More than 100 rail carriages with 6,000 tons of fuels and lubricants are sitting at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, KyrTAG reported today citing the president of the Kyrgyz Association of Oil Traders Zhumakadyr Akeneev.
"Uzbekistan unilaterally and temporary closed its border checkpoints on January 21," Akeneev said. "Around 200 train cars with fuels and lubricants have been stand idle since the border was closed. They have begun moving slowly since January 26. For example, only 8 carriages passed on the first day and 20 - on January 31. Currently, 100 carriages with 6,000 tons of fuels and lubricants remain at the border."
He said that the situation with fuels and lubricants is stable in southern Kyrgyzstan.
"There are reserves of fuels and lubricants that are increased by shipments on heavy vehicles," he said. "Besides the above-mentioned carriages at the border, there are 100 more carriages. We planned to send 400-500 carriages from the north of Kyrgyzstan through Uzbekistan to the south of Kyrgyzstan by late February, some carriages were turned back."