Turkmenistan, Russia’s Tatarstan Intensify Cooperation in Shipbuilding

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Representatives of the Türkmendeňizderýaýollary (Turkmen Maritime and River Transportation) Agency and the Marine Merchant Fleet CJSC of Turkmenistan on Tuesday held online negotiations with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Albert Karimov.

According to the Industry and Trade Ministry’s statement, the sides discussed the construction of a high-speed passenger ship by order of the Turkmen side and the organization of joint construction of a series of river dredgers of two types (diesel and electric).

The agreement on cooperation in the field of shipbuilding between the Tatarstan Shipbuilding Corporation AK Bars and the Türkmendeňizderýaýollary Agency, the Balkan Shipyard JSC was signed on the sidelines of the Caspian Economic Forum in Avaza in August 2019.

A high-speed passenger ship with 126 passenger seats manufactured in Tatarstan has already been delivered to Turkmenistan. The ship currently carries out passenger transportation on the Turkmenbashi-Gyzylsuv and Turkmenbashi-Hazar routes.