On August 14, a meeting dedicated to issues of attracting foreign direct investment to the economy of Uzbekistan was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
It was attended by the Prime Minister and his deputies, state advisors to the President, heads of ministries and agencies, companies and associations, the Chairman of the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, khokims of the regions and the city of Tashkent, heads of diplomatic missions of Uzbekistan abroad.
In accordance with the resolution of the Head of the state, a list of 849 projects worth $64 billion with participation of foreign direct investment was formed last month. Of these, 456 projects are scheduled to be implemented in 2018, 125 in 2019, and 268 in subsequent years.
The President emphasized the need for attracting foreign direct investment in the amount of 5 billion 800 million dollars this year.
Not only the leadership of the State Committee for Investments and sectoral departments, but also the Prime Minister and his deputies, ministers, chairmen of committees and state advisors to the President are identified personally responsible for implementation of projects scheduled for the current year to ensure the orderly, disciplined and effective implementation of tasks set in this direction.
Thus, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, along with overall management of implementation of all investment projects, is responsible for attracting foreign direct investment on 144 projects, the First Deputy Prime Minister on 18 projects.