Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project will be put into service in June: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan pointed out that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project is about to be completed, and said, “We completed the constructions within two months and completed their tests in the next two months. and in June, we want to switch to diesel locomotive management with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project. " said.
Minister Arslan stated in his statement that this year snowfall and cold weather have brought abundance to the region and the country, but that the work in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project has been disrupted.
For this reason, Arslan emphasized that they will concentrate more on the works of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, especially in the field, and said, “After completing the constructions in two months, they will complete the tests in the next two months and switch to diesel locomotive management with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project in June. we want. Because this project is important not only for our country, but also for all countries of the world that want to trade through our country. Freight movement from China, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia will be able to go to Europe through our country. " he spoke.
Armstrong, pointing out that projects brought to Asia via Turkey loads from Europe, "It's only transportation is not added value that will allow our country means all Although this is integrated into the global transportation system, we will become in the railway sector can carry much more cargo." found the assessment.
Turkey Project at the Armstrong striking railway sector will make more active, he said:
“Baku-Tbilisi-Kars has such a feature and such importance. When you think in terms of railways, there is a railway from Edirne to Kars. In other words, the railway coming from Europe passes two continents under the sea through the Marmaray project and comes to Kars, but there is no after Kars. In order to complete the important and missing link of this, the processes related to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project are continuing and the construction has actually reached the completion stage.
Turkey, as well as international projects is followed
Turkey until the countries of the world also Arslan stressed that the project in question followed the project in the Economic Cooperation Organization meeting in Pakistan also recalled that on the agenda.
Reminding that they were in Pakistan with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last week, Arslan continued as follows:
“As you know, we were at the meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization in Pakistan, there are 10 countries there. This project concerns more or less all these countries. The end of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, which they all await with curiosity and importance. When we think of the middle corridor, that is, in terms of the transportation corridors between Europe and Asia, they expect Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, which will bring the middle corridor to the fastest, shortest short distance. Hopefully, when this project is completed in June, both us and the countries of the world will be able to benefit from this project. Of course, the project will contribute to Eastern Anatolia, and will make a serious contribution to our country's railway sector. "
"Transportation time between China and Europe will be reduced by 3,5 times"
Minister Ahmet Arslan said that a product that travels from China to the European Union (EU) countries and to the world markets can arrive by sea between 45 and 60 days, and drew attention to the fact that a product that goes through the northern corridor can reach its address in more than a month.
Stating that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project will reduce the time and cost loss, Arslan said, “As a complement to the middle corridor, when Baku-Tbilisi-Kars is finished, a freight from China will be able to travel to Europe in 15 days by rail. What does that mean? The distance will be reduced by 3-3,5 times. It will save both time and money. Therefore, many uneconomic transports will become economical when the transport time drops from 45 days to 15 days. " said.