Accessibility links

Breaking News

Central Asia: Rail Chiefs Consider Interstate Cooperation

Tashkent, 10 February 1997 (RFE/RL) - The directors of the railways of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan meet in Tashkent today to attend an international conference on inter-state cooperation in passenger-and-freight transportation.

Itar-Tass news agency says the conference is also to be attended by delegations of the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Asian Development Bank.

Uzbekistan today also announced that it has received a $60 million credit from Japan to build a railcar-repair facility. The primary customers of the facility are expected to be the other Central Asian states, and other CIS members.