Georgia, Tbilisi, August 21 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Oleg Bichiashvili has been appointed Director General of Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway Ltd., which is the construction operator of the Georgian section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, the company told Trend on Wednesday.
As the company said, Oleg Bichiashvili who earlier held a senior position in Georgian Railway JSC replaced the Director General of Ltd, Irakli Tsulaia.
The company didn't specify the reason for releasing Tsulaia from the post of the head of Ltd, but in recent times Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili often talks about delays in the construction of the railway's Georgian section.
The commissioning of the railway is planned for 2014.
It is planned to construct a new 105 kilometer branch of the railway. Moreover, the Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Marabda railway in Georgia will be reconstructed, which will increase its capacity to 15 million tons of cargo per year. It is also planned to construct a station for transporting trains from the existing tracks in Georgia to the European one.
As it is expected, 30 million tons of cargo per year will be transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars highway, which will have a direct way to the European railway network.
With completion of the "Marmaray" project (the construction of tunnel under Bosphorus) realization, a way to Europe will be provided via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
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