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The Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan turned 91

DECEMBER 4 - THE ELECTIONS OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

Narimon Umarov’s meeting with voters of the Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston

The candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Adolat Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Narimon Umarov, met voters of the Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston on 21 November.

The meeting, which took place in the format of video conference, was opened by the chairman of the Qoraqalpoghiston council of the Adolat Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Ye.Kunnazarov.

Rutarboyev, authorised representative of the candidate, familiarized those gathered with his biography.

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov made a speech about his electoral programme.

In the years of independence, the Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston is developing steadily alongside all the other regions of the country. The wellbeing of the region’s population is increasing. Such industrial facilities as the Kungrad soda plant and the Ustyurt gas-chemical complex, which are among the biggest such industrial enterprises not only in the region but also in the world, are making an important contribution to the economic development of the country.

In the electoral programme of the candidate, special attention is paid to such topical tasks as building a democratic social state and a fair civil society, transition to an innovative economy, conducting a strong social policy, including further raising the level of the provision of the population with quality medical services, education and housing.

The candidate has spoken out for consistently continuing projects and programmes directed towards resolving the region’s ecological problems that were consequences of the Aral Sea’s shrinking, and for ensuring sustainable development on the basis of eco-friendly technologies and an ecologically clean environment through processing industrial waste.

Resolving ecological problems is one of the priorities of the state’s socio-economic policy. Therefore, the candidate has proposed working out and implementing a special programme for the comprehensive development of this sphere with precise mechanisms for ensuring environmental protection through reducing emissions from industrial enterprises and expanding tree plantations as well as creating green belts in suburban areas and territories adjacent to industrial enterprises.

The director of specialized state boarding school for blind children and those visually impaired No 10 under the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston, N.Kaypbergenov the leader of the Qoraqalpoghiston regional department of the Ecosan international public charity foundation, N.Mirzamuratov the dean of the primary education faculty of the Nukus state pedagogical institute U.Seitzhanova, the chairman of the “Okzhap” steppe village citizens’ gathering in Shumanay Disrict K.Ubaydullayev and others expressed their opinions on the electoral programme of the candidate and said that preparations for the elections in the country completely conformed to the national legislation and universally-accepted international norms. They called on voters to take an active part in the forthcoming 4 December 2016 elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzA)

economy

An international exhibition ‘Equipment and Products of Small Businesses’ has wrapped up in Tashkent exhibition and trade complex Kurgazma Savdo Markazi

Small business and private entrepreneurship rank among major factors of successful and effective development of many economies in the world. Uzbekistan has been actively moving on this way: the share of small business in GDP has reached 56.5%, in employment - 78%. A large-scale package of measures to support small businesses is called to continue the progress, which should transform the national economy into an effective instrument for stimulating initiatives of the private sector.

Modernization of facilities and introduction of up-to-date high-performance energy-efficient equipment are major objectives of the ongoing measures. This is the reason why Uzbekistan regularly organizes various exposition events, which demonstrate the products of the world’s forefront manufacturers, as well as domestic companies.

The International Exhibition ‘Equipment and Products of Small Businesses’ is primarily aimed to help in the establishment of partnerships between the representatives of the sector, as well as to further develop small economy, which, in many ways, builds the competitive environment, thereby contributing to the acceleration of GDP growth.

The event was attended by representatives of over 40 leading companies from China, who presented equipment for the food, furniture, textile and construction materials industries, as well as finished products.

For example, the Hua Rui company presents plastic heat exchangers that are widely used for heating, air conditioning, as well as in petroleum, chemical, metallurgy and other industries. The Xinjiang construction company demonstrated a unique product in our market - plaster tiles with PVC surface, which is great for facade works, bathrooms and kitchens for high moisture resistance, it is easy to clean, has fire-resistant properties and is environmentally friendly.

“Our products might be interesting for the automotive industry. We manufacture spare parts and components for vehicles of different brands by means of 3D-printers. We hope to work closely with large enterprises of this sector in Uzbekistan. We see the exhibition as a good chance for negotiations with Uzbek partners,” said the representative of Xinjiang Fenva Autoparts Too Yong Xian.

Stands of domestic manufacturers from different regions of the country also drew attention Greater attention on the part of the visitors. There was hardly a person who stayed indifferent to the bright play of silk and adras, fine gold embroidery works, a special color of fashion accessories.

“Our land, Marghilan, has been anciently known for sericulture. Up to now, we have been carefully preserving the traditions, passing our skills on from generation to generation. That is why we present handmade fabrics in the exhibition. There are 20 kinds of silk alone. The foreign guests are very much interested in adras of different colors and patterns. We have already established some contacts on joint projects and exports, and intend to elaborate on them with our foreign partners,” said a Marghilan craftsman Abdusattor Abdukahharov.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Meeting with Ambassador of the UAE

On November 21, 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed Hareb Almehairbi.

During the meeting the signing ceremony of the Protocol on Exchange of Instruments of Ratification of Intergovernmental Treaties between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates took place. The Protocol includes the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, the Treaty on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the Treaty on Extradition.

The said treaties will enter into force on December 21, 2016, 30 days after the exchange of Instruments of Ratification.

The full texts of the mentioned international treaties are available on the website www.lex.uz.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Society

The Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan turned 91

On November 14 this year, the Red Crescent Society (RCS) of Uzbekistan turned 91. It is an organization distinct with targeted social status, and assisting to the state and its agencies in addressing priority social issues.

Our guest in our office today is the RCS Executive Director Elvira Amiralieva, who tells UT readers about effective social partnership.

“All these years, an important component of effective activity in your organization has been the support for the most vulnerable segments of population. This is a common and well-branched element of social support systems. How do you cope with this task?”

“Among the priorities of RCS is to contribute to the implementation of government programs of social orientation. In 2011-2015, our society, to shore up vulnerable people, assigned more than 1.5 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 23.11.2016, 1$= 3157.50 soums). More than 20 thousand citizens received financial support. In the years of independence the RCS has acquired more opportunities to help people by strengthening the material-technical base, increasing the number of members across the country made possible thanks to the dynamic development of civil society. Today we have offices of the organization in all regions of the nation, making up 15 regional, 191 district and city, 2.5 thousand primary organizations, and more than one million members and 40 thousand volunteers. This is a tremendous human resource, which helps to reach out to large numbers of beneficiaries and contributes to solving the toughest of challenges.”

“A significant event in the development of civil society in Uzbekistan was the Law on Social Partnership passed in August last year. In your work, has something changed with the adoption of this document?”

“Oh, sure. One result of the adoption of this law was the establishment by the Red Crescent Society of strong partnerships with government bodies, state agencies and public organizations like the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan, Kamolot Youth Social Movement, and the funds Mahalla and Soghlom Avlod Uchun.

“Striking examples of coordinated and targeted actions are the joint development and implementation of targeted policies, implementation of socio-economic development programs, solution of humanitarian problems. The main part of the State Program “Year of Healthy Mother and Child” has a lot to do with our activities, and the society is one of the executors of it. As part of the realization of paragraph 28, we distributed, together with the health and justice ministries, over 60 thousand informational and educational booklets in regions. 20 million soums was directed by the humanitarian organization for their training. Together with the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan, we signed agreement on joint work toward the implementation of paragraph 40 of the State Program. Under the agreement, 3 thousand low-income families have been provided with financial assistance amounting to 450 million soums from the start of the year.”

“The Red Crescent Society is part of another major state program, “Warning and operating actions in emergency situations in Uzbekistan”. We would like to learn more about this area of your activities.”

“Yes, but, in addition to this program, we still are the only social organization of the country, which is incorporated in the state system of preparation and response to emergencies.

“In order to improve the standards of training the population for earthquakes, a comprehensive action program was approved in July 2011. In May 2016, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved the comprehensive program of actions to further enhance the effectiveness of measures to prevent emergency situations related to the earthquake, including the improvement of training the population for action as they arise. Within its framework, together with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, enterprises and educational institutions, the Society provides training and support in constant readiness to 644 voluntary health brigades, involving more than 10 thousand volunteers. They are ready to respond to various emergencies of natural and manmade character. We have created a mobile camp for 100 families, equipped with tents, mattresses, bedding, kitchen and sanitary facilities, inventory for immediate assistance to victims of possible emergencies, and regional offices have created reserves on emergency cases at the rate of 40-50 families.”

“It turns out that you only work with volunteers. What efforts are undertaken in training the population?”

 “We have developed a public training program of action in emergencies. Together with the Ministry of Emergency Situations and district administrations, field practical instructions have been conducted for more than 300 residents of mahallas. During the first half of 2016, regional offices organized 357 first aid training courses. In general, about 10 thousand people have been trained.

“Considerable work has been done on training students and teaching staff in educational institutions of the republic. They were acquainted with the basic rules of conduct in emergency situations of natural and manmade character, skills, first-aid and self-help. 1,117 created health posts have been established in schools, academic lyceums and professional colleges. Throughout the country, in the framework of the program for the Youth Emergency Situations about 20 thousand students of educational institutions and about 3 thousand teachers have been trained. All this work is carried out according to the principles of social partnership with the ministries of Emergency Situations, Higher and Secondary Special Education, Health, and the Interior.”

“Your organization is known as the chief assistant of the state in the dissemination of knowledge about international humanitarian law. Are its activities in this field associated with international partners?”

“Today, there are two regional methodological centers in the country for the dissemination of international humanitarian law. One of them is located in Namangan and is intended for three regions of the Ferghana Valley, the other is in Samarkand, whose activities also cover Bukhara and Navoi regions. And, of course, we have established close contacts with foreign partners. In 2016 alone, the delegation of RCS took part in an international forum – the Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Cooperation of Communication and Innovation, held in Beijing. Our experts participated in training seminars in Hungary, Russia, Israel, and Italy. Strengthening relations and furthering the effective cooperation will be served also by meetings organized in Uzbekistan with delegations of the Red Cross of Japan, of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the leadership of UN Regional Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

FASHION

Golden Autumn 2016-2017 Held in Tashkent

Dozens of color shades and hundreds of images passed like a whirlwind along the catwalk of Zarqaynar Center of National Arts. For three days the Center hosted a long-awaited fashion show of fall-winter season 2016-2017 ‘Golden Autumn.’

The show organized by the Tashkent Amateur Designers and Tailors Association brought together about 30 designers of Uzbekistan and the CIS countries. Along with invited famous designers their collections for the first time presented novice designers as well.

The collections of prêt-a-porter, haute couture and mass market for children, women and men were presented within three days. In short, in this line of attires there were dresses for every taste and color.

On the first day of the show the collections in a street style mainly intended for young people were presented. Trendy, yet comfortable outfits are designed for everyday use and special occasions. Most of the shows were presented by novice designers, whose work truly surprised the audience by professional level.

“We are participating in such a show for the first time. It is very exciting to show our collection to so many people,” say the Narfelliya brand representatives, sisters Ofeliya Muradova and Nargiz Alikhanova. “We carefully prepared for the show, participated at every stage of its preparation, even the music for the show. The basis of the collection forms the jackets of bright colors. We decided to make them warm, comfortable and beautiful. The collection includes the same attires for mothers and children. We also presented ten ‘snowflakes’ - white outfits for children. Over six months ago we joined the Tashkent Amateur Designers and Tailors Association. We wish novice designers as we not to be afraid to act, to move forward.

The most touching part of the program was held on the second day, when designers put on display the collections of children clothes. A demonstration of national dress was held that evening as well. The fashion extravaganza was crowned by gala show of haute couture evening wears. The elegant dresses and suits for cocktails and fine pieces for parties were presented by brands Guzal, La Room, Maruf, RA Style, MuhabbatAli, ‘Aristokrat’, as well as another renowned designer Nariman Grigoryan and others.

Following the ‘Golden Autumn 2016’ fashion show, the online magazine about fashion in Uzbekistan and the world catwalks - Fashion Ambassador, which was presented within the fashion show, named the best designers, model and mini-model of the year. Five of the best fashion designers received money certificates for the purchase of textile fabrics for future collections and a chance to participate in the World Ethnic Fashion Week in Georgia.

The beauty-exhibition operated during the fashion days, which hosted the presentations of new products of top perfume brands and master classes in make-up, and showrooms were opened for professionals working in the fashion industry.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

sport

Youth Team of Uzbekistan is the Best in the World

Kurash world championships have taken place in Iran and India, one after another, and the former welcomed the contest among adults, while the latter – among athletes under 20. The tournaments showed that the Uzbek Kurash has nurtured a well-deserved replacement, which will surely be able to boost the standing of the country in the international arena.

The city of Hurramabad, India, has hosted the World Cup for the Uzbek national Kurash which is popular on all continents. At the global tournament the representatives of Uzbekistan won three gold and two silver medals.

In the category of under 81 kg, Temirkhon Turaev in the final match defeated his compatriot Ruslan Boltaev, and in the category of under 100 kg our kurashist Erkin Doniyorov also became the first. Muhsin Hisomiddinov brought another gold into the treasury of the national team of Uzbekistan in the category of over 100 kg, while in the same weight class another our wrestler, Bekzod Karimov, earned the silver medal.

However, the world championship among athletes under 20 proved significantly more generous for medals to representatives of the Uzbek team. Our athletes won nine gold, three silver and one bronze medal.

This championship, organized by the International Kurash Association, was attended by about 500 athletes in 15 weight categories from more than 50 countries.

First places went to those who defeated all their rivals, namely Ruslan Buriev, Shahram Ahadov, Rahmatullo Nuriddinbekov, Husniddin Khusanov, Bekmurod Oltiboev, Rahima and Mahliyokhon Yuldashevs, Mukhlisa Abdumalikova, Umidakhon Mirhamidova.

Abdulaziz Hamroev, Sadam Akhmetov, Sarvar Ikromov earned silver medals, while Ruzimboy Eshjonov made his way to the bronze medal.

In the championship the youth national lineup of Uzbekistan was named the best team, and Bekmurod Oltiboev was declared as the best wrestler-kurashist.


(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)