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Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure Arzybek Kozhoshev

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22 Nov 2022 Arzybek Kozhoshev: "Railroad workers continue to ensure the sustainability of global supply chains in difficult economic conditions" On November 22, Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission Arzybek Kozhoshev delivered a welcoming speech at the plenary session of the International Coordinating Council for Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT). He emphasized the significant role and contribution of the International Coordinating Council for Trans-Eurasian Transportation in the development of rail transport and cooperation between railways in the space of the Eurasian Economic Union.  "Railroad workers continue to ensure sustainable global supply chains in difficult economic conditions, which significantly mitigates their negative impact on the economies of our countries," said Arzybek Kozhoshev. At the same time, according to Oleg Belozerov, Director General of Russian Railways and Chairman of the CCTT, a great deal of negative forecasts in the transport industry regarding the total shortage of containers, the complete closure of borders, the suspension of mutual settlements and so on, did not come true. The participants of the plenary session discussed in detail the prospects for the development of transport flows in the EAEU. In particular, they discussed trans-Eurasian routes, increasing the competitiveness of rail and multimodal transportation, and improving port infrastructure. In promoting the development of container transportation in rail and multimodal communications, the importance of expanding services and the geography of routes, in particular, linear container services, introducing logistics solutions for e-commerce goods, as well as simplifying the mechanism for transporting international mail by rail transport, was specifically emphasized. Arzybek Kozhoshev noted that "a number of strategic plans have been developed in recent years under the auspices of the EEC aimed at combining the efforts of the Commission, state transport authorities, railway administrations, leading international organizations and institutions to address the long-term tasks of improving the efficiency of the EAEU transport complex". Participation in the event was a continuation of the systematic interaction between the Commission and the International Coordinating Council for Trans-Eurasian Transportation in the framework of the implementation of the provisions of the signed Memorandum of Understanding dated January 18, 2017, as well as the Interaction Plan between the EEC Transport and Infrastructure Department and the CCTT Secretariat for 2021-2022. For reference Heretofore, a round table dedicated to the state and prospects of cross-border transportation was successfully held at the EEC's venue jointly with the CCTT on November 10, 2022. Particular emphasis was placed on developing proposals for improving the efficiency and stability of supply chains, simplifying border crossings and prospects for the development of cross-border transportation. The forum featured more than 30 presentations on the most pressing issues of the transport industry. The event was attended by a wide range of representatives of state authorities, leading international organizations in the field of transport and logistics, and the business community.
18 Nov 2022 Arzybek Kozhoshev: "Efficient and safe transit traffic will ensure the EAEU countries' economic unity" This was stated by Arzybek Kozhoshev, EEC Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure, during the plenary discussion at the Transport Week Forum on "International Transport Cooperation in 2022. New Directions, Trends and Results" held on November 17. “Efficient and safe transit traffic can ensure the EAEU countries' economic unity. Nowadays, this is essential for reliable production ties between enterprises, buyers and suppliers, who need to be reoriented in the system of new logistics chains on the multimodality principles,” noted EEC Minister Arzybek Kozhoshev. Besides, Kozhoshev informed on the EAEU problem with administrative barriers. However, the Commission, jointly with the Union countries, conducts outreach efforts to eliminate them.  Along with that, we can speak with confidence about creating a full-fledged Eurasian land bridge in the EAEU passing through the territories of the Alliance participating countries, Kozhoshev believes. This was facilitated by conscious efforts on fulfilling the transit potential taken at the early stages of the EAEU functioning. For example, unified railway tariffs and the possibility of railway organizations to change such tariffs within the price limits have been established. The regulatory approval system when transporting goods by road has been liberalized, and transport control at the internal borders of five countries has been abolished.  Furthermore, the EEC Minister has informed on developing digital technologies, noting that they are an efficient tool for reducing information barriers and ensuring the greatest possible coordination between various participants in the supply chains.  Arzybek Kozhoshev drew attention to the EAEU landmark projects being worked on with the participation of the transport unit. This includes the Eurasian Agroexpress, designed to form regular shipments of agricultural products and food both between the EAEU countries and to the markets of China, Uzbekistan and Iran. The scope of delivery under this project may reach about half a million tons later in the year. The landmark projects also include an Agreement on using navigation seals in cargo transportation and the development of an ecosystem of digital transport corridors. Besides, a list of priority integration infrastructure projects has been approved this year. Implementing these projects will make it possible to provide 1,210 km of railway lines with electric power, build 115 km of new and 902 km of second railway tracks, build over 1,000 km of new automobile roads, reconstruct and overhaul more than 3,000 km of automobile roads, and build two bridges, two overhead roads and one tunnel on highways. According to expert estimates, this will enable increasing the EAEU transit potential by 5%. Along with that, the Eurasian transport corridors and routes provide a third of the total volume of the EAEU transit traffic.  On November 17, the Forum also hosted the conference “Exchange of Experience in Conducting ICAO Audits in Ensuring Aviation Security” organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission jointly with the Federal Service for Supervision in Transport (Rostransnadzor). The event was attended by heads of aviation security administrations, representatives of the Member States' international airports and airlines, specialists from relevant structures and institutions, ICAO experts, representatives of international organizations and the business community.  Arzybek Kozhoshev and Igor Chalik, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, noted the importance of passing the ICAO audits in aviation security for each State of the EAEU, as well as the need for a systematic exchange of experience. In their speeches, representatives of the Member States' authorized bodies shared information on passing the latest ICAO audits, and informed about the results, problem points, and recommendations.  As part of the conference, a meeting of the Working Group on aviation security was held which determined organizational issues and plans of the aviation security group for 2023. Following the conference, a resolution was adopted wherein the conference attendees considered it expedient to share information on preparing and conducting the ICAO audits in aviation security, coordinate the activities of national aviation security services on implementing the ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan, and hold conferences on aviation security on regular and a rotational basis.
16 Nov 2022 EAEU Transport Ministers discussed developing Union countries' transport systems The meeting of the Council of Heads of Authorized Bodies in the Field of Transport of the EAEU Member States was held on November 16 in Moscow under the chairmanship of the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic Tilek Tekebaev. The event was held on the sidelines of the International Forum Transport Week 2022 with the participation of the EEC Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure Arzybek Kozhoshev.  The heads of transport departments got acquainted with the information on the implementation of the roadmap for the implementation of the Union's transport policy for 2021-2023. The EEC Minister Arzybek Kozhoshev noted that "next year, we need not only to complete the implementation of the activities for 2023, but should also start working on the activities of the next three-year period for 2024-2026". The participants of the meeting discussed in detail the course of preparation of the draft international interdepartmental agreement on the requirements for the minimum composition of the crews of ships when navigating on inland waterways.  As part of the discussion of the issue "On the progress of General Process No. 46 "Information Support for Transport (Automobile) Control at the External Border of the Eurasian Economic Union", the heads of transport departments of the parties confirmed their readiness to participate in interstate testing of the information system. This will enable information exchange of transport control and will move it to a qualitatively new level.  After the meeting, Transport Ministers of the EAEU countries visited the exhibition of the Transport Week 2022 forum. On this day, Arzybek Kozhoshev also took part in the meeting of the Coordinating Transport Conference of the CIS Member States. In his opinion, the advantage of the EAEU and CIS countries lies in infrastructural compatibility, experience and traditions of cooperation, which, no doubt, can contribute to the formation of new transit corridors and joint entry into large markets for transport services. Arzybek Kozhoshev recalled that the partnership between the EAEU and the CIS is secured by two memorandums that determine the progressive convergence of the two legal systems.  
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