The following article is based on materials provided by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Seoul for publication by The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.
The election campaign for the Presidential Elections in Uzbekistan continues.
Presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Ecological Party of Uzbekistan Narzullo Oblomurodov met with Karakalpakstan voters in Muynak. The candidate’s authorized person in the Republic of Karakalpakstan Leyla Seitova informed about the biography and pre-election program of Narzullo Oblomurodov.
The Presidential candidate highlighted the work carried out by the Ecological Party in improving the standard of living of the population of the Aral Sea region, strengthening people's health, eliminating environmental problems.
It was noted that global climate change, air temperature rise, drying of the Aral Sea, desertification, repetition of negative meteorological processes, irrational use of land and water resources, reduction of biodiversity, deterioration of the gene pool of flora and fauna, accumulation of large amounts of industrial and household waste have led to the emergence of global and regional environmental problems.
These problems are even more reflected against the background of global climate change, and therefore environmental protection and improvement of the ecological situation are priorities in Uzbekistan.
It is necessary to develop and implement a state policy aimed at uniting all the forces of society to improve the environmental situation, solve emerging problems and ensure economic growth.
The Ecological Party of Uzbekistan, which entered the political arena of the country as a new political force and for the first time nominated a presidential candidate, can carry out this high mission.
The main goal of the party, which adheres to the motto “We are responsible for the future”, is to create decent living conditions and wellbeing for the people and future generations by ensuring environmental stability in the country, rational use of natural resources, and the introduction of the principles of green development in all spheres of the economy.
The candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People’s Democratic Party Maqsuda Varisova met with voters of Namangan region.
At the meeting with voters in Namangan, Chairman of the Central Council of the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Ulugbek Inoyatov noted that this year’s Presidential Elections are fundamentally different from previous ones and are organized at the highest level.
The authorized person of the presidential candidate in Namangan region, Chairman of the Regional Council of the PDPU, deputy of the local Council of people’s deputies Ilkhomjon Otabayev informed about the biography and activities of Maqsuda Varisova.
Presidential candidate Maqsuda Varisova made a presentation on her pre-election program. It was noted that the main goal of the program is to build a state and society in the country that meet the criteria of social equality and people’s democracy. Priority areas have been identified in matters of public administration, economy, agriculture, entrepreneurship, education, medicine, culture, ensuring the rule of law, and foreign policy.
Presidential candidate Maqsuda Varisova also talked with doctors about the existing problems in the maternity complex of Namangan district medical association. She spoke about the measures that are planned to be taken for the development of medicine. She emphasized that the health of citizens is one of the main priorities of the party.
Presidential candidate Maqsuda Varisova also drew special attention to issues of further socio-economic development of Namangan region, in particular, elimination of problems related to ensuring employment of the region’s population, especially youth and women, creating stable jobs for persons with disabilities, and improving infrastructure.
The candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from UzLiDeP Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with voters of Bukhara region in Karakul city.
The event was opened by the candidate’s authorized person in Bukhara region S. Khusenov.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev familiarized participants with his pre-election program, which covers ten priority areas: economics, entrepreneurship, agriculture, education, healthcare, regional development, public administration, ensuring the rule of law, foreign policy and culture.
The candidate noted that the coming years will be a period of fundamental transformations in the region's industry. In particular, it is planned to implement 5,000 projects worth $8 billion. It is planned to create 100 thousand new jobs.
The project for the construction of a gas chemical complex in Karakul district is the largest of them. The $2.7 billion plant will process 1.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year and produce 770 thousand tons of polymers.
Plans were also announced to implement 180 projects worth $450 million in the textile industry and 282 projects worth 10 trillion UZS in the construction materials industry. Wind, solar and thermal power plants will be built to supply these enterprises and population.
Taking into account that agriculture is the main source of income for the rural population, special attention was paid to the development of this industry in the program. Thus, it is planned to repair 8 thousand kilometers of canals and sewers, as well as introduce water-saving technologies on 126 thousand hectares. It was noted that 100 thousand hectares of land will be allocated for growing vegetables and fruits, 15 thousand hectares of cotton and grain fields will be reduced and leased to the population based on an open tender.
“Bukhara has long been known as a land of entrepreneurs and artisans. If we use this potential to create conditions for the population, teach professions and provide assistance, we can easily provide 90 thousand people with jobs”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
To organize this work, it is planned to organize the activities of hokim's assistants in each mahalla.
There are 829 cultural monuments in Bukhara region, 287 of which have a history of several thousand years. Therefore, it is planned to develop a special program for the development of tourism in Bukhara. So, in the next five years, 255 hotels and 60 new tourist routes will be created in the region, more than 800 cultural objects will be restored. Parts of the Ark Fortress destroyed a hundred years ago will be restored. An interregional wholesale trade center will be built in Gijduvan.
In general, 50 trillion UZS will be allocated from the state budget for the socio-economic development of Bukhara region in the next five years, 280 thousand new jobs will be created.
The candidate also touched upon measures for the construction of housing, internal roads, engineering networks, the development of healthcare and education.
The voters who addressed the meeting shared their views on the candidate's program and expressed support for Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the upcoming presidential elections.
At the meeting with voters of Fergana region, Alisher Qodirov, candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party “Milliy Tiklanish”, highlighted the important tasks put forward in his pre-election program.
The program identifies five priority areas under the motto “Development based on values”. It is planned to introduce a value-based support system for low-income groups of the population, to introduce responsibility for disrespect for national customs, traditions and established values.
The candidate, noting the large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan in recent years, noted the need for increasing vigilance, increasing attention to education.
“Mahatma Gandhi said that if we open the window to let fresh air into the house, dust will enter the house with it”, says presidential candidate Alisher Qodirov.
“We shouldn’t be afraid. Uzbekistan is open to the world. Authoritative countries recognize it as a partner”.
A presidential candidate from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Adolat” Bakhrom Abdukhalimov met with voters of Navoi region.
The meeting began with the broadcast of a documentary dedicated to the activities of the candidate. Presidential candidate Bakhrom Abdukhalimov focused on the role of Navoi region in the socio-economic development of the country.
The Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Adolat” aims to instill in Uzbekistan citizens, especially young people, a sense of love for the Motherland, improve legal culture, and build a just society and state. The pre-election program, consisting of 10 directions, includes these areas.
The candidate's meeting with voters continues.