The export of fuel oil from Kyrgyzstan to Georgia has begun. This was reported in the national company “Kyrgyz Temir Zholu”.
“The first freight train left the city of Kara-Suu (Kyrgyzstan) on January 21, 2020 in Batumi (Georgia). Through a multimodal corridor in transit through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, a train of 49 tanks (fuel oil) through Uzbekistan traveled for 33 hours. The pilot shipment of cargo through Uzbekistan was successful, and another freight train of 48 tanks (fuel oil) was sent to Batumi from Kara-Suu. Another batch is being prepared for shipment,” the Kyrgyz Temir Zholu emphasized. The consignor is Kyrgyzneftegaz OJSC. Furnace fuel oil is exported.
In December 2019, the first meeting of the railway leaders of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was held in Tashkent. The parties agreed on the development of the international multimodal route of the Asia-Pacific Region — China — Kyrgyzstan — Uzbekistan — Turkmenistan — Azerbaijan — Georgia — Europe, with the development of common approaches for accelerating the passage of container trains and applying unified tariffs.
This will significantly increase the volume of trade not only between the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, but also with other states of Europe and Asia.