The cost of the first toll highway in Uzbekistan, the Tashkent-Andijan with a length of 340 km, will exceed $ 2 billion.
The feasibility study of the project was developed by the World Bank consultants and has already been agreed with the ministries and departments of the republic.
Work is now beginning to identify consultants for a Pre-investment study of the road construction.
It is expected that an international tender among contractors will be announced in a year. The construction of the highway will begin after the signing of a public-private partnership agreement with the winner of the tender. According to forecasts, the construction of the route may take 5-10 years.
According to preliminary estimates of the World Bank, the cost of using the route for cars can be about $ 5-7, and for trucks and buses – within $ 15.
Modern Andijan is the large city of Uzbekistan, the largest center for engineering industry. Andijan has the automobile production plant, a number of other major companies: engineering, canning and dairy factories, flour mill, cotton mill, textile factory.
This beautiful sunny city becomes more attractive from year to year: new modern buildings are built, a range of entertainment and shopping centers is growing. Andijan abounds in green gardens, parks and alleys.
Thirty kilometers away from Andijan there is the ancient settlement of Ershi – the capital of the ancient state of Davan. The Andijan region is well-known for its holy places. So-called Teshik-Tash boulder reminds straddling giant at the foot. Among other famous shrines Imam-Ota, Tuzlik Masar, Ok Gur, spring Shirmanbulak should be mentioned.
By Sher Karimov