By Damir Nazarov
U.Ibragimov, Director of the “Research Information Centre”, a nongovernmental and non-profit organization
On December 19-20, 2019, Tashkent held the first meeting of members of Working Group on Formation of a Multimodal Transport Corridor for “Asian- Pacific Region - China - Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Europe” and back.
In particular, talks were held between the heads of transportation companies of Azerbaijan (D.Gurbanov, Chairman of CJSC “Azerbaijan railways”), Turkmenistan (A.Atamiratov, Chief of “Turkmen railways ” Agency), Kyrgyzstan (.K.Abdikerimov, General Manager of JSC “NC KTJ”), Georgia (M.Talakhadze, Deputy Director of JSC “Georgian railways” on transportation of goods), Uzbekistan (D.Dehkhanov, Deputy Minister of Transport, Kh.Khasilov, Chairman of JSC “Uzbekistan railways ”, and A.Kamalov, Deputy Chairman of the company) on development of multimodal transportation along international route, increasing the volume of transportation of goods, and development of logistic infrastructure.
A number of topical questions with regard to coordination of activities, applied tariffs, conditions of transportation, exchange of notification on the volume of goods to be shipped, responsible companies, and other issues of transportation through the corridor “China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan- Azerbaijan-Georgia” and vice versa (hereafter referred to as “the Route”), were discussed during the meeting.
The talks resulted in singing a treaty according to which the Parties agree as follows:
transportation operations in its territory in accordance with the conditions of previously concluded trilateral agreement of April 20, 1998, between Kyrgyzstan, China and Uzbekistan on “International highway-service”.
Overall, the first meeting of the Working Group members on formation of a multimodal transport corridor was very productive. The parties were satisfied with the results of the meeting.
At present business circles and people of China, Central Asia and Caucasia, are looking forward to launching of the multimodal through transportation on “the Route”.