More than 170,000 people living in the Chust, Namangan and Pap districts of the Namangan Region in eastern Uzbekistan will enjoy regular access to fresh drinking water and wastewater services, following the implementation of a major rehabilitation programme financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Samarkand, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia, which prospered from its location on the Silk Road trade route between China and the Mediterranean, has become the first city in Uzbekistan to boost its urban sustainability planning by joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s €3-billion flagship programme, EBRD Green Cities.
The Central Bank of Uzbekistan announced a decision to issue new banknotes in the form of banknotes in denominations of 2,000 soums and 20,000 soums from 14 June 2021.
The minimum size of pensions and benefits will be increased from 1 July, and an additional payment for social payments is introduced in line with the decree of the President of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan has applied to join the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). Grigory Marchenko, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Development Bank, told Sputnik about this.
Uzbekistan will issue banknotes in denominations of 2,000 (two thousand) soums and 20,000 (twenty thousand) soums. This was reported by the press service of the Senate of Uzbekistan.
The First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Jürgen Rigterink, will lead a delegation of senior management to Uzbekistan from 7 to 9 June 2021 for meetings with the authorities and business representatives.
A press briefing was held at the Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan (BFA) on the Republican Olympiad in financial literacy among students of secondary schools, lyceums, colleges and undergraduate students of higher educational institutions.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and JSСB Hamkorbank signed a loan for US$20 million equivalent in Uzbek sum to expand access to credit for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and agricultural borrowers.