New deputy minister appointed in Turkmen government

Turkmenistan Materials 4 June 2012 10:05 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 4 / Trend H. Hasanov /

Deryaguly Bashimov has been appointed as Turkmen Deputy Minister of Railway Transport, the official Turkmen source said today.

The corresponding decree was signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Earlier this year, the general plan of railway transport development for 2012-2016 was approved to accelerate the development of the industry, to achieve its fundamental diversification and to create jobs.

The program envisages the construction of "Atamyrat-Imamnazar" and "Gazachak-Shahsenem-Dashoguz" railways, "Turkmenabat-Farabi" railway bridge across the Amu Darya, a way for high-speed trains operating between the cities of Turkmenbashi in Balkan region and Turkmenabat in Lebap province, as well as a number of other large infrastructure projects.

Several dozen railway stations and railway stations, a locomotive depot, technical and social facilities will be constructed in the direction of the transnational railway North-South from the city of Bereket to the border with Kazakhstan.

The railway border station Serhetyaka and district center Etrek on the border between Turkmenistan and Iran will be significant international hubs, besides Bereket.

The North-South project implementation will open the way for European and Asian countries to Central Asia and the Persian Gulf via the shortest and economically advantageous route.

On the other hand, similar opportunity will also appear for cargo transit from South and South-East Asian states, from Indian Ocean coast to North and East European countries - through Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.