NEWS AND EVENTS
September 29, 2015
INFRASTRUCTURE... 2700 kilometres of roads to be built in Uzbekistan in next five years
According to the Republican Road Fund under the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan, the expansion of Uzbek national motorway by 2700 kilometres of road will be implemented in the next five years. This project will be executed in accordance with the decree of the Head of our state “On the Programme for development and modernisation of engineering-communication and road-transport infrastructure for 2015-2019” dated March 6, 2015.
376.6 kilometres of four-lane roads are planned for construction and reconstruction by the end of 2015, with the financing of the project exceeding 1.5 trillion soums. 1.1 trillion soums have been marked out by the Republican Road Fund, while 172.0 million dollars are attributed to international financial institutions (currency rates of CB RU from 29.09.2015 1$= 2621.00 soums).
The Fund has allocated 288.8 billion soums for major repairs of 112 kilometres of high-profile roads, and another 50 billion soums were designated for 130 kilometres of roads of local importance.
All construction and repair works will involve the utilisation of the latest technologies, which will ensure the quality and reliability of the roads. To this end, 993 units of modern road machinery, alongside 38 production equipment units are to be procured.
Until 2018, 1108 kilometres of roads are scheduled for reconstruction, with the total cost constituting 2.4 billion dollars. Apart from that, the plans include the construction of 240 road services, which include 37 camping-sites and motels, 85 gas stations, 78 emergency checkpoints, 31 parking lots, and 9 tourist complexes.