President of Uzbekistan approves measures to improve activities of Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
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05.08.2017

President of Uzbekistan approves measures to improve activities of Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures to radically improve activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

The document was adopted to ensure comprehensive modernization and sustainable development of agriculture, introduce an organizational structure for managing agricultural production in accordance with modern requirements, and radically improve the activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Uzbek President determined the main tasks and activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

According to the decree, the Ministry will implement a single agriculture and water management policies for comprehensive modernization of the industry, introduction of science and technology, modern and resource-saving agricultural technologies, advanced domestic and foreign experience in the sector of agriculture and water management.

The Ministry will develop comprehensive targeted, sectoral and regional programs aimed at ensuring a dynamic and balanced development of agriculture sector, food security, increase employment and rural incomes, maintain a stable level of prices for food products in the domestic market.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources will involve foreign investment and technical assistance (grants) in the agricultural sector, as well as ensure their effective use in accordance with the principles of project management.

The President instructed the Ministry to improve the principles and management of water resources, ensure their careful and rational use, improve condition of irrigated lands, reconstruction and modernization of water facilities, hydraulic structures.

The Ministry will also improve the activities of infrastructure facilities, which serve agricultural producers, based on market principles and mechanisms.

Uzbek President approved the proposal to abolish relevant councils to address the problems of the agricultural sectors, which are created in the structure of the central office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources.

With the President’s Decree, the Center for Implementation of Investment Projects in Agriculture and Water Management under the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan is being established.

The center is created on basis of relevant groups for implementation of investment projects of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, taking into account number of employees, provided for by loan agreements and relevant decisions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Uzbek President reorganized the Lower-Syrdarya, Nizhneamudarinsky and Zarafshan river basin management of irrigation systems into the Lower-Syrdarya, Syrdarya, Zarafshan, Nizhneamudarinskoe, Levoberezhnoamudarinskoe, Zarafshan and Nizhnezarafshanskoe basin management of irrigation systems.

The Center for Implementation of Investment Projects in Agriculture and Water Resources will attract foreign investment, soft loans and technical assistance (grants) to implement investment projects.

The Center will monitor supply of equipment, materials and work and services under contracts in accordance with the legislation of Uzbekistan, international rules and procedures of relevant international financial institutions and foreign government financial organizations.

The President transformed the Social Development and Incentives Fund of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan into the Fund for Development of the Material and Technical Base, Introduction of Innovative Technologies and Stimulation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan.

Activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Karakalpakstan, departments of agriculture and water management areas, departments of agriculture and water management areas will be financed due to resources of the budget and the Fund.

UzDaily.com


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