Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) to facilitate agreement on the construction of the new railway line between Turkey and Georgia will be signed on September 3
According to information from the AA correspondent from Customs and Trade Ministry officials, between the Government of Georgia with Turkey, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars new railway line Kars-Ahilkelek 'railway tunnel scheduled on the part of Georgia agreement on the facilitation of the construction on September 3 in Istanbul It will be signed by Undersecretary Ziya Altunyaldız and Deputy Finance Minister Jambul Ebanoidze on behalf of Georgia.
Kars-Ahilkelek (Georgia) from 98 kilometers of new railway to be built in Georgia by the modernization of 160 kilometers of existing railway, the Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan railway network directly within a project of interconnecting the BTK railway project is scheduled to be launched in 2014 .
$ 220 million for Turkey, cutting, Georgia cut for the $ 200 million to a total of 420 million dollars is expected to cost the Caspian Sea to the passing train-ferry lines with connection to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, Turkey, Central Asia, Far East and It will form an important international corridor that will provide rail access to South Asia.
BTK Railway Project being built in the framework of the Turkey-Georgia border railway will pass through a tunnel. The tunnel will be about 5 kilometers long. Half of the tunnel Turkey, staying in the middle of the Georgian territory. Construction works in Turkey side largely completed. At the request of the Georgian side, the construction of the part of the tunnel, which will remain in the Georgian territory, is focused on the Turkish side of the Turkish side. In order to facilitate the border crossing of the equipment and personnel to be used in the tunnel drilling operations of the company, the signing of an agreement to facilitate customs procedures between the two countries was also discussed.
Ministry officials met at the 17th Ministerial Coordination Meeting of the BTK Railway Project in Baku on 18-4 July, and the representatives of the Ministry and the Georgian Customs Administration came together and agreed on the agreement.
In accordance with the agreement, a joint commission will be established with the participation of representatives from all relevant institutions and a temporary border gate will be established in the border area of 162. Silk Road facility in terms of iron, an important project for Turkey, stated that this railway line was of great importance.