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Reconstruction of one Uzbek highway section completed

15 January 2014

"The reconstruction of "Guzar-Buhara-Nukus-Beineu" highway section with the length of 181 kilometers in Uzbekistan has been completed", the representative of the state concern "Uzavtoyul" told Trend.

According to the representative of the agency, the project with the total cost of 1,735 billion dollars reconstructed two highway sections; a 90 kilometer section in the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and a 40 kilometer section in Khorezm Province (both are located in the north-west of Uzbekistan).

The Korean Posco Еngineering and Сonstruction and China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) have implemented this project. The funding of the project has been realized with credit in the amount of 75.3 billion dollars from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and 98.2 billion dollars from the Uzbek government.

Highway A-380 with the length of 1.2 thousand kilometers is a part of the transit passage connecting Uzbekistan with Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in the south and with Kazakhstan in the north.

At present time, Uzbekistan is working on the construction of a national highway at a total cost of about 2.6 billion dollars.

The project entails construction of four highway sections on the route Beineu-Kungrad-Buhara-Samarkand-Tashkent-Andijan-, Buhara-Alat, Buhara-Karshi-Guzar-Termez and Samarkand-Guzar with a total length of 1.2 thousand kilometers by the end of 2015.

There will also be constructed 400 kilometers of four-lane highways with cement facing, 813 kilometers of four-lane highways with concrete pavement and 288 kilometers two-lane highways with concrete pavement.

The Uzbek government with help from ADB, the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the credit line of the Chinese government to the member-states of Shanghai organization and other international financial institutions funds the $1.68 billion project.

The overall size of the Uzbek highway is about 150 thousand kilometers. Forty-five thousand kilometers are main highways of common use, and includes 3.2 thousand kilometers of international highway and 18.8 thousand kilometers highways of state importance.

Twenty international transport routes and directions pass through the territory of Uzbekistan.