Officially.. 1

Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for citizens of seven countries. 1

investments. 2

In Andijan, Bukhara, Chirchik, Samarkand and Sergeli district of Tashkent, a modern model of centralized heat supply system is to be introduced. 2


Uzbekistan: Boosting Free Enterprise. 2


One of the largest centers of pilgrimage tourism in Uzbekistan is the mausoleum of Abul-Mouin al-Nasafi in Kashkadarya. 3












Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for citizens of seven countries

Uzbekistan introduced a visa-free regime for 30 days from the date of entry into the country for citizens of seven countries and a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 states.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On additional organizational measures to create favorable conditions for development of tourism potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

According to the decree, from 10 February 2018, citizens of Israel, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Japan can visit Uzbekistan without visas for the period of 30 days.

The document underlined that members of the crews of aircrafts of foreign airlines, carrying out regular flights to Uzbekistan, also received the right to visit the country without obtaining visas.

From 1 February 2018, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev introduced a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 countries. The list includes countries of the European Union, East Asia and the Middle East, as well as India, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

Citizens of these country now should not submit tourist voucher or invitation letter from legal entity or individual to receive visa. Consular offices of Uzbekistan will issue visas for citizens of these countries within two working days, not counting the day of acceptation of documents.

At the same time, starting from 1 July 2018, a system of issuing electronic entry visas for citizens of several countries will be introduced.

The list of countries, citizens of which can obtain tourist visas to Uzbekistan based on simplified procedure from 1 February 2018

1. Australia

2. Albania

3. Andorra

4. Bulgaria

5. Bosnia and Herzegovina

6. The Vatican

7. Hungary

8. The Hellenic Republic

9. Denmark

10. India

11. The Republic of Ireland

12. Iceland

13. The State of Kuwait

14. Canada

15. The People’s Republic of China, including the Hong Kong SAR

16. The Republic of Lithuania

17. Liechtenstein

18. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

19. The Republic of Macedonia

20. The Republic of Malta

21. Principality of Monaco

22. Kingdom of the Netherlands

23. New Zealand

24. The Kingdom of Norway

25. United Arab Emirates

26. The Sultanate of Oman

27. The Portuguese Republic

28. Romania

29. The Republic of San Marino

30. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

31. The Republic of Serbia

32. Slovak Republic

33. The Republic of Slovenia

34. United States of America

35. The Republic of Finland

36. The Republic of Croatia

37. Montenegro

38. The Kingdom of Sweden

39. The Republic of Estonia

(Source: UzDaily.com)


In Andijan, Bukhara, Chirchik, Samarkand and Sergeli district of Tashkent, a modern model of centralized heat supply system is to be introduced

The project will help kick start a cutting-edge model of district heating to be used for the first time in Uzbekistan. This will improve the heating and hot water supply services for residents of apartment buildings in Andijan, Bukhara, Chirchik, Samarkand and Tashkent (Sergeli district), which are already connected or planned to be connected to the heat supply system.

Users of public and administrative buildings, including kindergartens, schools, hospitals and government institutions, will also feel an improvement in the quality of heating services. The scheme also provides for the allocation of funds for the modernization of the district heating infrastructure, expansion of its capacity and perfection of the legal and regulatory framework to secure more efficient and sustainable operations of enterprises in the sector in five cities.

As a result of the project implementation, it is expected to switch from heating, using the electricity now widely applied by households, to a centralized heat supply. This will help solve the problems of congestion on the power grid, reduce technical losses, the number of accidents and power outages. It is anticipated that due to the modernization of the sector, the drop in electricity and natural gas consumption will be ensured, to lead to a reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Uzbekistan: Boosting Free Enterprise

Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications has announced three major projects to be implemented in the Year of Support for Active Entrepreneurship, Innovative Ideas and Technologies. The schemes seek to promote encouraging business climate.

In concert with Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry has been entrusted to elaborate and put into action a special electronic information system that provides for constant introduction of essential data about the inspections, monitoring and measures taken to eliminate the identified violations in the activities of business entities.

Together with the local government, it was entrusted to ensure the introduction of an electronic queue and remote video surveillance system for the provision of public services, organization of mobile public service centers in remote settlements, and supply of public services through mobile communications.

As a specially authorized government body in the field of electronic commerce, the Ministry will work to formulate and implement state programs, develop and approve standards, norms and rules in the field of online commerce, take measures to protect the rights and legitimate interests of e-commerce participants, improve legislation on the sector and ensure its execution, arrangement of research and monitoring in the field of electronic commerce.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


One of the largest centers of pilgrimage tourism in Uzbekistan is the mausoleum of Abul-Mouin al-Nasafi in Kashkadarya

Today, large-scale works on the improvement of the territory, creating the necessary conditions for visitors, organizing the library, translating the works of the scientist here unfolded.

Abul-Mouin al-Nasafi is an outstanding representative of the science of “kalam”, made a great contribution to the wide dissemination of the teachings of Maturidia, founded by Abu Mansur Maturidi.

He was born in an educated family; his ancestors were respected by society as great scholars of science “fiqh”. Great-grandfather Abul-Mouin al-Nasafi Makhul Nasafi was a disciple of Imam Maturidi, grandfather Mu’tamid ibn Makhul Nasafi became famous as a Hanafi scholar. Primary education Abul-Mouin al-Nasafi received from his father and grandfather.

Arab scholars Hayirdin al-Zirikli and Umar Rizo Kahhol wrote in their writings that Abul-Mouin al-Nasafi was born in 1027 in Nasaf (present Karshi). In most sources, the year of the scientist’s death is 1114.

The most famous works of An-Nasafi are “Tabrirat al-adillah fi usul ad-diin ala tariqati Abi Mansour al-Moturidiy”, “Bahrul-kalom fiilmil kalom” and “At-tahid li kovaidit tawhid”, stored in libraries of various countries. In the work “Tabsirat al-adillah fi usul ad-diin ala tariqati Abi Mansour al-Moturidiy” (“Explaining the foundations of religion on the basis of the arguments of the teachings of Imam Abu Mansur Maturidi”) the teaching of Maturidia is commented. The work of the scientist “Bahrul-kalom fiilmil kalom” is one of the main sources of science “kalam” in Maturidism.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


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