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Head of Uzbekistan meets with residents of village, inhabited by ethnic Kyrgyz

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Manas village in Dustlik district, which is inhabited mostly by the ethnic Kyrgyz. The project aimed at the development of agriculture in Jizzakh region will be implemented here. Uzbek media reported with reference to the press service of the head of state.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid attention to plans for processing leather and wool, creating an agro-industrial complex and a food cluster, a clinic with therapeutic procedures based on camel milk.

The President of Uzbekistan got acquainted with the work carried out under Obod Kishlok (Comfortable village) program in Manas village.

The village, located far away from the district center, needed a drastic improvement in infrastructure. On the initiative of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a large-scale work was carried out there. The roof of 34 multi-storey houses has been completely repaired, unsightly buildings have been demolished, and new sheds have been erected instead of them. Trade and consumer services points were built, a lot of fruit and ornamental trees were planted.

At least 6.5 kilometers of water pipelines have been laid to provide the population with clean drinking water, collector-drainage networks with a length of 41 kilometers have been cleaned.

Two sewing workshops were put into operation to provide women with work, more than 120 women were employed.

Instead of a rural medical unit, a modern family clinic was built. The President visited the polyclinic, gave the necessary instructions on protecting public health, prevention of diseases.

Two schools and a kindergarten have been renovated and equipped. 17 playgrounds, mini-football fields and a stadium for 250 seats have been built.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited a pre-school educational institution. «We pay great attention to the system of preschool education, we build modern kindergartens. Their main goal and purpose is to educate the children. Good upbringing from a childhood is a guarantee that they will have their own place in the society,» the President of Uzbekistan said.

Manas village was established in 1966 on the territory of the same state farm during the development of the Hungry Steppe. The population of Manas is multinational, more than 6,000 representatives of more than 20 nations and nationalities live there, 80% of them are the ethnic Kyrgyz.