Turkmenistan to expand seaports’ infrastructure
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, August 17 /Trend H. Hasanov /
The State Service of Maritime and River Transport of Turkmenistan will conclude a contract at its own expenses for the construction of maritime passenger stations in the cities of Turkmenbashi and Hazar, and Gyzylsuv settlement of Turkmenbashi etrap (region) of Balkan velayat (province).
The document released by the State Service states that the contract will be signed with the local business association Hazar kenary. The new facilities will be built for the further development of maritime transport, and improving intercity communication and passenger transportations.
The construction works are scheduled to be started in August 2013. The completely ready objects are planned to be put into commission in October 2014.
On the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan borders with Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran. In recent years, the regional transport projects have become more active here: a large-scale reconstruction of Turkmenbashi sea port is being prepared.
Over the first seven months of 2013 high rates were achieved at country's maritime transport companies. In particular, the dynamics of growth in the transport of goods and passengers at the level of seven months of the last year amounted respectively to 100.4 and 133.3 percents at the State Service of Maritime and River Transport.
The upgraded large-tonnage vessels of Turkmen trade fleet are actively involved in the freight cargo transportations in the Caspian Sea, serving to international routes from the port of Turkmenbashi to the ports of the Caspian Sea countries. They expand the geography and the specification of the transported goods.