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Transport sector is one of the most important components of economic development

29.04.2015

Transport sector is one of the most important components of economic development

On April 28, 2015 a wide Development Dialogue on transport and transit in Uzbekistan and Central Asia took place in Tashkent with the involvement of managers and senior experts of international organizations, representatives of the diplomatic corps, national and international experts.

The event was organized within the joint project of the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan and the World Bank Strategy of structural reforms in Uzbekistan for the period of 2030 "Vision – 2030."

Welcoming remarks were given by the Director of the Center for Economic Research, Mr.Bakhodur Eshonov, and the Deputy Resident Representative of the UN in Uzbekistan, Mr.Farid Garakhanov. During the round table, the main outcomes and recommendations of CER research project "Development of Transport Sector in Uzbekistan as a factor of economic transformation in a mid-term and a long-term outlook" were presented.

Efficient transport sector is the paramount component of the economic development. The key strategic task of the transport policy shall become the forming of the transport system of Uzbekistan to the effect that it would be possible to ensure the relative decrease of the costs for transportation services, increase of operational efficiency, reliability and availability of transportation services for the economic entities, diversity of transport routes and become the connecting link in transcontinental and regional logistics schemes.

During the Dialogue, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan, Mr. Boribay Zhexembin, in particular, pointed out that the XXI century would be the century of major changes in the supply of goods to the world markets. A special role in the world trade architecture is given to the states of Central Asia, where the transport routes will pass through from China to Europe. And it is important to establish such corridors in close coordination.

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Turkey to the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr. Namik Guner Erpul, said that 60% of world trade accounted for China, which provides $40 billion for the construction of the railway network. Some of them will pass through the territory of Central Asian countries, bringing them corresponding dividends.

Great attention during Development Dialogue on transport and transit in Uzbekistan and Central Asia was paid to the intellectual management of transport systems.

Please, find attached the program of the event as well as CER presentation.

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