Minister: Change of power in Georgia not to affect implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 2 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project will be continued under the new government in Georgia.
Currently, work is being carried out on one of the highest areas and due to complexity of the work, the project will be completed in 2014 instead of 2013, Georgian Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure David Narmania told reporters on Friday.
According to the minister, the Azerbaijani side has already allocated funds for the project and the project will continue as normal.
It is planned to construct a new 105-kilometre branch railroad within the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars project. In addition, the section of the Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Marabda railway will be reconstructed in Georgia which will increase its capacity to 15 million tons of cargo per year. It is planned to build sidings in Akhalkalaki for the transition of trains from the existing train tracks in Georgia to the European one.