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4th Annual “Go Viral” Regional Festival Launches Online

September 9th – Registration for the 4th annual Go Viral regional festival opens today. This year’s event will take place online October 9-18. Each year Go Viral brings together experts, innovators, and creative minds from media, business, culture, and technology not only from Central Asia, but all over the world. Through presentations, workshops, and networking, ...
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USAID Rehabilitates Yomonjar Canal to Improve Water Management

September 10, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum, together with the Minister of Water Resources, Shavkat Khamraev, opened a virtual event in Tashkent to celebrate the renovation of the Yomonjar irrigation system in Bukhara province. The rehabilitation was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Smart Waters ...
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2020 Investment Climate Statements: Uzbekistan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With over 34 million citizens – the largest population in Central Asia, rich reserves of natural resources, and relatively well-developed infrastructure, Uzbekistan has the potential to become one of the strongest economies in the post-Soviet area.  Uzbekistan has demonstrated stable economic development in recent years, reporting 5.6% GDP growth in 2019.  The country’s leadership continues ...
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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/08/2020] Country-Specific Information:  As of March 15, 2020, official cases of COVID-19 have been acknowledged to exist in Uzbekistan. All public gatherings of more than 30 people, to include weddings, large family gatherings, and holiday celebrations, are prohibited by the Government of Uzbekistan. As of September 5, 2020, certain lockdown restrictions will be ...
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Statement on the Death of Shukhrat Rustamov

02 September 2020 The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives, friends, and colleagues of Tashkent-based human rights activist and legal counselor Shukhrat Rustamov who passed away on August 28 in a hospital in Yangiyul, Tashkent Region at the age of 67 after a month-long illness. For over 25 years, Shukhrat Rustamov’s dedication helped the people of Uzbekistan fight ...
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