Uzbekistan starts building New Tashkent

Maria Novoselova/Vestnik Kavkaza

Tashkent will increase the area by 50% due to new territories. The New Tashkent project started today in Uzbekistan. The President participated in the laying of the first stone.

The population of Tashkent will increase in the coming years, the demand for housing is growing. The master plan of the city until 2045 provides for expansion, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on Saturday.

Every year in Tashkent there is a need for the construction of more than 20,000 high-rise buildings, dozens of kindergartens, schools and clinics. To meet the growing demand for such facilities, a clear plan for two decades ahead is needed, the president said at the ceremony of laying the first stone of the New Tashkent project.

The master plan of the Uzbek capital until 2045 takes into account the need for a gradual expansion of the city at the expense of neighboring districts of the Tashkent region and the implementation of the New Tashkent project.

Russian example

In Russia, the capital has grown significantly in 2012. New Moscow increased the area of Moscow by 2.4 times. Territories in the south-west of the Moscow region were annexed to the city, so now Moscow borders on the Kaluga region from the south. The expansion was intended to rid the metropolis of the traditional monocentric structure, it was also planned to move administrative and government offices to the new district. The large-scale expansion of Moscow has become an incentive for the accelerated development and creation of the transport infrastructure of the capital region.

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