Construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line will be delayed for one year
The expiry date of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line, announced as the beginning of 2014, was changed to the end of the year. Azerbaijani Railways Administration Vice President Kurban Nezirov, who made a statement to the press, said the delay was due to Georgia.
Nezirov stated that there are two main reasons for the delay; He stated that some tunnels that were not included in the project were added later and the Georgian Government had not yet made the legal arrangements regarding expropriation.
The basis of the BTK line on November 21 2007 Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia were laid with participation of the presidents. Completion of the construction of the line is expected to bring great vitality to the region both in terms of employment and commercial.
BTK project of his life to passing and build ongoing Marmaray Project from Asia with the completion of Istanbul to Europe, an important part of the cargo to be shipped in large volumes from Europe to Asia, Turkey and Azerbaijan will be transported via Georgia. This will enable these three countries to generate billions of dollars in transport revenue over the long term.
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