Uzbekistan to increase wages, pensions by 25 percent
( RFE/RL ) - Uzbekistan has announced a 25 percent increase in pensions and public-sector wages.
The presidential press service said social benefits and student grants would also be increased by 25 percent as of August 1.
The minimum wage will be about $12 a month and the minimum pension $24 beginning from August 1.
Wages last went up in Uzbekistan in November, when they were raised 20 percent.