“Road transport is the main mode of transport in Kyrgyz Republic”- noted by Mr. Adylbek Akmatov, Head of Delegation and National Secretary of the IGC TRACECA in Kyrgyz Republic

17.06.2016

On 1 June 2016 within Twelfth Annual Meeting of the IGC TRACECA, during his speech Mr. Akmatov stressed that for instance 95 percent of freight and 97 percent of passenger traffic is carried by road transport.

Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to the development of international road transport. As of today, it was signed the bilateral agreement on international road transport with 10 of the 13 member-states TRACECA. In addition, the Kyrgyz Republic joined the 8 international conventions in the field of road transport.

Kyrgyzstan has been actively involved in international projects intended to facilitate, improve and create favorable conditions for road transport and transit along the TRACECA project cooperation.

Mr. Akmatov underlined that in order to develop transport and transit potential, there is a huge work carrying out to strengthen the legislative framework and development of the infrastructure of the transport sector.

One of the priorities of Kyrgyzstan is the construction of new railways. Mr. Akmatov noted that main goal is to tie together isolated sections of railroads in the north and south of the country and to build a railway line passing through the territory of Kyrgyz Republic, which would not only link remote parts of the country, but also to integrate into the Euro-Asian railways network.

Also, Kyrgyzstan is trying to use its favorable geographical position in international traffic. The shortest road connecting the countries of Western Europe, the CIS countries with the Asian continent, pass through the territory of Kyrgyzstan.

In 2015, investment in the country's road was about 1 billion 800 million US dollars. The total length of the reconstructed road is about 2654 km, the financing is covered by 2097 km.

As a member of the TRACECA program since 1994 within the implementation of the TRACECA program, Kyrgyzstan was the beneficiary of the projects, contributing to the development of transport. Mr. Akmatov underlined that the provided assistance through the projects contributed to the development of the internal transport system, infrastructure, and enabled the country to be integrated into the space of the corridor, bringing national transport legal framework to the European standards, promoted the development of transport of goods and trade.

At the same time for the last years, the country is a beneficiary only in aviation security project, which has been launched in 2016. At present, Kyrgyzstan needs for assistance relating to the development of other modes of transport, security issues, including the development of multimodal transport and logistics centers.

The development of multimodal transport is the core of TRACECA Master Plan developed by the LOGMOS II project. 

Mr. Akmatov emphasized that for Kyrgyzstan, it is important to get help for the implementation of the Master Plan, and it is appropriate to have a special project for its further implementation. 

Full speech of Mr. Akmatov are available for download here.

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