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Pensions will be increased as of August 1 (file) (epa)
TASHKENT, July 12, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Uzbekistan has announced a 25 percent increase in pensions and public-sector wages.
The presidential press service said social benefits and student grants would also be increased by 25 percent as of August 1.
The minimum wage will be about $12 a month and the minimum pension $24 beginning from August 1.
Wages last went up in Uzbekistan in November, when they were raised 20 percent.
(with material from Interfax)