On November 18, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inspected the progress of the construction of the Olympic Town.
It is known that Uzbekistan will host the Asian and Asian Youth Para Games in 2025. The Olympic town under construction will create conditions for the practice of all sports included in the programme of these competitions. The area of the complex is 100 hectares. The main facilities are a stadium with 10,000 seats and a velodrome with 2,000 seats, a water sports palace, individual and team sports complexes.
There will also be a four-storey administration building, 15 outdoor sports fields, jogging tracks and parks. In total, 54% of the area will be green. Artificial lakes will be created on 37 hectares.
The project is being carried out in cooperation with the Chinese company CAMC Engineering, which has experience of building sports facilities in 70 countries.
A year ago, on November 9, the President laid the first stone of this town. To date, work on the foundations of the main buildings has been completed. The structures of 5 complexes have been installed. About a thousand workers and engineers, as well as special equipment, are involved in the construction.
The President instructed to introduce foreign experience in the operation of the town, to take safety measures and to improve the territory.
"After the Asian Games, the venues should not be empty, but serve our people. In addition to training, it is necessary to create a base for sports education, science and medicine. In other words, this place will become a scientific, practical, educational and training centre for our country," said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
In the future, the Ministry of Youth Policy and Sports, sports federations, the State Sports Academy of Uzbekistan and other agencies will be based here. Sports facilities will be available for citizens to practice sports.
"It is necessary to connect the children's sports schools with this town in the future. This will serve as a bridge from mass sports to professional sports," said the President.
As the Asian Para Games will also be held in the town, sectors adapted to the needs of people with disabilities will be organized here.
On the President's recommendation, the complex will use renewable energy. Solar panels with an annual capacity of 10 megawatts will be installed on 56 thousand square metres.
The information on projects launched this year in accordance with the investment programme of the city of Tashkent was also presented here. It was noted that by the end of the current year, 360 projects had been implemented in the production and service sectors, creating a total of 20 thousand jobs. There are also plans to develop a new-generation industrial zone on 650 hectares in the Yangikhayot district.