Microfinance development programme, a component of the market reform policies in Uzbekistan, is designed to improve living standards. Its main objective is to provide assistance to the broad population groups by supporting private entrepreneurship through transforming crediting into a more effective instrument.
Mrs. Anna Paolini of Italy will head office of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Uzbekistan from 30 July 2007.
During the times of the Great Silk Road, Samarqand, which is included in the list of UNESCO’s cultural heritage, was one of the biggest centres of world trade, science and culture since it was at the crossroads of civilizations between the East and the West.
Teachers of the French at boarding school - lyceum of World languages of Koshkupyr district in Khorezm Shujurjon Shamuratov and Muhabbat Askarova became holders of Palm Branch, the Academic Award of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Scientific Researches of the French Republic.
Tajikistan’s narcotics control agency said its officers had intercepted a drug smuggling operation on the border with Uzbekistan, and seized 44 kg (120 pounds) of heroin.
The workforce in Uzbekistan in January-March 2007, according to estimation, increased by 2.6% as compared to January-March 2006 and made up approx. 15 million persons or 56.4% of the average number of the resident population.
The number of the resident population in the Republic of Uzbekistan was 26.7 million as of 1 April 2007, according to the preliminary data of the State Statistics Committee. The figure increased from the beginning of the year by 82,000 or 0.3%.
A delegation of Italy led by Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and Senator Gianni Vernetti held negoriations with deputy chairperson of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Farruha Muhiddinova on 21 May, UzA reported.