Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Offers Advantages for Business People

Baku Tiflis Kars railway line offers advantages
Baku Tiflis Kars railway line offers advantages

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan, "Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line to the Caspian Sea ports to reach and the infrastructure of the sea transport in the Caspian and the train lines into the service of our business people provide significant advantages." He said.

Minister Turhan, Ministers in charge of Information and Communication Technologies of the Turkic Speaking Countries Council of Ministers came for the meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Turkey to recognize the independence of Kazakhstan and reminiscent of the first countries that started the first commercial economic relations Turhan, he said he came to the important stage of bilateral economic relations.

Mr. Turhan emphasized the need to develop these relations with the transportation infrastructure and make them more competitive.

Turhan said that they are aiming for the entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan to become more competitive against other foreign companies by reducing the transportation costs and that they have good relations with the government of Kazakhstan in this regard.

"The development of infrastructure between Turkey and Kazakhstan have union idea"

Mehmet Cahit Turhan emphasized that Kazakhstan is an important country in Central Asia with a large geography.

only to be connected with road and air transport infrastructure between Turkey and Kazakhstan they see Turhan striking enough, he continued:

"Turkey and Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and even other brotherly countries, will be held over two major economic zones, the trade between Europe and China in the region and will give us a great contribution to the country. When we consider these contributions and look at the geographical conditions of the region, we have a consensus on the development of the infrastructure of the most convenient road that we call a common corridor and which enables multimodal transport. In this sense, the transportation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line to the ports in the Caspian Sea and the introduction of the infrastructure and train lines in the Caspian Sea provide significant advantages to our businessmen. Bu

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line

Minister Turhan, they want to move the relations in the field of transportation to a more advanced point, in this context, the second part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line project work is continuing, he said.

In the coming period, after the completion of the project work between Kars and Ankara, construction works will start. Turhan, Ankara and Sivas up to the border of Erzincan said that the work continues. Turhan, this project continues as a high-speed train, and this is an important infrastructure, he said.

In terms of upgrading the railway standard in terms of infrastructure improvement work will be done in the next period between the provinces of Kars and Erzincan, Turhan said that there is an existing line currently serving. Turhan said that with the completion of maintenance and repair works in March, the Istanbul Bosphorus will be able to reach the European railway network continuously and this will provide a very important advantage in terms of transportation.

”Big Almaty Ring Road Construction Project will be put into service“

Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, emphasized the importance of the Big Almaty Construction Project in the international transit corridor (BAKAD) in order to improve the roads passing through the cities and metropolitan cities, and to provide more economical and faster transportation by means of intercity traffic and intercity transit traffic. Turhan reminded that this project is undertaken by Turkish companies, the project is done with the build-operate-transfer model, he said.

Turhan, said:

Ği The fact that the financing is found by the contractor also means that the work will end quickly. According to the information given to me, although the construction period is about 4,5 years, this path has been completed in 2,5 year and the program was opened. The province of Turkestan, which was created last year in Kazakhstan, is a region with historical values ​​from the point of view of the Turkish world. There are many Turkish tourists coming to the region. Therefore, the number of flights to this region to increase the number of flights, our efforts to facilitate transportation continues to the government of Kazakhstan. Turkey is the country most favored in making holiday of Kazakhstan people. "(UBAK)


  1. Passenger train between Baku and Ankara should be done.