Representatives of small and medium-sized businesses of Turkmenistan visited Arlington, Virginia (USA) with a working trip on December 1-7. The trip was organized by the USAID CTJ project as part of the C5 + 1 regional initiative.
The event was held at the office of the Global Cold Alliance (GCCA) with the aim of helping representatives of the Central Asian private sector to acquire the latest knowledge on the functioning and operation of modern cold chain facilities in developed markets, as well as ways to create associations and develop regional partnerships.
During their visit, Turkmen businesspeople toured the cold storage facilities in Winchester and Baltimore. The participants of the tours got acquainted with the history of Winchester Cold Storage, which was established in 1917. Representatives of Central Asian private businesses also got acquainted with the activities of WCS Logistics.
In addition, the participants of the visit also got acquainted with the business activities of MTC Logistics, a leading US warehousing and refrigeration company specializing in the distribution of frozen and chilled products.
C5+1 is a platform that brings together the five states of Central Asia and the United States to discuss and work on issues of common concern. The dialogue focuses on economic development, regional cooperation and security issues.