Russia can increase exports to the countries of the Caspian Sea, including Turkmenistan, thanks to the supply of soda, timber and metals along the Volga. This was stated by Stanislav Mamulat, Chairman of the Committee on Sustainable Development of the National Association of Manufacturers of Building Materials of the Russian Federation, on the sidelines of the International Congress “Transport and Construction” in Ufa. About this reports the Russian media.
-For instance, the “Bashkir soda company” calculated that it would be much cheaper to send 360 thousand tons of soda ash to Turkmenistan by river than by rail - S. Mamulat answered a question about the prospects for river transportation along the Volga.
It is possible to supply non-ferrous metals, and also timber and lumber, which are in short supply in southern countries, he added.
The first international congress “Transport and Construction” holds in Ufa from September 18 to 22. The organizers are the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation.