President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on September 20 to further accelerate reforms and ensure their effectiveness.
As you know, recent years have been a period of fundamental transformations in our country. Priority problems were solved in many areas.
In particular, free conversion of foreign currency was established. The tax system has been reformed and the number of taxes has been reduced. Opportunities for entrepreneurship have been expanded, customs procedures have been simplified, and information technologies are being introduced in all areas.
In agriculture, the transition to market mechanisms has been completed. An end was put to forced and child labour.
New systems of regional development and solution to social issues have also been introduced. Measures are being taken to improve the quality of education and medicine. In general, today reforms are carried out in more than 100 areas and directions.
Today, given the rapidly changing political and economic situation in the world, it is necessary to implement the next stage of reforms in order to continue stable growth and further improve the living standards of the population. The most important thing is that these reforms be carried out in a logical sequence and systematically, without haste, as was noted at the meeting.
To this end, by decree of the head of our state dated September 9, the Agency for Strategic Reforms under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established.
At the meeting, issues of organizing the activities of this agency were discussed and priority areas of its work were identified.
– As a result of the reforms, there should be positive changes that people should feel in their lives. To do this, the agency should become a structure that determines priority reforms, coordinates and ensures their effectiveness, the President said.
The meeting outlined the main tasks in this direction. Among them is the development of proposals for reforming individual industries and areas, determining the priority and logical sequence of reforms, monitoring the implementation of government programs, identifying systemic problems and taking appropriate measures.
For example, the analysis shows that the goals set earlier in such areas as agriculture and water management, land relations, reducing the presence of the state in the economy, in transport, utilities, and healthcare have not been fully achieved. The Agency for Strategic Reforms will critically analyze such problems and identify concrete measures to accelerate work.
Equally important is the identification of priority sectors of the economy in terms of increasing the number of jobs and increasing the income of the population.
In this regard, the head of our state gave instructions to develop a “road map” for reforms that will have a positive effect on all segments of the population. He stressed that it is necessary to pay attention to those areas that receive the most requests from citizens, specifically indicating what results will be achieved and how this will affect the life of the people.
The task was set to form Project Groups for the reform and coordination of priority areas, consisting of qualified specialists from ministries and departments, and international experts.
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