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Interview: Data Applied sciences to drive Uzbekistan’s enchancment, entice worldwide merchants

Sherzod Shermatov

Uzbekistan’s Improvement of Data Applied sciences Minister Shermatov Sherzod, in an distinctive interview with New Europe in the middle of the primary Tashkent Worldwide Funding Discussion board, provided utterly totally different initiatives of his ministry to attract merchants stressing some very important cooperation initiatives that might comprise Europe and the US.

New Europe: How do you see the cooperation with Europe and the US in your topic after the launching of newest measures to attract merchants of your nation?

Shermatov Sherzod: First, within the occasion you look at Uzbekistan with totally different former Soviet Union worldwide places, we’ve the very best improve by the use of inhabitants as a result of the 90′ so it is a bonus, we’re a youthful nation and we’re at first of a demographic dividend stage the place the share of working age inhabitants could be the very best compared with youthful of us along with the aged. Having talked about that, we’ve to utilize this potential and one in all our initiative was to introduce a specific tax regime for IT companies, then there was the very important initiative to create and develop an IT park. In regards to the tax regime, it’s equipped to its residents which aren’t basically located in some place nonetheless they may have a base in all places within the nation, it’s attention-grabbing to say that they will be exempted by all taxes and equipped with any additional help to broaden their enterprise.

Already the number of our IT specialists, from many different worldwide places, elevated by 76 situations as a result of the beginning the Presidential decree. Final 12 months it was 46 million USD and this 12 months we estimated to achieve 100 million USD and our goal is to achieve 1 billion USD by 2028. Then there’s not solely IT in our method however moreover the Enterprise Course of Outsourcing (BPO), it is a essential half that may be utilized by our EU companions, most of our BPO export goes to the US market. For instance, throughout the US there are many truck drivers that have to be managed by truck operators so these operators are paid a certain sum of cash the place proper right here these operator are in a position to work for a lower wage. If you happen to remotely have 1000 of us that makes the excellence every month by the use of wage it’s essential pay.

From this outsourcing system American and European companies can have an infinite revenue. Due to Covid 19 every agency in every single place carried out distant working insurance coverage insurance policies so in case your office is located in New York and also you’ve bought a wise working system it isn’t an infinite distinction to your agency whether or not or not you’re working from dwelling in New York or New Jersey nonetheless the excellence within the worth of residing shall be 500 USD or additional. Then there isn’t a distinction whether or not or not you’re in New Jersey or in Tashkent as long as make the job, this was an occasion of low diploma job.

For bigger diploma job I can let about one different occasion, the accountant who makes the financial research, this licensed job could also be completed in Tashkent. It is a knowledge course of outsourcing then nearly any office job which can be completed remotely, it could be completed moreover in Uzbekistan so I’m constructive that there are going to be many companies who’re really targeted on lowering the costs. One other very important topic is that, as a youthful nation, we don’t want our of us to go to totally different worldwide places nonetheless we want to outsource our firms remotely so that’s an invitation to Uzbekistan.

NE: Are you able to present just a few of your measures to attracts merchants?

Shermatov Sherzod: Uzbekistan is ready to current very important devices, they gained’t need to speculate on buildings, furnishings, PC’s; we’ll put collectively a mannequin new office then they’re going to benefit from free lease for half a 12 months. The solely state of affairs to this incentive shall be to hold proper right here distant jobs and make use of at least 50 of us in our rural areas. About IT we’ve many companies who moved to Uzbekistan and quite a lot of different 1000’s of IT specialists moved from Belarus and some from Russia as correctly.

Our IT park can current excellent conditions, that’s good for us on account of we’ve quite a lot of junior IT specialists who simply recently graduated and it’s good for them on account of as a approach to develop to medium and senior developer they need to work on precise initiatives. Corporations like Epam, Exadel and others, they launched their specialists and senior specialists and for every senior they’re going to take at three or 4 juniors so this could drive up our native workforce as correctly, this might help us to reinforce our export revenue.

NE: How very important for you’ll in all probability be to increase connectivity and digitization?

Shermatov Sherzod: On connectivity we’re working in all fronts, we attempt to differ moreover the ambiance between operators, we want to improve the place of the non-public companies along with worldwide companies throughout the telecom market as correctly and this could help us to meet conditions to increase connectivity. We’ve 4G connectivity in all places within the nation and we’re working to increase its top quality, for that we’ve a specific Presidential Decree which creates favorable conditions to cell operators. We’ve piloted quite a lot of 5G testing places in Tashkent metropolis and we’ll work collectively on that however once we can improve 4G velocity I consider this shall be additional that ample for a lot of of our enterprise to try. About digitization this could be a system to cut paperwork and our goal is to supply he likelihood to our residents and firms to have the flexibility to make use of the entire firms using cell telephones so we’re transferring to cell E-Authorities.

Right here we’re working with the Ministry of Justice who helps us consider the entire legislative and paperwork base to make sure that we do have up to date legal guidelines, after that we’re going to provide all of the required software program program choices. We’re moreover implementing cell and face ID and the entire firms which could permit residents a quite a bit higher entry to e-government.

On cyber or common security my nation is open to cooperate with Europe and US, there are a lot of widespread threats and we’ve to work collectively on account of this requires a world consideration. We’ve met simply recently in Barcelona, in the middle of the Cell World Congress, with many companies and organizations and thru this dialogue board we had moreover quite a lot of very important conferences.

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