Tashkent: City of Future, City of Dream
The capital’s hokimiyat has hosted a presentation of the project “Tashkent-2025: Transformation” addressing the prospects for further improving the appearance of our capital, took place in the.
The acting hokim of Tashkent, Jahongir Artikhojayev, and others who spoke in detail about the project stressed that it sought not only to secure successful urban planning, but also improve the welfare of the population, devise far-reaching strategies to ensure the competitiveness of the urban economy and its sustainable development. In October 2018, the “Tashkent-2025: Transformation” project was founded by the public council at the city hokimiyat, which will be implemented by the public foundation Urban Studies Center.
It is envisaged that by 2025 the Uzbek capital will turn into an ultra-modern city attractive for investments and tourism, embodying the rich historical and cultural heritage, a comfortable place to live, a metropolitan area advanced in all senses. The project covers such areas as administrative reform, urban economic development strategy, housing and utility services, social sphere and inclusive progress, environment. It consists of such steps as formation of a primary team, collection of initial data, identification of shortcomings and the compilation of a roadmap, elaboration of strategies for areas, monitoring the implementation of planned tasks, and presentation of results. In determining the objectives of the project, the efforts will be built on public opinion, on the views of scientists, experts, financial institutions, on the experience of major cities of the world.
To be sure, the project gives the impression of a declaration of intent – there are a lot of common phrases in it, without specifics. For example, at the presentation, nothing was said about how the noble goal of raising the living standards among the city residents would be achieved. However, this is just the beginning. In particular, such an important stage as the identification of drawbacks is very important. And if indeed, it will be carried out taking into account the opinion of residents of the capital, and these weaknesses will begin to be practically eliminated, ending up with ‘transformation’ producing our beloved Tashkent as... a dream city!