Nov­elty for Cen­tral Asia

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The Pres­i­dent of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev trav­eled around the cap­i­tal Tashkent on June 1 to re­view the con­struc­tion works and the progress of ma­jor projects.

The head of state vis­ited the air­port for busi­ness avi­a­tion un­der con­struc­tion at the Tashkent-Vos­tochny air­field.

The busi­ness air­port will be a nov­elty for Cen­tral Asia and spe­cial­ize in in­di­vid­ual and cor­po­rate flights. Com­mer­cial avi­a­tion is ex­pected to sig­nif­i­cantly en­hance Uzbek­istan’s trans­port and tran­sit po­ten­tial, pro­vide distin­guished guests, in­clud­ing for­eign del­e­ga­tions, busi­ness­peo­ple and tourists, with high-qual­ity ser­vices.

Cur­rently, a new 4 kilo­me­ter long runway is be­ing built to re­place the old one. A ter­mi­nal with a ca­pac­ity of 250 pas­sen­gers an hour is pro­jected for con­struc­tion at the next stage of works, as are ad­di­tional in­fra­struc­ture fa­cil­i­ties, a ho­tel com­plex.

Ex­ca­va­tion works in the vol­ume of al­most 20 thou­sand cu­bic me­ters have al­ready been com­pleted here. More than 100 units of spe­cial equip­ment are in­volved in con­struc­tion and in­stal­la­tion works.

The first phase of the project is sched­uled to be com­plete by 2020.

“For the busi­ness air­port to be fully con­ve­nient for for­eign en­trepreneurs, it is nec­es­sary to have an elab­o­rate project,” Shavkat Mirziy­oyev said. “De­scend­ing from the plane, the pas­sen­ger at the sight of this air­port should feel the gen­eros­ity and hos­pi­tal­ity of our peo­ple. There­fore, it is es­sen­tial to or­ga­nize a mod­ern de­sign in­sti­tute, at­tract qual­i­fied spe­cial­ists from Ja­pan, Ger­many and other coun­tries. The air­port should serve our peo­ple for many years.”

The Pres­i­dent en­quired into the progress of project of a mod­ern three-level in­ter­change due to be erected at the in­ter­sec­tion of Mah­tumkuli Street and Ahangaran High­way, among the busiest in the met­ro­pol­i­tan area. The new in­ter­change will help re­duce and weather the traf­fic jams fre­quent here and en­sure the safety of driv­ers and pas­sen­gers.

On the first level of the in­ter­change, a tun­nel of over 500 me­ters long is to be laid for the tran­si­tion from Parkent Street to Ahangaran High­way. At the sec­ond stage, an over­pass is planned be built over the tun­nel, which will al­low re­ori­ent­ing the traf­fic flow from the Karasu quar­ter to the streets of Mah­tumkuli, Parkent and Ahangaran. The third level of the in­ter­change will con­nect the streets of Mah­tumkuli and Te­mur Ma­lik. In ad­di­tion, it is in­tended to build a sep­a­rate over­pass for air­craft to be de­liv­ered to the air­port for busi­ness avi­a­tion fol­low­ing re­pairs at the Tashkent Me­chan­i­cal Plant.

The project of the three-level in­ter­change is a new ex­pe­ri­ence for Uzbek­istan. Con­struc­tion works are sched­uled to be com­plete in Au­gust 2019.

“This de­noue­ment will be­come a kind of a busi­ness card of Tashkent,” the Pres­i­dent sug­gested. “The new ed­i­fice will prove in­stru­men­tal in the de­vel­op­ment of Char­vak and Chim­gan re­sort ar­eas. The traf­fic is not go­ing to be in­ter­rupted dur­ing the con­struc­tion of the over­pass.”

The new struc­ture is an­tic­i­pated to shorten the route from Tashkent to Char­vak by 22 kilo­me­ters. A new bridge is also be­ing built over the Chirchik River so that the res­i­dents of the cap­i­tal and for­eign tourists can quickly and eas­ily reach Char­vak and Chim­gan.

Shavkat Mirziy­oyev in­structed the of­fi­cials to se­cure high-qual­ity con­struc­tion of the in­ter­change, place­ment of com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works, by cash­ing in the mod­ern tech­nolo­gies.

“What we need is that the con­struc­tion works should not cre­ate cur­rent in­con­ve­nience for traf­fic. It is im­per­a­tive to se­ri­ously think about this, or­ga­nize con­struc­tion works in three shifts,” the Pres­i­dent said.

The head of state got ac­quainted with the con­struc­tion of the multi-func­tional ice palace Humo Arena at the in­ter­sec­tion of Afrosiab and Be­sha­gach streets in the Chi­lan­zar district. The de­sign of this sports com­plex har­mo­niously com­bines mod­ern ar­chi­tec­tural so­lu­tions on the ba­sis of ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies and el­e­ments of na­tional cul­ture and ar­chi­tec­ture. The com­plex is erected in the form of the winged bird of Humo, a sym­bol of hap­pi­ness and free­dom.

The six-story com­plex con­sists of two are­nas – the main one and the train­ing sec­tion. The max­i­mum height of the build­ing with an area of 82 thou­sand 250 square me­ters will be 40 me­ters.

The palace, equipped with mo­bile seats, will be able to ac­com­mo­date 12.5 thou­sand spec­ta­tors dur­ing hockey games, 14 thou­sand peo­ple dur­ing other sports tour­na­ments, as well as 10 thou­sand spec­ta­tors in the or­ga­ni­za­tion of con­cert and en­ter­tain­ment pro­grams. The com­plex will be avail­able for other ac­tiv­i­ties. In par­tic­u­lar, in ad­di­tion to in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments in hockey, curl­ing, fig­ure skat­ing, short track, the arena will be able to host com­pe­ti­tions in bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball, hand­ball, fut­sal, box­ing, taek­wondo, fenc­ing and other sports. Con­di­tions will be cre­ated for the or­ga­ni­za­tion of ma­jor fes­tive events, con­certs, ex­hi­bi­tions and fo­rums.

The Pres­i­dent as­serted that it is es­sen­tial al­ready to start form­ing the teams for hockey, fig­ure skat­ing and other sports that will be hosted in this com­plex, be­gin study­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion of large in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions. The com­plex is sched­uled to be com­mis­sioned by late this year.

To­day, Tashkent has turned into a huge con­struc­tion site. The in­ter­na­tional busi­ness cen­ter Tashkent City, built on an area of 80 hectares, is of in­ter­est not only for do­mes­tic en­trepreneurs, but also for for­eign in­vestors. The next des­ti­na­tion of the Pres­i­dent’s re­view trip around the cap­i­tal city was ac­quain­tance with the course of build­ing the busi­ness cen­ter.

Cur­rently, the con­struc­tion works are in full swing on site, it­self di­vided into seven lots. In par­tic­u­lar, land works worth 42 thou­sand cu­bic me­ters were re­ported com­plete. The in­stal­la­tion of un­der­ground mono­lithic struc­tures of the Congress Hall and a five-star ho­tel has been fin­ished.

The head of state watched the process of con­struc­tion, talked with builders and for­eign ex­perts.

Shavkat Mirziy­oyev got ac­quainted with other con­struc­tion projects in our cap­i­tal, met and talked with res­i­dents of sev­eral ma­hal­las in the Chi­lan­zar district, in­quired into their con­cerns and as­pi­ra­tions.

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