Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 29
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Two tugboats - Älem and Jahan, built by the state order in Turkey, entered the international seaport city of Turkmenbashi, Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary state news service said Aug. 28.
The tugboats are equipped with additional equipment, including fire fighting equipment, which will increase the guarantees of reliability and safety of ships in the marine coastal zone and in the harbor, according to the statement.
Turkmenistan has recently bought a lot of different vessels, the largest of which are "Sumbar", "Hazar", "Jeýhun", "Bitarap", "Etrek", "Alaja", "Kenar" oil tankers.
"The cargo transportation volumes are annually increased via ships," according to the statement. "The number of foreign ships entering the port of Turkmenbashi is also increased."
Earlier it was reported that the Turkish company Gap Insaat, which is part of the Calyk Holding, was announced the general contractor for the project worth about $2 billion for the construction of a new seaport in Turkmenbashi following an international tender.
The port construction project in Turkmenbashi involves construction of complex structures, including terminals, ship-yards and coastal infrastructure facilities.
Turkmenistan borders with Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran in the Caspian Sea.
The large modern vessels of the Turkmen merchant fleet are actively involved in the freight cargo transportation in the Caspian Sea.