Cultural Heritage Agency established in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The main functions and tasks of the Cultural Heritage Agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports have been determined.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On measures to organize the activities of the Cultural Heritage Agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the innovative development of this area.”
This resolution is aimed at strengthening the protection of the unique and inimitable cultural heritage, reflecting the rich history and culture of the Uzbek people, digitalization, innovative development of the sphere and strengthening its material and technical base, effective application of advanced world experience, and is also aimed at ensuring the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures to further improve the public administration system in the fields of tourism, sports and cultural heritage” from 6 April 2021.
The new resolution will establish Regional Cultural Heritage Departments of the Cultural Heritage Agency in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent.
The main tasks of the Agency are the protection of objects of material cultural heritage, the development of the activities of museums, the preservation of the uniqueness of specially protected historical and cultural territories, the support of archaeological research, the identification of cultural values abroad related to the history and culture of our country, the creation of an appropriate database is envisaged.
The Cultural Heritage Agency is a special authorized state governing body in the field of import and export of cultural wealth of material cultural heritage, archeology and museums.
The decisions of the Agency, within the framework of their powers, are binding on officials of state and economic management bodies, local executive authorities, other organizations, as well as citizens.
The Cultural Heritage Agency gives the proper written notice and instructions for mandatory implementation to prevent or eliminate violations of legislative norms in this area. Along with this, he makes representations that are mandatory for consideration to eliminate cases of violations of the law, eliminate factors contributing to their causes and conditions, and also apply appropriate measures to guilty officials.