Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line to be Completed in 2016

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line will be completed in 2016: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway line will be completed in 2016. Mr. Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan. Alper Coşkun stated that the railway line was completed, but the project was delayed due to some technical problems, and that the line will be completed and put into service in 2016. Azerbaijan has loaned $ 775 million to Georgia to complete the Georgian part of the line. 105 km of the line. part of it is realized with this amount. The maximum load carrying capacity of the line predicts an annual cargo transport of 17 million cubic meters. This also corresponds to 1 million passengers and 6,5 million cubic meters of cargo. Freight transportation from Iran to Russia via Azerbaijan will reach 10 million tons annually. With the completion of the line, the North-South Railway line will join with Northern Europe and South East Asia and connect to Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia lines.

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