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International Conference “International transport and transit corridors: interconnection and development” will be held on July 18-20

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07 July 2022

The International Conference “International transport and transit corridors: interconnection and development” will be held on July 18-20 in Ashgabat. The purpose of the forum is to discuss topical issues on post-pandemic recovery and adaptation to new realities in the field of international transportation and the development of efficient international transport and transit corridors.

 The conference is organized by the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan in partnership with Turkmen Forum.

 As the organizers of the forum note, this prestigious event is planned to be held annually in order to expand the activities of national transport enterprises in international communications, strengthen cooperation between Turkmen state organizations, large logistics institutions and international organizations specializing in transport and logistics systems.

 The Government of Turkmenistan has made significant progress in developing national and regional links, especially in developing transit infrastructure (road, rail and air infrastructure), as well as in promoting faster transit and encouraging investment and diversification. In this regard, the extensive experience of Turkmenistan, especially in the field of implementation of the decisions of the Global Conferences on Sustainable Transport, can be useful for the participants of the Conference. Turkmenistan has also initiated key resolutions in the field of sustainable transport.

 The conference will be attended by high-ranking representatives of the government of Turkmenistan, heads of national and international transport companies, as well as senior management of logistics organizations and major international financial institutions.

The key topics for discussion will be: post-pandemic recovery of the transport and logistics sector: new challenges and opportunities; digitalization of the transport and communication complex: a look into the future; environmental aspects of sustainable transport; the role of public-private partnership in the development of green infrastructure; the role of science and education in the development of the transport and communication complex.

 The impressive list of delegates includes representatives of well-known international companies such as Vitol, Meno Logistics, Boeing, Dragon Oil, Fly Dubai, Airbus, Car Deluxe; international logistics organizations such as IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICS (International Chamber of Shipping), IRU (International Road Transport Union) and many others.

 The sessions and panel discussions of the Conference will be attended by representatives of numerous international organizations and financial institutions - the UN, the OSCE, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and diplomatic missions accredited in Turkmenistan.

 Participation and business meetings within the framework of the Conference will improve the understanding by delegates of potential investment opportunities in the field of international transportation and consider the prospects for long-term cooperation.

 On the third day of the Conference, its participants are scheduled to visit the International Port of the city of Turkmenbashi in order to get acquainted with its capabilities, as well as an excursion to the NTZ "Avaza".