Kazakhstan, Turkey agree to issue more permits for int'l road transport

Business Materials 2 July 2011 11:42 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, July 2 / Trend A.Maratov /

Kazakh Transport Minister Berik Kamaliyev and Turkish Ambassador to Kazakhstan Lale Ulker met in Astana this week and agreed on further exchange of the permits for international road transport.

"Transportation is one of key means to develop trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Turkey, which is constantly emphasized during the bilateral meetings of the heads of state," Ulker said at the meeting. "Moreover, today's task is to bring the bilateral trade to $ 10 billion. There was a need to expand international road transport."

In turn, Kamaliyev confirmed the Kazakh sides' readiness to assist in this issue and instructed the Transport and Communications Committee to speed up the negotiation process.

In addition, he noted that Astana will host a meeting of the Joint Commission on road transport in September. The meeting is supposed to consider in detail and determine the appropriate amount of permit forms for the smooth development of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

The Kazakh-Turkish bilateral cooperation in the transport sector is actively developing. Kamaliyev said the sides agreed to increase the number of flights in the Civil Aviation sphere and add new destinations of Shymkent and Ankara.

Cooperation in the road transport is also fruitful. In 2011, the sides set an exchange quota in the amount of 3,000 universal and 1,000 permissions to (from) third country.

Three Turkish companies are involved in the implementation of large-scale project "Western Europe - Western China". They are Cengis Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret, JV Akkord Okan and JV "Azerkorpu / Tepe" (Azerbaijan / Turkey).

Cooperation in the railway transport field is carried out within the framework of economic cooperation. During the four months of 2011, the export volume through the railway transport into Turkey amounted to 1.5 million tons. The goods are oil products, nonferrous metals, chemicals, soda, food and other goods.

During the four months of 2011, 43.22 tons of metal were delivered to Turkey en route the Aktau port - Baku port and then by rail.