Providing Security of Oil Transportations via Caspian Sea Likely to Lead to Supervision in TRACECA Ports
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 Dec / Trend corr. E.Ismayilov/ Priority direction of action plan of TRACECA transport corridor during 2007-2009 includes development of general development plans of transport infrastructure, official action plan of TRACECA for 2007-2009 said.
Development of these plans comprises methodologies, realized within three stages. The first stage includes revelation of narrow places, which comprises insufficient throughout capacity, insufficient interaction level of infrastructure or problems of crossing borders, as well as unsatisfactory environment conditions. Influence of narrow places on transport system should be assessed, basing on existing and perspective cargo traffic.
The second stage comprises identification of projects and estimation of their costs. The third one includes definition of priority projects on the base of analysis of expenditures and results, as well as their importance for national and international transport systems.
Priority direction also includes providing safety, security and stability of transportations, particularly providing security of sea communication. It is too important for safety of oil transportations from Central Asia to Europe via the Caspian and Black Sea. Amount of transportations will considerably rise in 2010.
Importance of providing safety of oil transportations via the Caspian Sea can necessitate development of concrete frameworks and relevant mechanisms, including relevant state supervision over ports, monitoring of sea traffic, as well as improvement of interaction mechanism amongst civil administrations on struggle against pollution of sea environment.
The development program includes update of ports, beginning from identification in national transport policy plans and national general plans of development of infrastructure of ports, establishment of more suitable ports and integration into potential sea main. Plans of ports should comprise description of the current structure, organizations and throughout capacity of ports, as well as future needs in investment.
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