Turkmenistan, Georgia cooperate in international cargo transportation
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Oct. 22
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A meeting of the Turkmen-Georgian commission on international road transportation is being held in Tbilisi, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
The parties are discussing the issues of further development of cooperation in this sphere to ensure the growth of economic cooperation between the two countries.
The delegations are exchanging the information and statistics on mutual trade turnover and volumes of road transportation. The sides stressed a high growth rate of bilateral traffic volumes and an increase in the need for additional permits for international bilateral, transit transportation.
The Turkmen delegation’s visit will continue until October 25, 2019.
Ashgabat and Tbilisi are exploring the projects to create transport and transit infrastructure between the regions of the Caspian Sea and Black Sea, the use of which will ensure broad inter-regional integration with the European and the Middle Eastern countries. The Lapis Lazuli transport corridor can be cited as an example.
In accordance with the Lapis Lazuli transit project, railways and motorways will connect the town of Torghundi Afghanistan’s Heart province with Ashgabat, and then with the Caspian Sea port of Turkmenbashi. The corridor will continue on to Baku, and then through Tbilisi to Ankara with branches in Poti and Batumi. It’s final section will run from Ankara to Istanbul.
The $2 billion project is designed to facilitate transit logistics and simplify customs procedures.