Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct.6 / Trend, D.Azizov /
The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov in order to get acquainted with the socio-economic reforms, resurfacing and the work being implemented on the region, visited the Republic of Karakalpakstan Oct.5.
The head of state praised the success, achieved in all economic sectors including cotton and grain breeding despite the environmental conditions in the region. The President congratulated the workers of Aral area with the successful implementation of contractual obligation to deliver the cotton.
President Islam Karimov visited the Davlat farm in Kegeyli district and held talks with farmers and the youth. Later, the President was familiarized with the activities of meat processing enterprise in Khalkabad city of Kegeyli district. The President was also familiarized with the construction and landscaping works ongoing in the central square of Nukus.
During his speech at UN MDG summit, Islam Karimov noted that within the period of just one generation, Aral Sea turned into a drying pond, shrunk by more than seven times in size, its water volume decreased by 13 times and the level of salinity increased tenfold.
"The fate of the Aral Sea is the fate of millions of people. If so, we must fight for our future, for our children's future," Islam Karimov said.
Focusing on the issues of further improving the living conditions of people, changing the face of our villages, Islam Karimov stressed the need to increase the responsibility of officials to solve these problems.