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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.

A delegation led by the Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia, Khalid al-Falih, arrived in Bukhara yesterday evening, Dunyo news agency reported.

During his visit to Spain, the Deputy Prime Minister/Chairman of the Tourism Development Committee Aziz Abdukhakimov was hosted by King Philip VI, the Committee said.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at an extraordinary session of the Bukhara province's council of people's deputies on Friday warned the Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev and the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the development of agrarian and food areas, Shukhrat Ganiev that they would be sacked if they failed to implement drip irrigation in the agriculture.

The Angren prosecutor's office opened a criminal case on the fact of an explosion at the Yangi-Angren thermal power plant, as a result of which three people died and three were injured.

On January 22, 2021, the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the adviser to the President of Uzbekistan on economic development, effective governance and international cooperation Suma Chakrabarti.

The National Commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor, together with the State Labor Inspectorate, began to study cases of forced mobilization of graduate students of medical universities to collect anthropometric data in local outpatient clinics, the commission stated.

Head of the company, who demanded US$ 3.72 million from a businessman to finalize documents for allocation of a land plot, was detained red-handed While receiving bribe in Kuyichirchik district of Tashkent province. The operation was carried out by employees of the State Security Service and the Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the General Prosecutor's Office.

On January 20, the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov hosted the new Ambassador of Jordan, Demiye Zuher Haddad, the Foreign Ministry said.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent a congratulatory message to the President of the United States Joseph Biden on his assumption of office, the presidential press service of the Uzbek leader said.

A draft Children’s Ombudsman bill will be developed in order to increase the effectiveness of protection of children's rights. Such an item is contained in the draft 2021 state program.

Significant changes in the foreign exchange rates are expected in the near future. Soon foreign exchanges rates will be updated every day, not on the first day of every week as now, this was proposed by the draft State Program for 2021.

The Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov paid a working visit to Spain, where he met with the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili, the Uzbek Tourism Development Committee said.

The Acting Minister of Transport Ilhom Makhkamov met with the India Ambassador to Uzbekistan Manish Prabhat, the Ministry of Transport reported.

A Hampton by Hilton hotel is being built in downtown Tashkent. This was confirmed by the Tashkent mayor’s office. Hampton by Hilton is a The Hampton hotel brand is a chain of moderately priced, upper midscale hotels with limited food and beverage facilities. Most Hampton hotels are independently owned and operated by franchises. As of January 2021, the Hampton franchise includes 2,544 hotels in 30 countries and territories.

On Wednesday at 11:42 am, a dust-coal air mixture exploded in the 5th power unit of the Yangi-Angren thermal power plant in Tashkent province, during a shutdown for maintenance, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

On January 15, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a meeting with khokims and heads of sectors of Tashkent’s districts, chairmen of makhallas and youth of Yunusabad district.

A number of pension innovations are planned to be introduced in Uzbekistan from June, according to the draft presidential decree on the State Program of 2021. The document has been published for public input by the Development Strategy Center and the Yuksalish movement.