DAILY NEWS HERALD
DAILY NEWS HERALD # 175
Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA
September 8, 2018
Turkish Dal Teknik Makina Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. launches a cutting-edge plant 1
International relationships. 1
Bukhara to host Agro Business Bukhara International Forum.. 1
International Forum of Maqom Art.. 1
Maqom Museum opens in Shakhrisabz. 1
Webster University launches its academic program in Samarkand. 2
Uzbekistan Athletes Excel at Asian Games 2018. 2
Turkish Dal Teknik Makina Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. launches a cutting-edge plant
The Turkish Dal Teknik Makina Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. has launched a cutting-edge plant in the Angren Free Economic Zone (FEZ) for the manufacturing of metal structures.
Such items of wide application will be produced here, including those for industrial and civil building, power lines, solar panels, wind turbines, tower and bridge cranes, and tanks.
The production capacity of the plant at the first stage is estimated at 12 thousand tons of goods a year. At the second phase, the aptitude will double to reach 24 thousand tons, and up to 30 thousand tons in the third period. The Turkish company invested $ 10.7 million in the project, and 170 new jobs were created as a result.
Dal Teknik Makina Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. has been working in Uzbekistan since 2012 and for five years has implemented investment projects for the construction and expansion of a cement plant in the Jizzakh region for $ 133.4 million and for the construction of a similar mill in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region for $ 203.1 million.
In addition, the Turkish partners purchased a cement plant with a capacity of 100 thousand tons per year, located in the Jizzakh region, as well as a share in the Zomin Sement Invest Karyer, a limestone mining company. Now they are developing new investment schemes in Jizzakh region for $ 12.6 million.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Bukhara to host Agro Business Bukhara International Forum
On September 10-11, Bukhara will host Agro Business Bukhara International Forum, organized by Bukhara regional khokimiyat together with the State Committee for Investments.
Agro Business Bukhara International Forum will demonstrate the investment potential of Bukhara region for foreign and local investors, with a key focus on prospects for cooperation offered by the new free economic zone “Bukhoro-Agro”.
This, in turn, will not only serve to improvement of the economic indicators of the region, but will also open up wide opportunities for the country to exchange experience and knowledge at the international level in the agricultural sector.
According to the State Committee for Investments, the program of the event includes an exhibition where the natural-resource, production and labor potential of Bukhara region will be demonstrated, as well as B2B and B2G meetings with domestic and foreign investors.
On the second day of the event, it is planned to visit the territory of the free economic zone “Bukhoro-Agro” and familiarize the forum participants with the created conditions in the new innovative agro-site.
The International Forum is expected to be attended by investors from 25 countries.
International Forum of Maqom Art
Maqom Museum opens in Shakhrisabz
During the archaeological excavations in the area of Ayritom of Surkhandarya region in 1937 a frieze with an image of musicians dating back to the 1st century BC was discovered.
The find with the image of women playing musical instruments chang (harp) and ud (lute), is now kept in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Such historical objects testify to the fact that in our region the art of music originated many millennia ago...
Photos and documents with valuable information about the history of maqom art are kept in Maqom Museum, organized in Shakhrisabz city.
The exhibits presented here tell about the rich musical heritage of our ancestors, allow us to realize more deeply the significance of their accomplishments. The goal of organizing this museum is a wide familiarization of future generations with the rich history of art of our people, and their musical heritage.
As experts note, the development of maqom art is conventionally divided into three or four periods. The first historical period – until the XIII century, at this time the maqom was well developed. The second period is the XIII-XV centuries, that is, the period when Mirzo Ulugbek lived. At this time the maqom developed on a systemic basis. The third period – the XVI-XIX centuries, when the local peculiarities of maqom began to appear. Therefore, the first section of the museum is devoted to the history of maqom, the second to Bukhara’s Shoshmaqom. In the next section you can become acquainted with Fergana and Tashkent maqom, then with the Khorezm. The last section of the museum is dedicated to Surkhandarya and Kashkadarya maqom that appeared in the XX century.
Webster University launches its academic program in Samarkand
A meeting with scientists from Webster University led by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, International Campuses and Initiatives of Webster University Peter Maher was held at Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages.
Important agreements were reached on training personnel in cooperation with Webster University and Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages this year. In May, representatives of Webster University visited Samarkand and got acquainted with activities of the Institute. In late July, Samarkand scientists visited the United States.
American scientists conducted a workshop for teachers of Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, and shared their experience in teaching English. In addition, a decision was taken on organizing short-term courses on Uzbek language and culture for Webster University students and attracting American professors and teachers to the educational process of Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages.
Uzbekistan Athletes Excel at Asian Games 2018
XVIII Asian Games ended in Indonesia on September 2, being the most successful in the history of Uzbek sports. In the team event, our sportspeople came fifth, having earned 70 medals, including 21 gold, 24 silver and 25 bronze medals.
The biggest contribution to the medal piggy bank was made by the kurashists – they won six gold, two silver and four bronze medals. It is an excellent achievement, because the Uzbek national kurash wrestling was included in the program of the Asian Games. The names of our palvans who secured the gold – Maruf Gaibullayev, Shermuhammad Jandreyev, Muhsin Khisomiddinov, Gulnor Sulaimonova, Dildora Shermetova, Kumush Yuldosheva – are now known not only in our country, but also far beyond its borders.
Uzbek masters of leather gloves did not disappoint, either. In the boxing tournament among men, athletes competed in seven weight classes. So, all seven boxers from our country reached finals and brought five gold and two silver awards to the medal harvest. A rather worthwhile performance!
Also, medals of different value, including gold, were won in such sports as wrestling, judo, tennis, rowing, weightlifting, taekwondo, athletics and other types.
For example, our weightlifter in the category of up to 105 kilograms Ruslan Nurudinov, who became the champion of the games, confirmed his high class.
“At the XXXI Summer Olympic Games held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro two years ago, I had won a gold medal and thereby updated the Olympic record,” R.Nurudinov said in an interview. “Then I set a goal – to achieve a similar result in the Asian Games. Today this dream has come true. I am very grateful to the head of our state for the great opportunities and conditions created for the achievement of such success by the athletes.”
Defending the honor of our country in high jump, Svetlana Radzivil conquered the height of 1.96 meters and proved second to no one, updating the record of the Asian Games of 2010 in Guangzhou. In addition, in a triple jump, a silver medal into the treasury of the country was brought by Ruslan Kurbonov, in the high jump it was Nadiya Dusanova, in the throwing hammer the bronze medal was awarded to Sukhrob Khodjaev.
“When, in honor of my victory at the Asian Games, the flag of our country was raised under the national anthem, my heart was filled with a sense of pride for being part of this fertile land, tears came to my eyes involuntarily,” Svetlana Radzivil said. “I will not confine myself to this victory. From now on I set a goal to conquer the summit of Olympus.”
To be sure, against the backdrop of Chinese (289 medals won, including 132 gold ones) or Japanese athletes (205 awards, of which 75 gold), the performance of our compatriots looks modest. But, as they say, dashing trouble is the beginning – if our sport continues to develop at the same rapid pace as now, why not reach (or overtake!) gradually these world sports powers!
For this purpose it is necessary to develop more effectively such types of sports as swimming and track and field athletics, after all, their share in a medal offset is very great, and our achievements here are more than modest.
In general, the continental barrier of our athletes has been successfully overcome, ahead of a higher and more tempting peak – the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)