President Aliyev made the remarks on Thursday during a video conference with his Afghan and Turkmen counterparts Ashraf Ghani and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov respectively, AzVision.az reports.
The head of state said that Azerbaijan has the largest fleet, more than 260 vessels in the Caspian Sea: "10 ships have been built and 140 platforms repaired at the modern shipyard in Azerbaijan since 2013".
"Currently, 2 RoPax type of ferry vessels and 3 oil tankers are being built at the plant. It is planned to build more ships in 2021. These ships will serve to increase cargo transportation through the Caspian Sea."
The President noted that Azerbaijan also attaches great importance to the development of roads: “Over the past 16 years, 16,000 kilometres of roads have been built in Azerbaijan. According to the latest report of the Davos World Economic Forum, Azerbaijan ranks 27th in the world in terms of road quality. 6 international airports have been built in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan ranks 12th in the world in terms of air transport efficiency.