Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 8
Uzbekistan has established the Ministry of Transport, Trend reports citing the Uzbek presidential decree.
The ministry will be responsible for development and implementation of a unified state policy for the development of road, rail, air and river transportation, metro as well as road facilities.
It will also regulate transportation activities by adopting regulations, issuing licenses and permits, conducting certifications, effective technical and tariff policies.
The following agencies were transferred to the jurisdiction of the new ministry: the State Committee for Highways with its renaming to the Committee for Highways; the State Inspectorate for Flights Safety with its transformation into the Civil Aviation Agency; the State Inspectorate for Supervision of Railway Transportation Safety with its renaming to the Inspectorate for Supervision of Railway Transportation Safety; the State Inspectorate for Supervision of Quality of Road Construction with its renaming to the Inspectorate for Supervision of Quality of Road Construction.
Furthermore, the ministry will establish the Center for the Study of Transportation Development and Logistics.