Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The commissioning of a logistics center in Kars province in the north-east of Turkey, which is being constructed jointly with Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, will help to revive the province’s economy, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications told Trend Feb. 5.
Construction of the logistics center is one of the biggest projects implemented in the Kars province after the commissioning of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, according to the ministry.
The launch of the logistics center in Kars province is scheduled for Oct. 30 this year.
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 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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