Railway station to be built within Baku-Tbilisi-Kars project on Georgian-Turkish border
Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug.4 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
A railway station will be built in the Kartsakhi village on the Georgian-Turkish border, Georgian Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ramaz Nikolashvili said on results of his visit to Baku.
Within the visit he together with Azerbaijani Minister of Transport Ziya Mammadov and Turkish Minister of Transportation Binali Yildirim attended the meeting of the Coordinating Council for the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
Also it was decided that three-kilometer tunnel through the Georgian-Turkish border will be constructed on the stage Akhalkalaki Kartsakhi, where construction works are underway. The meeting also discussed construction Akhalkalaki railway line, the capacity of which in the first stage will be 5 million tons of cargo with an increase of this figure to 15 million tons per year.
The sides discussed the current works within the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and signed a protocol, by which projects for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of railway lines Tetri-Tskaro-Tsalka and Tsalka-Akhalkalaki were approved.
At the meeting of Coordinating Council the three countries' ministers decided that construction companies will be required to submit schedule of works in a short time. Also during a month a working group of representatives of the three countries' technical staff will be created, which for three months will have to submit proposals for the trouble-free operation of the railway line
The main works within the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project will be completed by late 2011, and railway will operate at full capacity in 2012.