On February 13, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting to consider the development of information technologies and the creation of modern infrastructure necessary for that.
2020 has been declared in our country as the Year of the Science, Enlightenment and Digital Economy. The e-government system is being widely introduced to ensure openness, transparency and efficiency in all areas. In particular, the provision of 178 types of services through the integrated portal of interactive public services has been established, which saves time and reduces expenses.
The share of digital economy in the US gross domestic product is 10.9 percent, in China it reaches 10 percent, in India it is 5.5 percent. In Uzbekistan, this figure does not exceed 2 percent.
In order to further develop and increase the export potential of this sector, an IT Park is being created in our country under the cooperation of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technologies of the Republic of India. The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution on 10 January 2019, and the construction of a technological park of software products and information technologies began in the Mirzo Ulugbek district of Tashkent.
The head of state visited the park last November 20 and got familiar with the opportunities created in it, laid the symbolic first stone of the construction of a new stage of the park.
Currently, 350 information technology enterprises are residents of the IT Park; 4 thousand specialists work in it. Together with foreign partners, the project “1 million programmers” is being implemented.
In 2020-2024, it is planned to set up branches of the technological park in 14 regions, to triple the number of residents and increase the quantity of employees to 40 thousand. This will expand the range of computer services and software, as well as their exports.
The meeting participants discussed the construction of an industrial park and its branches, as well as the creation of hi-tech infrastructure.
The President gave instructions to establish an IT academy, an IT laboratory, a coworking center, a center for mobile application development, and for distance information technologies.
A proposal has been put forward to deliver a mechanism for the development and implementation of modern software on government order and designed for diverse spheres and industries.
The importance of keeping up with global trends, introducing innovation, and advancing cooperation with leading technology parks was emphasized.
Special attention was paid to the construction of multi-storey housing, hotels, sports complexes for workers and specialists of the Technology Park of Software Products and Information Technologies brought in from abroad.
Responsible executives reported on the progress of construction and design works.