PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
August 9, 2017
SECOND SUNDAY OF AUGUST ANNOUNCED AS DAY OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
The second Sunday of August in Uzbekistan was announced as the Day of Construction Workers.
On 7 August 2017, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On celebrating the day of construction workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
“To announce starting from 2017 the second Sunday of August as the Day of workers in the sphere of construction of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” the presidential decree said.
The decree noted that 23,800 contract organizations, 31 head design institutes and about 1,000 design organizations carry out their activity for realization of construction and creative works in Uzbekistan.
In addition, three architectural and construction institutes are engaged in training of qualified personnel for construction industry, training of specialists for construction industry is carried out in 12 higher educational institutions and 390 professional colleges.
In 2017, construction work for 37.5 trillion soums was carried out for all sources at the expense of all sources, as a result of which the total volume amounted to 120.5 percent as compared to the previous year. As a result, this year 15,000 affordable standard residential buildings, 191 multi-storey residential buildings and 2,500 social facilities will be put into operation (currency rates of CB RU from 01.08.2017, 1$= 4126.45 soums).