The President of Uzbekistan recently held a meeting at the International Congress Center with entrepreneurs, marking the start of a tradition of celebrating Entrepreneurs Day in the country. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated the businesspeople on the holiday, expressing his admiration and best wishes. He commented, “You all are a great force in our country and have been essential in helping us to develop the economy, create jobs, reduce poverty, and improve mahallas. Each of you is a hero and we are proud of you.” The Head of State also noted that due to the created conditions, business is growing quickly. Over the past year, the number of small entrepreneurs increased by 40,000, medium – by 2,000, and large – by 400. In addition, the annual turnover of 155 enterprises exceeded $100 million, and the volume of annual foreign investments reached $10 billion.
By the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of August 18, 44 of our citizens who have made a significant contribution to the country’s economic power and the population’s welfare were awarded state awards. Furthermore, 126 active entrepreneurs were awarded the “Faol Tadbirkor” (Active Entrepreneur) badge by the order of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of August 17.