This is a reference to the at hand book of Uzbek economist academic Kalandar Abdurakhmanov with the title: "Uzbekistan: past, present and future" dedicated to 25 years of independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. I know the author in person as a profound researcher and delicate observer. The book clearly reflects delicacies of historical twists and turns, definition of vital problems and the ways of their solution.
As indicated in the statement of the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan "Preparation and celebration of 25 years of state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan", obtaining independence by Uzbekistan and revival of national statehood, taking a respectable place along with sovereign and independent states of the world, realization of profoundly thought-out based on reforms Uzbek development model - all of this proves today that the chosen path was right.
Uzbekistan was one of the first countries in CIS to enter the phase of economical growth. In short period of time - up to 2001 - it has restored the pre-reform level of GDP production. In 2012 the GDP growth rate of the Republic has increased more than twice compared to the rates of 1989. Uzbekistan got into the first group of countries with fast growing economy.
"Prosperity rate" of 142 countries which is composed by analytical center The Legatum Institute since 2006 also serves as a proof of economical quality growth. In the latest report for 2015 Uzbekistan took 57-th place having risen by six points. These tell of cardinal quality changes in economics, entrepreneurship, administration, education, public health, security and individual liberty provision. Active work for provision of reliable protection of private property, small business and private entrepreneurship, removal of obstacles for their swift development was reflected in the significant international rating "Doing Business" of 189 countries published by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation. This rating is one of the most authoritative sources of information used for evaluation of business environment and investment climate. Only in 2015 Uzbekistan rose up to 16 points and took 87-th place in the rating. The World Bank also notes that Uzbekistan is among the first group of ten countries for achieving the best results in business environment improvement.
Main attention the government of the country pays to a transport system development that has become a key factor of external economic intercourse and integration in global economics. Realization in corporation with Chinese partners of electrified railway Angren-Pap building project through the unique tunnel Kamchik has completed formation of integrated national railway transport system. This trunk line will further serve as a significant part of a new international transit railway corridor China-Central Asia-Europe.
In May of this year in corporation with partners from South Korea construction of Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex was completed. The project is accepted as one of the greatest in the world. Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex which allowed to get from export of raw resources to production and export of products with high added value became the first large scale project on the CIS territory, realized on the basis of longterm financing. Even in 2012 authoritative international publishing "Project Finance International" that belongs to international informational agency "Reuter Thompson" acknowledged the project as a deal of the year in the world's oil and gas-chemical sector. Realization of such projects became possible due to an "Uzbek model" implementation.
As achievements acknowledgement also serves a fact that Uzbekistan became one of the 14 countries in the world obtaining prizes from Food and Agriculture organization of UN (FAO) for achievements in the sphere of food security provision. At the meantime, the Republic of Uzbekistan under the leadership of the president Isl