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NEWS AND EVENTS
August 28, 2012
Uzbekistan has 3,841 haulage companies engaged in transportation of cargo and passengers
The share of the private sector in the road transport services market of Uzbekistan is rapidly growing. Today, it compounds 100% in the passenger transportation and more than 90 percent in cargo carriage.

Such data was presented at the press conference in Tashkent on \"Implemented reforms and achievements in the field of road transport in the years of independence\", organized by the Uzbek Agency of Automobile and River Transport.

\"During the years of independence significant institutional and legal reforms have been carried out in the industry,\" said deputy head of the Uzbek Agency of Automobile and River Transport S.Shovahobov during his speech. \"A qualitatively new stage in the reform of the industry was based on the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted in June 4, 2001 \"On de-monopolization and improving the management structure in the field of road transport\", according to which the activities on de-monopolization and improvement of the management system were carried out stepwise, unnecessary links this system eliminated, the process of privatization of state property completed, the regulatory function virtually separated from the functions of car transport.

As noted at the event, since its establishment, the Uzbek Agency of Automobile and River Transport, which is a specially authorized state body, has been working to implement the state transport policy, promote the formation and development of the services market and security of road and river transport.

As a result of the conducted work, on July 1, 2012 the number of transport companies involved in the transporting goods and passengers has reached 3,841, there are 3,991 routes for passenger traffic operating, including 991 urban, 2,386 suburban and 614 long-distance routes.

In 2011, the volume of freight traffic reached 1 billion and 149 million tons, cargo turnover - 26.1 billion ton kilometers. These figures compared with 1990 increased by 4 and 4.4 times, respectively, information service of the Uzbek Agency of Automobile and River Transport reports.

In 2011, the number of passengers stood at 6 billion 245 million passengers, the passenger turnover - 72 billion 545 million passenger miles, 2.4-fold and 3.3-fold increase compared with 1990, respectively.(Source: UzReport.com)


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