On February 10 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Samarkand.
The President got acquainted with the conditions created at the Samarkand International Airport.
The air harbor of the city is being reconstructed as part of a project for almost $83 million. The runway was rebuilt last year. The construction of a new terminal has been completed. The finishing works are underway in it. A road infrastructure, parking and lighting system are being built.
The name and activity of the prominent scientist Mirzo Ulugbek are closely connected with Samarkand. Therefore, the terminal building is made in the form of an open book, symbolizing the main work of our ancestor «Zij-i jadidi Kuragoniyi» («The New astronomical table of Kuragoniy»). The width of the terminal is 175 meters. The height is 25 meters. It is capable of handling 800 passengers per hour.
The airport will operate in an «open sky» mode, as well as serve cargo transportation. The new terminal will be put into operation next month.