Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project tunnel

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway as part of a new agreement on the facilitation of the railway tunnel construction planned in Georgia, was signed between Turkey and Georgia. Ziya Altunyaldız, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Customs and Trade said, eler Thanks to these meetings, we are aiming to prevent the loss of projects and problems in the field of customs between our countries between correspondence traffic. Today, here in Georgia - Turkey Customs Heads, we have met with the occasion of the meeting. Georgia is not only a neighbor in our customs field, but also a corridor leading to the Caucasus and Central Asia for our country and an important project partner. Our relations with Georgia have been continuing since the 1991, where Georgia gained its independence, in a smooth and constructive manner. Our relations with Georgia, like Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan Petroleum Pipeline, Nabucco Project and Baku - Tbilisi - Kars Railway Project, which are each of a giant nature and with very important projects for our country, continue to develop in the field of customs as well as in all areas. is the biggest wish of the administration, büyük he said.
Altunyaldız mentioned the trade volume between the two countries. 15 years ago with 1996 in Georgia (143 exports, 110,3 imports) 32,5 billion dollars as of the end of 2011 (1,41 billion dollars) (1,1 billion dollars in exports, 314 million dollars imports), so we see that the output of the 10 doubled that is up to about 24. When we look at the first seven months of this year (January-July), we see that our exports increased by 698 to $ 1 million and 39 decreased by 119. In other words, our foreign trade with Georgia in the first seven months amounts to a surplus of 580 million and this foreign trade surplus corresponds to an increase of 57,5 compared to last year. When we look at the freight and passenger traffic between the two countries, the total number of 2011 in 896.674 was realized as 2011 in 3.701.048 and 8 was the total number of 3.420.000. In the current year, a significant increase was observed in the passenger traffic with the passing of the identity card, and the number of passes has been realized as XNUMX only from the Sarp Border Gate as of the first XNUMX month. İçinde
In Our common goal as the customs administration of the two countries is to support the developing relations and positive atmosphere between the two countries, to make them permanent and to be institutionalized and further developed, hale said Altunyakdız. In Today, both for the two countries and the Caucasus and Central Asia railway with Europe We have reached an agreement to accelerate the project by making a significant contribution to the realization of the Baku - Tbilisi - Kars Railway Project which is a very important project for the connection. In order to finish the construction of the railway tunnel, which is one of the important steps of the project and which will take place in the border of the two countries, we have signed an Agreement that will help the customs administration of the two countries to fulfill the responsibility on the part of the customs administration. With the agreement we signed who have undertaken the construction Located railway tunnel in the two countries border and the construction of the tunnel to Turkish firms Turkey as well as two-way as necessary items for execution by Georgia, vehicles, and the equipment and personnel of the border simplified procedure will be easily ensured the goals. Within this framework, we will open a temporary border gate for the implementation of this construction in the border area of ​​162 where construction is being carried out without any examples.
Altunyaldız, usunda Georgia and Artvin Borcka district of Artvin, Muratlı to open a new door in an additional study we have agreed to make a joint work. With this new door we aim to open, we aim to eliminate the grievances of our citizens living in the district of Camili due to the roads closed in heavy winter conditions, to direct some of the passenger traffic in our Sarp door and to contribute to the tourism potential of the region. Altunyaldız discusses the concept of ları common use of the Black Border Gates erek. Önlen This project will prevent duplication of operations on both sides of the border. Thus, the two declarations made on the two sides of the Hudud and two inspections instead of two declarations and single inspection operations will be accelerated up to double Bö.
Altunyaldız, who stated that the works initiated to implement the Caravanserai Project, and another project we are carrying out with the participation of Georgia, are the Kervansaray Project for facilitating border crossings within the framework of the Customs Administrations Initiative of the Silk Roads. With this project, the Silk Road countries to harmonize their practices in migration routes and borders on the biggest time loss experienced by the traders to step up border crossings from Turkey, we plan to create a green corridor almost to China. Authorized Economic Operator is a new concept that we have acquired as an Authorized Economic Operator in our legislation. In principle, it is a modern application that has proven its reliability and enables companies to realize their customs operations with much broader powers. One of the important aspects of the AEO is that this system, which is internationally valid, gives countries the same AEO privilege on the basis of reciprocity and thus creates a logistics chain consisting of safe companies. A
Georgia's Deputy Minister of Finance Ebanoidze said, id This agreement will facilitate our trade. It will facilitate access to both countries. Better things will be done through this deal. The project will be implemented soon, Proje he said.

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