BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 1. The Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan together with the United Nations Development Program launched “Tashkent - accelerating the attraction of investments in low-carbon vehicles” joint project,Trend reports via the Uzbek ministry.
Within the framework of this project, it is planned to reconstruct Shota Rustaveli Street in Tashkent, create a green urban transport corridor on it with the allocation of pedestrian and bicycle paths, dedicated lanes for public transport.
It is also planned to establish the movement of electric buses along the green urban transport corridor, as a result of which social, economic and environmental indicators will be collected and analyzed, and based on the results achieved, a roadmap and strategies for the development of electric transport in Uzbekistan will be developed.
The project is funded by grants from the Global Environment Facility in the amount of $3.57 million and UNDP ($300,000).
The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Transport in the period of 2022-2027. The part of the project financed by the Republic of Uzbekistan will amount to $25.57 million.
The main goal of the project is to ensure the inclusiveness, safety and sustainability of cities and towns by reducing the amount of harmful substances emitted into the atmosphere through transport, as well as to take urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences.