BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 26. Uzbekistan intends to create a new multimodal transport corridor along the North-South route,Trend reports via Uzbek media outlets.
In Uzbekistan's "New Development Strategy for 2022-2026", one of the priority areas is to increase transit opportunities, create "green corridors" for foreign trade and increase the volume of transit cargo.Uzbekistan has adopted "New Development Strategy for 2022-2026" to ensure economic stability across country.
One of the mechanisms for the implementation of this is the development of multimodal transportation of goods via the "North-South" direction through Uzbekistan, including the Trans-Afghan corridor ("Termez - Mazar-i-Sharif - Kabul - Peshawar").
In this regard, the Center for the Study of Problems of the Development of Transport and Logistics under the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan, together with Uzbekistan Temir Yollari JSC (state railway company), proposes and calculates various options for reorienting cargo from existing transport corridors, mainly maritime ones, to new short routes, including, among other things, passing through the territory of Uzbekistan.
Issues related to the development of international transport corridors were discussed during the round table “North-South corridor: opportunities and challenges” held in Bangkok as part of the 7th session of the ESCAP Committee on Transport.
The launch of new multimodal transport corridors will increase the efficiency of transport and logistics processes. In addition, an increase in the export of transport and logistics services provided between the main markets of the Eurasian states through the Central Asian region will increase the speed of delivery of goods to the client.