The ultra-modern “Golden Eagle” train arrives at Tashkent railway station. The passengers alighting are foreign tourists from Australia, the UK, Norway and other countries – about 100 people in total – who are travelling from China to Moscow, via Central Asia. They are delighted with their “Silk Road Journey” program, a journey of many days which would once have been undertaken on horses or camels along a camel track, but which they can now experience in comfort on the modern railway express along the steel trunk railway of Central Asia. Continue reading
by Zabikhulla S. Saipov
Ramadan in Brief
“Oh you who believe!
Fasting is prescribed to you
As it was prescribed
To those before you
That you may (learn)
These are the verses from Holy Qur’an (2.183) that decrees Muslims to fast (sawm) and abstain from meals, drink and sexual intercourseduring the daytime of the whole month ofRamadan. From Arabic,Ramadan means “a scorching heat”. Ramadan is the 9th month in a lunar calendarand revered as the most sacred month. It is believed that theQur’an was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad on the Night of Destiny and Power called Laylat-ulQadr,which falls on the 27th night of Ramadan and is cherished as better than thousand months. Fasting is the 4th pillar in Islam – the others are witness in faith (shahada), prayer (salat), almsgiving (zakat) and pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca. The month of Ramadan is believed to reinforce a personal spiritual piety, attain a physical purity andexercise patience in dealing with daily hassles, by feeling hunger and thirstiness so as to sympathize with the underprivileged and engage in generouswork. Continue reading
In the period when the UBTIC meeting isgoing to be held in Tashkent (25th October) there are some events which may interested you as well:
1. VI International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange (IIFCE) held from 23rd till 27th of October 2012
2. VIII International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair held on 17-18 October 2012
These fairs are organized by the relevant ministries and generally they are interested to get contracts signed during these events.
International Industrial Fair helps to establish new contacts and cooperation between foreign companies and domestic enterprises in the field of purchasing of goods and commodities as well as in organizing new production of high-tech products.
During the Cotton and Textile Fair participants will enjoy an opportunity to sign contracts for Uzbek cotton, set up long-term cooperation in cotton trading, as well as to be familiar with the quality of Uzbek cotton and the latest innovations in trade and logistics.
Moreover, during the Cotton Fair “round tables” and bilateral negotiations between Uzbek cotton exporters and consumers will be organised.
The registration form can be found in the attachment and for further information please find below websites:
- Industrial Fair – http://www.cooper.uz/
- Cotton and textile fair - http://cotton.mfer.uz/
The decision was agreed on by the Executive Committee of the International Football Federation (FIFA). President Joseph Blatter of FIFA stressed that women’s soccer in Uzbekistan has been advancing terrifically, the reason why the young Central Asian country is granted the right to host such an imposing tournament Initially, the 2012 World Cup among female youth teams was planned to take place in Vietnam, but FIFA has come to the conclusion that the country was not yet ready to hold such a major sports event. Meanwhile the attention paid to the development of sports in Uzbekistan, and women’s football in particular, can become a guarantee of a successful organization of this competition.
Indeed, in the years of independence the country’s leadership has time after time adopted a variety of documents aimed at promoting football in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan has rich experience in organizing major soccer events. Over the past five years, the country hosted the final stages of the continental football and futsal championship. In 2006, Tashkent hosted both the Asian futsal championship and junior tournament of the continent. This time Uzbekistan Football Federation has offered FIFA the stadiums of the capital city, Samarqand, Bukhoro, Qarshi, Muborak and Ghuzor. “We are pleased that FIFA entrusted us to hold the World Championship, because it will have a huge impact on the development of female soccer in the country, and we will make every effort to organize the competitions among 20-yearold players at the highest level,” first vice president of Uzbekistan Football Federation Sardor Rakhmatullayev said. Noting that FIFA adequately praised the long work of Uzbekistan government by entrusting it the World Cup, chairmanof the Women’s Football Association of Uzbekistan Alisher Sultanov said: “Uzbekistan deservingly won the right to host the World Cup. A long way was past and a lot of efforts were made for this. And, of course, the state support to the development of female football deserves special mentioning. I believe that the news which delighted the entire Uzbek nation is the fruit of the republic’s President’s attention to development of football. Seven years ago, when creating FC Sevinch in Qarshi we hardly gathered 10 girls. And today, there are over 150 girls playing football.”
The same was stated in August last year by FIFA specialist on women’s soccer development Monica Staab: “Qarshi particularly amazed me with just perfect conditions for the development of women’s football. If the situation will be the same in other regions, you will reach a completely new level.” The World Cup will certainly play major role in this.
Two international exhibitions opened at Uzexpocenter in Tashkent on 29 March. These are the 11th WorldFood and the sixth AgroWorld exhibitions. The World- Food Uzbekistan features products and technologies for the food and drinks sector, while AgroWorld Uzbekistan showcases all spheres of agriculture.
TASHKENT –The tariffs for electricity, water and heating in Uzbekistan were raised 8.8%, 10% and 18%, respectively April 1, for companies and people, Finance Ministry press statement said April 1.
The annual festival of traditional culture “Asrlar Sadosi” will be held from April 30 to 1 May in Bukhara.The large-scale project sets as an object to collect and show the most vivid folk handicraft, rites and customs. The festival every year attracts the more participants from different parts of the world.By tradition the festival takes part in different cities of Uzbekistan. It had already been held in Tashkent, Shahrisabz and Khiva. This year all the participants will be invited to the majestic historical city Bukhara.The organizers are sure that the ancient architecture of the city won’t leave indifferent neither guests nor participants of this grand project.
TASHKENT – As the quiz show “What? Where? When?” (WWW) gains popularity in Uzbekistan, psychologists and pedagogues see the game as a useful tool to keep youngsters out of trouble.
University of World Economy and Diplomacy held scientific practical conference “We are children of one country, one time” organized by International Cultural Center jointly with Tashkent city khokimiyat, Academy of Arts and Creative Union “Tasviriy oyina”.