Uzbekistan announces tender for reconstruction of Tashkent-Osh highway
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 10
By Daniar Azizov - Trend:
The Republican Road Fund under the Finance Ministry of Uzbekistan has announced a tender for reconstruction of the 75-kilometer stretch of Pungan-Namangan highway (A373/4R112) in Namangan oblast (eastern part of the Uzbekistan), according to the fund's message.
The tender's winner will be required to carry out the replacement of the two-lane asphalt pavement on this section and to expand it to four-lane asphalt pavement over 1.5 years, according to the report.
In accordance with the tender's terms the bids will be accepted till January 20, 2014.
Earlier it was reported that in 2013-2015 Uzbekistan intends to reconstruct the Pungan-Namangan highway in the Fergana Valley at a cost of $265 million.
The highway, which is a part of the Tashkent-Osh highway (A-373), connects the city ring road in the Ferghana Valley (area of Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana oblasts in the east of the country). The project was approved by a special resolution of the Uzbek President, Islam Karimov.
The project will be financed by a $220 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and $45 million from the state budget.
Currently, the total length of roads in Uzbekistan is 146,400 kilometres, some 42,500 kilometres of which are common use highways, including 3,200 kilometres of international highways and 18.800 kilometres of national roads.
Some 20 international transport routes pass through the territory of Uzbekistan.
Translated by E.A
Edited by C.N