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Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey discussed transport issues

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The development of the Trans-Caspian transport route was discussed by the ministers of the four countries in Aktau.

The Foreign Ministers and heads of ministries responsible for transport issues of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey discussed the further development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TMTM) at a meeting on the development of Trans-Caspian connectivity of the countries in Aktau. This was announced on Friday by the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan.

"The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Kairbek Uskenbayev in his report noted the multiple growth of cargo transportation through TMTM and reported on the measures taken to expand the capacity of the international route. According to him, in ten months of this year, about 1.5 million tons of cargo were transported through the seaports of Aktau and Kuryk by TMTM, which is twice as much as in the same period last year. At the same time, the dynamics of growth in the volume of container traffic increased by 55%," the report says.

It was noted that after a sharp increase in cargo transportation volumes, "bottlenecks" on the route were identified. In this regard, the countries concerned initiated the creation of a roadmap for the simultaneous elimination of bottlenecks and the development of the Middle Corridor for 2022-2027.

Uskenbayev said that in order to expand the capacity of the Kazakh side, work is being carried out on the development of the railway network and port infrastructure, as well as the deepening of the seabed in the waters of ports. "The issues of replenishing the container fleet and its own ferry fleet are being worked out, as well as simplifying border crossing procedures. A week ago, Kazakhstan started the construction of the second tracks on the Dostyk — Moynty section with a length of 836 km. The issues of opening the third border crossing on the border between Kazakhstan and China and the construction of a new railway line Bakhty — Ayagoz have also been worked out," the minister explained, noting that a feasibility study of the project is currently being developed.

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