“Tajikistan is actively focused main efforts on the implementation of the provisions of the MLA TRACECA”- noted by Mr. Valizoda, Head of Delegation and Deputy minister of transport of Tajikistan

29.06.2016

On 1 June 2016 within Twelfth Annual Meeting of the IGC TRACECA, during the speech of Mr. Rustam Valizoda, Head of delegation, deputy minister of transport in Tajikistan stressed that up to date, the part of the Republic of Tajikistan carried out internal procedures for approval of the Technical Annexes to the Basic Agreement on basic principles of operation of rail ferry complexes in Black and Caspian Seas.

In 2016 the Republic of Tajikistan ratified the Agreement on Joint Financing of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA by Resolution of Majlisi Oli Majlisi Namoyndagoni of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 15 February 2016.

In Tajikistan there are on-going activities aimed at the implementation of the Concept for Development of International Road Traffic along the Transport Corridor Europe-the Caucasus-Asia and the activities are carried out on the improvement of infrastructure. For the short time there was established the network of terminals providing services for all customs procedures and cargo insurance, vehicles maintenance, healthcare delivery and a number of other measures, protecting interests of foreign and Tajik haulers. Training centres were created to develop capacity building in the field of international road connections.

Mr. Valizoda informed that for the last 10 years the Republic of Tajikistan allocated 1,1 billion USD to the development of the transport sector, and presently the activities to the amount of 483,2 million USD in this field are on-going. There are priority projects to the amount of more than 7 billion USD.

Taking into account the need in developing railway corridors, transporting the greater part of the freight volumes, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in trilateral format, Russia-Kazakhstan- Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in four-lateral format, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan and Iran in five-lateral format are coordinating the issues of railway connection between themselves.

The Ministry of Transport exerts every effort for the development of the logistical system in the country. In this connection in 2013 Tajikistan signed the Multilateral Intergovernmental Agreement on dry ports within the framework of UN ESCAP envisaging the development of logistic centres and road terminals of international importance with the view of creating corresponding conditions for the effectiveness of transit process.

Moreover, Tajikistan supported the Model Highway Initiative which will promote regional integration and effectiveness of transit traffic between the countries.

In conclusion of his speech, Mr. Valizoda noted that during the Meeting of the SOC Council of Heads of States held on 12 September 2014 there was signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on creation of favourable conditions for international road traffic. For the TRACECA member states this Agreement is the reason for the search of mutually accepted approaches to cooperation and geographical expansion of transport corridors in view of the potential of the Eurasian and Caucasian regions. Joint infrastructure projects which can connect the SOC and TRACECA corridors may be considered as well.  

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

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