WB’s Global Infrastructure Fund allots research grant for construction of a toll road connecting Tashkent and Andijan

The World Bank's Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) provided a research grant for a project to construct a toll road connecting Tashkent and Andijan, the press service of the Finance Ministry reports.

On May 10, a meeting with representatives of the World Bank (WB) on public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the field of road transport was held at the Agency for the Development of Public-Private Partnership.

The agency has already approved promising projects for 2019, more than 10 of which are currently under development. The total amount is $2 billion.

WB road construction experts will arrive in Uzbekistan to hold meetings in relevant ministries, study areas in Tashkent, Namangan, Fergana and Andijan regions.

Information on a paid road connecting Tashkent and Andijan first appeared on the media at the end of April. According to the preliminary plan, in June of this year, an agreement will be concluded with the World Bank and by January 2020, necessary documents will be inked.