Turkmenistan building oil terminal on border with Afghanistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 18
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The work on the construction of a terminal for receiving, warehousing and delivery of petroleum products with a capacity of 540,000 tons is rapidly underway at the Ymamnazar checkpoint district of the Atamyrat district of Lebap region in Turkmenistan, said the report released by the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources of Turkmenistan.
Construction works are held by "Turkmengundogarnebitgurlushyk" trust. To date, a large part of the construction and installation work has been successfully completed, the report said.
Turkmenistan, based on its status of permanent neutrality, implements a close and mutually beneficial cooperation with neighboring countries, according to the report.
"The establishment of cooperation with neighboring Afghanistan is a striking example of this," said the report. "The new terminal will become a considerable support for sending oil products to this friendly country."
In addition, it is noted that the scale of this cooperation will further expand with the commissioning of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway.
"A road with a length of 85 kilometers is being constructed on the Atamyrat-Ymamnazar site now in Turkmenistan," the report said. "As the result of construction of the new road, there will no longer be need of transporting oil products by truck."
Edited by CN