Uzbekistan To Continue Road Construction In 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 20:16
This year, Uzbekistan plans to renovate and build a total of 260 kilometers of roads. According to the decree of the President of the Republic “On the Investment Program of Uzbekistan” of late December 2016, over UZS1.5 trillion will be spent on achieving these goals. The National Road Fund established under the Ministry of Finance will act as the source of funding.
According to the press-service of the JSC “Uzavtoyul,” the planned works include only the roads that will be put into operation. So, plans are afoot to commission 22 kilometers of roads in Karakalpakstan in the current year. In addition, their length will be 12 kilometers in Bukhara Province, 54.8 kilometers in Kashkadarya Province, 16 kilometers in Jizzakh Province, 3 kilometers in Navoi Province, 65.7 kilometers in Surkhandarya Province, and 25 kilometers in Tashkent Province. As for Ferghana and Syrdarya provinces, 5 kilometers of roads will be put into operation in each of them.
A part of the funds allocated for the program will be spent on purchasing the road maintenance equipment and special equipment, as well as on paying for the design and survey works.
Worth recalling, in 2016, the National Road Fund planned to spend UZS2.8 trillion on construction, repair and reconstruction of roads, bridges and overpasses. A part of these funds will cover the costs associated with the acquisition of equipment and the development of road infrastructure.
As of today, Uzbekistan has a road network that totals more than 183,000 kilometers. Of these, 42,600 kilometers account for public road, subdivided into roads of local, national and international importance. The bulk of passenger and freight traffic falls to this share of roads.
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