President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the decree “On measures to attract external assistance to support the population, budget, basic infrastructure and business entities during the coronavirus epidemic”.
International financial institutions are ready to provide Uzbekistan with long-term loans and grant totaling more than 3 billion dollars. Agreements have already been reached.
A “Roadmap”, enclosed to this resolution, stipulates that 277,5 million dollars will go to strengthening healthcare system, 700 million dollars to business and banking systems support, 1,7 billion dollars and 150 million Euro to state budget support and 300 million dollars to utilities and energy enterprises areas.
Within the healthcare system, the country is planning to upgrade sanitary-epidemiological service, supply technical equipment and training of specialists in accordance with international standards and best practices, create world standard regional sanitary and epidemiological laboratories equipped, improve specialists’ capacity, attract experts with international experience, build modern clinics for the treatment of infectious diseases, especially for children and mothers.