Turkmenistan to buy railway equipment from Europe
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 20 / Trend. Trend H. Hasanov /
According to the published decision of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Ministry of Railway Transport of Turkmenistan will sign contracts for the purchase of special equipment.
Here the matter rests in signing a contract with the British Whitley LLP for the purchase of traction-type equipment for movable freight trains and with Caniory Corporation LLP for the purchase of a set of equipment that automatically controls and diagnoses the technical condition of the rolling stock of the trains, as well as purchase of a cargo crane and a screw cutting lathe.
It is also planned to sign a deal with the Latvian Renergo Ltd for the purchase of tracklayer cranes, machines for lifting-fixed-axial straightening of railways, lifting-fixed-finisher machines and auto-motor driven trolleys. The trading house "Transputmash" from Russia will also supply Turkmenistan with various types of transport and freight rail cars.
Turkmenistan has previously approved the general plan of development of railway transport sector for the period up to 2016 in order to accelerate the development of the industry, to achieve its fundamental diversification.
This program provides the construction of Atamurat-Imamnazar and Gazachak-Shasenem-Dashoguz railways, a railway bridge across the Amu Darya between Turkmenabat and Farabi and a highway for high-speed trains running between the cities of Turkmenbashi of Balkan velayat (province) and Turkmenabat of the Lebap velayat.
Turkmenistan will also carry out large-scale project of North-South railway construction with Kazakhstan and Iran. The implementation of the project will open an access for European and Asian countries to Central Asia and to the Persian Gulf by the shortest and economically advantageous route.
On the other hand, a similar opportunity will appear for the transit of goods from South and Southeast Asian countries, from the shores of the Indian Ocean to the countries of Northern and Eastern Europe through Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.