The housing issue is acute in the densely populated Andijan region. Therefore, during the previous trip to the region, the President proposed to build a new city on the undeveloped hilly terrain of Andijan district.
The project of the city, developed jointly with Turkish specialists, was presented on April 12. Then the President instructed to design the city qualitatively, to create more parks and alleys.
The ceremony of laying the first stone at the construction site of the new city has taken place today. It was attended by representatives of the older generation, young people and public figures.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev called this construction a historic event that demonstrates the great creative potential of Uzbekistan people.
“For the past two or three years, I have been thinking about the solution to the housing issue in Andijan. There is little land here, and the need for housing has only grown 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 a view to the future and began to build a new city. More than 130 thousand apartment buildings will be built here, and more than 450 thousand people will live there”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
The total area of the city will be 4 thousand hectares, of which 2 thousand will be occupied by housing, social facilities, industrial zones, service facilities. Green zones will be created on another 2 thousand hectares on the instructions of the President.
The project of the new city will be implemented in 8 stages. This year, the Reconstruction and Development Fund will allocate $100 million for the initial stage of work on the formation of infrastructure. Thus, 33 kilometers of drinking water supply networks, 52 kilometers of roads, 18 kilometers of electricity networks and 27 kilometers of gas pipelines will be built.
170 multi-storey buildings with 3,310 apartments, a school with 1,680 seats, a kindergarten with 385 seats and a polyclinic for 200 visits per day will be built at the first stage. During the construction period, more than 10 thousand people will be employed. After the completion of construction, this figure will reach about 100 thousand in the industrial, commercial, social and service sectors.
Noting that Andijan is the place where Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur was born and grew up, the Head of the state emphasized that Andijan people are capable of great achievements with their knowledge and dedication.
“Today, when we embark on such a huge creative work, we rely primarily on the strength of our brave and noble people, rich knowledge and experience of our ancestors, and determination of hardworking and generous Andijan people”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
The President laid the foundation stone at the site of the new city.
“Thank the Almighty that we have lived to see 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.
The ceremony was attended by veterans of labor, construction workers.
Until 2016, individual and two-storey houses for 4,846 families were built in Andijan region. In the last 5 years – 11 thousand apartment buildings and 4,400 cottages. This year, 271 multi-storey buildings with 6,346 apartments are being built, as well as 2.5 thousand individual houses under a mortgage.