Uzbekistan set to join space countries' club
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
Uzbekistan plans to launch its own artificial Earth satellite, Uzbek media reported referring to Ibrohim Abdurakhmanov, the country's Minister of Innovative Development.
He added that the launch will take place in the "near future", without clarifying who will build the satellite.
"For over 25 year, no work has been done in this area. Now strategic plans are being worked out, and one of them is the launch of an artificial satellite in the near future," Abdurakhmanov said.
Within the reforms, it is planned to develop a strategy for 2018-2035 on the formation of the aerospace industry in Uzbekistan.
Until Nov. 10, 2018, it is expected to develop a draft regulatory and legal document and approve action plan aimed at developing material and scientific bases, training personnel, as well as attracting foreign investments.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also proposed to create a separate state agency for aerospace activities, which will allow to solve all issues of development of this sphere in a complex manner.
"Foreign investors should be involved in the implementation of projects based on public-private partnership to develop this progressive sphere. The potential of research institutes must be strengthened," he noted.