Turkmenistan has significantly increased interstate transit freight traffic by 3.5 times in 2021. Mammetkhan Chakyyev, director general of the Agency for Transport and Communications, reported to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at a government meeting.
Earlier, the Turkmen leader M.Chakyev was instructed to inspect railway transportation activities in the western regions of the country. Also, discussing at a regular government meeting the tasks to improve and enrich the geography of transit-transport corridors through Turkmenistan, the President noted that the state has all opportunities to become the largest transport and logistics hub, located at the junction of Europe and Asia.
From the report of the Director General of the Agency it follows that in Balkan velayat activities were carried out aimed at increasing the capacity of railway stations involved in the service of transit routes. For this purpose, the accelerated creation of the project for the arrangement of auxiliary railroad tracks is being carried out. The operation of the marshalling yard located at the Bereket station was inspected. The problem of attracting more workers for timely and quality performance of the assigned tasks was also discussed.
Based on organizational needs, the number of locomotives running in the border areas in the directions of Bereket-Akyayla and Bereket-Serkhetyaka was increased. Interaction with all special services was verified for the purpose of accelerated and uninterrupted service of transit traffic at the above-mentioned stations. Coordination of checkpoints activities on the basis of international practices was carried out. And an enterprise was established at the Serkhetiaka station, which will service and repair trains.
The President noted that the transit-transport area of Turkmenistan is a significant component of the global communication space. At the moment, much attention is focused on the comprehensive development of Turkmenistan's railway infrastructure, bringing it in line with modern requirements. To achieve the above-mentioned goals, it is necessary to constantly improve the quality of the work performed. The leader of the nation also gave a number of appropriate instructions.