IT industry has seen a positive development trend over the past decade: technologies have become an integral part of people’s lives, and digitalization has managed to cover almost all areas of the economy.
Specialized organizations that are being established across the state are pursuing a goal of guiding the youth and foster IT culture.
IT Park has become such a beacon of IT science in Uzbekistan. Since its establishment, IT Park has already been titled to be the driver of the state IT industry that moved forward Uzbekistan into tapping the arena of major global IT players. For instance, five years ago there was almost no IT export in Uzbekistan.
In 2022, the number of IT Park residents involved in export increased by 2.5-3 times and made up 320 companies, the export volume hit $140 million.
As of January-December 2022, export services volume by IT Park residents in Tashkent region made up $165.5 thousand. By the end of 2023, it is planned to level up the exports volume to $5 million.
It is crucial to understand the significance of developing IT industry. Today, 11 IT Park branches are functioning throughout the state. But it’s not the limit.
Today, March 17, was marked by another important event: IT Park welcomed its new branch, this time in Nurafshan city, Tashkent region. This became possible thanks to the joint efforts of the Ministry of Digital Technologies and IT Park.
Deputy Minister of Digital Technologies of Uzbekistan Karimjonov Rustam Olimjon ugli, Governor of Tashkent region Mirzaev Zoir Toirovich, Deputy CEO at IT Park Kuchkarov Abdulahad Maratovich, COO for Regional Development Aripjanov Fayzulla Abdullaevich attended the opening ceremony.
A new 4-storey building with a total area of over 4,700 sq. m. was allocated for branch construction. This complex will create more than 600 jobs. To date, all construction and installation works have been completed.
“Digital Assistant Center” will be placed on the 1st floor. The center will focus on digitalization of agriculture, food industry, education and tourism.
The new branch has 18 rooms for IT Park residents, 12 rooms for the Digital Learning Center (robotics, programming, IT-English and eSports), 4 rooms for branch employees, 4 rooms for meetings, 1 for the library, 2 halls, 2 coworking areas and 1 green area. The latest technological novelties are put in place in all offices and rooms.
Youngsters in Tashkent region will have an opportunity to learn the basics of computer literacy, do an internship, find a job they like and meet like-minded people. As Techno world continues to grow, IT Park will proceed to expand further, opening up for more initiatives, centers and branches.