Thursday, 22, April, 2021

National

From flowering tree plantations that will grow a beekeeping industry to women-centered training in natural resource management to the restoration of salt-dried landscapes - these are some of the disruptive innovations that won the grand prize in the Global Disruptive Tech Challenge 2021: Restoring Landscapes in the Aral Sea Region.

The Russian airline Red Wings is exploring the possibility of launchng flights from Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk to the main cities of Uzbekistan on SSJ 100 aircrafts, announced the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, TASS reported.

A certain amount of Sputnik V vaccine will be delivered to Uzbekistan in late April and early May, announced Botir Kurbanov, a member of the Anti-Coronavirus Headquarters at a briefing Monday.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov today hosted the newly appointed Ambassador of Russia Oleg Malginov, who replaced Vladimir Tyurdenev, who had served as ambassador to Tashkent since 2009, the Foreign Ministry said.

Experts related details of the creation of the ZF-UZ-VAC2001 coronavirus vaccine. According to the Ministry of Innovative Development, the ZF-UZ-VAC2001 vaccine against COVID-19 is a vaccine with an adjuvant of the COVID-19 protein subunit, developed by Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical in collaboration with the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS) and the Center of Advanced Technologies.

Kuwait's Jazeera Airways has received a permit to operate regular flights to Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Transport said in a statement.

The State Asset Management Agency (SAMA) announced the start of accepting bids to buy the former central building of the State Security Service in Tashkent.

On April 10, the Uzbekistan government delegation, headed by the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, who arrived in Doha on a working visit, met with the head of the political office of the Taliban movement in Qatar, Mullah Baradar Akhund, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on measures to develop renewable and hydrogen energy in Uzbekistan. The document approved the establishment of the National Research Institute of Renewable Energy Sources under the Ministry of Energy in place of the International Institute of Solar Energy LLC of the Academy of Sciences.

The Ministry of Health has announced that for the first time since the beginning of the year, the number of coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan surpassed 200.