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IRU - International Road Transport Union

Dushanbe High-Level International Conference

High-Level International Conference
“Development of road transport and transit potential in Central Asia for the period up to 2023”

Under the patronnage of H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon,
The President of the Republic of Tajikistan

18 September 2013
Dushanbe, the Republic of Tajikistan


Opening remarks
Moderated by Mr Nizom Khakimov, Minister of Transport, Republic of Tajikistan

Ban Ki-moon

Message from Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

Matlubhon Davlatov

H.E. Mr Matlubhon Davlatov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan

Martin Marmy

Mr Martin Marmy, IRU Secretary General Emeritus

Eduard Biriucov

Mr Eduard Biriucov, Secretary General, PS IGC TRACECA


Mr Nurlan Akkoshkarov, Deputy Secretary General, SCO

Heidi Schroderus-Fox

Ms Heidi Schroderus-Fox, Director of UN-OHRLLS Office

Hans Peter Larsen

Mr Hans Peter Larsen, Officer in charge, OSCE Office in Tajikistan

Session 1  From landlocked to land linked countries: national policies of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Central Asian countries aimed at road transport and transit development.
Moderated by Mr Khudoyer Khudoyerov, Deputy Minister of Transport, Republic of Tajikistan and Mr Mahmadaly Shokirov, President, ABBAT

Abdurakhim Ashur

Tajikistan  as part of the Historic Silk Road

Mr Abdurakhim Ashur, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Turkmenistan

Murat Bekmagambetov

Development of road transport and transit in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr Murat Bekmagambetov, Director, Development and Research Institute of Transport and Communications, Republic of Kazakhstan

Jarullah Mansoori,

Afghanistan, transport and transit hub for the region

Mr Jarullah Mansoori, Policy & Planning Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Afghanistan

Farrukh Fakhridinov

Improving transit - transport system in the Republic of Tajikistan

Mr Farrukh Fakhridinov, Head of the Department of road transport, Ministry of transport of the Republic of Tajikistan

Natalia Polunina

Insurance services, provided by “Rosgosstrakh” insurance company for international transport operators

Ms Natalia Polunina, Deputy Head, Transport insurance department, “Rosgosstrakh”, Russian Federation

Session 2 Almaty Programme of Action: the contribution of international organisations initiatives and projects to Central Asian trade and transit development
Moderated by Mr Negmatjon Buriev, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Republic of Tajikistan

Heidi Schroderus-Fox

The first ten years of implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action: Global Perspectives

Ms Heidi Schroderus-Fox, Director, UN-OHRLLS

Eduard Biriucov

Projects and programmes under implementation in the framework of TRACECA

Mr Eduard Biriucov, Secretary General, TRACECA

C.C. Yu

CAREC experience and future challenges and opportunities

Mr C.C. Yu, ADB Country Director for Tajikistan

Marsha McGraw Olive

Central Asia’s Logistics Performances based on the results of the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index

Ms Marsha McGraw Olive, World Bank Country manager for Tajikistan

Yury Scherbanin

Prospects of implementation of the SCO Agreement on the creation of favorable conditions for international road haulage

Mr Yury Scherbanin, Head of Laboratory of analysis and forecast of transport and logistics systems, Academy of Science, Russian Federation

Dmitry Larionov

IRU Model Highway Initiative – new approach to provide seamless road transport

Mr Dmitry Larionov, Permanent Delegate to Eurasia, IRU


Signing Ceremony of the Joint Statement on Model Highway Initiative by representative of the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Tajikistan

Session 3 From theory to practice: effective means of trade and transit facilitation in Central Asia
Moderated by Mr Negmat Rakhmatov, Deputy Chairman of the Customs Services, Republic of Tajikistan and Mr Dmitry Larionov, Permanent Delegate to Eurasia, IRU

Theo Hesselink

World Customs Organization and innovations

Mr Theo Hesselink, Technical Officer, World Customs Organization

Ruslan Urazalin

OSCE activities in the field of transport

Mr Ruslan Urazalin, Economic Affairs Officer, Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, OSCE Secretariat

Makhmadaly Shokirov

Logistic centers and modern technologies of warehousing and construction of transport hubs in the Central Asian region

Mr Makhmadaly Shokirov, President, ABBAT

Abdugafor Raufi

Development of the highways in the Republic of Tajikistan

Mr Abdugafor Raufi, Professor of Economy, Republic of Tajikistan

Rizo Sadykov

Facilitation and computerisation of the customs clearance and border control procedures. Implementation of the Single window concept

Mr  Rizo Sadykov, Deputy Head, Customs Control Department, Customs Service of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

Closing remarks: adoption of the Resolution of the Conference

Nizom Hakimov

Mr Nizom Hakimov, the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan

Martin Marmy

Mr Martin Marmy, IRU Secretary General Emeritus

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