Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project will end at the end of 2015: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lütfi Elvan answered the questions of the MPs at the TBMM Plan and Budget Committee.
Stating that Kars-Tbilisi and Baku is a widely spoken project and included in the Court of Accounts report, Minister Elvan said, 'So far, 440 million dollars have been spent. The realization rate is 83 percent. In other words, only 17 percent remained. This project is an extremely important project for our country. It is also very important for the West's connection to Asia. As you know, this route passes from Georgia to Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea and reaches both Turkmenbashi port from Turkmenistan and Aktau port in Kazakhstan. It is a railway route from there to China. We must definitely complete the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway project. We will complete this project by the end of 2015. There is only a 17 percent cut left. As stated in the press, the statements of the project halted are not correct. The contractor company is carrying out its work. We have a group of 463 people active in this field çalışıyor.225 great job machine continues to work in this part of Turkey railway project, "he said.