Monday, 19, August, 2019

National

On July 19, 2109, United States Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum highlighted the key successes of a five-year U.S. Government program to fight tuberculosis (TB), and announced future programs in Uzbekistan to reduce and eliminate TB, especially drug-resistant strains. He handed over USG purchased modern laboratory and video equipment worth over $730,000 to improve detection and treatment of drug-resistant types of TB (DR TB), enhance the country's testing capacity of quality of medicines, and connect TB specialists across the country with TB experts in Tashkent and internationally.

Uzbekistan Railways (UTY) and the Chinese consortium CNTIC-CRRC DLOCO signed a contract for the purchase of 24 electric locomotives, divided into 16 freight and eight passenger units. Locomotives are to be bought following the tender announced in 2017 and is pursuant to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of July 15, the company said in a statement.

Foreign managers will be hired in the companies of Uzbekistan’s oil, gas and energy sectors, Uzbek Finance Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov said.

The State-Owned Assets Management Agency was instructed to gradually sell out part of the government stakes in a number of banks - Aloqabank, Turonbank, Asaka Bank, Asia Alliance Bank and Sanoat Qurilish Bank, the chief of the agency, Akhadbek Khaidarov said.

On July 18, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the new edition of the Tourism Bill into Law. The bill was passed by the Legislative Chamber on April 16 and was approved by the Senate on June 21. The previous edition of 1999 consisted of 22 articles. The new law includes 45 articles.

68 Uzbekistan nationals, employed by Koshelevsky Posad company in the Samara province of Russia were hospitalized with the diagnosis “poisoning by an unidentified substance,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported with reference to the consulate general in Kazan.

The Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday in Washington met with National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Samarkand province governor hosted a delegation led by the Director General of the Chinese BES Cultural Tourism Group, the tourism development department said.

On July 16-23, 2019, the Uzbekistan government delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will be in the U.S. to attend in a number of events and hold meetings aimed at developing bilateral trade, economic, financial and investment issues, the Foreign Ministry said.

The opening ceremony of the Consulate General of Uzbekistan took place on Tuesday in Rostov-on-Don. The symbolic ribbon at the opening ceremony was cut by the Uzbek Ambassador to the Russian Federation Botirjon Asadov and the governor of the Rostov province, Vasily Golubev.