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18 November 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:03 GMT+1



October 31, 2017

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Inaugurated
Inaugurated
the new railway corridor that connects Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey

the line Baku - Tbilisi - Kars is planned for a annual ability to three million passengers and 17 million tons of
goods
Yesterday, to the presence of the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, of the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of the Prime Minister of the Kazakhstan, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, of the Prime Minister of the Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, of the Prime Minister of the Uzbekistan, Abdulla Aripov, and of the representatives of the Tajikistan and the Turkmenistan, is inaugurated the new railway corridor Baku - Tbilisi - Kars (BTK) that it connects the coast of ' Azerbaijan on the Sea Caspian with the Capital of the Georgia and Turkey oriental.

the new line, almost 850 kilometers of which 503 kilometers in Azerbaijan, 263 kilometers in Georgia and 79 kilometers in Turkey, is realized on the base of 7 a which signed agreement February 2007 with the scope to make of an essential part of the southern part of the New Via of the Silk that connects China with Europe.

Second the forecasts, initially on new line BTK will travel annually million passengers and 6,5 million tons of goods, in order to go up until three million passengers and then 17 million tons of goods within 2034.

the European Union, in a note, has evidenced that "the opening of the railway line Baku - Tbilisi - Kars is an important step in the transport connections that interconnect the European Union, Turkey, the Georgia, Azerbaijan and central Asia. The Europe Union - the note emphasizes - receives with favor the new railway corridor that, with the investments, improves the infrastructure and the coordination of the logistics offering better connectivity, new business opportunity and an increase of the commercial exchanges. This is to the heart of its strategy of partnership oriental so like that of central Asia. The European Union has always supported plans turns to improve the connections with the near Countries partner. With the ulterior improvements of the ways of transport between Turkey and Bulgaria so like those between Azerbaijan and central Asia, this plan will offer to a fast and reliable connection between Europe and Asia through the ancient one Via of the Silk. We - law still in the note of the EU - are also supporting the southern corridor of transport of the gas that will offer an analogous connection for the energy".




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