Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Modernization of the Turkish-Georgian Sarp border checkpoint is underway at an accelerated pace and the first phase of the project will start operating by the end of 2017, a source in the Ministry of Customs and Trade of Turkey told Trend Aug. 9.
The checkpoint will be fully commissioned in February 2018, according to the source.
“Territory of the checkpoint was expanded from 37,000 square meters to 46,000 square meters within the project,” the source said.
Upgrade cost of the of the Sarp border checkpoint is approximately 120 million Turkish liras.
It should be noted that recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, within his visit to north-eastern provinces of the country, familiarized himself with the progress of modernization of the Sarp checkpoint.
The Sarp border checkpoint was built in Turkey in 1989.
The official exchange rate announced by the Central Bank of Turkey on Aug. 9 is 3.5358 TRY/USD.
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