Uzbekistan’s regions tasked to attract foreign tourists

TASHKENT (TCA) — In an effort to develop the country’s tourism industry, the Government of Uzbekistan is implementing a pilot program for the introduction of new posts in the regional administrations — deputy administration heads in charge of tourism promotion, the Jahon information agency reports.

The newly appointed deputy heads of regional administrations will have a special secretariat that will address the whole range of issues on developing the necessary infrastructure and promoting each region’s tourism brand abroad.

For this pilot project, four regions have been selected: Khorezm, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent provinces. They have been chosen because they have a lot of unique historical monuments and part of the necessary infrastructure in place. In the future, the experience gained within the pilot project will be extended to other regions of Uzbekistan.

During his visit to the city of Parkent in the Tashkent region in July, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was presented plans for the development of tourism in the region in 2017-2018 and proposals for construction of recreational and health facilities in ecologically clean areas of Parkent district located near the Uzbek capital city, Tashkent.

More than 100 thousand tourists visited the Tashkent region last year.

The president attended a presentation of projects of a modern hotel complex for 500 places in Chimgan recreational zone and a cable car with a length of 2 kilometers and with 26 cabins which is planned to be built within 10 months.

There are also plans to build a year-round ski resort, Amirsoy, in the Tashkent region.


Times of Central Asia