With the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikaşvili, the first official train service from Baku will start on October 30, and the cargo to be transported on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line will reach 50 million tons annually.
Was contracted in 2007 and laid the foundation in July 2008, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, 79 kilometers from Turkey, 246 kilometers from Georgia, is 504 kilometers passing through Azerbaijan.
It is provided with transport from Turkey to Georgia border tunnel in the project. 2 thousand 375 meters of the tunnel Turkey, 2 thousand 70 meter in Georgia's borders.
“International transportation potential of 50 million tons annually”
Marmaray line with the Middle East via Turkey to Europe through railway network connecting Asia, the Caucasus and transportation will be easier between European countries. With the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway connection, international transportation potential will reach 50 million tons annually.
Said the Marmaray project, and this project supports the construction of other rail projects from Asia to Europe, in very large volumes of cargo that can be carried from Europe to Asia will remain an important part in Turkey. Thus, Turkey will be able to obtain billions of dollars in long-term transportation revenue.
With the commissioning of the line, 1 million passengers and 6,5 million tons of cargo will be transported. Turkey and Asia, between the Caucasus and Europe, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will reach annual 50 million tons in connection with international transport potential will emerge.
The project, which will bring vitality to the region in terms of both employment and employment, became the third largest project of all three countries after the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum projects in the energy sector.
Erzurum Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Lütfü Yücelik stated that the BTK Railway Project is very important for the region and said, sadece This project is not only for our city, our region and our country, but also for a very wide geography on the world, in Central Asia, Europe and Far Asia. transportation and logistics services in terms of a very large and important project, hizmet he said. Yücelik pointed out that these projects will contribute to employment indirectly, iyi We believe that this railway which will enable the historical Silk Road to come to life again should use the advantages that will bring to our trading companies, producers, exporters in our city in the best way and to evaluate the new opportunities to be born very well. ”He said. Ardahan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Çetin Demirci announced the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway to the 94. in the name of the country and the region is proud of the name expressed. Demirci said: iz This project will increase the value of both our city and our country one more time. The cost of the project to our country is 600 million dollars but the annual return is one billion dollars. This path will open up both economic and other ways. Trade routes are opening, under major Central Asian feet, 45-60 will reduce the day-to-day shipping time to 15. A load that will go from London to Beijing will go to maximum 15 a day. Turkey will win 1 billion dollars a year. 1 million passengers per year will carry. Yıl