H.E. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed to the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) and the people of Uzbekistan on December 20, 2022.
At the beginning of his speech, the President of Uzbekistan told that the country is moving towards the new era of the national development. The profound changes are taking place in all areas of the life.
Thankfully, this year population of Uzbekistan has exceeded more than 36 million. Approximately 900 thousand new generation are joining to our ranks every year.
The government of Uzbekistan has been doing consistent efforts to create all conditions for providing peaceful and prosperous life for every member of a big and friendly family – Uzbekistan. It should be noted, that ending of 2022 was very difficult and challenging year.
The experience Uzbekistan has gained during this period has vividly proved the following truth: the progress can be achieved only by hard and courageous work.
In this regard, it is expedient to mention the heroic efforts of Uzbek people despite the pandemic, deep economic and political crisis, confrontations around the globe.
Due to the large-scale and efficient reforms the GDP has increased for more than $80 billion for the first time. This year alone, the country has attracted $8 billion direct investment to the economy, while the export reached $19 billion. There have never been such big results.
For the first time in the history Uzbekistan has increased the amount of pensions and social benefits to a level not less than minimum consumption expenditure. For instance, 500 thousand low-income families received social support in 2017, and today this number reached to more than 2 million families. The amount of allocated resources has increased to 7 times, and reached 11 trillion soums per year.
The government of Uzbekistan will consistently continue the policy of increasing the income, the amount of salaries, pensions and social benefits.
After that, H.E. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoev spoke in detail about the work done and the achievements in various fields in the country during the year of 2022 and about the plans for 2023.
He emphasized, that in order to identify the concrete plans for the forthcoming year, it has deeply studied the opinions of the citizens in all areas and considered about 20 thousand proposals.
The compatriots raised the vital issues concerning the education, healthcare, economy as well as offered systematic solutions.
The people of Uzbekistan expect from the government to build new schools, kindergartens and hospitals, to raise the quality of education and medicine, to address the problems related to the water and energy supply, roads and transportation, to increase the number of workplaces, to create the new opportunities for entrepreneurship, and to ensure justice, to eradicate bureaucracy and corruption.
The raised issues are clear and relevant. No matter how difficult they are, we will definitely solve them. No one will solve our problems. The main task should be the creation of all conditions in order to use the initiative as efficiently as possible, energy and potential of the people.
The more opportunities will be created for the people, the benefits will return to the society tenfold, a hundredfold.
Therefore, H.E. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan proposed to declare the upcoming 2023 in the country “the Year of Human Care and Quality Education”.
After that, the President explained why the year 2023 was given such a name and explained in detail the plans ahead of every person.