Plans Underway For Central Asia’s First Privately Owned Airport

A new airport is being planned in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent region, which will be financed by Chinese investors. The planned airport will be the first in Central Asia built entirely with private financing and owned by private individuals.

Last week at the Uzbek-Chinese business forum in Shenzhen, delegations from Uzbekistan and China signed numerous business and investment contracts. Among them, the contract to build an airfield in the Ahangaran district in the Tashkent region attracted special interest.

The project is expected to use capital sourced solely from an unnamed Chinese investor company. Construction is expected to start in the second half of this year.

In addition to the airport, seven more projects, worth $56m, are being planned with Chinese investors for the Akkurgan district, including facilities for producing knitwear, fabrics, synthetic mattresses, footwear, and building materials.


Times of Central Asia