Infrastructure and tourism development


Main indicators

Number of regular international bus routes
  • There were no international bus routes in 2000-2018
  • In 2020, the number of regular international bus routes reached 32
New metro lines
  • Metro overhead lines are not built
  • In 2019-2020, the first 12 km of ground metro lines were launched in Central Asia. In addition, the construction of 6.2 km. new "Sergeli circle" ground circle
  • In 2022-2030, Tashkent will continue to build a single ring of underground and surface metro
Uzbekistan's position in the world Logistics Performance Index (LPI)
  • in 2014 – 129th place
  • in 2018 – 99th place
Number of free economic zones and small industrial zones
  • 2008-2016 3 FEZs (“Navoi”, “Angren”, “Jizzakh”)
  • Currently, 21 FEZs are functioning, 185 "youth zones of industry and entrepreneurship" have been created on the ground
  • By 2030, it is planned to create more than 30 free economic zones and more than 220 "youth zones of industry and entrepreneurship" and further expand their areas
Income of the tourism industry
  • in 2016 – 375 mln dollars
  • in 2019 – 1.3 billion dollars
Light visa system for tourists
  • 2016, the procedure for obtaining visas for foreign citizens to enter Uzbekistan was quite complicated
  • A visa-free regime is introduced with 93 countries of the world. 57 countries have a simplified visa regime
Item in international indices
  • In 2015, Uzbekistan ranked 141st in the Doing Business index
  • In 2020, Uzbekistan rose to 69th place in the Doing Business index. In the past 3 years alone, the growth was 18 positions
  • There was no sovereign credit rating of Uzbekistan
  • In 2018, Uzbekistan, for the first time in history, received sovereign credit ratings of international rating agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor's

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