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Italian company involved in creation of Azerbaijan’s Victory Museum

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By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan's Culture Ministry continues to work on the concept of the Patriotic War Memorial Complex and the Victory Museum.

The Ministry has recently embarked upon partnership with G GROUP, the world's leading Italian multimedia company, which has successfully implemented a number of international projects.

As part of the cooperation, G GROUP working group consisting of Creative Executive Director and Artistic Director Fabrizio Conti, Strategy Consultant Laura Conti, Museum Designer, Architect, and Exposition Designer Nikola Pavan, and Architect Carlo Pavan visited Baku on February 19-21.

On the first day of the visit, the G GROUP delegation met with the Culture Minister Anar Karimov.

During the meeting, Anar Karimov stressed the importance of the Patriotic War Memorial Complex and the Victory Museum as a place that shows Azerbaijan's victory in the Second Karabakh War.

The Patriotic War Memorial Complex and the Victory Museum will provide insight into the Patriotic War by using modern presentation technology.

The meeting also featured discussions on the work to be done under the project, initial ideas, and plans.

Earlier, the Ministry of Culture has been instructed to create a working group on the concept of the Victory Museum on behalf of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva.

The initial draft of the Action Plan for the collection of materials for the creation of the complex and the museum was discussed during the virtual conference.

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Uzbekistan launches national strategy for dev’t of electronic commerce

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The Export Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade held the first meeting of the Working Group on the development of the National Strategy for the Development of Electronic Commerce in the Republic of Uzbekistan within the framework of the Ready4trade grant project. The event was organized in cooperation with the UNCTAD / WTO Center for International Trade and relevant ministries and departments of the country, Trend reports citing Uzdaily.uz.

During the opening ceremony, the head of the Working Group – Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade B. Rakhimov and Advisor to the Department of Research and Export Strategies of the UNCTAD / WTO Center for International Trade O. Khomula made speeches.

During the event, the members of the Working Group identified priority areas for joint work and drew up a plan of practical actions for the near future. In particular, an in-depth analysis of the country’s e-commerce ecosystem will be carried out at the initial stage.

Also, during their stay in Uzbekistan, the delegation of the Center held a number of meetings with the leadership of the relevant ministries and departments of the country, during which priorities for the development of e-commerce at the national level were identified and the importance of an inclusive dialogue between the state and the private sector in this direction was noted.

The Ready4Trade project is aimed at developing intraregional and international trade in five Central Asian countries by increasing the transparency of cross-border requirements, as well as improving cross-border e-commerce procedures. The project is being implemented by the UNCTAD / WTO Center for International Trade in close cooperation with national partners and funded by the European Union.

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Azerbaijan approves new silk farming standard

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Azerbaijan Institute for Standardization public entity approved a new standard to form the criteria for assessing quality in accordance with international requirements for cocoon and silkworm breeding in Azerbaijan, the State Service for Antimonopoly Policy and Consumer Market Control under the Ministry of Economy told Trend.

The standard is called the AZS 897-2021 ‘Raw (live) silkworm cocoons’. The new state standard will help improve the quality and competitiveness of products.

According to the service, the new standard was developed to ensure the implementation of the State Program for the Development of Cocoon and Silkworm Breeding in Azerbaijan for 2018-2025, approved by the presidential order.

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Yashat allocates $13.2m to improve living conditions of martyrs families, war veterans

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Azerbaijan's Yashat Foundation has allocated AZN 22.6 million ($13.2M) to improve living conditions of martyrs' families and wounded servicemen after receiving 5,667 appeals from them, Azertag reported on August 3.

Yashat was set up to help families of soldiers killed and injured during the Second Karabakh War.

Moreover, AZN 5.6 million ($3.2M) were allocated to pay for the medical and educational expenses of 2,357 such citizens.

The Foundation also repaid AZN 3.8 million ($2.2M) in loans following appeals by 1,152 martyrs' family members and disabled war veterans.

Furthermore, a total of 120 seriously wounded servicemen were sent to Turkey for treatment with Yashat’s help. Sixty-four of them have fully recovered and fifty-six are currently receiving treatment.

Likewise, within the framework of a project "They have been entrusted to us", 100 martyrs' children born after the Patriotic War received financial assistance in the amount of AZN 1,000 ($588.2) and deposits in the amount of AZN 5,000 ($2,941) have been opened in their names.

Additionally, Foundation has also organized a summer camp for children of martyrs who lost their lives during the Karabakh war of last year. It is planned to organize six camps with the participation of 300 children.

Set up in 2020, the foundation’s work covers the families of servicemen killed or disabled during the war and also the families of employees of state bodies (institutions) who became disabled or lost their lives while serving in the liberated lands or while removing the consequences of military operations in the liberated lands.

Yashat receives donations made through voluntary financial assistance provided by Azerbaijani citizens, Azerbaijanis living abroad, other individuals and legal entities, as well as other sources not prohibited by law.

As of August 3, the foundation has collected over AZN 61.6 million ($36.2M).

A single database created in accordance with a decree signed by President Ilham Aliyev in November 2020 contains detailed information on the assessment and elimination of damage caused to civilians and state property, including infrastructure facilities and businesses during the Patriotic War.

Ayya Lmahamad is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @AyyaLmahamad

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