New seaport to become source of major investments in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 17
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov observed the progress of construction of a new international sea port in the city of Turkmenbashi, the Turkmen government said in a message Feb. 17.
Ahmet Çalık, the head of Gap Inşaat Turkish company, which is the contractor of the project, representatives of the Inros Lackner AG consulting company (Germany) took part in the meeting with the Turkmen president.
The project envisages construction of ferry, passenger and container terminals. The complex will include a general loading terminal, bulk cargo terminal, as well as ship-building and ship-repair factories. The total area of the multifunctional port will be more than 1.4 million square meters.
It is expected that the new port will give an additional impetus to development of local industrial and transport infrastructure, contribute to the creation of new jobs, attraction of large investments.
The ferry and the passenger terminals will be located on an area of 230,000 square meters, and several ships at once will be able to moor to the piers. The area will be designed for 300,000 passengers and 75,000 trailers a year.