BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 2. The OSCE is planning to launch project activities in Uzbekistan as part of the "Promoting Green Ports and Connectivity in the Caspian Sea Region" program in the first half of 2022, the OSCE official told Trend.
"These activities will involve enhancing connectivity through digital data exchange, promoting sustainability in trade and transport, and advancing the opportunities for women in the logistics sector," the official said.
According to the official, the OSCE will conduct "digital readiness assessments" in Uzbekistan, which look at the ability to lead trade hubs to exchange digital trade data.
"We will also start developing the concept of a green logistics hub and offer tailored training for women in the trade and logistics sector," the official noted.
The OSCE official reported that enhancing connectivity through digitalization and advancing sustainability in trade hubs, together with the promotion of opportunities in trade, will enhance the overall competitiveness of Uzbekistan as a trading hub. This in turn will help attract additional trade to the benefit of the economy of the country.
Previously, OSCE considered involving Central Asian dry ports in the OSCE-led project on strengthening green ports and connectivity in the Caspian Sea Region.
The project is a part of the OSCE project which aims to help facilitate trade flows from Asia to Europe through the Caspian Sea by making them faster, cheaper, and more sustainable. Apart from Kazakhstan, the OSCE project covers Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
Through this innovative flagship project, the OSCE is making a contribution to strengthening regional sustainability, connectivity, security, and economic growth across the Caspian Sea Region.
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