Uzbek President exchanges views with people


Tashkent, Uzbekistan ,  MAY 30 — A meeting with the leadership and residents of Sergeli district of Tashkent took place in the new ecopark.

“Today I came here to find out what worries our people in the current difficult situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and together discuss what else needs to be done to improve their lives,” the head of state said.

Investment projects formed for Sergeli district are considered.

In particular, this year it is planned to implement 61 investment projects worth 1.8 trillion soums, creating more than 5 thousand jobs.

22 projects with the participation of foreign investments worth $ 83 million will also be implemented.

For example, the Tashkent Pipe Plant, together with Chinese partners, will launch production of 500 thousand tons of sheet metal per year. This year, US$85 million will be invested in this project.

Due to the narrowing to 65-80 meters of the channel of the Chirchik River, a reserve of 565 hectares of land will arise on its 16-kilometer section in Bektemir and Sergeli districts. By placing new investment projects here, it will be possible to create 160 thousand new jobs. Responsible persons are entrusted with a detailed study of this issue.

The head of state emphasized the need to develop small businesses, increase employment and reduce poverty by supporting community initiatives.

A number of projects for the development of transport and municipal infrastructure are being implemented. In particular, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari JSC is constructing the Sergeli Elevated Metro with a length of 7 kilometers and a cost of 83 million dollars. The task was set to put this line into operation in September this year.

Instructions are given on improving sewer and heating networks, modernizing centralized heating by transferring it to a closed system.