National Organizations

Ministry of Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan

According to the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev #5330 of February 12, 2018 “On measures to radically improve the system of agriculture and water sector governance”, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources was split into the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Water Management.

The main tasks and scope of work of the Ministry of Water Management of the Republic of Uzbekistan are:

  • Implementing a unified policy on water resource management, as well as coordinating state bodies, water-management agencies and other organizations in the area of rational use and protection of water resources, prevention and elimination of harmful impacts of water;
  • Sustainable and wise water supply to the territories and economic sectors, reclamation of land;
  • Ensuring reliable operation of the irrigation and land reclamation system, reservoirs, pumping stations, and other water-management and hydraulic facilities; organizing protection of large and important sites of the water sector;
  • Increasing responsibility of water users and consumers for careful and rational use of water resources, improving culture of water use;
  • Implementing scientific and technical achievements, modern water-saving technologies, best water practices, innovative methods of water management and water use;
  • Developing water sector professional development system, intensifying integration of water-management agencies with education and scientific entities, taking measures for practical implementation of scientific achievements;
  • Developing interstate relations in the area of management and use of transboundary water resources, attracting foreign investments and technical assistance (grants), as well as intensifying interactions with international water organizations.

Basin Irrigation System Administrations

Basin Irrigation System Administrations are territorial branches of the Ministry of Water Management of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

  • Ministry of Water Resources of the Republic of Karakalpakstan;
  • Naryn Karadarya Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Amu-Bukhara Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Syrdarya-Zarafshan Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Amu-Kashkadarya Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Lower Zarafshan Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Naryn-Syrdarya Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Zarafshan Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Amu-Surkhan Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Lower Syrdarya Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Chirchik-Akhangaran Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Syrdarya-Sokh Basin Irrigation System Administration;
  • Left bank Amudarya Basin Irrigation System Administration.

Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan

According to the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev #5330 of February 12, 2018 “On measures to radically improve the system of agriculture and water sector governance”, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources was split into the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Water Management of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The main tasks and scope of work the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan are:

  • implementing a unified policy on agriculture and food security aimed at comprehensive modernization of the sector, implementation of scientific and technical achievements, modern resource-saving technologies and intensive agrotechnologies and best agronomic practices;
  • coordinating state bodies, agricultural enterprizes and other organizations dealing with food security in the Republic of Uzbekistan;
  • increasing export potential of economic sectors by producing competitive products, conducting in-depth marketing research, attracting foreign investments and gratuitous technical assistance (grants);
  • creating necessary stock of agricultural products and food staffs for year-round and uninterrupted supply of population at stable prices;
  • ensuring extended processing of agricultural products, improved mechanisms of the public-private partnership, as well as enhanced participation of business entities in socio-economic development of the territories;
  • developing integrated targeted, sectoral, and territorial programs aimed at dynamic and balanced development of agriculture, food security, increased employment and improved livelihoods of rural population, and stable prices of food staffs on the internal market;
  • ensuring systemic integration of education, science, and agricultural production and training and retraining of staff, taking into account current and prospective needs of agriculture for highly qualified experts.

Inspection for Control over Agroindustry and Food Security at the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Inspection for Control over Agroindustry and Food Security at the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established by the President's Decree #5418 of April 17, 2018 “On measures to radically improve the system of state management of agriculture and water sector.”

The main task of the Inspection are as follows:

  • control over:
  • compliance with law and regulations in the field of agriculture and water sector, as well as food security;
  • compliance with requirements of the state order, harvesting, separate processing and storage of cotton seeds and cereals;
  • meeting the requirements of formation of agricultural and food stock according to the state plans;
  • quality, rational and targeted use, ensuring reliable preservation and reduction of losses of state resources of cereals, cotton and other seeds of agricultural crops, as well as products of their processing;
  • implementing state policy in the field of genetic purity of varieties and quality of seeds of agricultural crops, activity on seed certification, identification and quality control of seeds and planting materials;
  • rational use and protection of agricultural lands, strict observance of laws within the scope of the tasks assigned to the Inspection, including bringing to responsibility of those responsible as established by law;
  • rational and efficient water use and compliance with water use rules in artificial water bodies;
  • compliance with laws and regulations on pedigree livestock farming in all enterprises, institutions, and organizations regardless of their departmental affiliation and forms of ownership;
  • technical condition of agricultural, reclamation and road-building machinery, efficiency of their operation, quality, service and repair services;
  • mandatory state inspection of the quality of cereals, raw cotton, seeds of crops and products of their processing during export-import and intra-republican transportation;
  • implementation of measures to identify offenses and take measures to eliminate the causes and conditions that contribute to them;
  • proceedings in case of administrative offenses in the manner prescribed by law.


State Committee for Ecology and Environment Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan

www.uznature.uz 

The State Committee for Ecology and Environment Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a state governing body in the field of ecology, environment protection, rational use and restoration of natural resources and is subordinate to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The main tasks of the State Committee for Ecology and Environment Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan are as follows:

  • state control in the area of ecology, environment protection, rational use and restoration of natural resource;
  • ensuring good conditions of the natural environment, protection of ecosystems, natural complexes and individual sites, and improvement of the environmental;
  • state control over compliance with legislation in waste management, organization of an effective system for collection, transport, processing, recycling, and disposal of household wastes in close cooperation with local authorities and citizen’s self-governance bodies;
  • state control over compliance with legislation in the protection and use of land, minerals, water, forests, flora, fauna, and air;
  • coordination of activities on ecology and environment protection, ensuring intergovernmental interaction while developing and implementing a common policy for environment protection and resource conservation;
  • maintenance of the state cadastre in the sphere of ecology and environment protection, as well as government accounting of nursery sites for wild animals, wild plants, zoological and botanical collections; and
  • organization of environmental education, promotion, and awareness raising, as well as re-training and professional development of experts in ecology and environment protection.

Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan

www.fvv.uz

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a state governing body in the field of prevention and liquidation of natural and man-made emergency situations, civil protection, hydrometeorology, sustainable operation of hydraulic structures, seismic observations, safe operation of small ships, and protection of lives and health of population on water bodies.

The main tasks of the Ministry are as follows:

  • development and implementation of a unified state policy in the field of prevention and liquidation of natural and man-made emergency situations in peacetime and wartime, hydrometeorology, sustainable operation of hydraulic structures, seismic observations, safe operation of small ships, and protection of lives and health of population on water bodies;
  • early detection of risks and threats of emergency situations and ensuring their early prevention;
  • provision of aid package to population in case of threats to their lives, health or property, strengthening and improvement of dialogue with people and close cooperation with citizens’ self-governance bodies and other community organizations, and ensuring timely information on possible threats;
  • development and management of the State System of Emergency Prevention and Responses (SSEPR) and Civil Protection in the Republic of Uzbekistan;
  • comprehensive monitoring and forecast of threats of emergency situations and related hydrometeorologic and seismic observations;
  • coordination of activity and efficient cooperation of the state and economic administrative bodies, local authorities, citizens’ self-governance bodies, and other organizations on protection of population and country territory from the natural and man-made emergency situations; setting up of the state reserve funds of financial, food- stock, medical and material resources for these purposes;
  • development and implementation of measures and target scientific-technical programs to develop, implement, and coordinate measures aimed at preventing emergency situations, protecting population and country territory, hydrometeorological and seismic observations, controlling safety of hydraulic structures and small ships, ensuring safety of population on water objects, as well as increased and sustainable functioning of industrial objects in case of emergency situations;
  • systematic preparation of population, officials, and SSEPR groups for actions in emergency situations using modern information communication technologies and mass media; and
  • training of highly-qualified personnel and their further development and organization of scientific research in the field of hydrometeorology and prevention and liquidation of emergency situations.

Center of Hydrometeorological Service at the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzHydromet)

www.meteo.uz

Centre of Hydrometeorological Service (Uzhydromet) is the state governing body specially authorized for the solution of tasks in the field of hydrometeorology in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The objectives of Uzhydromet are the development and improvement of the state system of hydrometeorological observations, hydrometeorological provision of the sectors of economy, scientific research activities, improvement of short-term and long-term weather forecasts, water availability of rivers, climate change.

Observations of water regime of hydrological objects in the basins of Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers and their components. Uzhydromet conducts hydrometeorological and agrometeorological observations on the whole territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the zone of responsibility of Uzhydromet the stations which have long terms of observation are located.

Main objectives and tasks of hydrometeorological monitoring are provision of users with hydrometeorological data and prognostic and analytical information prepared on its base.

State Inspection “Gosvodtechnadzor”

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The State Inspection for control and supervision over conditions and safety of large and particularly important water facilities at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a state authority, authorized in the field of state supervision over safety of hydraulic structures.

The key task of Gosvodhoznadzor is to undertake state control and supervision over:

  • reliability and safety of operation of large and particularly important water facilities;
  • design, construction, operation, reconstruction and repair of large and particularly important water facilities, including organization of project expertise, control of construction quality and acceptance for operation;
  • safeguarding of large and particularly important water facilities.

State Committee for Land, Geodesy, Cartography and National Cadaster of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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The State Committee for Land, Geodesy, Cartography and National Cadaster (Goskomzemgeodezkadastr) is a state administrative body.

The system of Goskomzemgeodezkadastr consists of land and national cadaster authorities of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, provinces, and the city of Tashkent, divisions for land and national cadaster of districts, state enterprises of land management and immovable property cadaster the Republic of Karakalpakstan, provinces, the city of Tashkent and districts, Inspection of State Geodesic Supervision, National Center of Geodesy and Cartography and other units.

The key tasks of Goskomzemgeodezkadastr are as follows:

  • ensure implementation of the common national policy on efficient land use and land relations regulation; organize land management and monitoring;
  • develop and implement national programs for improvement of soil fertility, rational use and protection of land;
  • undertake public control over land use and protection;
  • coordinate surveying and mapping activity;
  • organize state geodesic supervision;
  • coordinate activity of government agencies and local authorities on maintenance of national cadasters;
  • maintain national land cadaster, national cartographic-geodesic cadaster, national cadaster of buildings and structures, as well as the Unified system of national cadasters.

State Inspectorate for Control over Drinking Water Use at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The main task of the State Inspectorate is to exercise control over:

  • compliance with legislation and regulations for rational and effective preparation, transportation and selling of drinking water; sanitation and wastewater treatment;
  • technical audit of the objects in water supply and sewage systems aimed at improving technological process and energy saving;
  • compliance with the technical requirements for connection to the water supply and sewerage system, and unauthorized connections to the system;
  • operational conditions of the water and sewage system, measures for preventing damages and emergencies in the system, and observance of standard rates of drinking water losses;
  • operational conditions of groundwater wells, regardless of their form of ownership.


Joint Stock Company ”Uzbekenergo”

www.uzbekenergo.uz

The Power Industry of Uzbekistan operates in the framework of the Joint Stock Company ”Uzbekenergo”.

The company structure includes 53 enterprises and organizations, including 39 open joint-stock companies, 11 unitary enterprises, 2 societies with limited liability and company branch-“Energosotish”.



Joint stock company “Uzbekgidroenergo”

www.uzgidro.uz

JSC "Uzbekgidroenergo" is the structure in the country engaged in the development and implementation of programs to develop the country's hydroelectric potential and effective use of existing opportunities, development of the hydropower sector based on the integrated development of hydropower potential.

The main tasks of JSC Uzbekgidroenergo are as follows:

  • carry out a unified technical policy in hydropower production, ensure safe and efficient operation of hydraulic structures, as well as centralized management of hydropower facilities;
  • develop and implement hydropower development programs based on the comprehensive development of hydropower potential and ensure increased share of hydropower in the national energy balance;
  • implement investment projects on construction of new hydropower plants and modernization of existing ones based on the modern and comprehensive scientific and technical decisions in the field of designing and construction of large, medium-sized, small and micro hydropower plants;
  • develop cooperation with international organizations and financial institutes to involve foreign investments and advanced technologies in the projects on construction of new hydropower plants and modernization of existing ones;
  • ensure careful protection of water potential of the republic, preserve existing flora and fauna while constructing and operating hydraulic structures, as well as efficient water management in view of climate, environment and other conditions of the republic;
  • systematic training, re-training and capacity building of experts with higher and secondary vocational education in the field of hydropower.


State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Geology and Mineral Resources

www.uzgeolcom.uz

The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Geology and Mineral Resources (hereinafter, State Committee) is a state governing body in the field of geological survey, use and protection of mineral resources, as well as management of mining relations.

The main tasks of the State Committee are:

  • implementing a unified state policy in the field of geological survey, use and protection of mineral resources, as well as management of mining relations;
  • rapid development of the mineral and raw materials base in the republic, firstly, of groundwater, precious, non-ferrous, and rare-earth metals and uranium, rapid search of new types of mineral resources and their deposits;
  • improving efficiency and performance of geological exploration, ensuring increase of mineral resources and reproduction of mineral and raw material base in economic sectors, including provision of new industrial capacities in situ;
  • active investment policy related to geological survey and commercial development of mineral deposits, and creation of favorable investment environment;
  • preparing proposal on diversification of raw material sources in existing industry branches, firstly, in the regions of the republic to organize joint enterprises for production of competitive products;
  • monitoring of and control over implementation of long-term, medium-term, and annual state programs for development and reproduction of mineral and raw materials base, unbiased assessment of exploration technique and volume, quality, and reliability of exploration results;
  • state control over compliance with legislation and regulatory documents by legal entities and individuals related to the use and protection of minerals during geological survey, extraction of minerals (including fresh, mineral, thermal, exploitable groundwater), procession of minerals, as well as mine-survey service;
  • implementing efficient measures to modernize geology through accelerated implementation of the modern and high-performance geology-prospecting equipment, advanced technology, and innovation technology;
  • implementing systematic measures on training highly qualified experts with higher and secondary special, professional education, retraining, and professional development of experts, as well as on improving mechanisms of incentives.


The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics

www.stat.uz/en/

The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics is a state governing body, which carries out a unified policy in the field of statistics aimed at establishing and operating integrated progressive statistical information system which is based on scientific methodology, international standards and rules, taking into account national and regional features of development and which meets the requirements of public and economic authorities, legal entities, international organizations and citizens in the official statistical information.

Basic tasks of the State Committee are as follows:

  • development and implementation of a unified policy in the field of state statistics, ensuring effective system of statistics organization;
  • coordination and regulation in the field of state statistics;
  • development, approval and implementation of a unified statistical methodology in compliance with international standards and structures of state statistical observations;
  • collection, processing, accumulation, storage, summary, analysis, and publication of statistical information on socio-economic processes and their results;
  • provision of statistical information to the state bodies, legal entities, international organizations, and population in due course;
  • implementation of a Unified State Register of Enterprises and Organizations; development, implementation and maintenance of economic-statistical classifications needed for statistical operations;
  • development of information and communication technologies in the system of state statistics; provision of users with free access to a wide set of indicators which fully cover issues of the national development and show qualitative changes in economic spheres, as well as population living standards;
  • further improvement of the methods of work of the central body of the Committee and its structural divisions, ensuring timely response to citizen petitions, and raising responsibility of concerned staff for timely and qualitative fulfillment of defined tasks.


The Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan

www.mitc.uz

The Ministry is a state governing body in the field of information technologies and communications.

The main tasks of the Ministry are:

  • developing and implementing a unified state policy and regulating relations in the field of information technologies and communications, implementing e-government, developing an information society and digital economy;
  • developing and modernizing telecommunications infrastructure through expansion of broadband Internet access, multiservice network technologies, mobile communication and other modern telecommunication services, well as well logistics and postal services;
  • implementing a unified technological approach to information systems and resources of state bodies, developing interdepartmental information systems, creating unified e-inventories and databases, systems of e-government services based on a single “shop-window” principle;
  • facilitating implementation of innovations in state administration and real economy, promoting expansion of digital economy, including through comprehensive automated management systems in the production, and creating favorable conditions for development of e-commerce;
  • implementing and developing modern intellectual system to manage urban and regional infrastructure, including public utility services, transport logistics, emergency services, with their further integration in a unified complex of a smart and safe city;
  • promoting, creating conditions, and attracting investments to develop national software products and services by establishing technoparks and co-working centers, also based on public-private partnerships;
  • research and development, training, retraining and advanced training on strategic and project management, business administration, and marketing in the field of information technologies and communications based on the best practices of leading foreign companies and education entities;
  • implementing integrated measures to ensure cybersecurity and introduce modern technologies to protect communication networks, software products, information systems and resources, and regulating technologies to collect, process, and store personal and biometric data;
  • exercising state control over compliance with laws on information technologies and communications to ensure high quality of telecommunication and postal services;
  • developing cooperation with international organizations, foreign companies, and research entities on implementation and development of information technologies and communications.

Inspection for Control in the field of communications, IT development, and telecommunication technologies at the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Inspection is a special authorized body responsible for control over compliance with laws on communications, IT and telecommunication technologies, distribution of printed periodicals, copyright in distribution of phonograms, audiovisual products, and software programs.

The Inspection executes state control over:

  • compliance with laws, regulations, and state standards related to communications, IT, telecommunication technologies, and distribution of printed periodicals;
  • compliance with laws and regulations related to copyright in distribution (sale, rent, and bringing to public notice) of phonograms, audiovisual products, and software programs;
  • measures, within relevant jurisdictions, for consumer rights protection and on quality of postal services, information technologies, and telecommunications, distribution of printed periodicals, phonograms, audiovisual products, and software programs;
  • development of infrastructure and efficient use of information and communication technologies in the e-government system in the state organizations and business entities, local authorities, and other organizations and agencies;
  • automation of working and management processes, implementation and use of integrated information systems, interdepartmental data transfer and exchange networks, integration of public information resources, including provision of electronic public services;
  • development of telecommunication infrastructure through expansion of broadband Internet access, multiservice network technologies, mobile communication market, other modern telecommunication services, well as well of postal services and distribution of printed periodicals.