Akmal Mamarakhimov is a businessman from Urgench, Khorezm region of Uzbekistan. This year he spent more than $127,000 to overhaul the children’s department of the central hospital.

According to Tashaev – the local mayor, Mamarakhimov’s men completely renovated the pediatric ward of the hospital and equipped it with modern furniture, household appliances and medical supplies.

Mamarakhimov himself was not present at the commissioning ceremony, as he was involved in the launch of plywood production in Fergana. However, as Tashaev notes, upon his return to Urgench, the businessman promised to allocate funds to also repair the maternity ward and the ambulance station.

In Uzbekistan, it is not uncommon for residents to spend their savings on socially significant facilities. At the end of December last year, with the participation of the heads of villages, two rural schools were opened, built at the expense of local businessmen – $2.23 million and $2.76 million, respectively, were invested in the construction. New schools and an inter-district hospital were also constructed in the Khorezm region in July of this year, and a new highway was erected at the expense of the entrepreneurs called the Pirov brothers.

Unlike the times before, this year, the Day of Knowledge in Uzbekistan’s far southern settlement of Angor was celebrated not in a dilapidated school of antediluvian times but in a completely new and modern building. In just under three months, the rickety building of the village school was utterly demolished, and a modern building capable of accommodating up to 300 students was erected in its place. The work on the reconstruction of the school building was carried out at the expense of funds allocated by the Uzbek businessman Akmal Mamarakhimov, who made his wealth cultivating rice.