The meeting focused on the formulation of the state budget and support to the social sectors.
On November 1, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a meeting on tax revenues and the 2022 state budget, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reported.
President Mirziyoyev stressed that the main criterion for the national economic development was improved living conditions of citizens, which should underlay the preparation of the state budget for next year.
Social issues are the top priority, and they will receive the most attention in the draft state budget: 58 trillion soums will be allocated to the education and health care sectors; in addition, the President ordered that 12 trillion soums be allocated for the implementation of more than 50 regional social programmes. These programmes provide for the construction of 40 schools and the renovation of more than 230 schools, the opening of 1,600 preschool institutions and the modernisation of material and technical resources of schools.
A number of state budget provisions should also provide for expenditure on health services. 8 trillion soums will be spent on the provision of high-tech medical care in the regions. The priority is the development of such branches of medicine as haematology oncology, organ transplantation and endocrinology.
President Mirziyoyev ordered to allocate budgetary resources to increase salaries for medical workers and teachers, build social facilities and develop mahallas.
The President ordered that special attention be paid to improving the financial control in the budgetary sector and ensuring the transparency in public procurement. In this regard, the leader of Uzbekistan instructed that the Ministry of Finance start work on the implementation of a system of tenders without involving human factors and the digital transformation of accounting policies at budgetary organisations on January 1, 2022.