In June Tashkent hosted the 16th annual summit of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries. The large-scale works on decoration and reconstruction took place and considerably adorned the look of the capital.
The 5-star hotel Hyatt Regency Tashkent opened its doors on the eve of the annual summit.
Opening of the railway Angren-Pap and Kamchik tunnel.
In 2016 Unitel celebrates 20-year anniversary of operation on Uzbekistan market and 10-year operation under Beeline trademark. Since 2006 VimpelCom has invested more than 1 billion USD in Uzbekistan economy. Moreover the company has paid more than 950 million USD in taxes which makes it on the largest tax payers of the republic.
Uzbekistan is the key market for VimpelCom operating under Beeline trademark and providing telecom 2G,3G,4G/LTE and other digital services for 9,9 million subscribers.
VimpelCom Ltd. announced the prolongation of its main license in Uzbekistan for the next 15 years till 2031.
Uzbekistan celebrates 25th anniversary of its independence.
On XXXI Summer Olympiad in Rio Uzbekistan athletes won 4 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze medals. This brought to Uzbekistan the 21th place overall among 207 countries from all continents and was the best result for the whole period of participation of athletes of the country in the Olympics four years to six.
In the final match of boxing Khasanboy Dustmatov defeated the boxer from Kolumbia Yuberhen Martinez Rivas and brought the first gold medal to Uzbekistan (the first one was Mukhammadkadyr Abdullayev in 2000). Weightlifter Ruslan Nurudinov renewed the Olympic record in the pushing and became the winner of the second gold of Uzbekistan at the Games in Rio. Boxer Shakhobiddin Zoirov defeated Russian boxer Michail Aloyan in the final match in the weight category up to 52 kg and took the third gold. The fourth gold was brought by boxer Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, who fought Kollazo Sotomayors represents Azerbaijan in the weight category up to 64 kg.
Uzbekistan placed on the first line of rating in the Olympic boxing tournament by winning three ‘gold’, two ‘silver’ and two ‘bronze’.