Azerbaijan announces deadlines for completion of westbound railway reconstruction

Business Materials 22 November 2013 19:48 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22

By Emil Ismayilov - Trend: Azerbaijan Railways LTD plans to complete the overhaul of 317 kilometers of the Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway (westbound) in late 2013 and early 2014, head of the company's press-service, Nadir Azmammadov said on Nov. 22.

According to Azmammadov, the reconstruction of the railway on the Baku-Boyuk Kesik stretch continues and it is necessary to reconstruct the remaining 17 kilometers of the railway to complete the process.

"It was planned to complete the works during 2014, but the process will be completed sooner. It is possible to speak about the end of this year or early next year," he said.

Major repairs of 317 kilometers of Baku-Boyuk Kesik are carried out by a 215 million euro loan allocated by the Czech Exim Bank. Works on overhaul of the railway started on June 10, 2011 from the 97 kilometers of the Aghstafa-Tatli railway stretch.

Specialized railway institutions #4 and #11 of the Demiryolservis LLC and the Azerbaijan Railways Ltd and corresponding bodies of the infrastructure department were invited to reconstruction.