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NEWS AND EVENTS
February 13, 2013
Secrets of Targeted Programs: Urganch to acquire modern engineering and communications infrastructure
Within the next five years, considerable efforts will be directed at the development of transport, communications and social infrastructure in the Khorazm region.

The quality of life, especially in the regions, always very clearly describes the overall level of development in a nation. Therefore, Uzbekistan also focuses on this component and has created its own mechanism to improve the social conditions of the rural population.

Ministries and agencies together with experts develop special regional development programs that combine in one document all the issues concerning the development of a given territory. This approach allows to focus on specific tasks of a specific region and to solve them in conjunction with each other.

In the next five years a number of complex measures to improve the living conditions and quality of life through the development and improvement of road transport infrastructure and ensuring safe drinking water is planned to implement in the Khorazm region. A fundamental change of architectural and planning image of Urganch in accordance with national traditions and modern urban planning and health standards and regulations is also provided, ensuring integrated development of the city through new construction and modernization of housing and social services, urban road networks and utilities.

The development of a master plan of Urganch till 2030 will be a kind of a road map of the work. Under this document a modern engineering and communications infrastructure will be created. This relates primarily to improve the supply of quality drinking water, further modernization and development of power supply systems, heat and gas supply, sanitation and reducing groundwater.

For example, this year, experts will develop a preliminary feasibility study of the investment project Urganch’s Heating System Development Scheme for 2014-2016\", under which 4 new local boiler houses will be built and 31 - renovated, 32.6 km heating mains will be renovated and works on transition to a closed heating system will be carried out. The funding will be provided from the local budget and loans from international financial institutions, attracted by the Government’s guarantee.

A special attention will be paid to the improvement of water supply and sanitation. Reconstruction and modernization of water supply systems will attract about 265.6 billion soums and the sewer - 125.2 billion soums.

The environmental component of Urganch’s development will be under attention. Environmentally harmful productions will be gradually withdrawn outside the city, and there parks and recreation areas will be created with use of modern landscape architecture and bred green ornamental plantings. To do this, a specialized “forest nursery” is created. According to experts, their use will improve the health and environmental protection in the region and reduce the level of groundwater. (Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper).


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