Friday, 22, January, 2021

National

The Syrdarya province governor, Gofurjon Mirzaev, went on a short vacation due to health issues, the governor’s office said in a statement.

On January 14, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the bill amending the Code of Administrative Responsibility into law, which provide for the imposition of a fine on officials for violating public procurement regulations. The bill was passed by the Legislative Chamber on December 15 and was approved by the Senate on December 19.

As of January, 2021, Uzbekistan’s permanent population stood at 32.345 million people, an increase by 653.7 thousand, or 1.9% to the last year, the Statistics Committee reported.

The Tajik headquarters to strengthen anti-epidemic measures to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 infection ruled to resume regular flights between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, announced the director of the Civil Aviation Agency under the Government of Tajikistan, Ikrom Subkhonzoda, Khovar reported.

On January 15, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev familiarized himself with the new building of the Senate in the center of Tashkent (the former building of the Foreign Ministry), the presidential press service of the head of state said.

On January 15, deputies of the Legislative Chamber elected Feruza Eshmatova as the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) replacing Ulugbek Mukhammadiev who had held this post since May 2015, the press service of the lower house said.

On January 13, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on the radical improvement of the system of financing the activities of the judiciary, Norma.uz reported.

At the Jan 13 meeting, the Legislative Chamber discussed amendments to the Administrative Liability Code, providing for a reduction in fines for some violations of the Road Traffic Rules. The amendments were proposed by a group of deputies based on the findings of study of Uzbekistan traffic violation fines and foreign experience. They were supported by the Chamber in the first reading of the bill.

New standards of educational achievement by grade and subject are being launched by the Ministry of Public Education in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Legislative Chamber at today’s meeting approved the candidacies of two ministers, the press service of the chamber reported.