(until 1958, the settlement of Kermine), a city under oblast jurisdiction, Bukhara Oblast, Uzbek SSR; named in honor of the poet Navoi. The city is located in the valley of the Zeravshan River, 8 km from the Navoi railroad station on the Krasnovodsk-Tashkent line and 100 km northeast of the city of Bukhara. Population, 72,000 (1973; 3,000 in 1939; 10,000 in 1959).

Since 1963, Navoi has been the site of a state regional electric power plant. The city’s industries include a chemical combine, food-processing enterprises, and enterprises of the building materials industry, including a large-panel housing-construction combine, a plant producing reinforced-concrete products, and an asphalt concrete plant. An evening general technical department of the Tashkent Polytechnic Institute is located in Navoi.

Navoi is a new city; it was built according to a single general plan in the 1960’s. Navoi’s distinctive architecture is typified by modular and gallery houses. The designers of the general plan, who included the architects A. V. Korotkov, V. N. Ivanov, I. B. Orlov, and N. I. Simonov and the engineer G. P. Smorodin, also supervised the actual construction work. In 1969, the plan was awarded the State Prize of the USSR. The effective use of environmental furnishings and the abundance of landscaped areas, fountains, and pools give the city a distinctive, aesthetically pleasing appearance.


Chebykin, A. A. Navoi. Tashkent, 1968.
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Phase II of a project to build a bridge on Navoi Street of Osh City has been launched, according to the mayor of the city.
In the words of the wise Uzbek poet Navoi, "Those who have patience can turn leaves into silk, and rose petals into honey.
The president said that such strategic railway lines as Navoi - Uchquduq - Nukus - Sultanuizdag with a bridge across the Amu Darya River and Tashguzar - Boysun - Kumkurgan were constructed in Uzbekistan for the future development of the country.
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Within a year, JOGMEC and its partners were to explore the Baysun deposits in Surkhandarya and the Sangruntau Basins in the Navoi region in central Uzbekistan.
Though apparently America has unsettled relationship with Uzbekistan, it made use of airport in Navoi, Uzbekistan to transport non-lethal cargo into Afghanistan.
Her grandfather, who was an architect, was engaged in construction of the Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre in the capital of Tashkent, which was completed in 1947.
Djamshid Abdurakhimov, Deputy Director, Uzinfoinvest Agency, gave an example of investment in the development of the Navoi Free Zone Airport whose first phase will see the cargo capacity increased to 300 tonnes per day while the second phase will raise the capacity to 1,000 tonnes per day.
Its deputy director, Djamshid Abdurakhimov, cited the Navoi Free Zone Airport as an example of investment; its capacity on the first and second phases is targeted at 300 and 1,000 tonnes, respectively.
By Hamza Jilani/ Staff Reporter Katara is currently representing Qatar in the annual 'Festival of Traditional Culture', also known as Asrlar Sadosi (Echo of ages), which is hosted by the Republic of Uzbekistan in co-operation with Unesco in the Navoi region.