President of Uzbakistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev: We need to change the culture of construction and life

Tashkent, Uzbekistan : The strength of the state and the unity of the people are tested in difficult times. Unfortunately, 2020 has brought a lot of challenges. Against the background of the socio-economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, a natural disaster and a man-made disaster occurred in Bukhara and Syrdarya regions in one week.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev immediately arrived in these regions and took control of the situation. “We must show restraint, lift and steadfastly bear this burden. Not a single family, not a single person will be left without attention,” the President said then.

The personal participation of the head of state in organizing the elimination of the consequences and restoring normal life has become a strong support for the victims. Our people united and came to the aid of our compatriots; who helped with money, and who – with their work.

As a result of the breakthrough of the dam of the Sardoba reservoir in May of this year, 2,211 houses became unfit for habitation, 2,499 received significant damage. Having familiarized himself with the scale of the destruction, the President promised not only to restore the affected makhallas, but also to make them better, to turn them into model settlements.

86 five-story houses were erected on the three 50 hectares selected for this purpose: 37 – in the Dustlik mahalla of Sardoba district, 40 – in Khakikat mahalla of the Mirzaabad district and 9 – in Navbahor mahalla of Akaltyn district. A total of 2 640 apartments were commissioned.

“The flood damage was enormous. We needed both to eliminate the consequences of the tragedy and to normalize people’s lives in a short time. Not every state can handle this task. We spoke with all the victims. The forces of ministries and regions were involved, operational work was established. We managed to provide families with housing before the cold days. The most important thing is that people have passed their anxiety, they are satisfied,” – said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Previously, many houses here were not supplied with natural gas. Today gas, water, electricity and other communications are supplied here. It is also important that the owners of the new apartments retained their former houses, not far from which all three blocks were built.

The head of state emphasized the solidarity of our people at that difficult time.

– Specialists came from all over the country. There is a street of Karakalpakstan and every region. Everyone was convinced that if we unite, take care of each other, we will be able to do a lot, and this is our strength, ” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

The houses are cozy, the adjacent territory is landscaped. The new mahalla was named Yangi Uzbekiston.

– The name “Yangi Uzbekiston” was given for a reason. If people like this experience, we will build houses of this type in other regions, in cities with a high population density. And next to each array we will create jobs. In general, we need to change the culture of construction and life, the President noted.

A mahalla guzar, a shop, a library, and playgrounds have been built on the territory of the new massif. A separate company has been created to service them.

Instructions are given on organizing the efficient operation of houses.