Monday, 15, April, 2024

National

In January–December 2020, the average monthly salary before tax of employees of legal entities, excluding small and agriculture businesses, topped 2.6 million soums, US$ 250 increasing by 14.8% to the last year, the Statistics Committee said in a report.

Uzbeks are offered jobs in Russian companies. Drivers, crane operators, fitters, electricians, bulldozer drivers, cooks are especially in demand.

The State-Owned Assets Management Agency (SOAMA) responded to the Anti-Corruption Agency's demand to suspend the privatization process of Coca-Cola Ichimligi Uzbekiston, Ltd.

The Minister of Labor Nozim Husanov hosted the visiting Saudi Minister of Investment Khalid al-Falih and exchanged views with on a number of issues.

The government, by its January 23 resolution, approved the Regulation on the Chegara Posbonlari (Frontier Guards) Assistance Units to Border Troops of the State Security Service, the Ministry of Justice said.

The Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov on January 24 held talks with the Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Falih, the Uzbek Ministry of Energy said.

On January 14, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a law amending the Personal Data Law. The Law was supplemented with article 27−1 “Special conditions for processing personal data of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It reads:

Today, on January 26, the republican anti-coronavirus commission issued a new decision. The decision notes that due to the stabilization of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, the lockdown restrictions have been gradually lifted in Uzbekistan since November 2020.

Online talks on Uzbekistan's accession to the Airports Council International took place in late 2020. It was attended by Chairman of the Board of Uzbekistan Airports Ravshan Ismoilov and ACI Director General Stefano Baronsi.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today hosted the Saudi Arabian delegation led by the Minister of Investment Khalid al-Falih, the presidential press service said.

Google Cloud has been registered as a taxpayer in Uzbekistan, the Tax Committee said. Google Cloud is a suite of cloud services and includes the Google Cloud Platform public cloud infrastructure, as well as Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), enterprise versions of Android and Chrome OS, and application programming interfaces (APIs) for machine learning and enterprise mapping services.

The Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov held online talks the with the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Korea Hong Nam-ki, the Uzbek Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade said.

The date of the Uzbekistan elections is proposed to be moved from December to October. The draft bill amending the Constitution was discussed by factions of political parties in the Legislative Chamber, the press service of the Chamber and the Central Election Commission said.

Demolition of an unfinished six-story residential building part of which collapsed in early January has begun in Jizzakh city. According to the Ministry of Construction, the demolition is carried out at the expense of the business owner who built the building.

The presidential press service posted a special report on the trip of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Bukhara province.

On January 24, simultaneously in Tashkent city and the Syrdarya province were held the ceremonies to launch of the 1,500 MW capacity Syrdarya thermal power plant project, the Ministry of Energy said. The project will be implemented jointly with ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a five-day Field Epidemiological Frontline Training Program (FETP) for 20 Uzbek epidemiologists from the Services for Sanitary and Epidemiological Well-being (SSEW) and 10 mentors from the Tashkent Medical Academy. The CDC FETP is a service-based training program for public health workers at all levels of the public health system, to improve the ability of health workers to conduct epidemiological investigations and respond to disease outbreaks.  

The authorities allowed the pegging of prices to foreign currencies and conventional units, according to the amendments of January 22to the Currency Regulation Law.

Health, NGO, environmental, information, and business codes are set to be developed in Uzbekistan. This is provided for by the National Strategy for Human Rights, the press service of the National Center of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights reports.

What was implemented as part of the National Strategy in 2020 was discussed at the meeting of the Parliamentary Commission on Compliance with the International Commitments of Uzbekistan in the field of human rights held on January 22, 2021.

The representatives of the National Center for Human Rights, the Ministry of Justice, the Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child briefed about the progress in the implementation of the National Strategy on Human Rights and its Road Map.

The National Human Rights Strategy was adopted on June 22, 2020 at the initiative of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and reportedly became the first strategic document in the history of Uzbekistan that defined a set of long-term targeted measures to ensure personal, political, economic, social and cultural human rights.

Of the 78 items of the Road Map, 32 were said to have been achieved in 2020.

In particular, the Strategy provides for the development of 33 bills, including 20 new ones, of which 4 laws have been adopted: Education Law (new edition), Combating Trafficking in Persons Law (new edition), Employment Law and Rights of Persons With Disabilities Law.

As noted above, 5 new codes are being developed, as well as new editions of existing codes: Civil, Labor, Criminal, Criminal Procedural, Criminal Executive, Housing and the Code of Administrative Responsibility.

The head of the workshop at Yangi-Angren thermal power plant S. Sh. was found hanged at his home on January 23. This was confirmed by the spokesman to the Tashkent province governor’s office Behzod Kabulov and the press service of the General Prosecutor's Office.