Turkmenbashi International Sea Port
Total Reported Cost
1.5 billion USD
June 08 2011
Start of Construction
Planned Completion Date
May 02 2018
The Turkmenbashi International Sea Port is one of the largest in the Caspian Sea. The port is planned to become an important link in the maritime system by allowing users access to the Black Sea, Europe, Middle East, and Asia and be a part of the TRACECA transport route at the end of the Trans-Caspian railway line.
The project was inaugurated by Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, on May 2nd, 2018. According to the president, the port should triple Turkmenistan's cargo-handling capacity to 25-26 million tons a year. He also mentioned that Ashgabat is ready to discuss the use of the seaport with its landlocked neighbors and it may be utilized by international organizations, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
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