BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 21
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan exported polypropylene to China through the territory of Kazakhstan along the North-South Railway Route for the first time ever, Trend reports with reference to Business Turkmenistan information portal.
The first container train, consisting of 42 and 40-foot containers of polypropylene, was sent from the Turkmenbashi seaport of Turkmenistan on August 12 this year. The container will reach the Qingdao railway station of China in 12-15 days.
The total length of the route is 8,746 kilometers, of which 712 kilometers pass through Turkmenistan from Turkmenbashi port to Serhetyaka, 3,450 kilometers pass through Kazakhstan from Bolashak to Altynkol and 4,584 kilometers pass through China from Horgos to Qingdao.
This route is the most optimal and cost-effective for exporting polypropylene to China.
The transport was facilitated by the Transport and Logistics Center of Turkmenistan (TULM) Open Joint Stock Company.
Over 19 billion cubic meters of natural gas were exported from Central Asian countries to China in 1H2020.
Turkmenistan is considered to be the largest supplier of this gas pipeline: last year, Turkmenistan’s Turkmengas State Concern supplied 31.2 billion cubic meters of gas to China.
Since the commissioning of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline, over 300 billion cubic meters of natural gas have been exported to China. Turkmenistan provides more than 80 percent of the volume of gas supplies to China.
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