At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on September 16, Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers Mammetkhan Chakyev reported on the development of the draft "Rules for Railway Transport of Turkmenistan", the state information agency TDH reported .
The official also submitted to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov a proposal on the use of an improved road document for the transportation of goods by rail across the country.
The head of state ordered the official to start modernizing the industry infrastructure and introducing the latest technologies.
“It is necessary to increase the throughput of new and reconstructed railways, use the possibilities of exporting foreign and domestic goods to international markets, as well as analyze the possibility of delivering imported products to Turkmenistan by short and convenient routes, ” the president said.
The head of the Agency was instructed to accelerate the pace of work in this direction.
As Chronicles of Turkmenistan reported in December 2020, railway workers in Mary velayat dismantle and sell rails and sleepers. Railways in this region were built with the expectation of large volumes of freight and passenger traffic. In recent years, due to the closed nature of the country, certain sections of the road, as well as sidings and sidings, have not been used.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan