The candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from “UzLiDeP” Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting with constituents of the Bukhara Region on October 12 in the city of Karakul.
The event was opened by the authorized person of the candidate in the Bukhara Region S. Khusenov.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev briefed the audience on his election program, which covers 10 priority areas: economy, entrepreneurship, agriculture, education, healthcare, regional development, public administration, rule of law, foreign policy and culture.
The candidate noted that the coming years will be a period of fundamental transformations in the industry of the region. In particular, it is planned to implement 5,000 projects totaling $8 billion. As a result, it is planned to create 100,000 new jobs.
The project for the construction of a gas chemical complex in the Karakul District is the largest of them. The $2.7 billion plant will process 1.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year and produce 770,000 tons of polymers.
The plans were also announced to implement 180 projects for $450 million in the textile industry and 282 projects for 10 trillion Uzbek soums in the construction materials industry. The wind, solar and thermal power plants will be built to supply these enterprises and the population.
Considering that the main source of income for the rural population is agriculture, the program pays a special attention to the development of this industry. Thus, it is envisioned to repair 8,000 kilometers of canals and collectors, as well as introduce the water-saving technologies on 126,000 hectares of land. It was noted that 100 thousand hectares of land will be allocated for growing vegetables and fruits, 15 thousand hectares of cotton and grain fields will be reduced and leased to the population on the basis of an open competition.
“Bukhara has long been known as a land of entrepreneurs and artisans. If, using this potential, we create conditions for the population, teach professions and provide some assistance, then we can easily provide jobs for 90,000 people,” - said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
To organize this work, it is envisaged to organize the activities of khokim’s (governor) assistants in each makhalla (the local residential community).
There are 829 cultural monuments in the Bukhara Region, 287 of which have a history of several thousand years. Therefore, it is planned to improve a special program for the development of tourism in Bukhara. Thus, in the next five years, 255 hotels and 60 new tourist routes will be created in the region, more than 800 cultural sites will be restored. Parts of the Ark fortress, destroyed a hundred years ago, will be restored. An inter-regional wholesale trade center will be built in Gijduvan.
In general, 50 trillion Uzbek soums will be allocated from the state budget for the socio-economic development of the Bukhara Region in the next five years, 280 thousand new jobs will be created.
The candidate has also touched upon measures for the construction of housing, internal roads, engineering networks, the development of healthcare and education.
The constituents who spoke at the meeting shared their views on the candidate’s program and expressed their support for Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the upcoming presidential elections.