Azerbaijan continues work on development of transport, logistics infrastructure
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27
By Sadraddin Agjayev - Trend:
The development of transport and logistics infrastructure will continue in 2020, Permanent Representative (National Secretary) of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) of Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) in Azerbaijan Akif Mustafayev told Trend on Feb. 27.
Mustafayev added that on the East-West-East route along TRACECA, further modernization of railways and highways alongside commissioning of modern vehicles will be carried out. The vehicles will include electric locomotives, wagons (freight and passenger), new ferries, tankers, ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) ships (for horizontal loading and unloading), dry cargo ships, multi-tonnage trucks and modern buses.
"The further development of the Baku International Sea Trade Port, and the creation of a free economic zone in the Alat settlement in Baku’s Garadagh District, will be continued. The latest technological equipment will be used at border customs points, which will further simplify the procedures for crossing customs points during transit traffic," the permanent representative said.
The representative noted that a comfortable passenger train on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway will start operating in 2020.
The construction of the Kars-Igdir-Nakhchivan railway, which will connect Turkey with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan by rail, is planned to be commissioned by the end of 2020, Mustafayev added.
The TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission is open for all the initiatives promoting the development of regional transport dialogue and ensuring the efficient and reliable Euro-Asian transport links. TRACECA corridor is involved in gradually developing trends of trade and economic development. Major traffic flows passing through a corridor formed on the one hand, in Western and Central Europe, and on the other - in Central and South-East Asia.
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