Friday, 21, February, 2020

National

Warm and dry air mass will move to Uzbekistan from Turkmenistan in the weekend, with very warm spring like weather to reign across the most of the country. Only in the northern provinces it will be a bit cloudier by Sunday evening with likelihood of a short shower, Uzhydromet said in a statement.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today visited research institutes on Olimlar (transl. - scholars) street in Tashkent, where he laid the capsule for construction of the campus for a new university - the University of Geological Sciences, the presidential press service said.

The regional program for rational use of water resources will open a new stage in the cooperation of Central Asian countries on the joint use of transboundary water resources and help them to jointly implement water and energy projects, the Uzbekistan Minister of Water Resources (MWR), Shavkat Hamroev told today at a press briefing.

Today, at 11:40 AM the roof of power unit No. 4 of the Yangi-Angren Thermal Power Plant (TPP) took fire after the unit was shut down with an aim to eliminate leaks in the boiler, the Ministry of Energy said in a statement.

Today, a briefing was held at the Kashkadarya police department on the circumstances of the death of a citizen, who had been takent to the Chirakchi district police department, which caused public outcry.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today laid flowers at the monument to Islam Karimov on his birthday. In the ceremony were present the late president’s widow Tatyana Karimova, officials of the Presidential Administration, members of parliament and government, scientists and cultural figures, intelligentsia and the public.

The Ministry of Energy and Gazprom yesterday discussed the implementation of Jel field development project under the production sharing agreement (PSA) terms, as well as cooperation in the field of standardization and modernization of gas mains, the Ministry of Energy said in a statement.

Uzbekistan and the European Union will step up negotiations in 2020 on the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), which will replace the partnership and cooperation agreement that has been in force since 1999, the Foreign Ministry said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is planning to visit Kazakhstan, the Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov announced at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart, Mukhtar Tleuberdy in Berlin on Tuesday.

On January 28 was held a seminar on the Perspectives for Development of Uzbekistan’s Education System: Problems and Solutions.