President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev officially opened the construction of a multimodal terminal for servicing Eurasian freight traffic near Tashkent. Railway Supply writes about this with reference to the Railway Gazette.

Freight hub

The project will be implemented by the Kazakh company PTC Holding, which will operate the terminal, Halyk Bank, which provides financing in the amount of US$70 million, the government of the Tashkent region and Vuono Capital.

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The facility is designed to increase cargo traffic between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, as well as from the 1520 mm gauge zone, China, Southeast and South Asia, South Korea, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf region.

The first stage in 2023-2026 includes 24.8 hectares of storage space and 37 km of track, with a capacity of 1,240 wagons and 11,100 containers.

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