UN to supervise TASIM construction project
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24
By Huseyn Veliyev – Trend:
The construction project of the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) from now on will be supervised by the UN, a source in the telecommunications market of Azerbaijan told Trend Aug. 24.
The project is currently entering into the next stage of its development, according to the source.
A source said earlier that Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan are working on the issue of signing certain documents as a part of laying the Caspian segment of the TASIM project.
The laying of TASIM's Trans Caspian segment between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan is more advantageous, because it will reduce the route, increase traffic exchange and gain direct access to China.
Construction of TASIM envisages the creation of a major transit link from Frankfurt to Hong Kong.
Such countries as Russia (operator "Rostelecom"), Kazakhstan (operator KazTransCom), Turkey (operator TurkTelecom), China (operator China Telecom) are involved in TASIM project. Azerbaijan is represented in the project by AzInTelecom (formerly the International Relations and Accounting Center of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies).