Wednesday, 04, October, 2023


The Special Republican Commission for the Control of Coronavirus in Uzbekistan allowed the resumption of certain activities on May 15.

Lockdown measures introduced by the Special Republican Commission have been extended until June 1, the commission said in a statement. While, from May 18, some domestic air and rail operations will also be resumed.

The National Interbank Processing Center LLC (NIPC - Uzcard brand) has changed the ownership, it follows from the data of the Unified State Register of Enterprises and Organizations.

The 2019 parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan took place under improved legislation and with greater tolerance of independent voices but did not yet demonstrate genuine competition and full respect of election day procedures.

On May 13, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a government meeting to discuss the epidemiological situation and further relax lockdown restrictions based on proposals from governors, the presidential press service said.

The MPs of the Milliy Tiklanish Party backed Sherzod Kudbiev for the position of Chair of the State Tax Committee to replace Bekhzod Musaev who will be moving to the Deputy Prime Minister job, the party leader Alisher Qodirov announced on his Telegram account.

The President’s draft Measures to Introduce System for Issuing ID cards in the Republic of Uzbekistan Decree has been posted for discussion on portal. The draft was prepared by the Ministry of the Interior.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on May 12 chaired a meeting on the implementation of the digital economy and e-government, the presidential press service.

The Senate at its fourth plenary session on May 11 backed Uzbekistan’s joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as an observer-state.

As of 11 PM May 10, the number of confirmed coronavirus infection cases in Uzbekistan stood at 2418, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The prime ministers of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Abdulla Aripov and Askar Mamin, launched the construction of a new block in the village of Myrzakent, Maktaaral district of the Turkestan province in Kazakhstan, the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.

The Cabinet of Ministers issued the Establishment of British Management University in Tashkent Resolution. According to the document, a private British Management University will be set up in Tashkent.

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA), is supporting Uzbekistan’s response to the partial collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir dam in the Syrdarya region that caused the displacement of tens of thousands of people in one of the country’s most important agricultural areas. USAID is providing $100,000 to a local organization to procure and distribute essential relief supplies to families affected by the disaster. At least four persons died as a result of the collapse and in subsequent relief efforts.

At the Central Military District’s Kattakurgan field training ground, the largest in Uzbekistan, the military personnel for the first time tested the firing of 14.2-millimeter shells from the D-30 howitzer.

The Cabinet of Ministers issued a resolution appointing Bakhtiyor Kamalov as the chief of the Water Management Projects Agency (WMPA) at the Ministry of Water Economy.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke to the Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone on Thursday. At the beginning of the conversation, the two leaders exchanged warm congratulations on the upcoming holiday - the 75th anniversary of the Victory over fascism, wished health and well-being to the veterans, friendly peoples of the two countries, the presidential press service said.

Uzbek-born billionaire Alisher Usmanov donated $15mn to help those affected by the busting of the Sardoba dam last week that had destroyed dozens of villages and had displaced a total of around 100,000 people from their homes.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a telephone conversation with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on Thursday, the presidential press service said in a statement.

On May 5, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a video conference, at which he spoke about emergencies in the Bukhara and Syrdarya provinces.

Starting from May 8, one of three lockdown levels will take effect in the provinces - Red, Yellow and Green. According to the decision of the Special Anti-Coronavirus Commission, in all provinces, regardless of the level of lockdown, a number of previously introduced requirements and restrictions will remain.