The President of Uzbekistan had visited this complex on March 10, 2017, gave appropriate instructions on its further improvement, creating necessary conditions for pilgrims.
The President inspected activities that have been implemented over the past period.
According to tradition, surahs from the Quran were read.
A consistent work is being carried out in accordance with the decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on preparation for the 915th anniversary of Abdulhalik Gijduvani’s birth and the 700th anniversary of Bahauddin Naqshband’s birth of July 11, 2017. The Head of the state was provided with information on the “road map” of spiritual-enlightenment, scientific-practical events in connection with these anniversaries.
It is planned to hold events on “Naqshbandi readings” for pilgrims, a scientific practical conference for university students, and a scientific conference for students of religious education institutions of the country on “High human qualities in teachings of Khojagon-Naqshbandiyya”. In addition, it is planned to organize an international scientific and practical conference on “Seven spiritual guides of Bukhara: renaissance value of Sufi teaching of Central Asia for the Islamic civilization”.
The President of the country noted the need of conducting these events at a high organizational level.
The last resting places of seven spiritual guides – Bahauddin Naqshband, Abdulhalik Gijduvani, Arif Revgari, Ali Romitani, Babai Samosi, Anjir Fagnavi, Said Amir Kulal are revered not only by people of Uzbekistan, but also by Muslims all over the world.
The Head of the state was informed about the plans on reconstruction of these complexes and opening of new tourist routes. Therefore, it is planned to restore the mausoleums, landscape their territories, build hotels, teahouses, shopping complexes and parking lots.
The distance between these complexes is 122 kilometers. Shavkat Mirziyoyev gave instructions on organizing a modern infrastructure along the roads linking the mausoleums. In addition, the need was noted for organizing a special faculty on studying the history of Bukhara in Bukhara State University.
Along the roads linking the mausoleums of seven spiritual guides, it is necessary to establish stands with information about their lives and activities, for pilgrims. To do this, it is necessary to pay attention to training personnel, emphasized the President.
The Head of the state considered each of the submitted projects, gave instructions on their development.
Presentation of economic projects that are being implemented in Bukhara region was held. Information was presented on plans for development of livestock, poultry, silkworm breeding, beekeeping and other industries, increasing the export potential due to reduction of cotton fields and increasing harvesting of fruit and vegetable products, improving the meliorative condition of lands.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid special attention to the issue of development of karakul breeding. Noted that Bukhara since ancient times is a major center of karakul culture, people of the region have long been producing and selling products from karakul, earning a solid income. The Head of the state noted the need for reviving the disappearing traditions of the breeding business, supporting shepherds and artisans working with karakul. Gave instructions on establishment of an institute and fund for karakul breeding, a plant for processing karakul in Bukhara.
Another notable project is production of medicinal tea from mulberry leaves. According to experts, the content of caffeine and tannin in mulberry leaves is 200 times less, vitamins and minerals are much more than in tea leaves.
The President of the country approved this project and noted importance of such tea for strengthening public health and import substitution.
Forestry in the region also has great potential. Medicinal plants growing in Uzbekistan are widely used in various industries. In particular, there is a high demand abroad in cistanche and harmala. Healing properties of cistanche are five times stronger than ginseng.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev gave instructions on creating new jobs and increasing exports through the effective use of these gifts of nature. This was reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the ongoing work within the framework of the concept of further development of tourism in the historical part of Bukhara.
This city has a huge tourism potential due to its historical monuments, traditions of national handicraft passed from generation to generation.
The concept of further development of tourism in the region provides implementation of 61 projects in 2018. In particular, 32 hotels, 12 motels, 10 parks will be built, “Bukhoro Palace”, “Varakhsha” and “Zarafshon” hotels will be reconstructed. In addition, it is planned to expand cooperation with international and domestic organizations in the sphere of tourism, purchase transport for serving tourists, provide objects of cultural heritage for rent to entrepreneurs, organize balloon tours, and rural tourism in Gijduvan, Shafirkan, Vabkent and Jandar districts.
Implementation of these projects will significantly increase the flow of foreign and domestic tourists, the export of tourism services and create many new jobs.
The Head of the state during his last visit to the region gave instructions on building a square of artisans in the historical part of the city, restoring the madrasahs of Poyi Kalon and Mir Arab, expanding and turning Hakikat and Khodja Nurobod streets into a boulevard.
In accordance with these instructions, Hakikat street was expanded, construction of houses for families of artisans with shops and workshops on the first and the second floors of apartments has started. As a result, the street is in harmony with historical part of the city. Tourists visiting the region are getting acquainted here with the work of artisans, acquiring carpets, embroidered products, gold embroidered robes, various clothes and utensils, souvenirs, which generally contributes to multiplication of Bukhara’s fame as a tourism center.
Projects on restoration in 2018 of historical monuments in the complex of Poyi Kalon have been developed. It is planned to repair and restore the madrasahs of Abdulazizkhan and Ulugbek on Khodja Nurobod street. The territory around the Ark fortress will be landscaped, internal buildings and structures will be repaired. It is planned to build and rebuild a building of Mir Arab madrasah. Shopping arcade of artisans will appear on the same street.
Getting acquainted with programs on development of tourism infrastructure of the old part of the city, Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that this district should become in all senses the heart of Bukhara.
The Head of the state was presented projects on repairing and restoration, effective use of cultural heritage sites in the historic part of the city, construction of the small ring road of Bukhara and footpaths, reconstruction of engineering and communication networks, as well as a project of the National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity on building a network of modern cinemas in the country.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — A draft of the Tax Code in new edition will be developed in Uzbekistan.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed an order “On organizational measures to radically improve tax legislation”.
The document criticized current tax system and work carried out to increase income to the budgets, introducing new methods of tax administration, etc.
Uzbek leader formed the Republican Commission for preparation of the draft of the Tax Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan in new edition. The commission is headed by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov.
Also, working groups have been set up to improve tax legislation and tax administration.
The President instructed the commission to prepare a draft Concept on improving the fiscal policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan by 1 April 2018, and the draft of the new Tax Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan by 1 July 2018.
Uzbek leader ordered the commission to study international norms and standards, as well as principles of market economy, revise tax administration mechanisms, simplify taxation system, etc.
The commission also should focus its efforts to decrease tax burden to enterprises, simplify calculation of income tax of individuals, etc.
It will also review preferences, provided for business entities, and make proposal to abolish ineffective ones.
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — The Uztekstilprom Association osted negotiations with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Peter Santo and the Association management.
The parties discussed issues of further expansion of cooperation in the textile and clothing and knitted industries, by supplying high-quality textile products of domestic producers to the Hungarian market.
The sides noted the untapped potential in the sphere of mutual trade. During the period of 2017, exports of textile products to Hungary reached US$33,800.
The Uzbek side presents information on current state of the industry’s development and proposed to establish cooperation in the investment and scientific-educational spheres.
The sides also discussed expansion of trade and economic cooperation by establishing cooperative ties and participation in international exhibitions and fairs held on the territory of the two countries.
The Hungarian side expressed readiness to consider the proposals of the Uzbek side on the organization of the visit of the business delegation of Hungarian entrepreneurs to Uzbekistan in September 2018, as well as the organization of the national stand of Hungary at the upcoming CAITME 2018 and Textile Expo Uzbekistan (September 11-13)
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov sent a message to Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi.
“I am sincerely glad to cordially congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,” the message reads.
“In a relatively short time – 25 years, Uzbek-Jordanian relations, based on the principles of mutual trust, respect and equality, have risen to a high level,” the Uzbek Foreign Minister noted.
“I am confident that through our joint efforts, the long-term and comprehensive partnership between Uzbekistan and Jordan for benefit of our peoples will continue to expand and deepen further,” Kamilov said.
“I take this opportunity to wish your Excellency good health, prosperity and every success to the friendly people of Jordan – stability, peace and long-term prosperity,” the Uzbek Foreign Minister said.
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