The real gross income of the population increased by 28% compared to 2016.
In his speech at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that the hard times of the global crisis were over for Uzbekistan.
“We recently held a meeting with entrepreneurs in a new format. It was attended by more than 10,000 businessmen across the country.
In preparation for the open dialogue, more than 15,000 proposals and initiatives were studied in detail, and practical measures were identified on the issues raised by entrepreneurs.
We will continue to create all conditions for entrepreneurs to introduce real market relations in our national economy, and they will develop our country on this basis.
After all, the entrepreneur is the mainstay and locomotive of our economy, our reforms. That fact must be taken into account,” the head of state said.
Today, attention is paid to the widespread introduction of information and communication technologies in the country, which is the most promising sector of the modern economy.
“For this purpose, dozens of IT parks, small industrial zones, educational institutions for specialists in the field, special projects for talented computer programmers are being created.
The issues of development and beautification of rural areas, where the majority of the population lives, increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of the agricultural sector, creation of new jobs in the sector are in the center of our constant attention.
We have introduced a new system of integrated development of regions together with industries. As a result, the financial capacity of the regions has expanded. And in 2021, there is an opportunity to generate an additional 3 trillion soums for local programs,” the President said.
The head of state said that serious attention would be paid to the continuous improvement of incomes and living standards of the population.
“Today we can say with confidence that the hard times of the global crisis are over for Uzbekistan. The pace of development of economic sectors can also be seen when the real gross income of the population increased by 28% compared to 2016.
At present, the average monthly nominal salary is 2.7 million soums, which is more by 2.1 times than in 2016. According to a recent decree, we have increased the amount of salaries, pensions, stipends and allowances in our country from September 1.
We will continue to attach great importance to the continuous improvement of the income and living standards of our population.
Major programs adopted as part of the reforms serve to improve the social environment and increase the welfare of the population in our society. If we look at the “Obod Qishloq” and “Obod Mahalla” programs, this year alone, construction, repair and beautification works worth 20 trillion soums are being carried out in about 8,000 villages and mahallas.
All this is being done on the basis of the noble call to live freely and prosperously in the new Uzbekistan,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.