On April 11, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev reviewed the projects for the modernization of a number of transport infrastructure facilities, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reported.
In April last year, the President signed the resolutions on the reorganisation of the joint-stock companies Uzbekistan Airways and Uzbekistan Airports. The action plans envisage increasing air cargo and passenger traffic volumes, as well as building and reconstructing air terminals. The airport development programme for the period up to 2035 has been developed.
The presentation of the action plans to implement the programme took place. The projects provide for the transformation of the Tashkent airport into an international hub, the Navoi airport into a cargo airport and the airports in Bukhara and Samarkand into tourist hubs. Measures will be taken to expand the capacity of the Tashkent Airport to 2,400 passengers per hour and increase the professional competence of airport personnel. The possibility of creating a regional low-cost carrier is being considered.
An international airport will be built on the territory of the Fergana Valley to replace the airports in Andijan, Namangan and Fergana, located within the cities. It is planned to build the new Tashkent-Vostochny airport in the capital and the new airport terminals in Bukhara and Urgench.