Constantly developed since the independence, the Alisher Navoi national park has had installed monuments to Abdulla Kakhar (2007), Oybek (2010), Said Akhmad and Saida Zunnunova (both in 2013), and to Navoi himself back in 1991.
In a step to promote the park as a cultural hub, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on creating the Walk of Litterateurs.
The document sets a one-month deadline for proposals on a Walk that would blend in with the park and the Alisher Navoi monument.
The Walk’s project will also take into account the new headquarters of Uzbekistan’s Writers’ Union.
The Culture and Arts Exhibition Hall will be transferred to the Writers’ Union to hold book presentations and other events.
The Uzbek Arts Academy and other authorities will have one week to announce and conduct an arts contest for monuments to such culture workers as:
- Ozod Sharafiddinov;
- Erkin Vokhidov;
- Abdulla Oripov; and
- Mukhammad Yusuf.
Under the decree, the Walk of Litterateurs will have installed:
- the Khamid Alimjan monument (currently situated in Mirzo-Ulugbek district);
- the Gafur Gulyam monument (currently situated in the Gafur Gulyam park); and
- The Zulfiya monument (currently situated beside the Uzbek State Arts Museum).
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