At a business forum held in the city of Turkmenbashi, Kazakh and Turkmen officials agreed on the construction of a new highway connecting Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. 164-km long road will connect recreational zone Kendirli in Mangystau region with Turkmenistan. The parties also discussed the ways of boosting freight traffic by the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railroad. The meeting participants believe that the traffic volume can be increased after the opening of the second international trade port in Turkmenbashi.    

YERALY TOGZHANOV, GOVERNOR OF MANGYSTAU REGION:

 - Both countries are located on the Caspian Sea shore, so developing a transport and logistics hub is one of the major promising areas of cooperation. That’s why we are strengthening the development of the two ports, Aktau and Kuryk, and the railway operations.   

SATLYK SATLYKOV, GOVERNOR OF BALKAN REGION, TURKMENISTAN:

 - Kazakh and Turkmen seaports have the capabilities of shipping freight via our countries to third countries or between our regions. In Turkmenistan, there are currently new large plants under construction, such as, a gas chemical facility in Kiyaly village and a carbamide plant in the Karabogaz village. The petroleum and chemical products of these plants will probably be the first shipped items.  

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