Uzbek president pays working visit to Andijan region
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 7
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbek President Islam Karimov visited Andijan region Oct. 6, the Uzbek National News agency (UzA) reported.
Andijan region, one of the three areas, located in the Fergana Valley in the east of the country (the eastern part of the country), has a special place in Uzbekistan's economic development.
The industry in the region is represented by hydrocarbon production and processing, construction, textile enterprises. The largest car plant GM Uzbekistan operates in the region.
Around 2,800 projects worth 253 billion soums have been implemented since early 2014 as part of the socio-economic development program of the region for 2013-2015. More than 24,000 new jobs were created.
Grain-crops accounted for more than 80,000 hectares of land in the region in 2014 and about 500,000 metric tons were obtained. At present, cotton, grown at a 93,400 hectare area, is being collected.
The president visited the farms in Altynkul area and talked to farmers.
The president drew attention to creating high-yielding new cotton varieties, corresponding to the soil and climatic conditions of each region.
President Karimov visited a new residential area with a new market, a shopping mall, a bakery, a stadium, a playground and a recreation area.
The president visited one of the new houses and reviewed the conditions there.
The president stressed that the villagers are entitled to live in the most modern conditions. It is necessary to continue improving the work in this direction.
President Karimov also visited one of the main streets of Andijan region and gave some recommendations.