On April 7, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a videoconference on improving the internal roads and landscaping under an umbrella of the national project «Yashil Makon» (‘A Green Space’), as well as simplifying the public services.
The President has emphasized that all three tasks enlisted in the agenda of the meeting are focused on exalting a human honor and dignity, ensuring the well-being of people.
The condition of internal roads is one of the most alarming problems for the population. The relevance of the issue is demonstrated by the fact that the portal «An Initiative Budget» received 20 thousand suggestions from citizens on this issue, which is 25 % of the total number of applications.
A new experiment to improve the quality of internal roads has been launched in the Andijan Region. The cement-producing enterprises have organized a cluster. It covered 23 kilometers of roads with a cement-concrete mix at 31 remote makhallas (the local neighborhood community areas).
The use of cement instead of asphalt saved 600 million Uzbek soums in construction and $350 thousand in bitumen import. Crucially, the cluster has committed itself to maintain the roads it has built for 10 years.
Taking into account this experience, the task was set to build 2,3 thousand kilometers of cement-concrete internal roads in Karakalpakstan and the regions.
According to calculations, the domestic cement production will reach 18 million tons by the end of this year. Therefore, a domestic demand will be met in full.
By and large, to support the activities of road clusters, imported equipment for the construction of roads with cement-concrete surface will be exempt from customs duties and recycling fees from May 1 to the end of the year.
In addition, it is planned to build 670 kilometers of pedestrian and bicycle paths at the regional centers and cities this year. It is noted that they should also have a cement-concrete coating. A special attention should be paid to the drainage system while designing them.
At the videoconference on February 2, the plans were defined to plant 125 million seedlings during the spring season as part of the national project «Yashil makon». The heads of the State committee for ecology and environment protection, forestry and khokimiyats (governor’s offices) reported on the work done in this direction.
The necessity of planting trees and poplar cuttings at each makhalla, educational institutions, along channels and roads was pointed out. It is noted that the experience of uniform cultivation of fruit and five-year-old ornamental trees, started in Tashkent, should be extended to other cities.
The process of constructing new irrigational and well drilling systems as a part of the project «Yashil Makon» was also considered.
In keeping with the agenda of the meeting, the issues of simplification and expansion of public services were discussed. The further tasks have been identified to improve the convenience of such services.
In particular, from July 1 this year the requirement to approve an electronic signature for 38 types of public services will be cancelled and will be carried out by cell phones. The requirement to obtain six types of licenses will also be abolished. An electronic notification system for more than 8 services will be introduced for the population and entrepreneurs. The procedure of requiring 32 types of documents and certificates from the population and entrepreneurs of municipal organizations will be abolished. The children from low-income families will be exempted from paying fees to participate at the entrance exams at universities.
Overall, by the end of next year, the number of services provided by public service centers will increase from the current 172 to 300, and from 60 to 250 services provided through a mobile application.
The instructions were given for the construction of public service centers in the regions.