The new highway Ashgabat-Turkmenabat will open great opportunities in the development of transport communication with Uzbekistan, Mammetkhan Chakiyev, Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, said in his article published in the Neytralnyi Turkmenistan newspaper on Monday.
Chakiyev highlighted the construction of this 600-kilometer highway as a crucial step in improving the country's road infrastructure. The project is expected to increase the capacity of the road network, leading to improved logistics services, faster transportation, and a substantial rise in the volume of goods transported through Turkmenistan.
The integration of this expressway, which connects the eastern region of the country with the central area, with the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi highway will provide trucks with access to the Turkmenbashi International Seaport. From there, goods can be transported by sea to destinations such as the Caucasus, Europe, the northern region of Iran, the Gulf countries, and Oman, according to the Director General of the Agency.
Chakiyev also mentioned in the article that Turkmenistan has plans to construct two new fiber-optic data transmission lines to Iran and Kazakhstan, further emphasizing the country's commitment to enhancing its communication infrastructure.