Two Caspian resorts of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will be connected by a new road, Kazakh-TV reports.
Agreements on the construction of a 164-kilometer highway from the border of Turkmenistan to the Kenderli recreation area in the Mangystau region were reached during the recent Turkmen-Kazakh business forum in Turkmenbashi.
According to governor of the Mangystau region Yeraly Tugzhanov, the construction of the road can be started in September this year.
The road between the two adjacent regions will encourage cross-border trade, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the indicators of overall trade turnover.
In addition, the launch of a new auto route between the Balkan province and Kazakhstan is also promising from the point of view of increasing mutual tourist flows.
The seaside tourist zone Avaza, equipped with the latest facilities of hospitality industry, has something to offer to friends from Kazakhstan. There are health centers, entertainment and sports complexes, beach activities and walks by the sea on first-class yachts, available on a year-round basis.
In turn, Turkmen travelers will be able to learn more about the tourist infrastructure in neighboring Caspian country. Modern resort Kenderli, located on the coast of the same name bay, has all the necessary conditions for a comfortable stay. It includes hotel with a winter garden and a solarium, a fitness center, one-storey and two-storey cottages, a large indoor pool, saunas. Active leisure is featured by gyms, a tennis court, football and beach volleyball fields, bowling, billiard, yacht cruising, water bicycles.
Thus, the establishment of additional transport link between the Balkan region and the Mangystau region will be another step towards enhancing economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
In 2017, foreign trade turnover between two regions exceeded US $ 4.5 million. Four joint firms with Turkmen capital have been working in Mangystau region.