Railway Construction Projects Reviewed

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev was briefed on railway sector projects on May 6th. Our country’s unique geographical position and the rapid pace of industrial development enhance the role of railway transport. In recent years, Uzbekistan’s railways have undergone significant development. A modern infrastructure has been created to meet the needs of the population and economic sectors, forming a comprehensive network of railways.

During the years of independence, more than 2,400 kilometers of new railways have been constructed, and over 3,000 kilometers have been electrified. The domestic railway industry is equipped with heavy machinery and ferrous metallurgy capacities. Today, this sector effectively connects all regions and areas of our country.

Thanks to these developments, Uzbekistan, with its modern transport communications and high transit potential, has become a crucial hub of international railways, linking East with West, and South with North. The active investment policy of our state and attractive conditions for business have enhanced its significance as a transport hub at the crossroads of trade routes.

Consequently, priority is given to continuing the construction and modernization of railways. Projects in this direction were discussed at the presentation.

Special attention was given to further expanding the transport-logistical potential and its effective use. The necessity of consistently diversifying transport corridors to improve entrepreneurs’ access to the global market and increase export opportunities was emphasized.

Practical measures for constructing the “China – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan” railway, which will become an important component of trans-regional connections within the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, were considered. Experts believe that this transport corridor will contribute to the accelerated development not only of the three countries but also of the entire Central Asian region.

Information was also presented on the processes of creating new transport corridors that will link Central Asia with South Asia.

The Head of State also gave instructions on developing aviation infrastructure, transforming airports into international transit hubs, and constructing and repairing modern roads.

Published On: May 6, 2024Views: 86