About Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Construction: CHP Ardahan deputy Ansar counsel, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line about the "rail freight in Turkey, 6 million tons annually. "When the line is finished, the number will increase to 26 million tons."
Öğüt, who came to Kars to attend the events of his party, said in a statement to the journalists that the work on the railway line had stopped.
In this regard, 3 country officials should make a budget revision Öğüt, said:
“If there is no budget revision and money is not available, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line may be left unfinished. rail freight in Turkey, 6 million tons annually. When the line is finished, the figure will increase to 26 million tons. Silk Road extending to China when built with iron mesh to Turkey, Kars and will be an important contribution to the Eastern Anatolia Region. "
Original Building and Steel Construction business partnership, 299 million 838 thousand pounds reward to have started in the tender, winning the BTK Turkey side of the railway line construction activity 4 May 2008, on 24 July 2008 Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia presidents with the participation of the official was held a groundbreaking ceremony .
The 185-kilometer line, called the "Iron Silk Road", will reach Kars by passing through Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Tbilisi and Ahılkelek in Georgia. Line will cost 450 million dollars will be located 76 kilometers from the border with Turkey.
Thanks to the line, it is aimed to carry freight from Europe to China by rail without interruption.