Uzbekistan plans to launch pilot cargo transportation by Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad in 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- Starting from 2018, Uzbekistan plans to start a pilot transit cargo transportation by Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On measures to improve the transport infrastructure and diversify foreign trade routes for cargo transportation for 2018-2022”.

The head of Uzbekistan approved a comprehensive program to improve transport infrastructure and diversify the foreign trade routes of cargo transportation.

The program includes the measures on “Implementation of pilot transit traffic of foreign trade cargoes along the Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Kars railway line with access to seaports”.

According to the document, the first pilot cargo transportation is planned to be organized in the first quarter of 2018.

The program also envisages Uzbekistan’s participation in formation of the common transit corridor Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey-EU countries.

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