Reports spread through social networks that the Chairman of the State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection of Uzbekistan Narzullo Oblomurodov has four service cars - Mercedes Benz, Toyota 200, E-bora, and Volkswagen ID-6.
The press service of the Ecology Committee reacted to the situation and reported that the chairman of the office uses two cars not four.
“The administration of the committee uses official vehicles in the manner established by the legislation. One car “Mercedes-Benz” is assigned to the chairman of the committee. In addition, if necessary, an electric service car purchased with the help of technical assistance can be used during official trips to hard-to-reach and remote areas in order to save fuel costs”, - the reply of the committee stated.
It is noted that in the past year, in order to improve the material and technical base of all territorial units of the committee, including the protected natural areas located in remote and suburban areas of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Bukhara, and Navoi regions, more than 40 car types ("Niva", electric car, Damas) were purchased at the expense of technical assistance funds of foreign partners. The state budget funds were not used at all for the purchase of cars.
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan defines the corresponding norms of responsibility for the dissemination of false, groundless information entailing humiliation of human dignity or its discrediting,” - the official statement of the Ministry said.