The Uzbek Senate at its 11th plenary meeting on Friday approved the decision to rename the city of Toytepa to Nurafshon, UzA reported.
On the eve, the Senate approved the change in Toytepa's borders and its status as the administrative center of Tashkent province.
Before, the Tashkent province did not have an administrative center. At the beginning of the year, the Tashkent province governor’s office moved from Tashkent city to Toytepa.
Now the Toytepa city full reconstruction project is being launched jointly with South Korean experts. It is expected that Nurafshon will become the first "smart" city in Uzbekistan.