1 Bucket and 4 Truck Works on BTK Railway Line: Kars Governor Günay Özdemir has determined that the works on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line have stopped.
The Governor of Kars Gunay Özdemir determined with the press members that the works on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line had stopped. The operation of 1 bucket and 4 trucks was not found sufficient in the area taken because there was work. Governor; "We will work in summer and winter and the work will be completed on time." said.
Turkey 79-kilometer leg of the BTK railway line not been finished for 6 years. The reason for this is the tender system. 540 km of railways are laid on the Azerbaijani leg of BTK and 207 km on the Georgian leg. Kars Governor Günay Özdemir made investigations in the area where BTK railway line works were carried out with the press members after the news that '290 million TL was tendered, changed hands 3 times, 1 billion spent, half the project of the century' came to the agenda in the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
Governor Özdemir, authorities received information about the foundation laid by the BBC in July 24, 2008 in Kars, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia Presidents. It was claimed that 83 percent of the project, in which the works were partially stopped, was completed. Authorities claimed that the BTK would be implemented at the end of 2015, which was announced by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as the deadline.
PRIME MINISTER DAVUTOĞLU'S ATTENTION HAS NOT SPEEDED UP THE ACTIVITIES
Governor Özdemir, who made statements to press members; He recalled the interest of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his instruction at the point of delivery of the work on the specified date. However, it did not go unnoticed that there was no work at the points where the Governor Özdemir was shown that there was work. Governor Özdemir with a brief explanation; "We will work in summer and winter and the work will be completed on time." said.
The total length of 836 km Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, Turkey 79 km section of the railway line. The Georgian section consists of 207 km and the Azerbaijani section of 540 km. The BTK, with a total project cost of 700 million dollars and an actual payment of 581 million dollars, was expected to be completed in 2011.