ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONS SERVES TO IMPROVEMENT OF PEOPLE’S WELL-BEING
On June 12, 2018, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Fergana region to become familiar with construction activities, major projects, as well as to conduct dialogue with people.
Within the framework of the investment program for Fergana region, implementation of 285 projects is planned for 2018, of which 35 have been completed so far. There are 212 joint ventures in the region, 45 enterprises with foreign capital were registered this year.
Prospective projects implemented in “Kokand” free economic zone, created at the initiative of the President, also play an important role in improving the well-being of the population.
As previously reported, the Head of the state became familiar with activities of LLC “Fargona anorchilik” in Kuva district and LLC “Narimteks” in the city of Margilan, as well as with investment projects to be implemented in Fergana region. Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Writers’ park in the city of Margilan, as well as “Ismoil Nozim obod” farm and “Smart Kids” preschool education institution in Altiarik district, talked with labor veterans in “Nuroniylar maskani” complex.
On the same day, a meeting with participation of the region’s activists was held in Altiarik district. Issues of development of the region’s economy, improvement of the spheres of agriculture, education and healthcare, ensuring employment of the population were discussed at the meeting.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s trip to Fergana region continues.
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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his trip to Fergana region got acquainted with activities of “Fargona anorchilik” agricultural company in Kuva district.
Agriculture of Uzbekistan is diversified on the basis of market demand and income of dehkans. The recently established enterprise “Fargona anorchilik” also serves this purpose.
The agricultural company, which occupies more than 300 hectares of area, specializes in growing pomegranate, storing and exporting the crop. At present, more than 272 thousand pomegranate bushes of about 15 varieties have been planted on 289 hectares of land. About 500 people are employed. Until 2025, it is planned to increase the area of pomegranate plantation to 2 thousand hectares. It is expected to collect 10 thousand tons of products.
The Head of the state examined this pomegranate garden.
“High results can be achieved by carefully cultivating the land, growing crops and caring for them wisely. It is necessary to think in advance: where to sell products, how to get more income than invested labor and money. A scientific approach is necessary for this above all. Who will study the demand in the market, introduce modern knowledge, ensure yield and product quality? Personnel. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to training specialists on pomegranate production”, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The need for organizing a Research Center on Pomegranate, a corresponding department at Fergana State University, development of genetic technologies in cooperation with the Ministry of Innovative Development was noted.
Instructions were given on creating a brand of Uzbek pomegranate, bringing the area of pomegranate gardens of Fergana region to 20 thousand hectares in the coming years, expanding the harvesting of seedlings, developing boneless varieties of pomegranate.
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The President of Uzbekistan, during his visit to Kuva district, got acquainted with projects on development of agriculture in Fergana region.
Responsible persons were given appropriate instructions on the submitted projects for development of poultry, fish farming, beekeeping, livestock, camel breeding, potato growing, lemon production, organization of an agro-logistics center, land measurement, rational use of water and other projects.
These directions of agriculture are the basis of prosperity of our people. Our goal is to make food products more affordable by expanding production of products. So that people at current incomes could live contentedly and happily, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The President spoke with entrepreneurs and specialists. Instructions were given on increasing the volume of harvesting agricultural products, organizing qualitative work on their storage, packaging and delivery to consumers.
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Products of LLC Narimteks, operating in the city of Margilan, are of high quality and pleasant design.
The enterprise is equipped with modern technologies, constant activity is carried out on further increasing exports.
The team, which has started the work in 2008, initially used ordinary sewing machines. Thanks to privileges and preferences created in the country for entrepreneurs, the possibilities of the company have expanded. In 2012-2015, modernization of production was carried out in cooperation with Chinese partners, modern equipment for cutting, finishing and sewing was installed. As a result, the team has mastered the production of coats, jackets, suits, has gained a strong position in the consumer market. New jobs have been created.
Last year the enterprise exported products for 632 thousand USD. This year it is planned to bring the figure to 801 thousand dollars.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the technological process, talked with seamstresses.
– Culture of clothes is an important indicator of women’s well-being. A woman will have a good mood when the dress suits her well. Such a beautiful, clothing corresponding to our mentality speaks a lot about those who wear it. We are ready to create all conditions for development of this direction. After all, to make women happy is a priority for our state, – said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The President noted the need for attracting advanced technologies, continuous improvement of skills of employees so that products would be sold well in the domestic and foreign markets.
Here the Head of the state got acquainted with the economic development programs of the region, in particular, with projects of organizing small industrial zones in the cities of Margilan, Fergana, Kuvasay and Kokand, as well as in Dangara district.
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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with investment projects that will be implemented in Fergana region.
An investment hub is being created in the region for directly attracting foreign investment. It is planned to attract more than 161 million dollars through the permanent offices of the hub abroad, domestic business people and entrepreneurs from sister cities. These funds will be used to open new enterprises and modernize existing ones, create more than 2.7 thousand jobs. In addition, the investment hub will work in close interaction with the free economic zones and innovative centers of the region.
The President of the country instructed responsible persons to finalize this system, organize similar hubs in other regions of the country, increase the number of economically sustainable enterprises.
Presentation of projects on attraction of investments into industrial enterprises of the region, effective use of empty buildings, supporting innovative developments of youth took place here.
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The Head of the state during his last year’s trip to Fergana region gave instructions on organization of Writers’ Park in Margilan. In accordance with this, construction and landscaping activities have been carried out here. The area of the existing Park of Culture and Recreation has been expanded, decorative trees have been planted, green areas and flower beds have been organized. A monument to People’s Poet of Uzbekistan Erkin Vakhidov has been erected in the center of the Park.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Park and laid flowers at the monument to Erkin Vakhidov.
At the meeting with family members of the poet, writers and artists, the need for studying and bringing poet’s creativity to youth, creating songs on his poems was noted.
The Park also includes Erkin Vakhidov Memorial Museum, a boarding school for young writers, building of the regional department of Writers’ Union, an amphitheater for 2 thousand seats and a leisure center for elderly.
The Head of the state inspected exhibits in the museum, noted that this place should serve as a strong center of spirituality, it is necessary to bring here students, young poets and writers.
The President talked with labor veterans at leisure center for elderly.
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The President of Uzbekistan visited “Ismoil Nozim obod” farm in Altiarik district, where, on the example of this farm, he got acquainted with the work on increasing cotton and grain crops, planting repeated crops, in Fergana region.
“Ismoil Nozim obod” farm, organized in 2006, cultivates 60 hectares of land. As a result of opportunities created in agriculture, organized work on supplying farms with fuel and lubricants and mineral fertilizers, this year it is expected to collect 85-90 centners of wheat per hectare from 30 hectares of wheat fields. In addition, the farm grows cotton of Namangan-77 variety on 30 hectares.
The Head of the state has examined the cotton field, got acquainted with the progress of harvesting grain. He talked with farmers of the region about harvesting without losses, sowing repeated crops on the areas that had been cleared of wheat.
It was noted that this year, which is difficult for agriculture, the farmers face urgent tasks on rational use of water, proper placement of repeated crops, increasing yields, improving quality of seeds, responsible officials were given relevant instructions.
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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited “Smart kids” preschool education institution in Kapchigoy makhalla of Altiarik district.
The kindergarten, organized under public-private partnership, is designed for 210 children. It is equipped with educational toys and modern equipment. There are 38 such modern preschool education institutions in Fergana region.
Presentation of the Electronic Integrated Monitoring System, which is now being implemented in the system of pre-school education, was held here. This system will collect data on the state of health, development, achievement of each child from the birth to adulthood, countrywide. It will also contain information on educators, kindergartens and the need for them.
– This system will become a mirror of the state of upbringing and education, – said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. – Analyzing the data of the system, we will be able to understand what needs to be paid attention in educational work. Our children deserve the best modern conditions.
The President gave instructions on formation of the system database, its application in the next stages of education.