Tsitsi Singizi, chief of communication in UNICEF Uzbekistan, in her column for Gazeta.uz writes how a preschool centre in a remote village in Namangan region helps ensure equal access to preschool education.
The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Russia urged its citizens to refrain from traveling to the border regions of Russia and Ukraine and from visiting crowded places. The diplomatic mission also advised citizens to follow public security regulations of the host country.
Between January and May, the Tashkent Metro transported 68.5 million passengers. Compared to the same period last year, passenger traffic increased by 33.5%. May saw the highest passenger traffic with 15.8 million passengers.
During his visit to the UAE, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister familiarized himself with cloud seeding technology and discussed with the President of the World Meteorological Organization, the prospects for introducing this experience in Uzbekistan, especially in the Aral Sea region.
Uzbekistan announced plans to fundamentally improve its public mental health service by integrating it into primary health care facilities and introducing special social-emotional learning in schools. Additionally, specialists in the field will receive an increase in their salaries.
President Mirziyoyev signed a resolution declaring start of the Eid al-Adha in Uzbekistan on June 28. The people of Uzbekistan will enjoy five consecutive days off to celebrate the occasion.
An agreement on Russian gas supplies to Uzbekistan was signed between Gazprom and Energy Ministry of Uzbekistan, along with a road map for preparing the country’s gas transportation system. The supply of Russian gas to Uzbekistan via Kazakhstan will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023.
After another case of a man’s death due to torture in the premises of department of internal affairs, the nationwide movement “Yuksalish” published 10 recommendations aimed at eliminating torture in the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The minimum term of imprisonment among minorities might be lowered from six to one month. And they might not have a criminal record. Deputies are reviewing two amendments to Uzbekistan’s Criminal Code.
The Tashkent city administration proposed a plan to create public transport corridors along four key streets in the capital, drawing on foreign best practices. The plan, which has been published online for public feedback, covers Amir Temur, Shakhrisabz, Shota Rustaveli and Yangi Sergeli streets.
After two moths of trial, 52 years old head of family orphanage in Kashkadarya found guilty of raping 13 years old girl orphan.
Agency of Social Protection (unofficial translation) has been established under the President of Uzbekistan. It aims to ensure citizen with rights to social protection and improve the quality of social services. A number of divisions from ministries will go to the agency.
The 19th century Tash-Khauli palace in Khiva was restored to its former glory, thanks to a project funded by the US. The palace’s decorative tiles and bricks have deteriorated over time due to weather conditions and previous restoration work.
Past few weeks citizens of Tashkent found themselves surrounded by road work. Hokimiyat wants to improve stable electricity supply. 2023 will see renovation of 903 km of power lines and 228 transformers. Works of this scale are being done for the first time.
The Ministry of Natural Resources of Uzbekistan is renamed into the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change (unofficial translation) by the decree of the president.
Lawmakers unveiled a bill that may allow the country’s flag to be displayed in more public places with “due respect to the symbol.”
ILO, UNICEF and the World Bank welcomed the establishment of the Social Protection Agency in Uzbekistan. Their joint statement said the new agency would be crucial to help address fragmentation or gaps in the social protection. The reform was long-awaited by experts and international organizations.
Acting hokim of Tashkent Shavkat Umurzakov promised to oversee creation of green spaces in capital’s each mahalla. “Our policy is to propel Tashkent into a status of ‘people's city',” “a city that serves the people,” and “city for people’s leisure,” he said.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) will implement a $6.6 million grant project to transform the Jizzakh landfill, generate energy from landfill gas and recycle medical waste, among other things.
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan intend to open three more checkpoints on the border. A video has surfaced online, allegedly showing the Uzbek side demolishing a wall at the Bek-Abad-Khanabad crossing, which was mothballed in 2010. The Karasu and Kara-Bagysh checkpoints are also expected to open.
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