By the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan «On perpetuating the memory of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganievich Karimov» declared on January 25, 2017, the automobile plant in Asaka city was named after Islam Karimov.
In pursuance of this Resolution had drawn up a project of the memorial complex of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In agreement with the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, The State Committee for Architecture and Construction with the Administration of the Andijan region, for a short term the memorial complex of Islam Karimov erected on the territory of the plant.
On the same day, the permanent museum-exhibition on a theme of "Islam Karimov and the development of the automobile industry in Uzbekistan" started working at the plant.
The founder of our state, an outstanding political figure, the great son of the Uzbek people, the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganievich Karimov, in spite of the difficulties and hard trials, for a historically short period made Uzbekistan into a modern democratic state with dynamical paces of development.
One of the most important pages in the history of independence the embodiment of reality the initiative of the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on creating and developing a completely new industry for Uzbekistan - an automobile industry.
He carried out direct management of the construction of the flagship of the domestic automobile industry - the automobile plant in Asaka.
Today the automobile plant is one of the leading industrial enterprises of our country. As the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan noted that this modern enterprise had a positive impact of consciousness of our people and awakened a sense of pride of people.