Binali Yıldırım, BTK railway project will not affect terrorism

Binali Yildirim, the BTK railway project will affect more than terrorism: Transport, Shipping and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project would not affected by the terrorist attacks in Turkey.
BTK railway project 7 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Yildirim, who attended the tripartite Coordination Council Meeting, spoke at a joint press conference. "Turkey's gonna have an adverse effect on the BTK project of terrorist incidents in the eastern region?" Answering questions in the form of lightning, is a common problem of the countries in the region and terror of being affected by the events of the project was reported to be concerned.
Georgia's Minister of Economic and Sustainable Development and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Kumsishvili and Azerbaijan's Minister of Transport Ziya Mammadov are on the agenda of the meeting; issues such as the current situation in the construction of the project and the integration of three countries in freight transport and logistics.
Within the framework of the meeting, the joint declaration, which is a road map to be followed on the regional developments that may be experienced after the implementation of the project, was signed by the ministers. At a joint press conference later, the ministers answered questions from journalists.
MEMMEDOV: LER COSTS IN ICTA CONTINUES DA
Azerbaijan Transport Minister Memmedov said at the press conference that the cost of the BTK railway project is constantly increasing due to global financial crises. Mr. Memmedov stated that the initial cost of the project was calculated as 200 million dollars, but when the second phase of the project was reached, the figure increased to 575 million dollars. This year, due to the global financial crisis, the cost of the BTK railway project has been revised as 775 million dollars. Memmedov said that the budget foreseen for ICTA will be between 150 and 200 million dollars by the end of the year and that the budget may change according to the global crisis.
In his speech, Georgian Economic and Sustainable Development Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Kumsishvili said that they were loyal to the construction program as the country concerned and that all works will be finished by the end of this year.
BTK, also known as the Iron Silk Road, will reach Kars by passing through Baku, Georgia, the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi and Ahilkelek. When this project is implemented, it will be possible to transport freight from Europe to China by rail. Thus, it is planned to shift all of the freight transport between Europe and Central Asia to the railway. BTK is aimed to transport annual 3 million tons of cargo over the medium term. 2034 16 500 1 500 826 76 259 503 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX Railway is all XNUMX kilometer, kilometer route from Turkey XNUMX, XNUMX kilometers from Georgia, while XNUMX kilometers will pass through Azerbaijan.

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