President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov assigned the Türkmendemirýollary State Agency to carry out the reconstruction and electrification of the Turkmenabat-Turkmenbashi railway.
During the working meeting with the management of the country's industrial and communication sectors on Wednesday, the head of state emphasized the need to accelerate the pace of reconstruction of the internal railways of Turkmenistan, their electrification and automation.
There is no work on electrification and automation of railways for the smooth operation of high-speed trains, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated, focusing on the necessary works that need to be done in this area.
Turkmen President noted to increase the transit cargo turnover of Turkmenistan and underlined the need to effectively utilize the capabilities of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway.
During the meeting, the Head of State also focused on the activities of the Türkmenhowaýollary agency. The President said that necessary work should be done to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and to improve the online sale of airline tickets through the website of the agency.