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Azerbaijan Issues $632M for Construction of BTK’s Georgian Section

Azerbaijan’s state oil fund allocated $631.79 million as of July 1, 2017 for financing construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway (BTK) project. Under the agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Georgia, the funds were transferred through the International Bank of Azerbaijan to the Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway, which was created for the design, construction, …

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Details of Turkey-Azerbaijan logistics Project

Details of Turkey-Azerbaijan logistics Project

The logistics center that is being built in Kars as part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project will be commissioned in October 2018, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications told Trend Aug. 7. The project’s cost is estimated at about 94.3 million Turkish liras. According to the ministry, a …

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Rail Shipments Move to Electronic Format in Georgia

Rail shipments will be organized in electronic format and this is an unprecedented project in the region. Georgian Railway has already introduced a joint electronic system cargo.railway.ge, where shipment documents and signature will be carried out in electronic format through authorization and ID cards. The system enables authorized users to …

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Iran-Azerbaijan Railway Cooperation to Work Out Soon

Iran-Azerbaijan Railway Cooperation to Work Out Soon

In the coming months, Iran and Azerbaijan are expected to launch transporting goods and cargos through the International North-South Transport Corridor, a grand project that will intricately interconnect Europe and Asia. Tehran and Baku are apparently making efforts to boom trade turnover, which surged by 78 percent to reach $221.2 …

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Last Installation Work on BTK Railway Underway in Turkey

Last Installation Work on BTK Railway Underway in Turkey

Last installation work is being carried out on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway in the Turkish province of Ardahan, the country’s media outlets reported July 8. Certain work is being carried out in night time for the early commissioning of the railway, according to the report. The BTK railway is being …

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Four Alternatives are Discussed Linked to Kutaisi Airport Railway

Four Alternatives are Discussed Linked to Kutaisi Airport Railway

Georgian Railway has submitted a report on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for effective contact with Kutaisi Airport Railway, which public reading will be held on August 11 at Kutaisi Airport. For the convenience of passengers, the EIA report provides 4 alternatives of the project and recommendation is given for the …

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Georgian Railway Hosts Annual Meeting of CER

Georgian Railway Hosts Annual Meeting of CER

On June 21 CER, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies, held its annual meeting  in Tbilisi. CER holds similar forums twice a year – in Brussels and EU member countries. The meeting that discusses the 4th railway package process, is being held for the first time in Georgia, …

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Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway to be Operational by End of June

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, an important ring in the middle corridor of the modern Silk Road, will be operational by the end of June, increasing the connectivity among the regional countries, dailysabah reports. Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan announced that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK) Project will be completed …

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BTK Railway to Contribute to Participating Countries’ Economic Growth

Implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway will contribute to the economic growth of the countries participating in the project, Director General of the InfraNews agency Alexei Bezborodov told Trend May 15. The expert noted that the BTK project’s implementation will increase the cross-border trade and local transit. The BTK railway …

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Opening Ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK) Will be Held in June

Opening Ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK) Will be Held in June

The opening ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway (BTK) will be held in late June, Turkish media cited the country’s Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication Ahmet Arslan as saying. Arslan added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the ceremony. The minister stressed that diesel locomotives will transport cargo …

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