On April 7, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting via videoconference to review the progress in the improvement of road conditions, the planting campaign throughout the country and the simplification of public service delivery, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reported.
The report on the results of an experiment in Andijan Region to replace asphalt with cement on highways was presented. This allowed saving 600 million soums and $350,000 on the purchase of bitumen abroad. A cluster of road cement manufacturers undertook to maintain the experimental roads for 10 years.
This year, 670 kilometres of pedestrian and bicycle cement roads will be built in Uzbekistan. Green plantations continue to be created under the Yashil Makon landscaping project; it is planned to plant up to 125 million seedlings, mainly poplars, this spring. In addition, irrigation systems are being built, and wells are being drilled to irrigate green plantations.
From July 1, 2022, the requirements to approve an electronic signature for 38 types of public services (via a mobile app) and obtain six types of licenses and 32 types of certificates and documents for entrepreneurs and the population will be abolished, and electronic notifications for a number of services will be used. The entrance university exam fee for children from low-income families will be abolished.