23:56 / 08.06.2021
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Uzbekistan begins mass construction of housing and greenhouse complexes 

The President adopted a decree “On measures to create modern greenhouse farms in the regions on the basis of public-private partnership.”

The decree approved the proposals of the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture, based on the requirements and needs of the people who expressed a desire to own a greenhouse and grow agricultural products (hereinafter - the proactive citizens) using modern energy-saving equipment and equipment produced by foreign and domestic investors (hereinafter - investors):

  • Construction of greenhouses on household plots and in homes of the proactive citizens with an area of at least 10 acres;
  • Creation of greenhouses on agricultural lands, reserve low-yielding lands, formerly used for growing cotton and grain, as well as empty unsuitable lands, occupied by orchards and vineyards, each with an area of at least 20 acres, including residential complexes (hereinafter - housing and greenhouse complexes).

The resolution determined that the construction, equipping and operation of housing and greenhouse complexes will be on the public-private partnership basis. At the same time, according to the project:

A) state:

  • allocates agricultural lands, reserve low-yielding lands, formerly used for growing cotton and grain, as well as empty unsuitable lands, occupied by orchards and vineyards, - on the basis of the right of lease following an open competition held among investors;
  • provides housing and greenhouse complexes with external engineering and communication networks (including gas, water, electric energy, internal roads);
  • provides the benefits specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of this Regulation;

B) Investors:

  • provide preparation and examination of pre-design and design documentation (feasibility study, drawings, etc.);
  • develop the concept and design and estimate documentation of projects for the construction, equipping and operation of housing and greenhouse complexes according to the Law “On Public-Private Partnership”;
  • fulfill obligations to finance the costs of building, equipping and operating housing and greenhouse complexes at the expense of their own funds or other sources not restricted by law;
  • record and sell manufactured products on the foreign and domestic markets, starting from the date of commissioning of housing and greenhouse complexes until the deadline established in the contract;
  • comply with the terms of the agreements concluded with the state and the proactive citizens;
  • pay for services in the agreed terms and in the agreed amount, from the date of commissioning of housing and greenhouse complexes;
  • provide free registration of housing and greenhouse complexes on the name of proactive citizens, transferring the agreement on public-private partnership to the state after its expiration;

C) proactive citizens:

•  carry out activities in housing and greenhouse complexes from the date of their commissioning until the agreed deadline on the basis of an agreement concluded;

•  work on self-employment basis when produce products in these complexes;

  • receive housing and greenhouse complexes for free after the expiration of the agreed period, as well as the land on which they are located on the basis of ownership or on the basis of the lease right (for the duration of the lease agreement) ensuring further targeted and effective operation of housing and greenhouse complexes.
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