Jiz­zakh to Boost Travel In­dus­try

48 projects de­signed to en­hance tourism de­vel­op­ment are due in Jiz­zakh re­gion by late next year.

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - REGIONS -

In the foothills of Nu­rata Moun­tains, the na­ture of the vil­lage of Uhum with its beauty amazes ev­ery­one. Narzullo Musayev used these nat­u­ral op­por­tu­ni­ties in 2016, hav­ing built a house-ho­tel with two rooms and ad­just­ing the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices to tourists. The re­sult sur­passed all ex­pec­ta­tions. Us­ing the in­come for busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, the en­thu­si­ast built three more 60bed ho­tel-houses.

Cur­rently, 4 peo­ple work in the fam­ily busi­ness of Nu­ratau-xik­ing of Narzullo Musayev. In a sea­son when the stream of visi­tors in­creases, the busi­ness­man uses the ser­vices of neigh­bors and rel­a­tives.

“Last year we pro­vided ser­vices to al­most 700 tourists,” says the hos­pi­tal­ity owner. “Guests come from dif­fer­ent coun­tries, but most of them are from France. They are in­ter­ested not only in the na­ture, but also in cus­toms, tra­di­tions, way of life of our peo­ple. There­fore, we pay spe­cial at­ten­tion to the equip­ment of ho­tels, we show our na­tional iden­tity to tourists when pre­par­ing dishes.”

Narzullo Musayev does not in­tend to limit him­self to the re­sults achieved. He plans to ex­pand his ac­tiv­i­ties ow­ing to a bank loan. The busi­ness­man re­cur­rently ac­quaints him­self with new reg­u­la­tions and op­por­tu­ni­ties in the field of tourism. De­spite the fact that he is flu­ent in English and Rus­sian, he does not cease to work on him­self. He also sup­ports chil­dren and ho­tel work­ers in lan­guage learn­ing.

As a whole, the work on the de­vel­op­ment of eco­tourism con­ducted in re­mote vil­lages of the Far­ish district in­di­cates great op­por­tu­ni­ties in this area. The govern­ment pro­gram for the ac­cel­er­ated de­vel­op­ment of the tourism po­ten­tial of the Jiz­zakh re­gion in 2017-2019 en­vis­ages the im­ple­men­ta­tion of 48 projects for the de­vel­op­ment of tourism. How­ever, there are a num­ber of short­com­ings in this direc­tion. Un­til now, work is not be­ing car­ried out at the re­quired level to cre­ate a tourist in­fra­struc­ture in the cen­tral part of the re­gion, along the in­ter­na­tional high­way. Projects are be­ing post­poned for the im­prove­ment of Amir Te­mur gates, Te­mur caves in Ilonutti gorge – an im­por­tant point on the way from where tourists pass to Sa­markand, Bukhara, Khorezm, Nukus and in gen­eral to the south­ern re­gions of the na­tion.

A ho­tel and recre­ation ar­eas are be­ing built in the area, hosted by en­trepreneur Nil­u­far Ab­du­raimova, but in a slow pace. The to­tal cost of works is 1.7 bil­lion soums, part of which in the amount of 1 bil­lion soums the en­trepreneur per­formed at her own ex­pense. A bank loan of 700 mil­lion soums, en­vis­aged for the full re­al­iza­tion of the project, has not yet been iden­ti­fied.

The same slug­gish­ness is ob­served in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a project to es­tab­lish a tourist zone Sehrli Qar­moq in the vil­lage of Khulkar in Zaamin district, a quite pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for tourists. The en­trepreneur has the ap­pro­pri­ate doc­u­ments, enough funds, but land for the con­struc­tion of fa­cil­i­ties still awaits al­lo­ca­tion.

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