PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
May 26, 2017
TASHABBUS-2017: SMALL BUSINESS, HIGH CLASS
In Tashkent, the results of the national round of the Tashabbus-2017 review competition for the prize of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan have been summed up.
Small business and private entrepreneurship occupy an important place in the economy of Uzbekistan, and are the main factors in providing the domestic market with essential products and services, increasing incomes and employment of the population. This is evidenced by the annual republican review competition Tashabbus, which has become one of the most effective tools for supporting and developing entrepreneurship and small business.
In total, 576 business entities took part in the district and city rounds of the competition this year. In the republican stage came out 41 contestants who received the highest rating of the jury.
For example, an entrepreneur from the Khorezm region Ruziboy Bekmetov created his own agro-industrial complex Feedgran. I started my activity in 2009. Today, eggs and mixed fodder are produced here. In the complex, 220,000 chickens are grown on the basis of German technology. Last year, eggs were exported for almost $ 550,000.
“Our company has installed a Swiss technology for the production of granulated and non-granulated feed for poultry, fish, livestock. Last year, more than 7 thousand tons of fodder were produced, half of the production was exported. The annual net profit made over 660 million soums,” Bekmetov noted.
Special attention is always paid to the work of folk craftsmen. Each year they present surprises. During the final stage of Tashabbus one could see unique examples of oriental miniatures, wooden and ceramic products, jewelry, children's furniture, and many other kinds of products by folk artists.
According to Dmitry Inyushev from Surkhandarya region, Uzbekistan has created all the necessary conditions for free activity and realization of creative potential.
“Since childhood I have been engaged in making pottery, jewelry and toys. Currently, I try myself in modeling clothes that combine elements of national costume and modern style. I teach the secrets of the women's craft in the village of Kakaidi. In the future I plan to open workshops on Surkhan embroidery, pottery and carpet business,” the artisan shared.
Each of the finalists of the competition hoped until the last to win. But even despite the defeat, many noted that they will definitely try their strength again here.
“It is a great honor to win this prestigious creative contest. The competition was very strong because the best farmers fought for the victory. We have very big plans for the future; intend to enter the foreign market. We will try to work even more efficiently and meet the trust,” says Fakhriddin Ismoilov, the head of the farming enterprise Bakht Imkon Rivoj Chorvasi of the Andijan region, who became the Best Farmer of the Year.
The nomination the Best Entrepreneur of the Year was won by Ahadjon Shukurov, the head of Torimed Pharm Ltd. in the Tashkent region.
Ahmad Arabov from Bukhara region was recognized as the Best Artisan of the Year.
The winners of such nominations as the Best Young Entrepreneur of the Country, the Best Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, the Entrepreneur Who Created the Largest Number of Jobs for Young People, the Best Exporter of the Year, For the Production of New Consumer Products in Demand in the Domestic Market.
The owners of the first places of Tashabbus-2017 were awarded with prizes of the President of the country – keys from Spark cars, second and third places earned cash prizes.
It should be noted that this competition is annually held by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Council of Farmers of Uzbekistan and the Hunarmand Association together with a number of ministries and agencies.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)