In the In­ter­est of the Peo­ple

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A meet­ing ded­i­cated to is­sues of im­prov­ing the ef­fi­ciency of ge­o­log­i­cal ex­plo­ration work, im­ple­men­ta­tion of im­por­tant strate­gic projects on in­creas­ing the re­source base of min­eral re­sources and pre­cious met­als, was held un­der the chair­man­ship of the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev.

In ac­cor­dance with this, work on com­pre­hen­sive ge­o­log­i­cal ex­plo­ration of the bow­els of the earth and devel­op­ment of a min­eral re­source base en­vis­aged for a long-term per­spec­tive has been raised to a new level. This year five res­o­lu­tions of the Pres­i­dent con­cern­ing the in­dus­try and a num­ber of res­o­lu­tions of the Cab­i­net of Min­is­ters have been adopted.

In ac­cor­dance with the res­o­lu­tion of the head of our state “On mea­sures of es­tab­lish­ing a sin­gle ge­o­log­i­cal ser­vice in the sys­tem of the State Com­mit­tee of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan for Ge­ol­ogy and Min­eral Re­sources” of May 24, 2017, a new sys­tem has been cre­ated in the sphere.

“Ge­ol­ogy of pre­cious met­als and ura­nium” sci­en­tific pro­duc­tion cen­ter of Navoi Min­ing and Met­al­lur­gi­cal Com­bi­nat and the “Ge­ol­ogy of non-fer­rous met­als” sci­en­tific pro­duc­tion cen­ter of Al­ma­lyk Min­ing and Met­al­lur­gi­cal Com­bi­nat are in­cluded in the com­mit­tee. Cur­rently, the State Com­mit­tee for Ge­ol­ogy and Min­eral Re­sources has 32 or­ga­ni­za­tions in 4 ar­eas.

The tasks and pow­ers of the com­mit­tee have been ex­panded; the po­ten­tial for ex­plor­ing new de­posits and in­creas­ing re­serves has been de­vel­oped. The num­ber of types of ge­o­log­i­cally stud­ied minerals has in­creased from 12 to 35.

The in­dus­try is be­ing con­sis­tently mod­ern­ized in or­der to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency of ge­o­log­i­cal ex­plo­ration work. Lab­o­ra­tory and an­a­lyt­i­cal equip­ment is be­ing up­dated. For ex­am­ple, if pre­vi­ously 32 el­e­ments were de­tected in the ore of one sam­ple, to­day 74 use­ful sub­stances are de­ter­mined as a re­sult of new mod­ern tech­nolo­gies.

How­ever, a num­ber of ac­tual is­sues in the sphere are on the agenda. De­spite the fact that the State Com­mit­tee for Ge­ol­ogy and Min­eral Re­sources is de­fined as the re­spon­si­ble body for ge­o­log­i­cal ex­plo­ration, use, pro­tec­tion and man­age­ment of the earth’s bow­els, its ac­tiv­i­ties are lim­ited only to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of ge­o­log­i­cal ex­plo­ration work.

At the meet­ing, the cur­rent state of the ge­ol­ogy sphere was crit­i­cally an­a­lyzed. It was pointed out that there is no clear mech­a­nism on rea­son­able use, pro­tec­tion of the bow­els of the earth and man­age­ment of min­ing, as well as proper at­ten­tion to this sphere. It was noted that, on the ba­sis of study­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of ad­vanced for­eign states in this sphere, it is nec­es­sary to de­velop an en­tirely new struc­ture and di­rec­tions of ac­tiv­i­ties of the State Com­mit­tee for Ge­ol­ogy and Min­eral Re­sources, to in­crease its po­ten­tial.

The Pres­i­dent of our coun­try drew par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the long-term prospects of min­ing and met­al­lur­gi­cal in­dus­try, the role of the sphere in in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion of the re­gions. In­struc­tions were given on ac­tive at­trac­tion of for­eign in­vest­ments into the in­dus­try, devel­op­ment of min­eral re­sources and in­creas­ing pro­cess­ing vol­umes, or­ga­niz­ing new en­ter­prises and cre­at­ing new work­places. Rel­e­vant min­istries and de­part­ments were en­trusted with re­vi­sion and im­prove­ment of the pro­gram on devel­op­ment of the min­eral re­source base.

At the meet­ing, at­ten­tion was also paid to the ex­e­cu­tion of projects, im­ple­men­ta­tion of which is planned by the largest en­ter­prises of the in­dus­try – Navoi Min­ing and Met­al­lur­gi­cal Com­bi­nat (NMMC) and Al­ma­lyk Min­ing and Met­al­lur­gi­cal Com­bi­nat.

27 projects will be im­ple­mented in NMMC in 2017-2026. As a re­sult of th­ese projects worth 3 bil­lion 63 mil­lion dol­lars, pro­duc­tion vol­umes will in­crease by 30 per­cent in 2026. Ad­di­tional 31 thousand work­places will be cre­ated.

The need to ap­prove a pro­gram of mea­sures on en­sur­ing th­ese im­por­tant projects with re­li­able elec­tric­ity sup­ply was em­pha­sized.

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