the Board of Directors of Р'РўРЎ РЎРѕ will hold a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday, Natik Aliyev, the General Director, also the President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), told Trend on Tuesday.
According to Aliyev, the gathering will focus on the implementation of the project. As to the construction of the pipeline, the work continues in accord with schedule. вЂњThe Azerbaijani section of the pipeline has been fulfilled with oil
and now the fulfillment of the Georgian section is underway. The fist pump station in Georgia has been fulfilled and by the end of September the oil is expected to reach the second station. Setting and testing work is complete and in early October the Azerbaijani oil will run via the Georgian-Turkish border,вЂќ Aliyev underlined.
The SOCAR President said that a terminal in Ceyhan was fully ready to admit Azerbaijani oil. "A tanker with oil will be delivered to Ceyhan to intensify the work here. The Turkish side assures that the work will be complete by 15 November. However, independent experts forecast the construction might delay a month,вЂќ he concluded.