Multimodal logistics center developing in Western Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 29
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The measures to create a multimodal logistics center at the train station Etrek, in the West of the country are being taken in Turkmenistan, the state news agency "Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary" reported.
At the meeting of the government held the day before, the information about the work carried out for the timely delivery of goods along the "North-South" international transport and transit corridor was presented.
As it was noted, the "North-South" transnational railway line having been put into operation, and the functioning of which as the shortest route for the European states to enter the Persian Gulf, will lead to an increase in the volume of transit cargo transported through the territory of Turkmenistan, stimulates and intensifies trade relations in the region.
In particular, the role of the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway, which is designed to serve the intensification of trade and economic relations in the Eurasian space, was noted. This highway on the Uzen–Gyzylgaya–Bereket–Etrek–Gorgan route was put into operation in December 2014.
According to forecasts, the volume of traffic in the future will be doubled from an initial five million tonnes of cargo per year.
The purpose of the North-South corridor is to provide transit links between the countries of northern Europe and Russia and the countries of the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean and south-east Asia through Iran. As an alternative to the sea route through the Suez Canal, this international transport route is aimed primarily at container traffic.