Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Covidien-19 measures the demand in foreign trade under increased Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK) the line an additional 3 thousand 500 tons of capacity will allow increased container transfer system found by Turkey Georgia borders of Turkey announced that they had established the tumblers Station. Karaismailoğlu underlined that the increase in demand in question reveals the importance of the line in question.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that they took important measures to control the disease within the scope of the New Type Coronavirus (Covid - 19) measures and they were also working to continue the trade with these measures. At this point, Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the demand for rail transport has increased significantly due to its high security, and emphasized that there is a great increase in demand for the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, especially in the foreign trade point with Central Asia. Reminding that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the work was started in order to carry an additional 3 tons of cargo per day to meet the demand, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The efforts to increase the capacity of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line in this difficult period, with the instructions of our President, We have completed and established the Turkey-Georgia border, we had to operate by completing the container transport system, "he said.
The first train using the transfer system is on the way
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia belongs to a line of track width with that Turkey and European countries of the width of the wagon transfer due to different or need to replace the wheel sets, said: "We have accelerated the transfer concerned with container transfer system we set up the Georgia border. Thus, we increased the daily net capacity up to 3 tons. Our first train, which currently uses the transfer system, has set out to transport 500 tons of minerals, agricultural products and ferro-silicon raw materials to Mersin, Derince and Denizli in 15 wagons and 27 containers loaded from Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. ”
520 Thousand Tons Load Carried On Railway Line
Underlining that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line reinforces the feature of being a bridge between Europe and Asia day by day, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the amount of cargo carried from the railway line is increasing day by day. Karaismailoğlu, "Railway Line friendly and brotherly countries Turkey and Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, plays an important role in trade between Russia and China. To this day, 5250 thousand tons of export goods in 240 containers, 5300 thousand tons of imported goods in 280 containers or transit cargo to Europe have been carried. ” said.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the developments experienced also showed how important the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line is.