On January 15, a videoconferencing on the priority tasks of organizing a new makhallabay (in makhalla context) work system and ensuring employment in 2022 was held under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
As a result of vigorous reforms, development of entrepreneurship and work in the context of makhallas (the local neighborhood community areas), last year the gross domestic product of our country increased by 7.4%. 100.000 new entrepreneurs have started their activities in the regions. The number of self-employed increased by 700.000 to reach 1.2 million people.
“We have declared 2022 the Year of Ensuring Human Interests and Makhalla Development. Therefore, the fundamental changes must take place at all makhallas this year”, said the President.
Since the beginning of the year, 9,309 assistant of khokims (governors and mayors) have started work. The activities of the Agency for the Work of Makhallabay and Entrepreneurship Development, which is responsible for this system, have been established and all organizational issues have been resolved.
The meeting has discussed the further steps to be taken to create a makhallabay work system.
In particular, reference is made to the personal responsibility of the persons accountable for organizing the activities of assistant of khokims, reducing poverty and developing entrepreneurship at makhallas.
It was noted that the assistants have to conduct studies at their makhallas as a part of the “iron book”, “women’s book” and “youth book” and update the data of the social register.
The work will be followed by training families willing to do business, that do not have sufficient conditions. They will be provided with soft loans, subsidies or land plots for a dekhqan entity.
“The considerable loans and subsidies are allocated for education and entrepreneurial activities of the population. However, it should be recognized that many local residents do not know about them. Therefore, assistants to khokims must work with the population every day, bring the existing conditions to the attention of citizens, take them out of poverty, teaching entrepreneurship and agriculture”,- said the President.
For these purposes, 10 trillion Uzbek soums of soft loans and 2.5 trillion Uzbek soums (on average of 1.3 billion Uzbek soums per makhalla) of subsidies will be allocated this year.
It was emphasized that a special attention should be paid to providing families with the necessary equipment and working tools for the development of entrepreneurship and agriculture at makhallas.
The 80,000 hectares of sown land planned for allocation this year will be provided primarily to families in this category. This would provide a permanent source of income for 500 thousand people.
The responsible officials were instructed to conduct a critical discussion on the allocation of sown lands, attracting leading entrepreneurs to engage in poultry, sheep, goat, rabbit, fish and bee breeding, provision of makhallas with incubators with the participation of entrepreneurs, creating a system of guaranteed purchase of harvested agricultural products.
“Everyone must learn for themselves: the khokim’s assistants are the representatives of the President at a makhalla. Their main task is to develop entrepreneurship, create jobs, reduce poverty and increase family incomes at their makhallas.
For this, it is necessary that the khokim’s assistants be free from any bureaucracy, neither khokim, nor leader should call them to meetings, “load” them with various reports. All you have to do is to create conditions for them”, - said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The purpose of the meeting was also to study the situation on the ground based on the appeals of the population and pay a special attention to improving the image and social situation of makhallas.
This work will begin, first of all, with makhallas with a relatively difficult economic and social situation.
In this regard, it was noted that priority should be attached to improving the infrastructure at such makhallas, repairing and building potable water supply networks, kindergartens, schools, medical institutions, cultural centers, in short, improving the standard of living and quality of life of the people.
At the meeting, the industry and region leaders reported on their plans for a new system of work.