Turkey announces launch date of logistics center in Kars province
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The launch of a logistics center in Kars province in the north-east of Turkey is scheduled for Oct. 30 this year, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications told Trend Jan. 18.
The work is underway to build a logistics center in Kars, the ministry said.
“About 40 percent of the work on construction of the logistics center in Kars has been completed,” the ministry noted.
Earlier, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications told Trend that a 300,000 square meters land plot was allotted for the construction of the logistics center.
Around 412,000 tons of cargo are expected to be transported through the logistics center annually.
An agreement on the creation of the logistics center was signed on July 19 last year, during the visit of Head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov to the Kars province, when he had familiarized himself with the progress of the BTK (Baku-Tbilisi-Kars) project.
The official opening ceremony of the BTK railway was held in Baku Oct. 30 last year. The BTK railway was constructed on the basis a Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement.
The railway’s peak capacity will be 17 million tons of cargo per year. At an initial stage, this figure will be one million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.
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