The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan will support the creation of family guest houses

The relevant decree has been signed by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov.

Family Guest House is a private homeowner who provides temporary accommodation and / or meals for up to 10 visitors (tourists) on the principle of living together in this family guest house together with the owner of the house and his family members. An important condition for the organization of a family guest house is the availability of living space at a rate of 3x2 meters per resident. The resolution provides for other requirements for these placement points.

Services of family guest houses are provided by individual entrepreneurs or subjects of family business. Registration and maintenance of the Unified Register of Family Guest Houses is carried out by the State Committee of the Republic for Tourism Development.

There is a simplified system for certification of family guest house services. It is made by including them in the Unified Register of Family Guest Houses on the basis of an act of their study, with the issuance of an appropriate extract.

Commercial banks are recommended to allocate loans on preferential terms at the request of individual entrepreneurs and subjects of family business included in the Single Register of Family Guest Houses. The amount of the loan is up to 300 minimum wages at a rate not exceeding the refinancing rate of the Central Bank of the Republic for a period of 5 years, including a 2-year grace period.

At the same time, half of the amount of interest on loans to commercial banks, whose interest rate does not exceed 1.5 times the rate of refinancing of the Central Bank, is subsidized at the expense of the off-budget support fund of the tourist sector under the State Committee for Tourism.

The Ministry of Finance, together with the State Committee for Tourism Development, was instructed, within a three-month period, to submit proposals for the establishment of a separate fixed tax rate for individual entrepreneurs providing services to family guest houses, depending on their location and category.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)