Kazakhstan eyes increasing container shipments

Transport Materials 29 November 2021 18:43 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29


The volume of containers to be transported by the end of this year through Kazakhstan in the directions of Central Asia, the countries of the Persian Gulf, the Far East, as well as along the Trans-Caspian route will increase, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin said, Trend reports referring to the press service of the government.

Mamin made the remark during the 15th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

According to him, about one million containers will be transported through the country, which is 25 percent more than last year.

He stressed the need for further work on the formation of beneficial and mutually complementary routes in the ECO region.

"The formation of complementary rather than competing transport corridors in the region is one of the key conditions for increasing the stability and development of the economies of our countries in the future," the prime minister also said.

Besides, Mamin initiated the creation of a Special Council of ECO countries on high-level transport and transit policy, the decisions of which will become the basis for the development of a coordinated policy on key issues in this area.

He added that for 10 months of 2021 the volume of cargo transportation with the involvement of the railways of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, including transit to Afghanistan and Iran, exceeded one million tons.