The first passengers of the BTK railway line were the ministers of the country: 4, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Project
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Minister Arslan traveled from Kars to Georgia using the BTK railway, the majority of which was completed with the officials of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan, and carried out the first passenger transportation within the scope of the project.
A large number of people in the border villages along the way, the mobile phone, even the first time to see the passenger transported the train, greeted the travelers.
Arslan, President of the Azerbaijan Railways Administration Cavid Gurbanov, Georgian Railways President Mamuka Bakhtadze, along with Kazakhstan Railways President Kanat Alpispayev, made statements to journalists on the train.
Minister Arslan, along the way to see the construction work on-site and have the opportunity to exchange views with the managers of the three countries, he said.
Emphasizing that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attaches great importance to the project, Arslan said:
“We work on a difficult route. In this project, 3 countries work together. We can express with pleasure that we are traveling for the first time. A date is being written today. We are witnessing this date with you. In a short time working in Georgia and Turkey, it will be finished hopefully with the cooperation of the three countries. We will especially offer this line to the service of freight transport. This project will be a project offered by three countries to the service of the world. It concerns Kazakhstan, China and the whole of Europe as much as we do. Because when you think of other corridors, a shorter time and lower cost load return can be achieved. ”
Stating that the project is very short to implement, Arslan said, “We hope that we are on the eve of putting the railway project into service, which will make Marmaray, which is the complement of the central corridor between Asia and Europe, much more meaningful. We are happy to have reached the final stage of a project that will strengthen the brotherhood in this geography, increase cultural unity and increase trade. ” used expressions.
Approximately 3 hour-long travel ended at the station in Ahılkelek, Georgia.
Minister Arslan, here beraberindekilerle, half of the other half of Georgia on the border with Turkey investigations found by visiting the Border Tunnel. Arslan then moved to Tbilisi.