New Turkmen Caspian seaport to be ready by 2017
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 19
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Head of the Turkish Calik Holding Ahmet Calik at a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov told about the process of construction of an international sea port in Turkmenbashi city, said the message of the Turkmen government.
Calik received specific instructions of the Turkmen president in this regard, according to the message.
The Turkish holding will construct the modern seaport on the Caspian shoreline by 2017.
The project cost will be more than $2 billion. The design capacity of the marine harbor is 15 million tons of cargo for various purposes per year.
This project involves construction of car and passenger ferry terminal with a total area of 230,000 square meters and a container terminal with a total area of 249,000 square meters.
The complex will include a general loading terminal, bulk cargo terminal, polypropylene terminal, as well as shipbuilding and ship repair plant, which will occupy an area of 166,000 square meters.
“The possibilities of car and passenger, as well as container terminals and ferries will meet the high demand for services to transport goods and passengers in the Caspian Sea, including the transit ones,” the Turkmen state news service said.