About 967.2 billion soums of investments were used to increase fixed capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan in January-March 2007, or 136.4% compared to January-March 2006, according to the State Statistics Committee.
589.8 billion soums or 61% of their total volume were used in production branches of the economy, 377.4 billion soums or 39% – in non-production branches.
Out of the total investments in the non-production sphere 97.3 billion soums (10.1% of total volume) were used in housing construction. In January-March of the current year there were build 11,200 apartments with the total space of over 1.28 million sq. m (118.8% to the level of January-March 2006) including 1.13 million sq. m (121.4%) in the rural area.
85.5 billion soums of investments were used for new construction and capital reconstruction of general education schools, or 22.7% of investments in the non-production sphere and 36.8% of investments in education.
In January-March of the current year 6 general education schools with 3,527 places were repaired, a new academic lyceum with 720 places in Namangan region and a vocational college with 720 places in Surkhandarya region were put into operation, a vocational college of the Tashkent Medical Academy with 300 places was reconstructed.
141.3 billion soums of investments were used for construction and reconstruction of academic lyceums and vocational colleges, or 37.4% of total investments in the non-production sphere and 60.8% of total investments in education (in January-March 2006 – 11.4 and 26.6% respectively).
There were also put into operation outpatient-and-polyclinic institutions with 550 visits per shift, including rural medical stations with 350 visits per shift, which made up 88% and 60.9% respectively to the corresponding period of 2006.
In communal construction there were put into operation 294.2 kilometers of water supply networks and 162 kilometers of gas networks which made up 100.9% and 54.7% respectively to January-March 2006. Out of total gas networks and of water-supply networks put in place 87.8% and 92.3% respectively belong to rural area.
5.3 billion soums were used for construction of water supply networks, of which 600 million soums – budgetary funds (10.6% of their total volume), 1.2 billion soums – funds of enterprises and population (22.8%). 1.1 billion soums for construction of gas networks were used at the expense of enterprises and population (100%).
In January-March 2007 construction works were fulfilled to the amount of 386.5 billion soums (112.8% to January-March 2006). Out of the total volume of construction works 73% fall upon new construction, reconstruction, expansion and technical re-equipment of operating enterprises, 20.3% – upon capital and current repairs and 6.7% – upon other contract works.
Construction organizations of non-state forms of ownership fulfilled construction works to the amount of 345.5 billion soums, which made up 89.4% to the total volume of construction works (as compared to 2006 their share increased by 2.4%).