In pictures: Streets in Tashkent’s Yunusabad flooded after water pipe burst
3 July 2024, 21:52

In pictures: Streets in Tashkent’s Yunusabad flooded after water pipe burst

Several streets and residential areas were covered with water because of a water pipe burst in Tashkent’s northern Yunusabad district early Wednesday. correspondents captured the flooded district.

Secret tunnel discovered on Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan border, medicines worth 1 bn soums seized
3 July 2024, 18:37

Secret tunnel discovered on Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan border, medicines worth 1 bn soums seized

A secret tunnel was discovered on Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan border, presumably used for transportation of contraband goods.

Uzbekistan Olympic team uniform unveiled (photos)
3 July 2024, 18:06

Uzbekistan Olympic team uniform unveiled (photos)

The uniform of Uzbekistan’s Olympic team was presented in Tashkent at a ceremony attended by the prime minister and the Senate chairperson. Like the 2020 Olympic uniform, it was developed by the 7Saber brand.

Japan to provide Uzbekistan with four more mobile medical containers worth about $6.26 million
3 July 2024, 10:39

Japan to provide Uzbekistan with four more mobile medical containers worth about $6.26 million

Japan will grant to Uzbekistan four additional medical mobile containers valued at over $6 million. These containers are equipped with CT scanners, ultrasound machines, X-ray devices and other medical equipment, and can be deployed at remote districts, including during emergencies.

President of Uzbekistan to attend SCO summit in Astana
2 July 2024, 20:54

President of Uzbekistan to attend SCO summit in Astana

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a working visit to Astana, Kazakhstan on 3−4 July to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit and a “SCO Plus” format meeting. UN secretary-general will also be present at the summit.

Oman introduces 14-day visa-free entry for citizens of Uzbekistan
2 July 2024, 08:17

Oman introduces 14-day visa-free entry for citizens of Uzbekistan

Oman introduced a 14-day visa-free entry for citizens of Uzbekistan. Those wishing to extend their stay can obtain a visa upon arrival.

“Uzbekistan loves Telegram.” Pavel Durov promises to visit Tashkent again
30 June 2024, 13:22

“Uzbekistan loves Telegram.” Pavel Durov promises to visit Tashkent again

Pavel Durov, the founder and CEO of Telegram, shared the outcomes of his trip to Uzbekistan. He expressed pride in the platform’s popularity in the country, noting over 70% of the population and nearly all businesses using it.

“Investing in health is an investment in the future of our countries and societies.” Interview with WHO regional director for Europe
30 June 2024, 09:54

“Investing in health is an investment in the future of our countries and societies.” Interview with WHO regional director for Europe

WHO regional director for Europe Dr Hans Kluge in interview to spoke about his organization’s cooperation with Uzbekistan, importance of investments in healthcare, achievements and challenges in combatting tuberculosis, noncommunicable diseases, and other issues.

UN secretary general to visit Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia
29 June 2024, 16:41

UN secretary general to visit Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia

UN secretary general António Guterres will start his visit to Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on Saturday. He will attend the SCO summit in Astana on 4 July. The head of the UN visited the region in 2017.

About 10 Uzbek citizens die during Hajj in Saudi Arabia
28 June 2024, 21:58

About 10 Uzbek citizens die during Hajj in Saudi Arabia

About 10 Uzbek citizens died during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a source told

BYD eager to participate in project to develop green transport in Uzbekistan
28 June 2024, 10:35

BYD eager to participate in project to develop green transport in Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev and BYD president Wang Chuanfu discussed plans for BYD’s involvement in the project to develop green transport in Uzbekistan. This includes establishing a research center, developing technical regulations and standards, and producing BYS’s Blade batteries and electric buses.

Agreement signed on procedure for activating contract to build small nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan
27 June 2024, 17:27

Agreement signed on procedure for activating contract to build small nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan

The first meeting for the construction of small modular reactors (SMRs) took place at the site. During the visit by the first deputy head of Rosatom, a protocol was signed for the contract’s entry into force. Infrastructure work will begin in the fall.

Police officer detained after death of man at Bekabad police station
27 June 2024, 14:05

Police officer detained after death of man at Bekabad police station

A police officer has been detained in connection with the death of a 43-year-old man at Bekabad police station. Brother of the deceased informed that eight officers were involved in the incident that led to the death.

BYD factory in Jizzakh region produces its first cars (photos)
27 June 2024, 13:40

BYD factory in Jizzakh region produces its first cars (photos)

The country’s president visited BYD Uzbekistan Factory in the Jizzakh region and signed the first cars off the assembly line. The plant now produces two car models, with an annual capacity of 50,000 units initially, expected to reach 500,000 units by the third stage.

President says national media “close to becoming fourth estate”, vows to “continue efforts in this direction”
26 June 2024, 21:37

President says national media “close to becoming fourth estate”, vows to “continue efforts in this direction”

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated the press and media workers with their professional holiday (27 June). He noted that “liberalization of the information sector and its development are priority tasks in building New Uzbekistan”.

Uzbekistan to start exporting poultry meat
26 June 2024, 21:20

Uzbekistan to start exporting poultry meat

Authorities of Uzbekistan plan to allow export of poultry meat and give incentives to businesses in this sector. Besides, genetic technologies are expected to be introduced in poultry breeding together with a US company.

President of Uzbekistan receives Russian interior minister
26 June 2024, 13:24

President of Uzbekistan receives Russian interior minister

President of Uzbekistan and interior minister of Russia discussed cooperation in combating terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, organized crime, cybersecurity, as well as migration.

Parents may face fines for illegally involving children in religious upbringing
25 June 2024, 17:12

Parents may face fines for illegally involving children in religious upbringing

MPs are discussing the introduction of administrative liability for parents or guardians who illegally involve children in religious education.

MPs pass law on recognizing foreign citizens as undesirable
25 June 2024, 11:47

MPs pass law on recognizing foreign citizens as undesirable

MPs have passed amendments to recognize foreign citizens undesirable in Uzbekistan. Reasons for this designation may include speeches and actions that threaten the country’s sovereignty, integrity, and security, incite enmity, humiliate honor, dignity, or history of the people.

Uzbekistan and Mongolia sign 14 documents
24 June 2024, 19:18

Uzbekistan and Mongolia sign 14 documents

Uzbekistan and Mongolia have signed intergovernmental agreements on air and international road transport, trade, economic, and investment cooperation until 2027. Uzbekistan intends to open its embassy in Ulaanbaatar in the near future, Mongolian media says.

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