Chiefs of the railway authorities of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan discussed the organization of a new China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Afghanistan transport corridor, Uzbekistan Railways said.
The meeting was attended by Azamat Sakiyev, Director General of Kyrgyz Temir Zholu, Bakht ul-Rahman Sharafat, Director General of the Afghan Railways, representatives of the Chinese logistics company Wagkhan Corridor, as well as the authorities of China and Afghanistan.
It is planned to transport goods along this corridor from the Kashgar railway station in China to the Osh railway station in Kyrgyzstan by road, and from the Osh station to the Hairatan station in Afghanistan by rail.
To date, the annual volume of cargo transportation is 3,500 containers, and in the future it is planned to transport up to 60,000 containers per year.
In addition, during the meeting, the parties agreed to discuss the issue of tariff discounts and to present their tariff rate at the next meeting.
The meeting participants stressed that they would make every effort to develop the corridor and actively support new initiatives.