Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 21
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The OSCE’s regional seminar entitled "Towards regional economic interconnectedness - national trade and transport facilitation mechanisms" is taking place in Ashgabat, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
Representatives of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are invited to the event along with international experts. The aim of the seminar is to discuss matters of trade facilitation, transport and transit management through the harmonization of customs mechanisms, the digitalization and state partnership, the report says.
Ashgabat was involved in a number of large projects implemented in the transport industry.
As such, the completion of the construction of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway, as well as the establishment of combined road, rail and sea transport between the CIS states and Central Asia, opened up wide opportunities for Turkmenistan and neighboring countries. The commissioning of a diversified modern seaport in Turkmenbashi has made it possible to increase the volume of transit traffic by several times and improve export opportunities.
The commissioning of the North-South railway and the Kerki-Ymamnazar-Aqina railroad (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan) created more favorable conditions for the transportation of goods from the shores of southern China to the markets of the Persian Gulf. The construction of the Turkmenbashi-Faryab and Ashgabat-Dashoguz highways is underway. The aviation industry is developing. A modern airport has been built in the city of Turkmenbashi. The construction of a new international airport in Turkmenabat and a runway at the airport of Dashoguz have been completed.