USAID to provide expert assistance to Azerbaijan’s Transit Freight Coordinating Council Investment
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide expert assistance to the Coordinating Council on Transit Freight of Azerbaijan in expanding the functionality of the Council’s electronic portal, Azerbaijani deputy minister of economy, Sahil Babayev told reporters March 9.
He said the expansion of functionality of the e-portal (transit.az) is in the plans of the Council.
Babayev added that the Council’s website can turn into a single large portal with participation of all the countries that are the member of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.
The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route stretches to Europe from China, through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The first test container train arrived at the Baku International Sea Trade Port from China via this route in early August.
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine signed a protocol Jan. 14 to set competitive preferential tariffs for cargo transportation on the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.