Monday, 19, August, 2019

National

The first Uzbekistan-Belarus Provinces Forum will open today in Minsk, BelTA said. The program of the forum includes three thematic sections: industrial cooperation, the agro-industrial complex, cooperation in the humanitarian, IT and science. The main theme of the plenary session on July 30 will be the cooperation between the ptrovinces as a key factor in the development of bilateral ties. It is expected that about 15 inter-province cooperation deal, as well as trade contracts will be signed at the forum sites.

Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, who visited Urgench on Saturday, chaired a video-conference meeting on the issue of real estate demolitions, which was attended by the ministers, governors and mayors.

Members of the LGBT community of Uzbekistan addressed a letter to President Mirziyoyev requesting to delete the Article 120 (Homosexualism) form the Criminal Code.

The second terminal of the Tashkent business aviation airport will be built by Swiss companies B&A Contractors S. A. and IT Engineering S. A., which are part of the Mabetex Group, the main contractor Uzbekistan Railways said.

On 24 July 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Ferghana city within KOICA’s project for Establishment of Vocational Training Center in Ferghana province in Uzbekistan. The First Deputy Minister of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mukhitdinov E.M., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in Uzbekistan Kang Jae Kwon, Director of KOICA Uzbekistan Office Son Sung Il, representatives of the Ferghana provincial administration, project’s designing and construction companies and other high level guests attended the event.

After a quarter-century under Islam Karimov, whose repressive rule brought a strong measure of economic isolation, Uzbekistan is taking steps to open its economy to foreign investment, the Radio Liberty said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his trip to Samarkand familiarized himself with the Samarkand international airport reconstruction project, the presidential press service said.

The boy was just seven when his mother first left for Russia in search of better opportunities. This spring, it rained a lot in Behbud’s village.  As he walks down an empty, muddy road, replaying a conversation with his mother, his boots get soaked with water. “She will come. Soon,” he murmurs.

The government issued the Additional measures to ensure public safety at restaurants and entertainment venues at nighttime resolution, the Ministry of Justice said.

On July 24, the Foreign Ministry presented a report to the Senate Committee for international relations, economic relations, foreign investments and tourism for H1 of 2019. The report included the steps being taken to address the Aral Sea crisis.