26,5 Million Tons Load per Year on BTK Railway Line: TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın and UDH Minister Ahmet Arslan, who went to Kars with other Ministry bureaucrats, made inspections on the Kars Station and Kars-Tbilisi Baku Railway line, which is under construction.
Regarding the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which connects Asia and Europe, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Ahmet Arslan said, “As of the end of this month, the Turkish side will be completed. The train will be able to run on these rails.” said.
Arslan, who first examined the Kars Gar which is under construction, went to the region in order to see the works related to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which is continuing in Arpaçay district.
In a statement after the Minister Arslan investigation, it said the project is important for the world not only pointed to Turkey. Arslan said, “The project is important for our region, but much more important for our country. If you consider the 'One way, one generation' project from Europe to Asia, it is a railway project that will make the middle corridor uninterrupted. This line not only for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, including Central Asia also important for China. Likewise, it will be equally important for Europe as it will make the load movement uninterrupted with Europe. ” said.
THE TURKISH SIDE OF THE PROJECT IS ENDING THIS MONTH
Prime Minister Binali with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support to the project said Lightning thanking Arslan said: "As of the end of the side of Turkey will be completed this month. On these tracks, the train will become operable. Georgia has about three months of work. We will be finished by the end of June, the side of Turkey. As of September, when the Georgian side is over, we will make this railway uninterrupted. Turkey 79 kilometers of the project, 26 kilometers from the Georgian side also. The friends made an extraordinary effort to complete the Demir İpekyol. ”
26,5 MILLION TONS OF LOADS WILL BE TRANSPORTED ANNUALLY
Noting that the railway line is primarily made for freight transportation, it is also important for passenger transportation, Arslan said, “There is a very serious freight movement from China to Europe. We aim to receive a sufficient share of the burden movement that's made out of Turkey and countries. We made the transportation uninterrupted by running Marmaray under the sea in Istanbul. When we complete the missing link on this railway line, 26,5 million tons of cargo will be transported annually. ” he spoke.
stressing that Turkey's interests the project freight, doubling the load resulting from China economically Transportation said the future it may go to Europe, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, work history tissues also added that they walked out without damaging it.