BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 14. Uzbekistan is developing a concept for the modernization of transport and logistics services, Deputy Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan Abdusamat Muminov told Trend.
"Within the framework of this concept, transport and logistics systems and infrastructure between 18 large, 22 medium and 80 small cities will be developed," Muminov said.
He also said that a phased transfer of transport documents for international cargo transportation (e-Permit, e-TIR, e-CMR) into electronic format is envisaged.
He noted that within the framework of the concept, it is planned to reduce the cost of cargo transportation by up to 30 percent.
"It also provides for the development of existing container terminals on the basis of public-private partnerships and the growth of container traffic by rail at least twice," Muminov said.
According to him, in 2022, 21 projects are being implemented in the field of transport and road infrastructure of Uzbekistan.
“At the same time, the possibility of implementing 37 promising investment projects is being worked out”, the deputy minister noted.
According to the results of the development of the transport sector in 2021, the profit of the railways of Uzbekistan increased by 11 percent compared to 2020, the aviation sector - by 62 percent, passenger transportation by rail and air - by 74 percent, cargo transportation by rail - by eight percent, air - by 38 percent.