The strategy for the development of the construction industry of Uzbekistan for 2021-2025 approved
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – The strategy for the development of the construction industry of Uzbekistan for 2021-2025 was approved in Uzbekistan.
The strategy was developed in accordance with Presidential Decree No. UP-5963 from 13 March 2020. Its goal is transformations in the construction industry aimed at developing modern management methods, increasing investment attractiveness in the implementation of projects and introducing innovative solutions. The corresponding Presidential Decree was adopted on 27 November, Norma.uz reports.
The main directions of the document:
urban development of territories and ensuring effective public participation in this process;
improving the quality and safety of urban planning activities;
ensuring the efficiency, rationality and transparency of administrative procedures in the field of urban planning activities, as well as increasing the efficiency of organizations in the construction industry;
digitalization of urban planning activities, introduction of modern ICT into the industry;
improvement of the system of training, retraining and advanced training of personnel, development of scientific potential in the field of urban planning.
The decree also approved the "Road Map" and defined targets for the implementation of the strategy. Among the second, in particular:
improving the position of Uzbekistan in the international Doing Business Index in the direction of Dealing with Construction Permits from the current 61.7 points to 78.2 points by the end of 2025;
achieving by 2025 the harmonization of national urban planning norms and rules with international norms and standards at a level of at least 50%, taking into account the geological, climatic, seismological and other features of the republic;
reaching by 2025 the coverage of general plans of all cities and 25% of urban settlements;
ensuring by 2025 the creation of an additional four electronic platforms within the "Transparent Construction" system, as well as their integration with interdepartmental information systems and databases;
reaching by 2025 the share of implementation of the "volumetric" method of developing design and estimate documentation up to 50% of the total number of construction projects in the republic;
entry by 2025 of one of the universities in the field of architecture and construction in the list of the best higher educational institutions in Asia (top 1000) in the ratings of internationally recognized organizations.
From 1 January 2021, to ensure public control over construction:
a) the general plans of settlements are approved taking into account the results of public discussion, which includes 4 stages:
familiarization of citizens with the terms, place and procedure for holding public discussions;
holding a public discussion on the draft general plan of the settlement;
analysis of public opinion based on fixed results of public comment;
informing the population about the results of public discussion in the media, including on the Internet;
b) the possibility of public examination of the general plans of settlements is being introduced for compliance with the rights and legal interests of legal entities and individuals, the interests of society and the state;
c) a mechanism is introduced for the development of an alternative general plan of the settlement or for making changes (adjustments) to it at the initiative of the subjects of public control who do not agree with the proposed general plan of the settlement;
d) the organization of public discussion of draft general plans of settlements is assigned to local government bodies.
And from 1 March 2021:
firstly, during the construction and reconstruction of buildings and structures of more than 2 floors (excluding the basement), with a height of more than 12 m from the ground surface and (or) with a total area of more than 500 m2:
an examination of the project documentation of the object is obligatory and state construction control of the object is established. These requirements apply, inter alia, to individual residential buildings;
it is obligatory to conclude a construction contract with a construction organization. It is prohibited to work at the facility independently (in an economic way). This does not apply to organizations involved in construction and installation work as the main activity;
secondly, it is prohibited:
construction of multi-storey apartment buildings on land plots located in the functional zones of the territories of settlements not intended for this type of construction;
an increase in the number of storeys (superstructure) of existing buildings and structures, including individual housing, without an examination of the design documentation;
increasing the number of storeys of buildings and structures under construction (by changing the design documentation), without carrying out an examination of the changed design documentation;
thirdly, a positive expert opinion on project documentation is recognized as valid, provided that it is entered by an expert organization into the "Unified Register of Expert Conclusions" of the National Information System "Transparent Construction". The exception is expert opinions on design documentation containing information constituting a state secret.
The Ministry of Construction is allowed state purchases of works (goods, services) for the development and processing of national regulatory documents in the field of technical regulation, state standards, as well as the adaptation of foreign regulatory documents in the field of urban planning activities under direct contracts. Information about them must be posted on a special information portal for public procurement no later than 3 days from the date of the contract.
The document also provides for:
interim regulation on the procedure for conducting electronic public procurement in construction - until 1 December 2020;
The Unified Administrative Building Regulation - until June 1, 2021;
Zero Injury at Construction Sites Program, based on the implementation of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) Concept - until March 1, 2022;
territorial "design code" taking into account the intended purpose of elements of the urban environment, traditional architecture and culture, as well as the natural and climatic conditions of the area - until July 1, 2022;
b) the creation by September 1, 2021 of an electronic system "Attentive Citizen", which allows citizens to independently receive information about projects under construction, identify illegal construction, record (in the form of photo and video materials) violations at construction sites and send them to authorized bodies;
principles of insurance in design, survey and construction activities based on the study of international best practices;
anti-corruption compliance system of the Ministry of Construction - until 1 August 2021.