The Turkish side of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway ends at the end of the month: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, regarding the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which connects Asia and Europe, said, “As of the end of this month, the Turkish side will be completed. The train will be able to run on these rails.” said.
Minister Arslan went to the region to see the work on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which is continuing in the Arpaçay district of the city, after the investigation at Kars Train Station.
Armstrong pointed out the importance of the project for the world not only for Turkey, said:
“The project is important for our region but much more important for our country. If you consider the 'One way, one generation' project from Europe to Asia, it is a railway project that will make the middle corridor uninterrupted. This line not only for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, including Central Asia also important for China. Likewise, it will be equally important for Europe as it will make the load movement uninterrupted with Europe. ”
Minister Arslan thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım for their support since the beginning of the project.
Great fight for the Iron Silk Road
The railway project is a very serious work and labor that attracts attention Arslan, said:
"As of the end of the side of Turkey will be completed this month. On these tracks, the train will become operable. Georgia has about three months of work. We will be finished by the end of June, the side of Turkey. As of September, when the Georgian side is over, we will make this railway uninterrupted. Turkey 79 kilometers of the project, 26 kilometers from the Georgian side also. The friends made an extraordinary effort to complete the Iron Silk Road. ”
Arslan noted that the mentioned railway line is important for passenger transportation, although it is primarily for freight transport.
26,5 million tons of cargo per year
Arslan, who stated that the second line will be constructed in the planned way when they open the single line in the project, said:
“There is a very serious load movement from China to Europe. We aim to receive a sufficient share of the burden movement that's made out of Turkey and countries. We made the transportation uninterrupted by running Marmaray under the sea in Istanbul. When we complete the missing link on this railway line, 26,5 million tons of cargo will be transported annually. ” said.
Turkey voicing Arslan's project doubled the freight interest, economically, he said the future may become a burden resulting from China to Europe.
Arslan added that they carried out the works without damaging the historical texture. Minister Arslan then moved to Ardahan.