Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, 27 September 2017 On Wednesday, Georgian Economic and Sustainable Development Minister Giorgi Gakharia, Azerbaijani Railways Administration President Cavid Gurbanov and TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın He participated in a test drive of Kars-Tbilisi-Baku train which was considered as the project of Asr and was near the end of the construction works in the direction of Tbilisi-Kars.
”A DREAM, A DATE HAS BEEN REALIZED“
Arslan, who answered the questions of journalists on the train and said that this worldwide project, carried out by three countries, is very important for the development of economic and human relations. We see that all the shortcomings in the trips we made on July 19 were eliminated. After that, we have reached the stage of uninterrupted test transportation. I would like to thank my other ministers who made the project come to this day, and they realized a dream, a history. ” said.
“THREE PEOPLE WILL MAKE YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP”
Emphasizing that the railway is an important project to strengthen the brotherhood and friendship of the Azeri, Georgian and Turkish peoples, Arslan continued his words as follows:
“During the period of the Prime Minister of our President, the processes of the project started during our Prime Minister's Ministry. As a result of the negotiations between the three countries, this has become a dream process. As a bureaucrat, I had the chance to take part in this team. Since then, sometimes there were troubled processes, sometimes there were times when we hesitated whether we couldn't agree or not. We lived through when we negotiated with our bureaucrats until the morning. I know that the programs we started in the morning continue until the next morning. We also saw that the friendship of the three countries would reveal their will for such a project. ”
As a result of the studies initially 1 million, 6,5 million passengers are expected to be transported in the future processes, said Arslan, the first phase of the 3,5-4 million tons of the annual load-carrying capacity of 15-20 million tons in the future reported that they expect to reach.
“THERE IS 100 MILLION TONS OF LOAD MOVEMENT”
Indicating that test drives will be carried out at the first stage of freight transport, Arslan noted that the three countries and other countries in neighboring regions may also take some time to get used to this line and load processes, “It would not be healthy to give numbers today. It will serve all countries on the route between Asia and Europe in accordance with the expression 'one way, one generation'. There is a load movement expressed in 100 million tons from the sea and alternative routes. The project will be very advantageous compared to them. Our goal is 100 million tonnes of freight a significant proportion of the Movement of Azerbaijan, Georgia and help attain the target market via Turkey. With the advantage of time and tariff, non-economic transports will also become economical. This project will create new carrying capacities and will be advantageous for the loads that can go to new markets. We are very hopeful about the project. ” he spoke.
MINISTER ARSLAN KARS HELD THE CITIZENS IN THE GAR
Minister Arslan, after the test drive enthusiastically welcome the citizens who work in Kars Gar'da construction works addressed.
”BTK PROJECT WILL TRANSFORM ECONOMIC AND HUMAN RELATIONS BETTER FUTURE“
In his speech at Kars Station, Arslan thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Aliyev and Georgian President Giorgi Margvelaşvili, emphasizing that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attaches great importance to this project.
Reminding that he was involved as a bureaucrat at the beginning of the project, Arslan said, “Our Prime Minister, Mr. Binali Yıldırım, has given this importance to this project since his ministry's period, and it was our companionship to bring them to these days.” found the assessment.
“BTK PROJECT WILL BRING WELFARE, UMRAN AND CIVILIZATION TO THE REGION”
Mentioning that they left behind difficult processes within the scope of the project, Arslan said, “We kiss the foreheads of each of the workers who shed sweat in the realization of this project. The project will take people's civilizations and cultures together not only economic but also human relations. Turkey and Azerbaijan will make borders. It will bring prosperity, bring hope, bring civilization. It will make a significant contribution to the development of these regions. ” he spoke.