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Information Digest 38 (February 23, 2015)

POLICY
The President to award the veterans of the war of 1941-1945 with commemorative medal
 
INVESTMENTS
An up-to-date poultry farm has been commissioned in Fergana region
 
ELECTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
CEC registers observation missions of CIS and OSCE/ODIHR
Meeting of Hotamjon Ketmonov with voters of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm region
Meeting of Akmal Saidov with voters of Fergana region
Islam Karimov meets voters of Kashkadarya region
Meeting of Narimon Umarov with voters of Syrdarya and Tashkent regions
 
LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER OF OLIY MAJLIS OF REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
Deputies adopted number of draft laws in the first reading
 
 
POLICY
The President to award the veterans of the war of 1941-1945 with commemorative medal
On February 19, 2015, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree "On awarding commemorative medal "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g'alabaning 70 yilligi" citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, veterans of war and labor front of 1941-1945.
As stated in the decree of the President, the decision was done in order to honor the dignity and respect of citizens of Uzbekistan, veterans of war and labor front of 1941-1945, who made an invaluable contribution to the victory over fascism, in connection with the celebration the national holiday the Day of memory and honor on May 9, 2015, as well as the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism in World War II
The Decree established the commemorative medal in honor of the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism in World War II of 1941-1945 "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g'alabaning 70 yilligi" (70th anniversary of Victory in World War II)
The document states, that the commemorative medal " Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g'alabaning 70 yilligi " is awarded to citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, participants and invalids of the Second World War, who were awarded medals "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" and "For Victory over Japan" and other orders and medals received for military achievements during the war, or who have a document which approves them as a war veteran or a disabled World War II.
Additionally, participants of labor front with awards for their hard work during the Second World War, including the medal "For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", "For Labor Valor", "For Distinction in Labour "or a document which proves the state at the full-time position of voluntary recruitment of civilians in the armed forces during the war of 1941-1945 will be awarded
Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Security Service in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Pension Fund under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan entrusted to determine and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers of a specific list of veterans and disabled veterans, members of the labor front of 1941-1945 who are subject to the award of a commemorative anniversary medal "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g'alabaning 70 yilligi" within two weeks.
Besides, the decree entrusted the Cabinet of Ministers:
- within a month to ensure in the established order manufacturing of sommemorative medals "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g’alabaning 70 yilligi " and forms of certificates to them together with the Central Bank and the PA "Davlat belgisi"
- until March 1,2015, to develop and approve the program of events dedicated to the celebration of the country's 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism in World War II by providing it with measures rewarding veterans of war and labor front of 1941-1945 commemorative medal "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g'alabaning 70 yilligi" in a solemn and festive atmosphere
According to the decree,  awarding commemorative medal "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g’alabaning 70 yilligi" is held in a solemn ceremony on behalf of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan by Minister of Defense, Chairman of the National Security Service, Minister of Internal Affairs, Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman of Jokargy Kenes of Karakalpakstan, khokims of regions, cities and districts with the participation of representatives of local military administration, councils of war and labor veterans. Together with the commemorative medal the certificate of prescribed form is awarded. Commemorative medal "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g’alabaning 70 yilligi" is worn on the left side of chest.
Description of the commemorative medal "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g‘alabaning 70 yilligi"
Commemorative medal "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g’alabaning 70 yilligi" is made of copper alloy and is covered with gold of 0.25 micron thickness. The medal is a circle with a diameter of 32 millimeters.
On the obverse of the commemorative anniversary medal there is a monument "Motamsaro Ona" at the Eternal Flame memorial complex "Hotira Maydoni" which is shown on the background of diverging sunlight. From the leaft and right sides of the monument are figures 1945 and 2015, that refers to the year end of the Second World War and the jubilee year.
On the reverse side of the commemorative anniversary medal is the inscription "Ikkinchi jahon urushidagi g’alabaning 70 yilligi." Inscription is enclosed in a laurel wreath, the branches of which are fastened at the base of eight-pointed star.
Image and inscription are convex.
The edges of the commemorative medal are bordered with rim.
The commemorative medal is connected to a pentagonal block with ring and eye and covered with silk ribbon which has colored stripes of the flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan 24mm width.
The width of the blue, green and white stripes are 7 mm, the width of red stripes are 1.5 mm. The height of the blocks is 48 mm, width is 45 mm. Mount is on the pin.
(Source: UzReport.uz)
 
INVESTMENTS
An up-to-date poultry farm has been commissioned in Fergana region
A 17 billion soums concessional loan empowered a private enterprise Vodiy Nasl Parranda to establish a process of nurturing 3.2 million pedigree chickens annually (currency rates of CB RU from 23.02.2015   1$= 2460.32 soums).
Poultry farming currently ranks among the fastest growing branches of the agricultural sector in Uzbekistan. Regions have been building new poultry farms operated by cutting edge technologies. The private enterprise Vodiy Nasl Parranda is one of successful examples in this field. 
Originally, the farm grew about 80,000 birds resistant to various diseases, which produced 50,000 eggs per day on average. Advanced technologies have significantly expanded the range of activities and multiplied the production volumes owing to international selling exhibitions throughout the country. At one of such events the company purchased and then installed three imported advanced technologies designed for 120,000 birds. Besides, the company is currently installing another new line worth more than $400,000 to increase the production capacity and create new jobs.
“Poultry farming is a profitable business,” says the head of the enterprise Bohirjon Turdaliev. “At the beginning, we grew 200 birds. New conditions and opportunities, as well as development of targeted measures for further development have enabled us to significantly increase the production volumes. In the near future, we will be able to not just expand to the neighboring regions, but probably cover almost the whole of Uzbekistan.”
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
 
ELECTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
CEC registers observation missions of CIS and OSCE/ODIHR
Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan registered observation missions of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) for the presidential elections in the country.
The session of the CEC chaired by its chairman Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov adopted corresponding decisions on 21 February.
The press service of the CEC said that the commission invited large number of observers from Europe, Asia, America and Africa, as well as observation missions from international organizations to participate in upcoming presidential elections, which will be held on 29 March.
Currently, the main part of OSCE/ODIHR observation mission, which includes 12 persons, arrived in Uzbekistan.
(Source: UzDaily.com)
 
Meeting of Hotamjon Ketmonov with voters of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm region
In the fields, continue meetings of the candidates for President of Uzbekistan with voters. Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov on February 19 meeting with voters of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. 
The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 1st Karakalpak district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan K.Karimov. Trustee of candidate K.Kurbanbaev familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.Ketmonov told voters about the main directions put forward in its election program. 
In the pre-election program of the candidate provided such tasks as consistent development practices of participation of civil society in a transparent and constructive discussion of laws and other legislative acts, the further development of institutions of social partnership, expand access to judicial mechanisms for the protection of citizens' rights and improve the quality of execution of judgments by strengthening judicial review of these issues and others. 
At the meeting, the chairman Beruniy District Council of People's Democratic Party H.Eshimbetov, Head of the Republic of Karakalpakstan Sh.Ayapov spirituality, a student at the Karakalpakstan State University Berdakh H.Nurzhonova and others noted that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held on a multiparty and alternative basis, in accordance with democratic principles. Urged voters to actively participate in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 
 
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Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov on February 19 had a meeting with voters of Khorezm region. 
The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 12th Khorezm District Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Rahimov. Candidate's trustee R.Saburov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.Ketmonov spoke about his election program. 
In the pre-election program of the candidate outlines priorities such as strengthening efforts to ensure full employment in enterprises that provide stable jobs with a living wage, the gradual development of institutions of social partnership, to expand the network of rural medical centers, providing convenient and quick access to primary health care especially for people in remote rural areas, strengthening state control over the pricing of medicines, the activities of pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies. 
At the meeting, chairman of the regional branch of the Charity Fund "Mahalla" O.Rajabov, head of the regional diversified medical center B.Ismoilov, Head of Regional Council of People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan N.Odamboeva and others expressed their views on the goals and objectives put forward in the election program.
(Source: IA «Jahon»)
 
Meeting of Akmal Saidov with voters of Fergana region
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Akmal Saidov on February 19 met with voters of Fergana region. 
The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the 11th Ferghana district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Sabirov. Trustee of candidate M.Bekmirzaeva briefed the participants with the biography of the candidate. 
At the event with a speech about his election program a candidate in the President of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov. 
In the pre-election program of the candidate focuses on the preservation and enrichment of the historical, cultural and intellectual heritage of the Uzbek people, its traditions and values, broad dissemination of its achievements among the population, especially among the younger generation, food security, improve the structure of the population nutrition support spheres of housing and infrastructure, to further promote the continuation of the system of the state program to build housing for young families and others. 
At the meeting Chairman of the Ferghana Regional Council of the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" A.Mirsaidov, chairman of the village gathering of citizens "Beshterak" of Buvaida district I.Enazarov and others expressed their views on the election program of the candidate, and emphasized that the presidential elections are conducted openly and transparently in accordance with the national legislation. 
(Source: IA «Jahon»)
 
Islam Karimov meets voters of Kashkadarya region
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on February 19 met with voters of Kashkadarya region. 
The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the 13th Kashkadarya district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I.Juraev. 
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a speech. 
The program sets out such important areas as the comprehensive development of our country, the consistent continuation of large-scale socio-economic reforms, steady increase of incomes and quality of life. In particular, special attention is paid to the modernization of the economy, the construction of new industrial enterprises, further development of small business and private entrepreneurship, the revision of state involvement in the economy, the implementation of structural reforms in agriculture and food security, to continue the implementation of localization programs to further improve the investment climate, employment and raise living standards. 
Uzbekistan in the years of independence achieved high goals in all areas of life and has become a modern industrial country, take a worthy place in the world community. Recognized worldwide as the "Uzbek model" of development consistent reforms were a major factor in the formation of a free market economy, and improve the quality of life of the people. 
In all regions of our country made a tremendous creative, improvement work. Developing social infrastructure, dramatically changing the face of our towns and villages. Improved living conditions, expanding worldview and mindset of our compatriots. Increasingly stronger sense of belonging to the fate of the motherland, confidence in the future. 
At the meeting, a veteran journalist K.Egamberdiev, head of the farm "Shukhrat Boboyorov" of Shahrisabz district Sh.Boboyorov, athletic trainer secondary school ¹46 Karshi Sh.Ahadov and others noted that in the years of independence, carried out extensive work on updating and modernization of our country. It was stressed that the process of preparing the presidential elections carried out in full compliance with the requirements of national legislation with international standards and principles of democracy. Officials called on voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 
(Source: IA «Jahon»)
Meeting of Narimon Umarov with voters of Syrdarya and Tashkent regions
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov on February 19 met with voters of Syrdarya region. 
The meeting was opened by chairman of the 8th Syrdarya district election commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.Mamatkulov. Candidate's trustee M.Altmisheva familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov gave a speech and talked about the main directions of his election program. 
The program emphasizes that the task of ensuring social stability in Uzbekistan requires the consolidation of efforts of the state, government, business and civil society institutions. Provided for holding the general public examination of social development programs, the implementation of measures to strengthen social control, especially at the district and city levels, support for socially significant civic initiatives, the improvement of the activities of NGOs, increasing the participation of NGOs in solving problems in the areas of health, education, protection environment. 
At the meeting, the teacher of secondary school ¹13 of Syrdarya region S.Elmurodov, deputy chairman of the Regional Council of the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" D.Abdullaeva and others expressed their views on the election program of the candidate. Urged voters to actively participate in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 
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On February 19 held a meeting of the candidate the President of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov with voters of Tashkent region. 
The meeting was opened with the chairman of the 10th Tashkent regional election commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan N. Abdullaev. Candidate's trustee R.Tolipov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 
At the event with a speech about his election program delivered presidential candidate Narimon Umarov. 
In the pre-election program of the candidate focuses on alignment of effective cooperation between government and society, open dialogue and direct interaction between citizens and government officials at all levels, the preservation and development of a variety of nations and peoples for centuries in peace and harmony living in our country, further strengthen the independence and freedom of the media, to increase their activity in the open light of socio-political and economic reforms. 
Chief Physician of the Tashkent regional diversified medical center B.Kosimov, Director of 78th specialized boarding school of Akkurgan district N.Hasanova, chairman of mahalla "Guliston" of Akhangaran district D.Sanakulova and others expressed their views on the tasks identified in the program of the candidate. Stressed that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be held on a multiparty and alternative basis, in accordance with the principles of democracy. 
(Source: IA «Jahon»)
 
LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER OF OLIY MAJLIS OF REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
Deputies adopted number of draft laws in the first reading
On February 20, a regular meeting of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan was held.
During the meeting, the deputies reviewed the draft law "On Amendments to the Law of Republic of Uzbekistan" On prevention the iodine deficiency disorders" It is elaborated in accordance with the State Program "Year of a healthy child." The adoption of the document is aimed at the prevention and reduction of iodine deficiency disorders among the population of the Republic of Uzbekistan by providing only high-quality iodized salt.
Deputies  also reviewed the draft law "On amendments and addenda to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan" On the radio spectrum "," On amendments and addenda to the Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan on administrative responsibility "," On amendments and addenda, as well as the Repeal of Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the further strengthening of private property rights "," On amendments and addenda to the Law "On Joint-Stock Companies and protection the rights of shareholders" and other documents.
Representatives of all factions of political parties and the deputy group of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan participated during the discussion of issues, included in the agenda of the meeting. On the basis of party programs and the views of the voters, they noted the importance of considering draft laws to further improve the legal framework for reforms in the country, as well as improve people//'s livelihood.
After comprehensive discussions of the above laws, Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis approved its concept and adopted in first reading, authorizing the responsible committee to prepare papers for consideration in the next reading in accordance with the up coming proposals.
(Source: UzReport.uz)
 
 
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