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Central Asia's global integration depends on sea transport development

Business Materials 2 May 2011 14:53 (UTC +04:00)
One of the important conditions for the full-scale integration of the Central Asian and Caspian Basin countries into the international economic relations system is the development of sea passenger and freight transportation, the Turkmen Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development reported.

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 2 / Trend, H.Hasanov /

One of the important conditions for the full-scale integration of the Central Asian and Caspian Basin countries into the international economic relations system is the development of sea passenger and freight transportation, the Turkmen Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development reported.
Turkmenistan's public transport network has more than 700 kilometers of navigable inland waterways, including in the Caspian Sea.

The international sea port in Turkmenbashi acts as the largest transit junction in the region. The high level of technical and technological equipment in the country will act as a guarantee of the Caspian Sea's ecological prosperity.
"The cargo and passenger transportation volume by sea, as well as the number of foreign ships calling at Turkmen ports, increases every year," the government said.
Turkmenistan has more than 3,200 kilometers of main railway, about 13,700 kilometers of roads, and about 10,000 kilometers of pipelines.
"The transport system should not adversely affect the ecological balance, must be receptive to introduce new technologies and innovations," it added.
Turkmenistan has set the tasks of creating a transport system with a sufficient throughput and freight capacity that is safe and reliable, and ensures low transportation costs.

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