Each passing truck must have two drivers.

Turkmen authorities allow Tajik cargo to be transported through their territory after a 2.5-year ban.

"Currently, suppliers can transport goods to Tajikistan or vice versa through the territory of Turkmenistan.", - reported in the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan.

However, according to a representative of the Ministry of Transport, this can be done under certain conditions: a Turkmen driver will drive a truck from one point on the border to another. Financial issues with Turkmen drivers are decided by the freight carriers themselves.

That is, in fact, it turns out that each truck must have two drivers, on both sides of the Turkmen border..

The ministry claims that some Tajik cargo carriers have already started transit traffic using this method..

The Ministry of Transport associates these conditions with the measures of the Turkmen side to prevent the spread of coronavirus in this country.

However, the carriers with whom Asia-Plus was able to talk, said that they had not yet decided what to do: to continue transporting goods from / to the Middle East (Iran, Turkey and some Arab countries) along the route Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-Caspian Sea- Azerbaijan or accept the new conditions and restore transportation along the old route through Turkmenistan, which greatly reduces the length of the road.

 Approximately this method is currently used to deliver goods from China to Tajikistan: a Chinese driver delivers the goods in a sealed container to the Kulma checkpoint, where he transfers control of the truck to the Tajik driver.