Friday, 22, January, 2021

National

The Anti-Corruption Agency has developed a draft bill on income declaration, which is currently being coordinated with the relevant authorities, the Deputy director Umida Tukhtasheva announced at a press conference on January 7.

The Director General of Khorezm Territorial Electrical Networks Muratbay Bazarimbetov was arrested in his office on December 24 suspected of taking a bribe.

On the morning of January 8, two combined cycle plants with total capacity of 900 MW (450 MW each) at the Talimarjan Thermal Power Plant failed, the Kashkadarya Province Electric Networks said in a statement.

The Phase I of the $140 million business aviation airport project at Tashkent-Sharqiy (Eastern) airport will be completed before 2022.

185 cases of infant trafficking were identified in 2017-2020 in Uzbekistan, announced the spokeswoman to the Investigation Department under the Interior Ministry Nargiza Khodjiboeva at a briefing at the Agency of Information and Mass Communications.

Life was busy to say the least for Malika, an English teacher at a university in Tashkent and the mother of three children ages 10, 7, and 3. Then the pandemic hit, leaving everyone locked at home indefinitely. The whole world had slowed down, except for the deadly virus that was spreading rapidly.

In March, Uzbekistan will purchase a new Boeing-787-8. This will be the fourth Boeing-787-8 aircraft purchased in the last three years. As reported earlier, Uzbekistan Airways received the delivery of a new Airbus A320 Neo.

Today the Governments of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan are announcing the launch of the Central Asia Investment Partnership. The participants welcome other countries to join this initiative to promote regional economic partnership and prosperity.

On January 6, the Ministry of Justice registered a branch of the U.S. non-governmental organization Winrock International of the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development.

The list of world’s most powerful passports for the beginning of 2021 was recently released with Uzbekistan at the 86th rank. The Henley Passport Index 2021 showed Uzbekistan’s position unchanged. Nevertheless, Uzbek passport holders can still access 57 countries visa free.