(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 17. Uzbekistan intends to
open its own terminal at the Baku International Sea Trade Port,
Deputy Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan Abdusamat Muminov told
trend in an
"This terminal will function both for sugar transportation to
Uzbekistan and for our export supplies. We want to use
public-private partnership for this, so that Uzbek entrepreneurs
invest in the development of the infrastructure of the port of Alat
for further use," he said.
According to him, at the moment, the parties are conducting
practical work on the creation of a warehouse infrastructure on the
territory of the Baku port for the storage and storage of goods
Muminov also stressed that this year, on behalf of President
Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan needs to increase supplies through
the ports of Azerbaijan and Georgia to 1.5 million tons.
"Due to the geopolitical situation in the world, it is necessary
to look for alternative supply routes, and now Uzbekistan is
reorienting cargo in the Azerbaijani direction, thus, developing
the potential of the [Trans-Caspian International Transport Route]
Middle Corridor. Currently, we are actively using the transport
potential of Azerbaijan, in particular, the possibilities of the
Baku International Sea Trade Port. In particular, for our imports
of sugar. This year we plan to double the supply of sugar - up to
300,000 tons," the deputy minister explained.
He noted that, in 2022, the supply of raw sugar through the
territory of Azerbaijan amounted to 130,000 tons.
In general, in 2022, the volume of transportation of
export-import cargo of the Republic of Uzbekistan through the
Azerbaijani port of Alat increased by 65 percent and amounted to
more than 900,000 tons.
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