Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project tunnel

The agreement to facilitate the construction of the railway tunnel planned to be built in Georgia as part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars New Railway was signed between Turkey and Georgia. Making a statement about the agreement, Ziya Altunyaldız, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Customs and Trade, said, “Thanks to these meetings, we aim to prevent projects and problems in the customs field between our countries from getting lost in the correspondence traffic. Today, we have come together on the occasion of the Georgia - Turkey Customs Administration Presidents Meeting. Besides being a neighbor with whom we cooperate very closely in the field of customs, Georgia is a corridor opening to the Caucasus and Central Asia and an important project partner for our country. Our relations with Georgia, Georgia's independence kazanIt has been continuing smoothly and constructively since 1991, when it was founded, by developing more and more each day. Our relations with Georgia, with which we are carrying out projects of great importance for our country, such as the Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan Petroleum Pipeline, the Nabucco Project and the Baku - Tbilisi - Kars Railway Project, continue to develop and continue in the field of customs as in all areas. It is also the biggest wish of the administration,” he said.
Altunyaldız mentioned the trade volume between the two countries. 15 years ago with 1996 in Georgia (143 exports, 110,3 imports) 32,5 billion dollars as of the end of 2011 (1,41 billion dollars) (1,1 billion dollars in exports, 314 million dollars imports), so we see that the output of the 10 doubled that is up to about 24. When we look at the first seven months of this year (January-July), we see that our exports increased by 698 to $ 1 million and 39 decreased by 119. In other words, our foreign trade with Georgia in the first seven months amounts to a surplus of 580 million and this foreign trade surplus corresponds to an increase of 57,5 compared to last year. When we look at the freight and passenger traffic between the two countries, the total number of 2011 in 896.674 was realized as 2011 in 3.701.048 and 8 was the total number of 3.420.000. In the current year, a significant increase was observed in the passenger traffic with the passing of the identity card, and the number of passes has been realized as XNUMX only from the Sarp Border Gate as of the first XNUMX month. İçinde
In Our common goal as the customs administration of the two countries is to support the developing relations and positive atmosphere between the two countries, to make them permanent and to be institutionalized and further developed, hale said Altunyakdız. In Today, both for the two countries and the Caucasus and Central Asia railway with Europe We have reached an agreement to accelerate the project by making a significant contribution to the realization of the Baku - Tbilisi - Kars Railway Project which is a very important project for the connection. In order to finish the construction of the railway tunnel, which is one of the important steps of the project and which will take place in the border of the two countries, we have signed an Agreement that will help the customs administration of the two countries to fulfill the responsibility on the part of the customs administration. With the agreement we signed who have undertaken the construction Located railway tunnel in the two countries border and the construction of the tunnel to Turkish firms Turkey as well as two-way as necessary items for execution by Georgia, vehicles, and the equipment and personnel of the border simplified procedure will be easily ensured the goals. Within this framework, we will open a temporary border gate for the implementation of this construction in the border area of ​​162 where construction is being carried out without any examples.
Altunyaldız, usunda Georgia and Artvin Borcka district of Artvin, Muratlı to open a new door in an additional study we have agreed to make a joint work. With this new door we aim to open, we aim to eliminate the grievances of our citizens living in the district of Camili due to the roads closed in heavy winter conditions, to direct some of the passenger traffic in our Sarp door and to contribute to the tourism potential of the region. Altunyaldız discusses the concept of ları common use of the Black Border Gates erek. Önlen This project will prevent duplication of operations on both sides of the border. Thus, the two declarations made on the two sides of the Hudud and two inspections instead of two declarations and single inspection operations will be accelerated up to double Bö.
Altunyaldız, who stated that the works initiated to implement the Caravanserai Project continue, and another project we carry out with the participation of Georgia is the Caravanserai Project aimed at facilitating border crossings within the framework of the Silk Road Countries Customs Administrations Initiative. With this project, we plan to harmonize the border crossing practices of the countries on the Silk Road route, to accelerate the border crossings where traders experience the greatest loss of time, and to create a green corridor from Turkey to China. Authorized Economic Operator, as an Authorized Operator under our legislation kazanIt's a new concept that we're exploring. In principle, it is a modern application that allows companies that have proven their reliability to perform customs procedures much faster with wider authorities. One of the important aspects of AEO is that thanks to this system, which is internationally valid, countries give the same privileges to the AEO of the opposite country on the basis of reciprocity, and in this way, a logistics chain consisting of safe companies is formed.
Georgia's Deputy Minister of Finance Ebanoidze said, id This agreement will facilitate our trade. It will facilitate access to both countries. Better things will be done through this deal. The project will be implemented soon, Proje he said.

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