Jizzakh regional Council of people's deputies held an extraordinary session on 23 December 2016.
The head of our state addressing the session said that the Dzhizak region due to its geographical location, climatic conditions, economic, human capacity occupies a worthy place in the history and contemporary life of the country. The President noted that a resolution has been adopted to rename the Jizzakh district to Sharaf-Rashidov district.
The region has undergone a comprehensive development over the years of independence, the appearance of towns and villages, the welfare of the population has been improved. As a result of ongoing reforms, certain results have been achieved in the fields of construction, agriculture, small business and private entrepreneurship, in the development of the social sectors.
14 projects with a total value of $76 million have been implemented since 2013, since the establishment of the Free Economic Zone “Jizzakh” on the initiative of the First President of our country. Today, these facilities produce competitive products such as brake pads for cars, plasma televisions, refrigerators, stoves, washing and sewing machines, carpets and polypropylene thread.
The session focused on the upcoming challenges in the future.
Meantime, there are many pending issues in the socio-economic life of the region. This is particularly noticeable in the sphere of agriculture, said the President of our country.
In the current year, the region has failed to fulfill its contractual commitments for the sale of grain and cotton to the state. Some 37 million tons of grain and 26 thousand tons of cotton remained undelivered for the state needs.
Most districts of the region have shortcomings in attracting foreign investments, entering into foreign markets, raising export potential. Modernization and technological renewal of industrial enterprises, organization of new enterprises for production of food, textile products, development of the construction sphere are among unresolved issues.
The President of our country emphasized the poor state of employment matters.
The implementation of socio-economic programmes, implementation of promising projects, the development of small business and private entrepreneurship do not conform the current requirements.
Meanwhile, all districts of the region have all opportunities to create employment, that is income. For example, despite the fact that the Zaamin district is rich in medicinal plants, possibilities for the production of pharmaceutical products are not used in full. Similar examples can be given for other areas.
Instructions were given on the development of concrete measures to increase in the next five years the volume of exports at least by twice, the number of exporters – 2.7 times, improving the performance of districts with a low share of exports. It was noted the need for further development and modernization of agriculture.
The session considered an organizational issue. In connection with the transfer to other work, Sayfiddin Ismailov was dismissed from the post of khokim of Jizzakh region. On the representation of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Ulugbek Uzakov has been appointed new khokim of Jizzakh region. Prior to this, he worked as head of the Department of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Subscribe to UzReport.uz
in Telegram, to be the first to know about the main news and important events of the day.