PARIS, May 24 -- France's giant Bouygues construction group announced Friday it has won a 230 million-franc ($44 million) contract to build a luxury hotel in the Uzbekistan capital of Tashkent.
It said the hotel will have 16 floors, 237 rooms and two swimming pools. Construction is expected to be completed in 23 months. The company said the contract was signed with the government of Uzbekistan and the city of Tashkent. In Central Asia, Bouygues is already building or has completed a presidential palace in the Kazakhstan capital of Almaty, and a mosque and another presidential palace in Turkmenistan.