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Uzbekistan Havo Yollari to increase cargo transportation
Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) is planning to open new flights to increase cargo transportation.
The airline plans to open new flights to Amsterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai and maybe Guangzhou from international intermodal center of logistics at Navoi Airport from April 2015.
The airline that that it received two Boeing airplanes, which were transferred from passenger planes to freighters.
The commercial load of the airplane makes up 53 tonnes. The planes are certified according to the fourth level of noise (Stage 4 noise level), which will perform takeoffs and landings at airports that have restrictions for flying at night, in particular, the city of London and Frankfurt.
Boeing-767-300BCF freighter of Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) conducted first charter flight on route Urumqi-Tashkent on 25 December 2014. It transported 48.066 tonnes of freight. The planes will be used to carry out charter flights and flights from international airport Navoi to Dubai, Tianjin, Frankfurt, Aktobe, New Delhi, on average – 13 flights per week.
Flights to Europe, India, China and Southern eastern Asia are conducted via international intermodal center of logistics at Navoi Airport. Since launch of the center, over 200,000 tonnes of freight were transported via the center.
No Mountain is Obstacle
The construction of the region’s unprecedented railway line Angren-Pap in under way in Uzbekistan. While in its design stages, it already ranked among eight leading international projects in the most complicated mountain conditions, and the construction of the tunnel ranked among the 13 longest ones.
The Uzbek railway industry represents a successful example of application of advanced technologies and initiatives that are notable both on Central Asian and international scale. The construction of a unique steel highway, Angren-Pap, is one such project, which is expected to complete the formation of a unified national railway network, securely linking all parts of the country. The length of the new railway will make up 123.1 km. Besides, the project envisages the construction of a 19-kilometer tunnel, 285 artificial structures, 22 bridges, six overpasses, six depots and two railway stations.
Railway authorities plan to launch the first trains in July 2016. There is still much to be done for that. The construction is currently under way at an accelerated pace. More than a thousand Chinese specialists and 500 Uzbek construction workers are involved in the construction of the tunnel. In total, the construction involves about 3,000 highly skilled railroad workers.
The construction of the road through the Kamchik pass, whose height exceeds 2,200 meters above sea level, is powered by cutting-edge equipment. Earthworks have been completed and rails have been laid at 86 out of 104 kilometers of roads. That has accelerated the project’s implementation by 10-12%.
In addition, nine bridges and two overpasses of a total length of 1,500 meters have connected the Angren station with the western part of the tunnel. The construction of a hundred-seat station Orzu on the border of Tashkent and Namangan regions is underway.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Silk and Spices Festival to be held in Bukhara
Festival Silk and Spices, which traditionally takes place in Bukhara, will be held from 28 May to 1 June 2015, the press service of Uzbektourism said.
The festival is organized in Bukhara to preserve and promote national culture heritage of the people of Uzbekistan.
The festival will present school of Bukhara miniatures and Gijduvan ceramics, Bukharian masters of coining and needlework, production of silk fabrics, carpets and jewelry.
The festival will also include an international conference “Perspectives of creation of tourists center Bukhara as part of Silk Road”.
Masters from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Uzbek cities are expected to attend the festival.
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