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On September 8th, over 150 cooks in Tashkent will team up to make the world's largest pot of plov.

In Olmaliq, Tashkent region, on the initiative of Milliy TV channel, a giant portion of plov was cooked. The weight of the record dish, fixed by experts, was more than 6 tons. 

It was a rehearsal for cooking the world’s gigantic plov. The official attempt to set a world record and make it into the Guinness World Records will be held on September 8 within the Festival of Traditional Culture ‘O’zbegim’ that is timed to the first anniversary of Milliy TV channel.


Plov was prepared in a cauldron with a diameter of 4.2 meters and a volume of almost 8 thousand liters, specially cast for this event at the Olmaliq Mining and Metallurgical Combine. The total weight of cauldron was 7070 kg, the depth is 1 meter. The fireplace weighed almost 3 tons. 

For the preparation of plov, plenty of products were used. In particular, beef meat - 826 kg, lamb - 825.5 kg, lamb fat - 195 kg and, most importantly, 1,650 kg of rice. There were also used 2.4 kg of carrots, 185 kg of onions, 350 liters of vegetable oil, 480 kg of salt. All this was seasoned with 4.5 kg of cumin, 165 kg of barberry, 90 kg of peas, 3 kg of black pepper. 

More than 50 famous plov chefs from all over Uzbekistan gathered to cook this plov. The dish was stirred with skimmers of a length of more than 2 meters. 
The plov was served among the guests of the event and more than 22 thousand Olmaliq residents. 

In total, 150 people of different professions worked on the organization and preparation of the event for day and night. 


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Uzbekistan postponed abolishment of visas for tourists from 27 countries, initially planned for 1 April 2017, until 1 January 2021. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a corresponding decree on 22 December.

The document says the decision had been made in order to create the required conditions and guarantee safety of lives and health of foreign tourists and the country’s citizens.

Previous decree, dated 2 December, announced abolishment of visas for tourists arriving in the country for less than 30 days from 15 states: Australia Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and Japan.

Additionally, visas should have been abolished for citizens aged 55 and up coming from 12 states: Belgium, Indonesia, China (within tourist groups),Malaysia, USA, France, Vietnam, Israel, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

The decree notes that the proposal to postpone abolishment of visas had been prepared by the State Tourism Development Committee (former Uzbektourism national company), Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, State Customs Committee and other structures.

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Uzbekistan has introduced visa-free travel for citizens from 27 countries.

Uzbekistan's President-elect Shavkat Mirziyaev signed a decree on December 6, according to which citizens of Australia, Austria, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, and Japan can enter the country without a visa for tourism purposes for up to 30 days.

The decree also states that citizens aged 55 or over from the United States, Belgium, France, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Israel can enter Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 30 days for tourism purposes.

Tourists from all 27 countries will have to pay a $50 entrance fee. The decree comes into force on April 1, 2017.

Mirziyaev was elected president of post-Soviet Central Asia's most populous country on December 4.

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For transportation of passengers since September, 5th, 2016 a fast train №60/59 "O'ZBEKISTON" link Tashkent-Andijan-Tashkent is appointed in daily basis.
      Running transit time constitutes 6 hours.
      Train departure from Tashkent at 08-05, arrival in Andijan at 14-05;
      Train departure from Andijan at 15-25, arrival in Tashkent at 21-25; 
      Along the road the train stops at stations PAP, Kokand and Margilan.

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