Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 27
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Ashgabat hosts a meeting of the Turkmenistan-Tajikistan joint intergovernmental commission on trade and economic, scientific and technical cooperation, the Altyn Asyr TV channel reports.
The meeting is attended by representatives of authorities and business structures of the two countries. Trade, fuel and energy sector, power industry, agriculture and water industry, healthcare and tourism are among priority directions of discussions.
The necessity to expand the list and volumes of delivered goods and provided services, establishing direct business contacts was noted during the meeting.
“Special attention was attached to the transportation and communications sphere by considering the implementation of joint project on construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway,” said the report.
A relevant memorandum on the project’s implementation was signed in Ashgabat on March 20, 2013, during a trilateral meeting of presidents of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
The TAT railway is intended to become an important link in the transportation of the Asian region. The railway’s construction started in June 2013. As of today, the railway’s Turkmen section is ready.