East will become a railway junction: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that they will start train operations in Baku-Tbilisi-Kars as of the end of June, “From Kars to Nakhchivan via Iğdır, from there to Islamabad, Iran. We have brought the project works of a second corridor that will reach Azerbaijan to a certain stage. We are carrying out the remaining processes in order to realize this with Azerbaijan. I hope that when we do this project, we will become a railway junction in the east of our country. " said.
Armstrong, in his statement, Turkey's railway sector is very serious for some distance ahead, after 1950, but the railroad in the country by that neglected after the 2002 Tayyip Erdogan Prime Minister Recep Prime Minister Binali told us that the railways because of the importance they attach to rail issues Lightning government policy has become .
Arslan, who recently gave information about the railway construction works carried out throughout the country, said, “We made a serious breakthrough in order to knit our country from one end to the other with railway networks, knit with conventional train networks and develop the railway sector. As a result, our country has become the sixth high-speed train operator in Europe and the eighth in the world. We are not satisfied with this, we want a high-speed train departing from Kapıkule to reach Kars. " he spoke.
"We run trains under the sea"
Minister Arslan, highlighting Turkey's railway sector will be among the few countries in the world, he continued:
“We built Marmaray in Istanbul that connects two continents under the sea. Now we run the trains under the sea by means of the railway. Of course, when we brought this to Kars, the missing link was Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, in order for a train departing from London to go to Beijing and create an additional added value to this geography that the world calls the middle corridor. From Kars to Tbilisi, then to the project, which will go to Baku for Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia was of great importance that the project's presidents and prime ministers. We have reached the final stage in the construction of this project. The weather has become allowing us to work actively, because in a geography like Kars you do not have the chance to work in winter. "
"Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will be opened in 2 months"
"We have a job of about 2 months and then, if we consider the 2-month test period, we will hopefully start train operations in Baku-Tbilisi-Kars by the end of June." Arslan said, continued his words as follows:
“Thus, we will ensure that a cargo departing from Beijing goes to London through our country. We will ensure trade and freight mobility in this geography through our country. It is a project that we attach great importance to in terms of the growth of our country's economy, the growth of trade and its creation of added value in this sense. Hopefully, by putting Baku-Tbilisi-Kars into service in June, we will turn our country into a world-class main artery of the railway, the main corridor. If you think about the whole project, it is a short distance, but it is a very important project as it will connect the world when it performs. important more important for our region in general is very important for Turkey. Because of this, we will contribute to a serious burden movement and the economy of our country. "
In addition to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars project, Ahmet Arslan also described the other works carried out in the eastern region.
“We have brought the project works of a second corridor that will go from Kars to Nakhchivan via Iğdır, from there to Islamabad, to Iran and to Azerbaijan. We are carrying out the remaining processes in order to achieve this with Azerbaijan. Hopefully, when we do this project, we will become a railway junction in the east of our country. With the help of railways, we will ensure that the cargo in many parts of the world arrives and is transferred and distributed to other places over this region. In order to distribute the cargo to the east of our country, there must be a railway logistics center, we have completed the processes for its construction in Kars, its tender is over. Hopefully, we will soon launch the logistics center related to the railway in Kars, which will make a serious contribution to the development of the trade in this region when it is finished. Within the scope of the attraction center, the railway networks in this region will be very important in order to send the products and raw materials that the industry will create in this region to other regions, and we are doing what is necessary. "
Source : www.ubak.gov.t is