International certificate “EcoPort” will soon receive the International Sea Port of Turkmenbashi. The measures taken in this direction related to the inclusion of the Turkmenbashi International Seaport in the list of “Green Ports” of the world were reported today at a government meeting by the Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers Mammethan Chakiyev, announced the news program “Watan” of the Turkmen television.
Currently, the seaport of Turkmenbashi is registered on the official website of the EcoPortSLC of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and on November 14, 2022, it successfully passed the first stage - the “Self-diagnosis method” - to obtain the international EcoPort certificate. It includes answers to questionnaires on activities carried out in the field of environmental protection, instructions for rational use of natural resources and execution of relevant documents in accordance with international requirements. In this regard, the Turkmenbashi International Sea Port is carrying out the necessary work to move to the second stage of PERS in order to obtain the international certificate “EcoPort”.
After listening to the information, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted that Turkmenistan takes an active part in the development of international cooperation in the field of maritime transport, ensuring the ecological balance of the Caspian Sea and the implementation of all environmental tasks, instructing the head of the Agency to continue work in this direction.
The international seaport of Turkmenbashi was solemnly put into operation on May 2, 2018. Its total area is more than 1 million 358,5 thousand square meters. The total length of the pier with a width of 20 meters is 3 thousand 600 meters, which permits several cargo and passenger ships to arrive, depart and be serviced at the port at the same time.
The new complex includes ferry, passenger and container terminals, as well as a shipbuilding and ship repair plant. To preserve the ecology of the Caspian Sea, bio-cleaning equipment has been installed in each terminal. In general, the entire project is designed in accordance with the international “Green Port” standard.