During his visit to Bukhara region, the President held a meeting with the cluster leaders.
There are 11 cotton-textile clusters in Bukhara region. In 2022 they cultivated more than 358 thousand tons of cotton by our clusters on almost 99 thousand hectares. 36 projects worth 2 trillion 36 billion Uzbek soums were implemented and 3 thousand 600 jobs were created. The products worth around $77 million were exported.
During the meeting, the changes in market conditions, the current issues facing the clusters were discussed.
“Why have we switched to the cluster system, despite the difficulties? Before, our people were growing cotton, but they were not getting a decent benefit. For five years, we took care of the clusters, creating conditions for them to bring to the present level. Now clusters must benefit people. Let them become richer, along with the growth of living standards, and the people”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said.
Cluster leaders emphasized that today's results were achieved due to the reforms of recent years, in return they take responsibility for reducing unemployment.
“The ultimate goal of all our reforms is to increase the income of our people. If we eliminate poverty and increase the purchasing power of the population, entrepreneurs will also prosper. What was Bukhara like five years ago and what is it like now? If we continue at the same pace, five years from now the results will be even better. Because we have such a wonderful, hard-working people”, said the President.
Instructions were given to expand the use of alternative energy, the use of water-saving technologies, and the introduction of innovative solutions in the activities of the cluster.
Here the President examined the products of Bukhara artisans.