On August 8, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov , who is on vacation on the Caspian coast, laid the foundation for a new road bridge across the Garabogaz Bay along the Turkmenbashi-Garabogaz-Kazakhstan border highway, the state information agency TDH reports .
The head of state arrived at the place of laying by helicopter, the newspaper writes. There he was greeted with performances by artists.
Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov, who is in charge of the construction, industrial and energy complex, briefed Berdimuhamedov on the projects for the construction of roads and bridges in Turkmenistan.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, along the Turkmenbashi-Garabogaz-Kazakhstan border highway, recreation centers for drivers and passengers, a hotel, service centers, bus stops, automated systems for monitoring the weight and dimensions of vehicles, lighting and road signs will be built .
The head of state instructed the official to personally control the progress of construction work. The bridge with a length of 354 seats will be built by the Ukrainian company Altcom, which is due to commission the facility in June 2024.
Then, “in a special meeting room,” the president said that the bridge would allow cargo carriers from Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and India to reach the countries of Northern and Eastern Europe in the shortest way , using sea, rail and road transport.
It will also create opportunities for uninterrupted transportation of goods and passengers from Europe to Central Asia and from Central Asia to Europe through the seaport of Turkmenbashi.
Moreover, thanks to the bridge, tourists will be able to use the services of boarding houses in the city of Turkmenbashi and NTZ "Avaza".
Alexander Tislenko , Director of the Board of Directors of the Financial and Industrial Group of Altcom Road Construction LLC , recalled that since 2009, his company has built the Turkmenabat-Farab road and rail bridge, the Kerki-Kerkichi road bridge, and the two Kerki-Ymamnazar railway bridges in Turkmenistan. and runway at Dashoguz airport.
After the presentation, Berdymkhamedov laid a capsule with his message to his descendants in the foundation of the bridge.
Note that the bridge already exists at the same place. For what reason it was decided to build a new one, is not explained. The cost of its construction has also not been disclosed.
The construction of a new bridge across the bay in July 2021 was ordered by ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , who, during an inspection of the facility during a trip to the Balkan velayat.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan