Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 2
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received the head of Turkey's Chalyk Holding, Ahmet Chalyk, who informed him about the promotion of the project for construction of a new international sea port in Turkmenbashi, a message from the government of Turkmenistan said on April 2.
"New 'sea gates' of the country are designed to become a logistic center of the continent and to play an important role in the development of fruitful interstate cooperation," the message from the country's government said. The main requirement is the "impeccable quality of all the conducted work and strict adherence to the timeframe of their implementation."
The Turkish businessman assured that "he will strictly fulfill its partnership obligations," president of Turkmenistan said.
The project in Turkmenbashi envisages construction of a facilities complex, including terminals, ship-building and ship-repair factories and coastal infrastructure facilities.
Gap Inshaat, which is part of Chalyk Holding, was declared a general contractor of the project worth nearly $2 billion on results of an international tender.
The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the facility was held in August 2013 at a high level with participation of the Turkmen president and Turkish prime minister.
Turkmenistan borders with Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Iran in the Caspian Sea. Regional transport projects have been intensified there in recent years.
Modernized large vessels of the Turkmen merchant fleet actively participate in freight cargo transportation in the Caspian Sea, serving international routes from the port of Turkmenbashi to ports of the Caspian Sea countries. They expand the geography and specification of the transported goods.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.