On August 9, a session was held on the preparations for the meeting of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with entrepreneurs.
To this date, more than 13,5 thousand proposals and opinions have been received from entrepreneurs. The members of the relevant republican headquarters study them on a daily basis. More than half of more than 12 thousand individual issues raised by entrepreneurs have been resolved to date.
It was noted that the volume of loans issued in the first seven months of this year increased by 35% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 92 trillion Uzbek soums. Nevertheless, judging by the appeals, the most urgent problem of entrepreneurs remains interest rates and short loan terms. The lending sector accounts for 42% of applications.
The President gave instructions on attracting the long-term resources to the economy and reducing its dollarization.
The second most urgent issue is access to land and buildings. These appeals account for 21%. It was instructed to send working groups to the regions to expand the opportunities of entrepreneurs in this area and to form a list of land plots and buildings that will be auctioned from September 1 this year.
The receipt of about a thousand appeals on the issues of legal protection of private property, obtaining licenses and permits indicates that systemic problems remain in these areas. The study of appeals also shows the presence of many problems with integration to the infrastructure.
The issues related to the tax and customs spheres, the use of benefits and preferences are also analyzed.
The President has instructed the responsible persons to take control and monitor the decision made concerning each appeal.