Turkmenistan to purchase oil tanker from Russia
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 3 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
Turkmen State Service for Maritime and River Transport will conclude a contract with OJSC "Plant Red Sormovo"(Russia) for the construction and purchase of "river-sea" type tanker with handling capacity (deadweight) 7,100 tons for transportation of oil and oil products.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov signed the corresponding decree to implement the General Plan of development of Turkmenbashi international seaport and merchant marine of the country until 2020.
At a recent government meeting Berdimuhammadov stressed the relevance of the dynamic development of the Turkmen Navy due to purchase of new specialized vessels, equipped with the most advanced equipment, which greatly expand the possibilities of the State Service for Maritime and River Transport.
Turkmenbashi sea port consolidates its position as a center of international water transport communications, which is the result of the specific measures taken in the field of modernization and technical re-equipment of the enterprise," he said.
Tankers are used for cargo transportation in the Caspian Sea.