The General Director of the Agency for Transport and Communications of Turkmenistan Mammethan Chakiyev during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday presented to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov a proposal on the compilation of a geographic information system (GIS) of the country’s transport system.
Chakiyev’s proposal included compilation and posting on the internet of the digital map containing detailed information about highways and railways, parking lots along them, service points and cargo stations, international airports and their cargo terminals, airstrips, refueling opportunities, seaports, post offices, logistics centers and dry ports, as well as border and customs points, the country's official media reports.
The Director General of the Agency said the development of the GIS map is aimed at broad coverage of the potential of the country's transport and transit corridors.
Following the report, the Turkmen President approved the proposal and instructed the Head of the Agency to continue activities in this direction.
GIS is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. The system connects data to a map, integrating location data with all types of descriptive information.