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VideoDecember 16, 2023

Realizing the Full Potential of the Middle Corridor

The Middle Corridor (also known as the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route) linking Chinese and European markets via Central Asia and the South Caucasus can invigorate regional trade and boost connectivity for countries along the route. The World Bank’s Transport Practice Manager Shomik Mehndiratta outlines five key steps to unlocking the trade and development potential of the Middle Corridor, based on analysis from the report Middle Trade and Transport Corridor—Policies and Investments to Triple Freight Volumes and Halve Travel Time by 2030, which focuses on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.