Tajikistan Invites Belarus to Set Up Logistics Centres
Wednesday 24 August 2011
MINSK (BelTA) – Tajikistan has suggested that Belarus take part in the construction of logistics centres on its territory, BelTA reported from the foreign economic activity and transport logistics department of the Transport and Communications Ministry of Belarus.
- The Tajikistan-Afghanistan bridge spanning the Panj River between Panji Poyon (or Nizhniy Pyandzh), Tajikistan and Sherkhan Bandar, Afghanistan.
Tajikistan is ready to consider various cooperation forms – from investing in construction and upgrade of logistics centres to setting up joint logistics facilities. “Tajikistan has put forward several proposals, including a project to construct a terminal complex on the Nizhny Panj (Panji Poyon, پنج پائین) and upgrade the EurAsEC (Eurasian Economic Community) international logistics centre Vahdat (وحدت),” the specialists informed. Belarusian companies are considering participation in the development of logistics infrastructure in Tajikistan. Panji Poyon is a border checkpoint on the Tajik side of the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border. It is the last point on the European route E123.
The ministry informed that Belarus is also working hard to attract investors to set up transport and logistics centres on its territory. A Belarusian delegation has left for Lithuania to study its expertise and hold talks with Lithuanian businessmen.
In line with Belarus’ logistics development program until 2015, some 50 sites were allocated to construct and set up logistics centres. The total investments into the projects are estimated at over Br 3 trillion. As of 1 June, 25 investment projects to construct logistics centres were implemented as part of the program; another 15 projects were executed additionally, as part of investment agreements. Minsk Oblast is carrying out twelve projects envisaged by the program and ten additional projects. Overall, 41 investment projects to construct logistics centres are implemented in Belarus.