Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Over 1,500 trucks were sent to Central Asia from Turkey through Azerbaijan in January-February 2016, or 7.3 times more than in the same period of 2015, Azerbaijan's Deputy Economy Minister Sahil Babayev said.
He made the remarks during the presentation of e-portal of Azerbaijan's Coordinating Council for Transit Cargo Transportation on March 9.
Babayev noted that 215 freight wagons were sent via the Baku-Aktau-Baku route in January-February 2015.
"It became possible as a result of simplifying the rules of cargo transportation through Azerbaijan, in particular, reducing the transportation costs by 40 percent," said the deputy minister.
The basic agreement with Georgia on single tariffs also increases the attractiveness and competitiveness of the corridor and the work in this field will continue, he added.
Babayev said that as a result of setting upper limit of tariffs for transportation of oil and oil products, the effectiveness of cargo transportation through Azerbaijan has increased and the transportation of these products in the country has grown.
It was earlier reported that the cost of cargo transportation with large-capacity vehicles to Kazakhstan's Aktau and Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi ports has been reduced by round 40 percent. It was the result of simplifying the transit procedures and reducing the tariffs for cargo transportation to these ports.
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