Uzbekistan’s President Sets Vision to Double Economy by 2030

Tue Sep 19 2023
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TASHKENT: Uzbekistan’s President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has unveiled an ambitious vision for the nation’s future, setting a goal to double its economy by the year 2030.

This bold plan, encapsulated within the Uzbekistan 2030 Strategy, outlines 100 pivotal objectives strategically grouped into five key priority areas.

The 2030 strategy includes creating an environment that promotes individual potential, ensuring economic growth contributes to the people’s well-being, conserving water resources and protecting the environment, establishing the rule of law with a public administration in service of the people, and maintaining Uzbekistan as a safe and peace-loving state, dedicated to regional and international harmony.

The strategy’s core concept is to elevate Uzbekistan to high- and middle-income status through sustained economic growth, enabling the development of robust education, healthcare, and social protection systems aligned with international standards. This transformation aims to create a fair and modern state that prioritizes the welfare of its citizens, safeguards sovereignty, and ensures security.

Uzbekistan Annual GDP Growth

To achieve the goal of doubling the economy’s size within seven years, the annual GDP must reach $160 billion, accompanied by per capita annual income reaching $4,000. Realizing this target necessitates macroeconomic stability, the development of energy, water, and infrastructure resources, and a favorable investment environment.

In healthcare, the strategy seeks to enhance accessibility by bringing medical services closer to the population through primary healthcare. Key objectives include treating 350,000 diabetes patients and 1.5 million cardiovascular disease patients, increasing selective screening tests for hereditary diseases by at least 50%, and reducing the incidence of genetic disorders in children by half. Preventative measures will encompass providing micronutrient powder for infants, preparations to prevent parasitic infestations, iodine supplements for young children, and multivitamins, iron, and folic acid for women, resulting in a 20% reduction in the spread of infectious and non-infectious diseases.

In preschool education, notable progress has already been made, with coverage expanding from 27% to 72% of children over the past five years. The goal under the Uzbekistan-2030 Strategy is to achieve 100% coverage for preschool-age children.

The strategy emphasizes direct communication between the state and citizens, enabling effective, rapid solutions to people’s problems and fostering greater citizen engagement and confidence in reforms. This approach underpins the Republican Commission for Implementing the Uzbekistan 2030 Strategy, which monitors reform progress and collects public opinions and suggestions via a special online portal.

It is said that proper implementation of the Uzbekistan 2030 Strategy is expected to bolster the country’s international standing and elevate human dignity on a global scale.

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