• KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
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  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
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  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
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  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
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  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%

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Uzbekistan to Open Centres for Workers Seeking Employment Abroad

The Uzbek government is to open 27 educational institutions across the country for the purpose of training potential migrants in professions in demand by foreign employers. Students will also have access to lessons in various languages including English, German, Japanese, Korean and Arabic. Courses will be offered on a paid-contract basis for a year. Attendees with existing proficiency in languages spoken in countries of their choice, will be eligible for a 50% reimbursement by the state of costs incurred in attaining related certificates. Teachers at the centres will receive a 100% salary supplement. The government of Uzbekistan had earlier announced measures to support citizens seeking employment abroad and from June this year, migrant workers will be offered compensation for passing the qualification exam, obtaining a work visa in a foreign country, travel costs and insurance. In addition to training programmes to open up opportunities in better-paid and professional jobs outside Uzbekistan, the government has now confirmed further subsidies for legal and material assistance. According to the Uzbek Agency for External Labour Migration, some 70,000 citizens have legally secured work abroad over the past two years and Germany, Great Britain and Japan have recently shown great interest in employing Uzbek migrants. Remittances from labour migrants to Uzbekistan remain a material part of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) -- accounting for 17.8% in 2023. In neighbouring Tajikistan, migrant remittances account for almost half of the country's economic output, and in Kyrgyzstan, 20%.

Tajikistan: Remittances from labor migrants exceed foreign investments

DUSHANBE (TCA) — Tajikistan’s labor migrants abroad send home much more money than direct foreign investments coming to Tajikistan, Avesta news agency reported. According to Tajik government sources, in 2013-2019 the economy of Tajikistan received a little more than US $3 billion of direct foreign investment. In November, Jamshed Nurmakhmadzoda, chairman of the National Bank of Tajikistan, said that in January-September 2019, Tajik labor migrants abroad sent home $2.490 billion, a 7-percent increase on-year. Experts say that the main source of living of hundreds of thousands of Tajik families is money sent home by their family members working abroad. Most Tajik labor migrants work in Russia. It was earlier reported that over the past five years (2013-2018), Tajik labor migrants sent home via bank transfers more than $15 billion, which manifold exceeds the amount of direct foreign investments during the period. Avesta earlier reported that the amount of money sent home by Tajik labor migrants from Russia in January-September of this year exceeded Tajikistan’s annual budget. It was also reported that remittances from labor migrants abroad account for more than 75 percent of all income of Tajikistan’s population.

Remittances from labor migrants in Russia exceed Tajikistan’s annual budget

DUSHANBE (TCA) — The amount of money sent home by Tajik labor migrants from Russia in January-September of this year exceeded Tajikistan’s annual budget, Avesta news agency reported. During the first nine months of this year, Tajik labor immigrants in Russia sent home US $2.49 billion, a 7-percent growth on-year. According to Tajikistan’s Finance Ministry, the country’s state budget in January-November 2019 amounted to 20.568 billion somoni or more than US $2.1 billion according to the official exchange rate of the Tajik National Bank. The total state budget of Tajikistan for 2019 from all sources of financing is 23.7 billion somoni or more than US $2.448 billion. That means that during the first three quarters of this year, Tajiks working in Russia sent home the amount exceeding their home country’s annual budget. It was earlier reported that remittances from labor migrants abroad account for more than 75 percent of all income of Tajikistan’s population.

Kyrgyzstan parliament urged to reject amendments to trade union law that threaten workers’ rights

BISHKEK (TCA) — Human Rights Watch said on October 31 that draft amendments to Kyrgyzstan’s trade union law would severely inhibit independent trade union organizing and violate international labor treaties to which Kyrgyzstan is a party. Parliament should reject the amendments when they are presented for a third reading, the rights watchdog said in a statement. Continue reading

Kazakhstan relocates citizens from labor-surplus to labor-deficient regions

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — At a press conference on July 29, First Vice Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Yerzhan Zhilkibayev spoke about the process of resettlement of citizens from labor-surplus regions of Kazakhstan to labor-deficient regions, the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported. Continue reading

Kyrgyzstan expanding trade, investment ties with South Korea

BISHKEK (TCA) — The Republic of Korea is among Kyrgyzstan’s closest partners in the Asian region, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev said at the Kyrgyz-Korean business forum on July 17 in Bishkek. Continue reading

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