Today almost 5 million people live and work in Tashkent, UZ Daily
reminded, adding that a lot of new housing and other facilities are being built, and the burden on infrastructure is increasing. At the same time, there is a need to build 20 thousand apartments, more than 40 schools, kindergartens and clinics annually. Given the current rate of urbanization, further population growth is expected in the coming years.
According to the news site, on 20 July, a Presidential Decree was adopted on measures to build the city of New Tashkent. In accordance with it, a Coordinating Council headed by the Prime Minister and a directorate were formed. The post of Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services, responsible for the project, has been introduced.
For the implementation of a large-scale project, 19 thousand 720 hectares of land were selected in the Yukorichirchik and Urtachirchik districts of Tashkent region, it reminds. New Tashkent will be "smart" and "garden city". The administrative center will house government departments, the University of New Uzbekistan, a library, a historical museum, and palaces of culture. As well as business and innovation quarters, clusters of education, medicine and tourism. A central park, artificial canals and lakes between blocks, alleys along the Chirchik and Karasu rivers, as well as conditions for people’s recreation will be created on an area of 420 hectares. The Green Belt of Tashkent project also starts here.
"For thirty-two years of our independence, we are building such a city for the first time, attracting leading companies to this. However, do our spheres and standards correspond?" Shavkat Mirziyoyev posed the question. "They should be in harmony with modern projects. That is why even now it is necessary to improve laws and standards in construction, energy, irrigation, transport and all related areas in accordance with the highest world standards," he said.