Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Sardor Umurzakov, has stated that the first Agroexpress train with fresh fruits and vegetables is scheduled to depart from Tashkent to Moscow in the second half of November,
"Our pilot trip is scheduled in the second half of November. I think all of us will witness this unique event," the official said. Russia and Uzbekistan will continue working on improvements in this project because it will make possible to scale up trade in terms of quantity and quality, Umurzakov noted. "I believe all the preliminary activities will end very soon and we will be able to celebrate the arrival of the first Agroexpress from Tashkent in Moscow in the second half of November," he added.
Kazakhstan, the country through which the train will travel, also joined the project, Umurzakov said. The Agroexpress project focuses on accelerated delivery of agricultural produce in refrigerated railcars along the Moscow - Tashkent route. The delivery time of fresh vegetables and fruits from Uzbekistan to Russia will become shorter.
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