Bukhara region boasts immense tourism potential. Given this advantage, the flow of foreign tourists is to double by 2021 and raise revenue from tourist services in the amount of 350 million US dollars, the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, at the meeting underway in Bukhara region, raised this issue in particular and outlined corresponding objectives. The Head of the state stressed the need to build modern hotels and improve the tourist infrastructure in general.
This year, the hotels Bukhoro Palace, Varakhsha and Zarafshon in the city of Bukhara will be reconstructed, 32 new hotels, 9 motels and 50 guest houses are to be commissioned. As a result, the number of accommodation beds will reach 7,000, and the tourist reception capacity will double.
Works are also in progress to repair the 122-kilometer Gijduvan – Kagan road, to establish modern and comfortable transportation among the mausoleums of Seven Pirs, and extensively introduce the international standard Halal.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev pointed to the need to turn Bukhara into a “tourist crossroads” by boosting the number of flights and the frequency of trains and buses running from Samarkand, Khiva and Shakhrisabz.
Meanwhile, the Head of the state gave instructions to build a museum of Bukhara history, entertainment facilities, handicraft centers, and organize pedestrian zones in the old part of Bukhara.