Wednesday, 16, January, 2019

National

Open Skies policy is set to be introduced at Nukus airport, to take effect from the beginning of the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Summer-2019 season schedule to the end of the IATA Winter-2021/2022 season, the Uzbek Flight Safety Supervisory Authority said.

South Korea delegation, led by Justice Minister Pak San, is visiting Uzbekistan. The delegation of South Korea was hosted by the Uzbek Prosecutor General Otabek Murodov.

ID cards, that were to replace the Uzbekistan passports for internal use, will be introduced in 2021 and not in 2019, said the Director of the State Personalization Center (GPC) under the Cabinet of Ministers, Najmiddin Turakhojaev.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany on January 20-22, 2019.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Victim, Witness and Other Participant Protection in Criminal Process Bill into Law. The bill was passed by the Legislative Chamber on November 22, 2018 and was approved by the Senate on December 13, 2018.

Uzbekistan Railways plans to buy five set of cars for the Tashkent aerial metro line. The President's Draft Purchasing Rolling stock for Tashkent Aerial Metro Line Project Decree has been posted on the portal for assessing the impact of regulations.

The State Committee for Assistance to Privatized Enterprises and Development of Competition has been abolished. This is provided for by the president's decree on the fundamental improvement of the state assets management, antitrust regulation and development of the securities market.

The First Ministerial meeting of “India - Central Asia-Afghanistan” Dialogue took place on 13 January 2019 in Samarkand, Republic of Uzbekistan. The Foreign Ministers of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan attended the meeting.

As of July 1, 2019, privatization of non-agricultural land plots will be allowed Uzbekistan for legal and natural persons. This is provided for by the decree of the President’s Measures to Fundamentally Improve the Processes of Urbanization Decree.

Azim Ahmedkhodjaev, who served as deputy director of the National Agency for Project Management (NAPM) under the President, has been appointed deputy governor of the Jizzakh province, and will be responsible for investments, innovation, assistance to privatized enterprises, development of small industrial zones and promoting tourism.