New Andijan to become a legendary city
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The housing issue is acute in the densely populated Andijan region. Therefore, during a previous trip to the region, the President proposed to build a new city on the undeveloped hilly terrain of Andijan region.
The city project, developed jointly with Turkish specialists, was presented on 12 April. Then the head of state instructed to design the city with high quality, provide for more parks and alleys.
The foundation stone ceremony took place today at the construction site of the new city. It was attended by representatives of the older generation, youth and public figures.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev called this construction a historical event that demonstrates the great creative potential of our people.
- For two or three years now I have been haunted by the solution of the housing problem in Andijan. There is little land here, the need for housing has only increased over the years. There are many families in which the mother-in-law lives in the same house with several daughters-in-law. Therefore, we decided to act with the expectation of the future and began to build a new city. More than 130 thousand apartment buildings will be built here, over 450 thousand people will live, - said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The total area of the city will be 4,000 hectares, of which 2,000 will be occupied by housing, social facilities, industrial zones, and service facilities. Green zones will be created on another 2 thousand hectares on the instructions of the President.
The new city project will be implemented in 8 stages. This year, US$100 million will be allocated from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development for the initial stage of work on the formation of infrastructure. Thus, 33 kilometers of drinking water supply networks, 52 kilometers of highways, 18 kilometers of power grids and 27 kilometers of gas pipelines will be built.
At the first stage, 170 multi-storey buildings with 3,310 apartments, a school for 1,680 children, a kindergarten for 385 children and a polyclinic for 200 visits per day will be erected. During the period of construction work, more than 10 thousand permanent jobs will be created, after the completion of construction - about 100 thousand permanent jobs in the industrial, trade, social and service sectors.
Noting that Andijan is the place where Zakhiriddin Muhammad Babur was born and raised, the head of state stressed that the residents of Andijan are capable of great achievements with their knowledge and dedication.
“Today, embarking on such a huge creative work, we rely primarily on the strength of our brave and noble people, the rich knowledge and experience of our ancestors, on the determination of hardworking and generous Andijan residents,” said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Then the President laid the first stone at the construction site of the new city.
- Glory to the Almighty for the fact that we have lived up to these days. I hope that New Andijan will become a prosperous place for a happy life. I sincerely congratulate all Andijan residents on this historic event, on this glorious ceremony, the President said.
Labor veterans and builders spoke at the ceremony.
Until 2016, individual and two-story houses were built in Andijan region for 4,846 families. Over the past 5 years only - 11 thousand apartment buildings and 4 400 cottages. This year, 271 multi-storey buildings with 6,346 apartments are being built, as well as 2,500 individual houses for mortgages.