October 12, 2022
Simplification of requirements in the construction industry of Uzbekistan
On October 6, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted Resolution No. 577 “On measures to simplify the requirements for the construction industry and systematization of regulations in the field of technical regulation” (hereinafter referred to as “RCM No. 577”).
RCM No. 577 was adopted in order to increase the investment attractiveness of the construction industry by systematizing urban planning norms and rules in combination with modern international standards, expanding the possibility of using innovative design solutions and modern scientific and technical developments.
In accordance with RCM No. 577, from January 1, 2023:
- the cost of construction and installation, reconstruction and repair work carried out within the framework of the law “On Public Procurement” will be formed on the basis of estimated resource standards in the design and estimate documentation;
- for business entities that finance construction and installation, reconstruction and repair work at their own expense, the estimated resource standards will be advisory (not mandatory);
- building regulations and estimated resource standards are not included in the list of regulatory documents in the field of technical regulation and do not require legal expertise in the Ministry of Justice;
- norms and rules of urban planning are reviewed at least once every 3-4 years and updated as necessary;
- standards for construction materials and equipment are accepted only by the Ministry of Construction.
In addition, from January 1, 2023, in accordance with Annex No. 1 to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. UP-5963 dated 13.03.2020, the relevant parts of projects developed on the basis of foreign regulatory documents and reviewed in foreign countries are recognized directly in the Republic of Uzbekistan and are not subject to examination by local examination bodies in these parts. Such foreign regulatory documents are:
- Eurocodes (European Codes, EU);
- British Standards (British Standards, BS);
- Chinese National Building Standards (GB, CJ, JC, JG, etc.);
- Korean building codes (Korean building code, KBC);
- Building codes and Regulations (SNiP) of the Russian Federation;
- International building codes of the USA (International building code, IBC);
- National Standards of Japan (Japanese Industrial Standards, JIS).