Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China plan to launch new transport corridor

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DUSHANBE (TCA) — Uzbekistan, China, and Tajikistan plan to launch a new motor transport corridor along the route Termez (Uzbekistan)-Dushanbe (Tajikistan)-Kashgar (China), Tajikistan’s Avesta news agency reported on August 13 with reference to the Transport Ministry of Uzbekistan.

A first pilot caravan consisting of six trucks (two from each participating country) was recently sent along the route.

The total length of the new transport corridor is 1,422 km.

The main goal of the caravan is to boost freight forwarding by motor transport between China and Central Asian countries. This new corridor will also provide an alternative route for the export of Uzbek goods through China’s seaports.

In September of last year, Uzbek-Chinese joint venture Silk Road International organized cargo transportation along the motor transport corridor Tashkent-Andijan (Uzbekistan)-Osh-Irkeshtam (Kyrgyzstan)-Kashgar (China) and back.

Sergey Kwan

TCA