Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.13
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Passenger cars, the production of which will be established at the Ganja city railroad car manufacturing plant, will also be exported, the head of "Azerbaijan Railways" JSC Arif Asgarov said Oct.13.
Ganja is the second largest city in Azerbaijan and is located on the west of the country 345 km away from Baku.
Asgarov said the export of passenger cars in the countries of Central Asia, Iran and others is one of the priorities of the plant, which is working together with "Stadler" company in Ganja.
Along with that the construction will help the country's domestic needs, Asgarov said.
Initially, the plant will produce 50 rail cars per year. Construction of the plant itself will take about 1.5 years.
"A laying ceremony of the new enterprise will be held in the near future," Askerov said.
The project on creation of a new railroad cars enterprise is very important, since it would ensure their overhaul in the country, along with the production of new ones.
Due to the lack of the necessary infrastructure in Azerbaijan for the overhaul of cars Azerbaijan Railways sends them abroad, particularly to Russia and Ukraine.
Azerbaijan Railways cooperates with "Stadler" also within the framework of the contract for the sale of 30 new passenger railroad cars signed in June this year. Supply of cars will be implemented by 2015.
The cars will be delivered to the republic before the commissioning of the new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, which is scheduled for 2015, designed to connect the railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The new cars will be fitted to the rapid replacement of the pair of wheels for movement on the European tracks.