The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov got acquainted with the construction course of new international seaport on the Caspian Sea in the city of the Turkmenbashi.
"This project realized by the Turkish company "Gap Inşaat" is an important part of complex industrialization of Turkmenistan", the head of the state told, having added that its implementation would provide creation more than 2500 workplaces.
Also it was noted that the shipbuilding plant will become essentially new entity for economy of Turkmenistan. In addition to assembly of vessels, the complete cycle of works on repair of the ships of different function (tankers, dry cargo ships, tows) will be carried out there.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Turkmenistan is a transport corridor in the East-West and North-South directions providing entry into the largest world markets.
Commissioning on the coast of the Caspian Sea of up-to-date seaport will allow to remove on qualitatively new level an economic and trade cooperation between the countries of Asia and Europe, will open huge opportunities for optimization of traffic flows on the Euroasian space.
The general loading terminal, terminals of shipment of loose goods and polypropylene and also the ship-building and ship-repair plants enter a complex of port. Total area of port handling capacity of 17-18 million tons of freights a year – is more than 1,4 million square meters, the extent of the mooring line – 3,8 thousand meters.
The car-and-passenger ferry terminal occupies the total area of 230 thousand square meters, several ships can be moored to its mooring at the same time. It will be able to serve 300 thousand passengers and 75 thousand trailers a year. The container terminal with annual average capacity of 400 thousand TEU occupies the territory of 249 thousand square meters.
Multimodal logistic park will perform a range of services on storage and the combined handling of the containerized cargoes delivered by avia - by car - and by rail, providing their overload on a water transport and back.
One of the biggest objects is the terminal of general freights. Its capacity will average 4 million tons of freights a year. It is expected acceptance and sending various construction materials, iron, steel, wood, machines, the equipment.