Tashkent city kengash approved an increase in tariffs for drinking water supply. It will now cost 1,400 soums per cubic meter for individuals and 3,000 soums for legal entities.
Tashkent was ranked 157th out of 173 cities in the Global Liveability Index 2023. The Uzbek capital lost 13 spots compared to last year’s ranking, making it one of the top 10 countries to have deteriorated the most over the past year. Vienna was voted the most livable city in the world.
The Tashkent city administration proposed a plan to create public transport corridors along four key streets in the capital, drawing on foreign best practices. The plan, which has been published online for public feedback, covers Amir Temur, Shakhrisabz, Shota Rustaveli and Yangi Sergeli streets.
Acting hokim of Tashkent Shavkat Umurzakov promised to oversee creation of green spaces in capital’s each mahalla. “Our policy is to propel Tashkent into a status of ‘people's city',” “a city that serves the people,” and “city for people’s leisure,” he said.
UAE-based ADSSC will begin construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in Tashkent in January 2024, with the capacity to process 1.5 million cubic meters of wastewater daily. The project includes modernizing pipelines and connecting existing treatment plants in the city.
Foreign ministers from Central Asian countries and Russia convened in Samarkand, designating Samarkand as the CIS Cultural Capital and Tashkent as the Youth Capital for 2024. Additionally, a resolution was endorsed to establish a quadrennial Olympic event for children with disabilities.
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