Georgia significantly increases transportation by land
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 26
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Transportation by land in Georgia has significantly increased,Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava said, Trend reports citing the ministry.
As reported, this growth occurred as a result of reforms carried out in recent years and implementation of bilateral and multilateral agreements concluded with countries in the region.
The Annual report of Georgian Land Transport Agency (LTA) for 2019 and the agency's future plans were discussed at a meeting of the representatives of the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development and LTA.
As the ministry noted, the number of permits issued for the carriage of goods increased from 40,697 in 2016 to 92,078 as of December 1, 2019.
The strategic location of Georgia allows for more active participation in international transport routes, which brings not only additional income, but also employment growth, Turnava said.
“Integration into various international transport schemes creates new opportunities for our country and its citizens. First, Georgia has become a safe, comfortable and shortest route for land carriers. At the same time, Georgian drivers who have been trained at the training center of the Land Transport Agency, have a good opportunity to work in the EU countries,” the minister added.
Director of the Land Transport Agency Mikhail Khmaladze said that bilateral agreements are being concluded with relevant structures of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Latvia, Ukraine, Iran, China, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
He added that by 2019, in accordance with the agreement concluded with Turkey, Georgia fulfilled the requirements for transportation to this country.
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