Tashkent- President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev is bringing together the government and businesses to ensure social protection of the people at times of coronavirus outbreak.
Along with a number of other countries in the world, Uzbekistan is facing consequences of COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and social sector, including on the lives of people in cities and regions.
Amid novel coronavirus, the head of state puts a great emphasis on providing support to vulnerable segments of the population and ensuring full operation of industrial enterprises, construction area and country's infrastructure.
Bearing in mind historic and spiritual values of Uzbek nation, its generousity and attention to other people, the President of Uzbekistan recently suggested establishing Magnanimous and Support nationwide movement.
The initiative objective is to further ensure the supply of food and medical facilities to families in need and those who are in temporary jobless. Particularly, entrepreneurs are encouraged to take selfless responsibility to support families in their neighborhood.
In light of upcoming the holy month of Ramadan, an act of goodwill is becoming more noble.
For instance, an entrepreneur, based on his capacity, could help 10 households, while the other one 20, or hire some family members. In return, the government will provide entrepreneurs tax, leasing, credit preferences as well as access to necessary resources.
The initiative expects to be implemented in close collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Representative Offices, Banks and Social Protection related to Agencies.
The Head of state expresses confidence that Magnanimous and Support nationwide movement will become a bright example of the country's and nations strength. (Nia S. Amira)
* Nia S. Amira is an Indonesian author, journalist, and linguist.
She writes on cultural, international affairs, multi-culturism and religious studies.
Her articles have appeared in over thirty newspapers that are published in Europe, Asia, and the United States.