Thursday, 21, January, 2021

National

In his address to parliament on December 29, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced that the concept of minimum consumer expenses would be introduced in Uzbekistan from March 1, 2021. The head of the department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, Ilkhom Mamatkulov, spoke about what the minimum consumer expenses is and why this method of determining the level of poverty has been chosen.

The next daily information on ZF 2001 vaccine tests in Uzbekistan was provided. It was noted that as of January 6, 2021, the total number of citizens who participated in the phase III testing of the coronavirus ZF 2001 vaccine was 1,270 people.

During the eleventh plenary session, the senators discussed the Cultural Activities And Cultural Organizations Bill, the press servise of the Senate said. The Bill was reportedly earlier considered by the Senate Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports with the participation of experts.

On January 5, a number of thermal power plants in Uzbekistan experienced partial blackouts. The Ministry of Energy reported that the TPP's emergency control equipment was triggered due to unscheduled shutdowns on the power lines of the unified energy system connecting Central Asia and Kazakhstan.

The Deputy Minister of Transport Davron Dekhkanov was fired by a presidential decree, a source in the government told the Tashkent Times.

Tashkent State Economic University and Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland) have launched a joint undergraduate program "Information Technologies and Business Mangement", Dunyo news agency said.

The Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and the chief of the Presidential Administration Zainilobiddin Nizomiddinov, on the president's instruction, chaired a meeting in the Cabinet of Ministers on the results of 2020 and priority goals for 2021, a source in the government told the Tashkent Times.

The websites of the Surkhandarya province governor’s office, as well as mayor’s office of the cities and districts of the province (11 websites in total) were hacked on January 6.

Uzbekistan Airways has accepted the delivery of a new Airbus A320 Neo, CAPA Fleet Database said. It became the 12th Airbus in the company’s fleet.

South Korean Evergreen Motors will build a new car market near Tashkent, the Tashkent province governor’s office said.