Giant investment will go into operation at the end of the BTK railway: Making the July 24 2008 day Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia from Baku, which began with a ceremony attended by the presidents-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line project is close to its end.
Europe Baku is a very important link in the sense of being an important bridge linking-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project in Central Asia with Turkey and Azerbaijan will be put into service at the end of this year.
29 December 2004 decided to work for the realization of the project at the Mixed Transport Commission meeting held with the participation of 3 country transport ministers in Georgia's Capital Tbilisi.
July 27 2006 in Kazakhstan's capital Astana in Kazakhstan and Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia-China transport ministers signed the protocol xnumx'l. At this meeting, the transport ministry of Kazakhstan declared that they would deliver a minimum of 5 million tons a year when the line was opened.
7 February 2007 signed a memorandum of understanding with the participation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Georgia's President Mikhail Saakaşvili and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Georgia.
24 is the day of July 2008; Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the presidents attended the ceremony started at Kars Railway Station railway line Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project was started construction.
1 million passenger transport at the beginning, 6.5 million cargo transport, 20 annual process of the number of passengers to 3 million, the amount of cargo is expected to rise to 17 million tons.
In this context, Turkey, Georgia, which borders until the new line will make 76 km, Georgia, from the border with Turkey until Ahilkelek 29 km of new lines will do. The 160 km line between Ahılkelek Marapda will be rehabilitated. Due to the different track gauge on the Georgian side to side rails range in Turkey which will be held in Ahılkelek' bogie (wheel assembly of locomotives and wagons) will continue to be changing the way bogies of trains at transfer stations.
Turkey meets its side of the coin, if the currency of Azerbaijan welcomes the Georgian side.
The railway line will become the conventional line at 160 km / h.
which is the shortest of the transport corridor between Europe and Asia and absorb important link called corridor Central Corridor Baku-Tbilisi-Kars construction work on the railway project in full swing ediyor.azerbayc, Georgia and Turkey of the project which is very important in terms of socio economically to development , tourism, as well as trade will be provided.
In addition, Kars Logistics Center application projects, which are complementary to BTK railway, are about to be completed and construction tender will be made soon and both the employment will be provided and the trade volume of the region will increase.
Completion of the transportation corridor will make the region become a center of attraction and preferred to invest.
This project is not only a railway project, but also a project to revitalize the historical silk road of our country and to further reinforce the economic, social and cultural relations with the countries in the region. As a result of realization of the project with European Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan over the railway between The Asia and Far East passenger and freight transport will be improved by providing a stable regional cooperation.
Kazakhstan transportation of energy resources and providing world, including projects in China, international transportation Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan will achieve a significant advantage.