NEWS AND EVENTS
September 25, 2014
The Social Orientation of the Document
At a regular meeting, members of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis have heard the report of the Cabinet of Ministers on the national budget performance in the first half of 2014.
Deputies noted that the main financial document over the review period has been executed in accordance with parameters previously approved by both chambers of the parliament and with the important priorities of economic program for 2014, determined by the Cabinet of Ministers on January 17 earlier this year.
In spite of the negative impact of the global financial and economic crisis, the government has managed to provide for steady economic growth and macroeconomic stability in the first half of the year. As a result of taken measures, the GDP, industrial production, agriculture and construction works have grown.
A program on creating jobs and population employment for 2014, approved by the Oliy Majlis, has been successfully implemented. Since the beginning of the year, 506.4 thousand new jobs, including 303.2 thousand in rural areas have been created. A particular attention has been given to the employment of population from 32 labor-surplus districts, where 74.7 thousand workplaces have been set up.
The speakers underlined that the national budget has excelled in a clear social purpose where 60.8% of total expenditure has been allocated to social services and social support of the population, accounting for 14.6% of GDP. Furthermore the primary attention has been paid to the intensification of reforms in the education system, to the improvement of educational standards and programs on enhancement of material and technical capacities of schools, academic lyceums, professional colleges and higher educational institutions.
22.7% of total expenditures on social services are directed at health improvement, which is a 16% increase from that in the same period last year. Expenditures on culture, sports and the media have increased by 18.3%, and by 11.5% for the promotion of science, compared to the same period in 2013.
Within the State Program on the Year of Healthy Child, in the first six months, more than 3.1 trillion sums were assigned for ensuring the protection of motherhood and childhood, the quality of education, involvement of young people in physical education and sports.
During a detailed execution of the report representatives from all political fractions and Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan delivered speech.
Taking into account all the thoughts spoken out during the talks, the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis approved a report on the national budget execution over the first half of 2014.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)