Reconstruction of Baku-Boyuk-Kasik railway starts
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 10 /Trend/
Azerbaijan Railways JSC on Friday began work on the reconstruction of the Baku-Boyuk Kasik railway, which is part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars transport corridor, said the head of the JSC press-service of Nadir Azmammadov.
He said the reconstruction started from the 97-kilometer section of Agstafa-Tatli.
Earlier, a loan agreement worth 215 million euros was signed with the Czech ExIm-Bank for the implementation of State Program on development of railway transport system in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2010-2014 approved by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 6 July 2010 and as part of the Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project funded by the Government of Azerbaijan and the World Bank.
For this purpose, Azerbaijan Railways JSC and M STEEL PROJECT A.S. Company, which is 100-percent subsidiary of the Czech Moravia STEEL Company, signed a framework contract to acquire railroad ties, machinery, equipment and spare parts. It was agreed to purchase from the Czech "Trşinets celezarnı" plant 41,210 tons of rails such as R-65, designed for 317 km of roads.
Needed for overhaul, 583,280 units of concrete sleepers will be produced at Alat plant for the production of sleepers ("Azərinşaatservis"). This factory has started production of railway sleepers. The main goal is to meet the needs of sleepers to repair 317 km of road in the direction of the Baku-Boyuk Kasik.