President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has got acquainted with the activities of the Center for Public Services and IT Park in the city of Karshi.
The Center boasts all the amenities for the provision of 140 types of public services. Employees of the venue, itself commissioned in February this year, have provided more than 300 thousand government services to date. About two thousand of them were offered through branches, while about a thousand were presented on-site. The center also houses the People’s Reception of the President and the Reception of the Prime Minister.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev familiarized with the conditions here, inquired about the services provided, and gave instructions to launch new types of services, taking into account the needs of citizens, and to expand remote services for the convenience of people. The President emphasized the importance of awareness raising about the activities of such centers, about the expediency of their services.
“Through the Center for Public Services people should feel the attention of the state,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
Branches of the Tashkent-based Technological Park of Software Products and Information Technologies (IT Park) are being established in the regions, with state-of-the-art setting for specialists in the field.
In Karshi IT Park, web designers, programmers and robotics experts began their activities. Owing to trainings organized within the framework of the project “Million Programmers”, great opportunities have been delivered for young people who are keen on information technologies. Initial results are evident.
In particular, a team of Kashkadarya youth has proved second to no one in the mGovAward competition among students of higher educational institutions of Uzbekistan to develop the best mobile application for public needs. Their mobile application for distance learning foreign languages received a prize of $ 50,000 to be used to improve the product.
The head of state congratulated the young programmers on their success and inquired into their goals ahead. Responsible officials were instructed to support this project and assist the team in developing new software.
“Each region has its own opportunities and its own pressing problems. IT parks should create software products with these features in mind. For example, in Kashkadarya, the areas of land reclamation, potato growing, viticulture are in poor condition, there are favorable conditions for the development of animal husbandry, horticulture. In these sectors, innovative projects are needed to save resources and increase productivity,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev suggested.
Instructions were given to expand cooperation among universities, research institutes and IT parks.