Beloved Uzbekistan's obtaining independence, peace and harmony, the strengthening of the atmosphere of mutual understanding and kindness in society and great achievements made in the socio-economic, cultural and educational spheres are closely connected with the conscientious work of First President Islam Karimov.
Islam Abduganievich Karimov was born on January 30, 1938 in Samarkand. He graduated from the Central Asian Polytechnic Institute and the Tashkent Institute of national economy, received specialty of the mechanical engineer and economist.
He began his career in 1960 at the "Tashselmash". In 1961-1966, he worked as an engineer, a senior engineer-constructor at the Tashkent aviation production association.
In 1966-1986 he worked as a specialist of the State Planning Committee (SPC), first Deputy Chairman of the SPC, Minister of Finance, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Uzbek SSR and Chairman of SPC.
In 1986-1989, he worked as first Secretary of the Kashkadarya provincial party committee. Thanks to his great talent as a leader and organizer, dedication and determination, skill and desire to be among people, the situation in the Kashkadarya region, which was in an extremely difficult socio-economic situation, has changed dramatically in a relatively short term.
In June 1989, Islam Karimov was elected the first Secretary of the Communist party of Uzbekistan.
It was a time when the Republic stood on the brink of civil war, bloodshed, inter-ethnic and inter-confessional conflicts, the scenarios that took place in neighboring countries. And in this difficult period, he by his foreknowledge, will and determination has protected Uzbek people and country from this sad fate.
It was then that people of Uzbekistan have acquired in the person of Islam Karimov a true leader with personal courage, an unbending will and national vision, a special sense of responsibility for his country and the people, for the fate of each citizen.
Leading the independent Uzbekistan for 25 years, Islam Karimov won the highest authority in the country and in the international arena as a distinguished statesman who developed and carried out a well-reasoned strategy of building a legal democratic state and open civil society and market economy.
Preserving and strengthening the sovereignty and independence of Uzbekistan had always been a top priority for President Islam Karimov, and this was the fundamental principle of his policy.
The people of Uzbekistan inextricably link the vast achievements of the country during the years of independence with the name and activities of Islam Karimov’s. He is the author of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which fully meets the democratic demands and international criteria, and has become a true guarantor of its implementation.
Islam Abduganievich Karimov was firmly convinced that political independence cannot be secured without economic independence. This was the reason for him to develop the program of fundamental reforms and structural transformation of Uzbekistan's economy, which was based on the known five principles. This program has been recognized worldwide as the "Uzbek model" of development. The fundamental basis of this model was the practical implementation of the strategic priority "Reforms not for reforms, but for the name of people".
Under his leadership and initiative, Uzbekistan has undergone extensive structural reforms, including the construction of brand new hi-tech industries, such as petrochemical, chemical, automotive, agricultural and railway engineering, pharmaceutical, electrical, textile industry, production of modern construction materials.
A number of unique world-scale industrial facilities were built, like the Ustyurt and the Shurtan gas and chemical complexes, Bukhara oil refinery plant, Kungrad soda plant, Dehkanabad potash fertilizer plant, auto assembly plants in Andijan, Samarkand, Tashkent and Khorezm regions.
Practical implementation of the reforms implemented by President Islam Karimov, was the accession of Uzbekistan among the five most rapidly growing economies in the world.
He initiated the formation of civil society institutions, first and foremost, of increasing the authority of mahalla in government and public administration, expanding its rights and powers.
Uzbek people knows well and highly appreciates the merits of Islam Karimov in conducting large-scale creative work to radically transform the appearance of our capital city – the Tashkent city, cities and villages throughout the country in accordance with the requirements of modern urban planning and architecture.
Islam Abduganievich Karimov infinitely loved his people and his entire life, he devoted his whole life to the service of Uzbekistan.
The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev signed a Resolution “On perpetuation of the memory of the Fist President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov” on 25 January 2017.
According to the Resolution t in the city of Samarkand in the territory where the burial place of Islam Karimov will be erected a memorial complex.
In addition, following the results of the international creative competition, monuments will be erected in the capital of Uzbekistan – the city of Tashkent, in Samarkand, where he was born and raised, and in the Karshi, where he worked as the head of the Kashkadarya region.
The Tashkent State Technical University, automobile plant in Asaka, Palace of arts in the city of Ferghana, Tashkent international airport will be named after Islam Karimov. Some central streets in Karakalpakstan, Tashkent and in the regions will be also named after Islam Karimov.
Published on: Sunday, January 29, 2017 07:54 PM
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