Monday, 19, August, 2019

National

The Tashkent metro authorities started the second stage to drill a 1.43 km long tunnel towards the Shakhriston station, the terminus of the Yunusobod line with the help of German Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine, to add two stations - Turkiston and Yunusobod.

A resident of the Yakkabag district of the Kashkadarya province spalshed gasoline over the deputy district mayor Mansur Tuymaev and set him on fire.

Ulugbek Sayidov has been appointed Uztransgaz chairman, the Ministry of Energy said. Ulugbek Sayidov, 40, is the graduate of the Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology (2002). He began his career in 2001 as a lab engineer at UzLITIneftegaz, which he then headed from 2015 to 2016. Prior to his appointment to Uztransgaz, he served as the first deputy chief of Uzbekneftegaz.

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov held talks with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells, the MFA said.

The United States of America is one of the TOP-3 destinations where Uzbekistan nationals prefer to emigrate, the State Statistics Committee said in a report for January-June 2019.

In the first year-half, Uzbekistan’s foreign trade turnover topped US$ 19.68 billion, an increase by US$ 4.52 billion, or 29.8%, compared to the last year, the State Statistics Committee said in a report.

Branch of Astrakhan State Technical University to open in Tashkent province, Norma said. The branch will admit its first students in the 2020/2021 year.

Total of US$ 226.14 million will be contributed for the renewal of the Uzbekistan Railways locomotive fleet in 2019-2021.

On July 17, 2019, as part of the visit of the Uzbekistan government delegation to the United States, the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate Sodiq Safoev held talks with the Vice President of the World Bank Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, who was joined by lead experts of the International Finance Corporation.

The excise tax for imported electric vehicles (HS code 870380) to Uzbekistan has been scrapped, follows from the presidential decree of July 18. Other vehicles in group 8703 shall remain taxable to 30% excise tax.