Negotiations on measures of integrated social and economic development of the Republic of Karakalpakstan in 2020-2023

On October 17-18 this year, the Working Group headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan S. Umurzakov and including the heads of ministries, departments, and commercial banks visited all regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the city of Nukus to monitor the execution of orders to stimulate social and economic development of the region set during the visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as to additionally study existing pressing concerns and develop targeted measures to solve them.

During field visits and direct communication with residents of makhallas and rural citizens meetings, every district disclosed its priority tasks. The Group members prepared specific proposals to stimulate economic development and improve the well-being of the population, which will be included in the current draft Government Decision on a comprehensive social and economic development of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

The draft document was presented and discussed at meetings of the Kengashes of People's Deputies of the regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the city of Nukus, which provided identification of real problems of the population and development of effective proposals for their solution.

The Group members also elaborated practical aspects for a number of social and infrastructure projects, as well as measures for their acceleration.

Separately, they reviewed target parameters of the developed programs to improve the well-being of the population of the regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, which lag behind in 24 main indicators of social and economic development. They also considered the preparation of individual programs for the integrated development of 45 makhallas with the most difficult social and economic situation.

Here, the members noted the need to thoroughly review investment and industrial potential of the region in order to identify and use points of economic growth and develop specific project proposals.

There also was a discussion of issues related to a number of investment projects focused on accelerated development of industry and agriculture, as well as population employment through the creation of high-tech export-oriented industries.

The discussion particularly touched upon the need to consider all the social, engineering, and communication infrastructure facilities of the region that need construction, reconstruction, overhaul, and equipment, as well as the need to develop appropriate targeted measures. Particular attention touched upon an urgent need to improve the health care sector in Kanlykul district, the preschool education sector in Ellikalli district, the service sector in Takhiatash and Nukus districts, strengthening of the road infrastructure in Kegeilin and Muynak districts, as well as the drinking water supply system in Karauzyak and Chimbay districts.

The implemented work resulted in a video conference involving the heads of ministries, departments and commercial banks assigned to the city of Nukus and all regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, as well as the Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, khokims and heads of sectors of the city of Nukus and all regions Of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. This provided targeted instructions to comprehensively consider the comments and proposals of the deputies of local Kengashes in the draft Government Decision on the comprehensive development of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

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