THE PART OF BTC LOCATED IN TURKEY IS BEING COMPLETED

THE PART OF BTC LOCATED IN TURKEY IS BEING COMPLETED

MINISTER AHMET ARSLAN STATED THAT THE TURKEY SIDE OF BAKU-TBILISI-KARS RAILWAY PROJECT THAT CONNECTS ASIA AND EUROPE WILL BE COMPLETED AT THE END THE MONTH. 

Minister of Transportation Maritime and Communications Ahmet Arslan examined the work on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project on-site. Arslan, who gave important information about the project after the examination, said that the project is important not only for Turkey but also for the world.

Arslan said, “The project is important for our region, but it is much more important for our country. It is a railway project that will make the middle corridor uninterrupted from Asia to Europe, especially if you consider the ‘one way, one generation’ project. The project is important for Central Asia, including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and China, and equally important for Europe, because it will also make the freight transport uninterrupted with Europe.”

Minister Arslan thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım for their support from the outset of the project and pointed out that it is a very serious work and effort in the railway project. Arslan said, “By the end of this month Turkey side will be completed. The train will be operational on these tracks. Georgia has about three months of work. We will have finished Turkey side by the end of June. By the beginning of September, when Georgia side ends, we will make this railway uninterruptedly usable. 79 kilometers of the project is located in Turkey and 26 kilometers of it is located in Georgia. Our friends made an extraordinary effort on behalf of the completion of the Iron Silk Road.”