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16.08.13 10:39

President of Turkmenistan and Turkish Prime Minister inaugurate project on construction of new Caspian Sea port

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks in the city of Turkmenbashi, where the Turkish Prime was on a working visit.

The Turkmen leader and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey discussed bilateral cooperation in trade and economic sphere with a focus on the textile industry, power generating industry, oil and gas and construction sector, transport and communications sector, agriculture and tourism. The sides noted that construction of modern port infrastructure in Turkmenistan opens up greater opportunities for partnership.

After the talks, the President of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey attended a ceremony of launching a new major infrastructure project on construction of the International Sea Port of the city of Turkmenbashi. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Recep Tayyip Erdogan made statements at the ceremony.

The President of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of Turkey praised the new joint project. In their statements, the sides stressed that the new seaport on the Caspian Sea will become an important link in the modern transport infrastructure that will bring economic and trade cooperation between Asia and Europe to a new level, give a powerful impetus to development of inter-regional relations in the long term and will open up many opportunities to increase the traffic flow in the Eurasian space.

The project of new international seaport in the city of Turkmenbashi provides for construction of ferry, passenger and container terminals. The seaport complex will have a general loading terminal, bulk cargo terminal, as well as ship building and repair yard. The total area of the multifunctional seaport exceeds 1 million 200 thousand square meters.

The total length of the mooring line will be 3,000 607 meters. In addition to construction of docks, there will be also built numerous coastal facilities, including facilities for transportation services, such as 2,200-meter long highways with elevated interchanges and 5300-meter long railway lines.

Construction of the new international seaport should be completed in 48 months. Seven major companies specializing in this field participated in an international tender on design and implementation of the project. According to the results of the tender, the contract has been awarded to Turkish company “Gap Inşaat” as the general contractor of the project.

At the ceremony of laying the foundation of the seaport, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a symbolic start to construction work.
    
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the President of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey visited Yacht Club “Ýelken” (Sail), which was commissioned in the Caspian Sea resort of Turkmenistan this summer. An official dinner was given on behalf of the Turkmen President. Following the dinner, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey wrapped up his working visit and departed from the International Airport of the city of Turkmenbashi.
    
 

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