Social services increase by 24 per cent in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 10 /Trend D.Azizov/
Enterprises and organisations connected to education, health, social protection, information systems and telecommunications of the Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers increased the production of goods and services by 23.8 per cent in January - June 2012 compared to the same period last year - up to 1.995 trillion soum.
These figures were presented at a meeting which considered the outcome of the first half of the year, the government said on Tuesday. In particular, the volume of paid services increased by 19 per cent - up to 965 billion soum.
Funds to the sum of $161.8 million will be allocated as part of the projects listed in the State investment programme, an increase of 33 per cent, whilst exports exceeded planned targets.
The meeting reviewed the progress of information and communication technologies, their introduction to the work of government bodies, issues of increasing the level of computer literacy of staff and the results of on-going performance reviews.
The meeting discussed in detail the organisation of a 'single window' under local government centres to eliminate bureaucratic barriers and obstacles in the way of small business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing online services and improve information security.
'We also considered some issues relating to the state of agencies training for the autumn-winter period of 2012-2013', a statement said.
As previously reported in 2011, social enterprises and organisations of the republic increased the production of goods and services by 22.4 per cent, compared to 2010 - up to 2.937 trillion soum, including the growth of paid services rendered to the population that grew by 20.5 per cent to 1.614 trillion soum.
Production of services in GDP increased last year to 50.5 per cent, compared to 49 per cent a year earlier.