Thursday, 22, April, 2021

National

On Saturday, the Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov chaired the meeting of the National Anti-Coronavirus Commission. In his opening remarks, the PM expressed concern about the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases detected daily - from about 15 per day at the beginning of the year to more than 300.

Uzbekistan sought technical assistance from Russia to create a system of state cadastral valuation and develop the tax administration system, the press service of the Ministry of Finance said.

Samarkand city’s area​ will increase from the current 12.4 thousand to 30.5 thousand hectares due to adding of part of the territories of the nearby five districts - Samarkand, Pastdargom, Taylak and Akdarya districts, making Samarkand over a million population city, announced the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his visit to the Samarkand province.

The Cabinet of Ministers issued a resolution on April 14 approving the opening of a branch of the Warsaw High School of Management Collegium Humanum will in Andijan.

The volume money remittances to Uzbekistan topped US$ 1.42 billion in January-March, an increase compared to the same period in 2020 by US$ 336 million, or 31%, the Central Bank said. The volume of funds sent abroad stood at US$ 353 million.

Mariam Tillyaeva, the granddaughter of the late president Islam Karimov, married the Russian blogger, author of the Diary Of A Khach vlog, Amiran Sardarov.

At a meeting in the Samarkand province on Friday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke about the importance of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway project, which is being implemented by Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

On April 14, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosted the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Ann Linde, who is in Uzbekistan on a working visit, the presidential press service said.

The North-South corridor stretches from the European Union to the Suez Canal on the one side, and from the European Union to the ports of India and Pakistan on the other. Transportation costs through the corridor are expected to be reduced by 30-40 percent.

On April 12, the Ministry of Justice registered a branch of the International Research and Exchanges Council (IREX), the head office of which is located in the United States.