Uzbek social complex increases provision of services by nearly 20 per cent
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 9 / Trend D. Azizov /
Enterprises and organisations of the multifaceted complex on education, health, social protection, information systems and telecommunications of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan during January - March 2012 increased production of goods and services by 19.6 per cent, compared with the same period last year by up to 817 9 billion soums.
These figures were presented at the meeting which also discussed the results of last year, the government press office said on Monday
In particular, the growth of paid services rendered to the population, was 20.9 per cent, or 439 billion soums.
Funds worth $72.6 million (an increase by 2.8 times) were drawn on projects listed in the State investment programme .Estimated export figures were over fulfilled.
Particular attention was paid to improving performance to enhance the role and status of self-governing bodies under the state programme 'Year of the Family'. This resulted in the strengthening of cooperation between educational and training institutions and family, family health, motherhood and childhood and further improvement of family medical care.
The meeting also discussed the organisation of courses in rural areas to improve computer literacy, including the training of young people in using the Internet, the issues of providing services to the population and economic entities through the centres of a single window. Also computerised information and a billing system was set up to provide services and receive payments for electricity, gas, water and other utilities.
In addition, the meeting identified measures to improve the efficiency of existing computer equipment and technologies, as well as the improvement of the National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi.
The issues of ensuring the reliability of the information provided to citizens by governmental and non-governmental archives, streamlining of storage of archival documents, increase in responsibility of archival staff and the provision of biometric passports were considered.
The meeting outlined additional measures for strict implementation by the ministries and department's members of the complex for the priority tasks for 2012 and made the appropriate decisions.
As previously reported, in 2011, social enterprises and organisations of the republic's social complex increased the production of goods and services by 22.4 per cent, compared to 2010 - up to 2.937 trillion soums, including the growth of paid services rendered to the population, was 20.5 per cent, or 1.614 trillion soums.
Production of services in GDP grew last year by 50.5 per cent, compared with 49 per cent a year earlier.