Uzbekistan banns movement of trucks through Kamchik pass
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 19 /Trend D.Azizov/
Movement of trucks with an operational period of more than 25 years over the Kamchik pass will be banned since October 1, in accordance with a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.
This pass is the only highway linking the Ferghana Valley, on the territory of which Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions are located with the rest of Uzbekistan.
The movement of trucks with an operational period of more than 20 years will be prohibited as from July 1, 2014 and with an operational period of more than 15 years after July 2016.
The decision was made to improve the environmental situation in the mountainous regions of Tashkent and Namangan regions, gain control over the movement of trucks through the pass, as well as road safety in the mountains, the document said in its preamble.
The decree also requires the inclusion of a project for the construction and equipping of the control points on the 185th and 273rd kilometre section of the A-373 highway, M-39, Gulistan - Beech - Angren - Kokand in Andijan - Osh till the end of 2013 in the investment programme for the next year.
Technological equipment will be established at the checkpoints in order to test weight and dimensions.
Reconstruction of the Kamchik pass is part of the programme to develop a transport corridor between the central part of Uzbekistan and the Fergana Valley.