04 April 2024

Road construction plans were presented

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the presentation of plans for the construction of highways, the press service of the head of our state reports.

Numerous projects are being developed in our country with the aim of developing a network of international and local roads and creating convenience for traffic. In particular, it is planned to implement the project “Construction of internal roads with cement concrete pavement” with the participation of the Asian Development Bank. As part of the project, 841 kilometers of roads with cement concrete pavement will be built in the Republic of Karakalpakstan and 86 districts of the regions, where more than 770 thousand people live in 272 mahallas. $240 million of funds from the Asian Development Bank will be allocated for this.

Construction and technical supervision will be carried out entirely by domestic contractors – private entrepreneurs and local engineers. After the roads are put into operation, the main contractor will provide their guaranteed maintenance and operation for 5 years.

Another project is aimed at reconstructing the section of the international highway M39 “Almaty – Bishkek – Tashkent – Shakhrisabz – Termez” from 1255 to 1315 kilometers. This narrow section, in need of repair, runs through the center of the Dekhkanabad district.

As part of the project, 60 kilometers of four-lane road with cement concrete pavement will be built. A new 17-kilometer bypass road, 14 bridges and road overpasses will be built around the center of the Dekhkanabad district. The work will be financed by raising almost $154 million from the Islamic Development Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development.

The Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated October 10, 2023 determined the task of revising the list of public roads. The document also approved a list of highways with a length of 20 kilometers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan and each region, the operation of which is being outsourced to the private sector as an experiment.

The presentation provides information about the work done in this direction and plans for the current year.

The head of state gave instructions on the high-quality construction of roads, the creation of forest plantations along repaired streets to improve the ecology of the regions and convenient road and transport infrastructure in rural areas.