Middle corridor attack with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan emphasized the importance of the middle corridor in international transportation, which extends from China to Europe and includes the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project. The corridor will shorten transportation times, make it much easier and much more economical. Compared to other lanes we compete with, it has an extraordinary advantage over others. Therefore, everyone will prefer this. " said.
Minister Arslan, in his statement, reminded that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the "Belt and Road Forum" in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, and he also accompanied Erdoğan.
Stating that more than 100 countries and 28 presidents attended the meetings, Arslan said that the historical Silk Road Project, which was put forward by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 and which became the most important foreign policy of the Chinese administration, was called as "One Road - One Belt". He pointed out that he was trying to be made and revived.
Pointing to the importance of this project, Arslan said, “The aim of this project is to deliver the freight movement in Asia and Central Asia to Europe, starting from China, and to make the transportation corridors of all countries on this corridor suitable for this. Here, it is necessary to start from the importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project. " he spoke.
Emphasizing that the middle corridor to be connected by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line is very important, Arslan continued his words as follows:
“Everyone accepted and emphasized that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line will make a significant contribution to trade by shortening the freight transportation time and especially the transportation will be made economical. As a country, we said that we attach great importance to the middle corridor, we want to benefit from it. In order to facilitate the freight movement of all countries in this geography, we attach great importance to connecting the divided roads, railways, airports and these to the sea ports, which are complementary to the middle corridor. We are doing many projects for this. The most important of these is the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project. This project will complete the missing link of transport corridors between Europe and Asia. By making the Marmaray Project, we have connected Asia to Europe by train under the sea, but there is no other after Kars. Here is the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, the transportation of cargoes coming to Kars to Baku via Georgia, Tbilisi, and from there to Aktav Port of Kazakhstan, Turkmenbashi Port of Turkmenistan and from both north and middle to China. it means going down the corridor. "
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Reminding that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project will be completed at the end of June and the trips will start, Arslan said, “We will open this project with the participation of the presidents and presidents of the three countries. Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan is very important for this project. It is important for integrating the transport corridor, but it will carry passenger transport and freight transport to a very important point in developing both the human and commercial relations of these three countries. I hope we will have completed and put into service such an important project by the end of June. " used the expressions.
Arslan, explaining that completion of Turkey's central corridor on the agenda of other countries, he continued:
“It also turned out in the form of 'One Belt-One Road' in China that there is a northern corridor running through Russia. There are southern corridors from the south of the Caspian, including the sea connection to the south of Iran. Compared with these short corridor on Turkey not to bring a serious advantage. Since the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project constitutes an important link in the middle corridor of our country, we care about all these projects. While putting these projects into service, we increase the travel comfort of the people of our country and facilitate their access. We make it easier to transport by increasing the volume of cargo within the country. Therefore, we provide economic input. "
the central corridor from Turkey, will reduce international transport
Noting that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project is also very important internationally, Arslan said, “This project also has an international dimension. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, international transportation in much less time, for we have become through the door do door to the middle aisle, all countries in this route between Turkey for us, and Asia in the East-West axis is how important Europe is so important. " he spoke.
Arslan stated that the countries concerned were aware of this and concluded his words as follows:
"These countries realize the importance of it so that, regardless of the platform on which we met with our counterparts in the addressee or higher level where everyone spoke first in the central corridor of the completion of Turkey in our international negotiations. It is very important for the middle corridor that we are constructing the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which is one of the links of this, and the divided roads on the east-west axis. The middle aisle will shorten transportation times, make it much easier and much more economical. Therefore, it has an extraordinary advantage over others, as the transport time will be much shorter compared to other corridors we compete with. Therefore, everyone will prefer this. "