TASIM to promote economic development throughout Eurasia - minister (PHOTO, UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 5
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The implementation of the Transnational Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) project will improve Internet quality and ensure economic development not only in the countries participating in this project, but throughout Eurasia, Azerbaijani Transport, Communications and High Technologies Minister Ramin Guluzade said during the second high-level meeting on the TASIM project on Dec.5.
The minister said that in recent years a number of successful regional infrastructure projects have been carried out with participation of neighboring countries.
“I would especially like to note the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project, which is an important component of the East-West Corridor,” Guluzade said. “As a result of the project’s implementation, the period for delivery of goods from China to Europe decreased by 2-3 times. In addition, a bridge over the Samur River is being built. The bridge is a part of the International North-South Transport Corridor. We believe that all these projects, as well as the TASIM project, along with their impact on trade, tourism and economic development, will help bring together different countries and achieve their sustainable growth.”
The minister also talked about the work carried out for the last year regarding the TASIM project and forthcoming tasks.
“Talking about the work done in 2017, it is worth noting meetings with the embassies of Russia, China, Turkey and Kazakhstan in April to accelerate the negotiations on the project,” the minister noted. “In September, a regular meeting of the working group was held in Almaty city. During the year, we held meetings in various formats, where the TASIM project was discussed, and I am glad that there are no serious disagreements regarding the project among the participating countries.”
The TASIM construction project envisages the creation of a major transit link from Frankfurt to Hong Kong. Russia (Rostelecom), Kazakhstan (KazTransCom), Turkey (TurkTelecom) and China (China Telecom) are also involved in TASIM project. Azerbaijan is represented in the project by AzInTelecom LLC.