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A Science and Technology Center will be established under Uzbekenergo JSC upon Uzbek President Islam Karimov's decree.
The Science and Technology Center will be charged with working out a development strategy of the electric power industry, the decree said.
According to the decree on "Measures on further improvement of the scientific and technical activity in the electric power industry", the center, which is being established on the basis of the abolished Institute of Energy and Automation under the Uzbek Academy of Sciences, will carry out applied research development for the electric power industry, test and implement the perspective domestic development.
The center will also work out new strategies for the development of the energy sector, including medium and long term programs of modernization of energy companies to introduce ecological and renewable energy sources, the decree said.
Currently, Uzbekistan's power system includes 45 power plants with a total capacity of over 12,800 megawatts.
According to Uzbekenergo, electricity production increased by 3.6 percent up to 57.6 billion kilowatt / hours in the country in 2015.

Director of KOICA Uzbekistan Office Im Jeong Hee and the Deputy Minister of Health of Uzbekistan Laziz Tuychiev have signed a protocol on the implementation of a new project "Creation of a center of excellence of medical personnel of the Children's Diversified Medical Center and the 4th-level highly specialized multidisciplinary clinic" in Tashkent, the Jahon information agency reported.  
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) that implements government programs of gratuitous assistance is intent on delivering a project with a budget of 7 million US dollars over the next five years (2016-2020). The scheme seeks to set up and use an innovation center in order to improve the quality of care in pediatrics, capacity building among specialists of pediatric areas for advanced skills in surgery, training and research in the innovation center, and reduce mortality and morbidity. 
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Laziz Tuychiev thanked the Agency for the fruitful cooperation and expressed hope that the training center being established under the project will be one of the best institutions for medical workers in Uzbekistan. In response, Im Jeong Hee noted that "the children's multidisciplinary medical center will be built in Tashkent in 2017 with the assistance of the Economic Development and Cooperation Foundation of the Republic of Korea (EDCF), which has allocated preferential loan of more than 102 million dollars." 
Uzbekistan's contribution to the project will amount to 27 million dollars, including $20 million in the form of tax and customs privileges. The center will be designed for 1,500 surgeries a year. The project includes also the organization of workshops in South Korea and Uzbekistan.

Turkey's DAL Teknik Makina company has completed the implementation of the project worth $35.8 million to increase the capacity of a cement plant in Uzbekistan's Jizzakh region, the Uzbek Economy Ministry said in a message July 28.
Almalyk Mining-Metallurgical Complex JSC commissioned a cement plant worth $114.2 million in 2014 in Uzbekistan's Jizzakh region.
The project was financed by the Almalyk complex in the amount of $40 million and the loan of Uzbekistan Reconstruction and Development Fund in the amount of $114.2 million.
The enterprise's projected capacity was 350,000 tons of white cement or 760,000 tons of Portland cement per year. DAL Teknik Makina was the general contractor.
Commissioning of the cement plant allowed fully meeting the Almalyk complex's needs in cement, as well as to export a part of its production.
The Almalyk complex began to expand the plant in 2015. The project was financed by Uzbekistan Reconstruction and Development Fund in the amount of $14 million, by Almalyk complex ($9 million) and the loan of Uzbekistan's Mortgage Bank in the amount of $12.8 million.
As a result, the plant's capacity on Portland cement production rose by 31.6 percent - to one million tons.
The plant produced 510,400 tons of cement in 2015. It is planned to produce up to 650,000 tons of products in 2016.

Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir held negotiations, during which the sides discussed topical issues of bilateral relations within the visit of Uzbek delegation to Jeddah, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a message July 28.
The sides also exchanged views on the upcoming meeting's agenda of the OIC (the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Foreign Ministers Council, which is to take place in October of 2016 in Tashkent.
Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir praised Uzbekistan's vision and approaches with regard to the country's priorities within its chairmanship in the OIC Foreign Ministers Council that are united in the slogan "Education and enlightenment - path towards peace and creativity."
Uzbek and Saudi Arabian foreign ministers noted the two sides' interest in progressive development of bilateral cooperation in various spheres and successful holding of the upcoming 43rd session of the OIC Foreign Ministers Council in Tashkent.
Uzbek Foreign Minister also participated in a meeting of senior officials of the OIC member countries, where the preparation for the upcoming OIC meeting in October in Tashkent was discussed.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation was established in September of 1969 to ensure Islamic solidarity in social, economic and political spheres. The organization has 57 member states.
Uzbekistan became an OIC member in 1996.

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2016 U.S.-UZBEKISTAN 
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8.00 am - 4.00 pm

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