At a government meeting on Monday, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke about the goals for 2022 to reduce poverty and create jobs, as well as measures to effectively organize the activities of mayors’ assistants, the President’s spokesman Sherzod Asadov said.
"The projects that have been formed to this day have been prepared according to the old templates, and none of them contain specifics, not a single governor has experienced it for himself," Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized.
According to him, taking this into account, next year all contributed funds and created facilities will be determined based on the needs of makhallas.
“The main principles in this will be the creation of jobs in makhallas and poverty reduction. Assistants of mayors will be responsible for these works,” the head of state said.
He announced at the meeting that next year the following measures will be taken to reduce poverty and unemployment:
- 13 trillion soums will be contributed for the implementation of family entrepreneurship programs, training the jobless and youth in professions and entrepreneurship, implementation of projects in the service sector;
- 80 thousand hectares out of 200 thousand hectares of land freed from cotton and wheat will be allocated to the population;
- US$ 100 million will be allocated for horticultural projects, 2 trillion soums for horticultural clusters;
- US$ 100 million will be allocated for the effective use of household land with a total area of more than 500 thousand hectares;
- for the organization of dekhkanship on the household plots of the population, banks will allocate soft loans at 7% per annum.
The President also announced that projects worth 18.5 trillion soums will be implemented next year as part of investment programs.
“From now on, investment programs will be developed by the mayors and governors themselves breaking down by each makhalla. That is, the program will begin to form not in the ministry, but in the makhalla,” the president said.
He emphasized that as part of sectoral and provincial investment programs, 9,000 projects worth US$ 22 billion will be implemented, and 305,000 new jobs are expected to be created.