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13/October/2021   President

The President of Uzbekistan visited Bukhara region


TASHKENT, October 13. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Bukhara region in order to get acquainted with the creative work on the ground, major projects and dialogue with the people, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

According to UzA, the trip began with a visit to the Mausoleum of Bahouddin Naqshband.

Surahs from the Quran and prayer were recited with a request to the Almighty to send down peace and prosperity to our people.

The importance of enlightenment and the upbringing of young people were discussed during the conversation with religious leaders.

“Bukhara has been the center of science and education since ancient times. In the past, there were more than 30 higher madrasahs here. There were nowhere so many ulemas as here. And today Bukhara has a special place in the education of young people, the fight against ignorance through enlightenment”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

The Head of the state emphasized the importance of improving the places of pilgrimage and the roads leading to them, the development of domestic tourism.

“The pilgrimage expresses the respect of our people for the memory of their ancestors, serves to broaden the outlook of young people. Therefore, it is important to open new directions here from other regions, bring young people, increase their knowledge”, the President said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Mergantex LLC in Bukhara region’s Alat district.

In 2017, the Head of the state got familiar with the project of creating a cotton-textile cluster based on this enterprise. After that, there was a radical turn in its activities. In 2018-2020, more than $22 million was invested, modern equipment from Germany, Japan, the United States, Belgium and Switzerland was installed here.

Today, the company has turned into a large cluster covering the entire production cycle from the primary processing of raw cotton to the tailoring of ready-made clothing. It employs 880 people. The cluster is capable of processing 30 thousand tons of cotton per year. Last year, it produced products worth 240 billion UZS, exported goods worth more than $6 million.

“These are the first results of large-scale work. But this is not the limit. Now it is necessary to master the next stages of processing, introduce innovative technologies and strive to increase the production of value-added products”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

Next year, the cluster plans to start producing ready-made clothes of natural and chemical fibers. It is expected that the $25 million worth of project will increase exports to $30 million and create an additional thousand jobs.

The Head of the state was informed about innovative methods of cotton cultivation. The cluster has implemented drip irrigation on 1.2 thousand hectares. As a result, water consumption decreased and soil fertility increased. Some farms have harvested up to 70 quintals of cotton per hectare. One cotton bush managed to accumulate up to 190 boxes.

President noted the importance of continuing this effective work, ensuring a close relationship between science and practice, including the production of domestic drip irrigation systems based on foreign experience.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the activities of the International Mathematical School in Karakul districts.

This institution was organized in 2009 in the form of a specialized general education school. Until recently, there were no modern conditions here. But the unique teaching method developed here has turned an ordinary rural school into an educational institution known throughout the country. In the past three years, all graduates of the school have entered universities, and students regularly become winners of international Olympiads. To get an education at school, young people come here from all regions.

By the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of August 9, 2019, this educational institution was transformed into the International Mathematical School. The building of the former vocational college was renovated and transferred to the school. All conditions have been created here: 64 classrooms are modernly equipped, gyms, a library, a dormitory have been built for students.

Education at the school begins from the 7th grade. Admission is carried out based on the tests of the State Testing Center for Economics, Exact and Natural Sciences. Currently, 470 boys and girls study here. They are taught by over 60 qualified teachers.

The Head of the state talked with the school staff.

“We started serious reforms in all areas. We attract the most modern technologies from abroad. To use them, we need education, personnel with potential. The more you know, the more efficiently the work we have begun will progress, the faster the country will develop. We will pay constant attention to education and teachers”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

Projects were also presented to disseminate the experience of the International Mathematical School, to train IT specialists.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Khujalar mahalla of Karakul district.

Mahalla is located in the district's center. It is home to more than 2.8 thousand people. There are many trade centers and textile enterprises.

The Head of the state visited the family of a resident Sokhib Khojamberdiyev.

The Head of the family is an entrepreneur. Together with his spouse Mrs. Diloromkhon, they raised two children. The family runs a large household. Melons and gourds grow in the yard and a compact greenhouse. Livestock and poultry are also kept.

A sincere conversation took place about the peace reigning in the country, the new opportunities that have opened up today, and the results of reforms.

The hosts recited the dua with the wishes of well-being, abundance and prosperity for the country.

The final of the intellectual game “Zakovat” took place in Bukhara Desert Oasis tourist complex in Romitan district of Bukhara region.

The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The President, together with the audience, watched the competition.

The final, in which the teams of Khorezm and Navoi regions competed, ended with the victory of the Khorezmians.

In conclusion, the Head of the state delivered a speech.

– I am grateful to you for this energy, striving for knowledge, –  he said. – I look at today's youth and I am glad that the special attention we have been paying in recent years to education, the decisions we make, and the stimulation of reading books are yielding results. I am proud of you!

The Leader of Uzbekistan noted the choice of Bukhara as a venue for the games, for this land has brought up many great scientists, such as Imam Bukhari, Ibn Sina, Abdukhalik Gijduvani, Bahouddin Naqshband, Muhammad Narshahi, Abdurauf Fitrat. The President expressed confidence that today’s youth will become their worthy successors.

“We have chosen the path of ensuring a better life for our people, building a society in which the honor and dignity of a person are the highest value. Who can we rely on to achieve the great goals that we have set for ourselves? Of course, to such educated and patriotic youth as you”, said the Head of the state.

This year “Zakovat” intellectual game will celebrate its 20th anniversary. In his speech, the President put forward many initiatives to create conditions for educated youth. First of all, given the craving for knowledge and the intellectual potential of our country’s youth, the “Zakovat” games will be transformed into a massive intellectual movement.

50 billion UZS will be allocated annually for financial support of the movement. The club’s activities will be organized in all regions, even in the most remote areas. A “Zakovat” scholarship will be established for the winners. A separate building for the club and the City of Intellectual Games will be built in Tashkent, and in the regions – intellectual parks, as well as an Intellectual School based on a youth camp in Bostanlyk district.

Next year, the first Intellectual Olympiad for the President’s Prize will be held among the students. Meetings with world-renowned scientists, including Nobel laureates, will be organized.

Special grants and subsidies will be provided for programmers who create software products and mobile games aimed at increasing the intellectual potential of the younger generation.

“A person who has achieved his dream through hard work is the happiest. Therefore, always strive to conquer heights, fight for your good goal. Constantly comprehend knowledge, believe in yourself, discover and create new things, confidently go forward”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev urged.

By the decree of the President, the founder of “Zakovat” club Abdurasul Abdullayev and winners of the final stage were awarded state awards.

Thereupon, the Head of the state completed his trip to Bukhara and left for Navoi region.

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