PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
July 11, 2016
THE CHINA ROAD & BRIDGE CORPORATION AND SOUTH KOREA’S POSCO ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD HAVE WRAPPED UP THE CONSTRUCTION OF SITES ON THE INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY A-380, GHUZOR-BUKHARA-NUKUS-BEINEU
Uzbekistan has huge capacities in logistics, transport and transit. Today, the republic is increasingly regarded as one of the key elements in the emerging transport and transit system in the region. The republic may also play a key role in the currently emerging so-called ‘economic belt of the Silk Road’, which promises to connect the states of the entire Asian continent by highways and railroads, thereby giving a new impetus to the development of their economies and trade cooperation.
Experts point out that favorable geographical location of Uzbekistan is promising for making it a key player in the region’s transport and transit system in the future. According to estimates, the transit of goods through the territory of Uzbekistan in 2015-2020 may make up to 1 million tons per year. With this in mind, the government has been taking specific measures to develop the production, transport and engineering infrastructure, carrying out a large-scale construction of arterial roads, procuring cutting-edge equipment.
The construction and reconstruction of one of the main international traffic mains that cross the territory of the country - the A-380 road Ghuzor-Bukhara-Nukus-Beineu in accordance with international standards has been a significant part of abovementioned activities. The project involves the best foreign contractors. Two of them have just announced the successful completion of work on their sections.
The South Korean POSCO Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd has built 91 km of four-lane road with cement concrete pavement on the 490-581 km section of the A-380 highway, passing through the territory of Khorezm and Karakalpakstan.
The new motorway meets all the requirements of international standards. At present, the road passes about 20,000 vehicles per day, including high-tonnage trucks. The section has reduced the terms of transportation of passengers and goods, producing a remarkable economic effect.
As part of the project, the China Road & Bridge Corporation has also completed the construction of 40 km of two-lane road with asphalt concrete pavement on the 876-916 km section in Kungrad district of Karakalpakstan. This has provided one of the region\'s industrial flagships - Kungrad Soda Plant - with reliable transportation main that links it with the industrial and economic centers of the country.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)