Great Highway Project on the Silk Road

Great highway project on silk road
Great highway project on silk road

In Turkmenistan, between the capital Ashgabat and Turkmenabat, which is on the border of the country's Uzbekistan, there will be an 600 kilometer highway. One feature of the motorway is that it will take place on the Silk Road route called in One Generation One Way Ot and the project will be realized by Turkmen companies.

According to the Turkmenistan State News Agency, the decree on the allocation of finance and construction of this highway project was signed by President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov at the 11 government meeting in January. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated that while there was a historical moment in the development of indigenous entrepreneurship, which has reached a growing and social responsibility level.

In accordance with the decree, the Turkmen şirtek will construct an 2019 kilometer-long highway between Ashgabat and Uzbekistan between January 2023 and 600 December.

With this route, access to Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries via Ashgabat is expected to be greatly facilitated. It is stated that Ashgabat-Turkmenabat highway, which will constitute a very important stage of the Silk Road transit and logistics network, will contribute to the integration of Turkmenistan into the international economic system and increase its competitiveness.

The project, which will start in January 2019, is planned to be built in three stages to ensure that the road and additional structures are fully operational. The Ashgabat-Tedzhen stage in 2020, the Tedzhen-Mary section in 2022 and the Mary-Türkmenabat section in 2023 is planned to be completed.

The project is also important in terms of demonstrating the experience gained by the Turkmen construction technology and the Turkmen companies in the construction of important transportation and infrastructure facilities. (Source: TRTAVAZ)

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