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. "
Özgün Yapı and Çelikler İnşaat joint venture awarded the tender for 299 million 838 thousand TL. kazanThe construction work of the railway line on the Turkish side of the BTK started on May 4, 2008, and the official groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 24, 2008 with the participation of the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
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.