On November 20, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev discussed the progress of IFI-supported projects in the areas of drinking water, agriculture and health care.
In recent years, both the number and scale of projects supported by the IFIs have increased. In particular, $16 billion has been committed over the past seven years and 103 new projects have been launched.
As a result, 9,000 social and infrastructure facilities have been built or rehabilitated, improving the daily lives of about 5 million people. In addition, 38 new large-scale industrial facilities have been launched, creating 6,500 well-paid jobs.
Foreign investment in the economy has also brought new technologies and modern approaches.
However, it is not possible to achieve high performance in all sectors. For instance, the Ministry of Agriculture is expected to spend $238 million from international financial institutions this year. This is much less than planned.
In total, $2.4 billion has been allocated to the sector in recent years, of which $1.3 billion has been used. There are projects that are behind schedule. For example, the project to create agro-logistics centres in the Andijan, Samarkand and Tashkent regions has been delayed.
The Ministry of Health has planned 11 projects worth $877 million, most of which are being implemented. However, investment in projects to equip nephrology and urology institutions, to build a multi-profile adult medical centre in the Yashnabad district of the capital, and to establish a national reference laboratory has not yet begun.
There are 22 projects under the "Uzsuvtaminot" system worth $2.1 billion. There is a possibility that 8 projects will not be launched on time.
During the meeting it was mentioned that in most cases this is connected with the activities of project groups.
The Head of State gave instructions to increase the responsibility of ministers for project implementation, to hold regular discussions on each project with the participation of international experts, and to ensure the effective use of funds.
The responsible officials reported on the measures being taken to speed up work, eliminate delays and ensure the quality of project implementation by the end of this year and in 2024.