Review of transport sector in Azerbaijan (january-september 2013)

There were two important events in the entire development of the Azerbaijani transport infrastructure in September, namely, commissioning of the Yevlakh airport which is the seventh airport in the country and opening of a large shipyard near Baku.

While participating in the opening ceremony of the airport, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stressed that the airport meets all international standards and it will play a very important role in restructuring of the Azerbaijani transport infrastructure. The new runway with asphalt concrete pavement with a length of 2,520 meters and a width of 40 meters is capable of accepting any large-capacity aircraft.

The radio and meteorological equipment manufactured in Europe, namely, a system of landing, meteorological system, air traffic control and communication meeting the requirements and standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization were installed to ensure the flight safety.

As for the shipyard, this is another important infrastructure project. It has no analogue in the Caspian Sea in terms of its production capabilities. The production capacity is 25,000 tons of metal constructions per year. This will meet the needs of the ships not only in Azerbaijan but in the entire Caspian region. The shipyard will construct and repair any ships, in general, conduct the operations in the field of marine engineering.

The shipyard is equipped with the most modern equipment manufactured in Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, the Republic of Korea and Singapore.

Thus, we see that Azerbaijan continues step by step strengthening its positions to become a key transport and logistics and transit center in the region of the Caspian Sea and the South Caucasus. This prepares a good basis for new economic impetus.

More about the events in September:

- The operations on the construction of a new section of the "green " line of Baku Metro - "Khatai- Hazi Aslanov - 2", consisting of three stations have been launched. This section of "green" line will pass through the territory where the Baku White City project is being implemented. French Buiq and Ukrainian Interbudmontazh companies are involved in the construction.

- The Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport is carrying out work on the reconstruction and expansion of access and link roads to the new Olympic Stadium as part of the preparation for the First Baku 2015 European Games, Deputy Transport Minister of Azerbaijan Musa Panahov said. According to him a special plan was created for each Olympic complex, in line with which works are being carried out. The deputy transport minister also said that alongside with the reconstruction and modernisation of the existing roads, new ones are being constructed, in particular the road lying parallel to Heydar Aliyev Avenue.

- Canadian Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with Azerbaijani Railways CJSC to upgrade signalling systems on the Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway. According to the message, the total value of the deal is $288 million. The length of Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway where the new signalling systems will be installed is 503 kilometres. The volume of work covers designing, manufacture, supply, install, test and commissioning of the Interflo 200 signalling system. The commissioning of the system is planned in four stages and the process will be completed by 2017.

- Azerbaijani government and the World Bank (WB) signed an agreement on granting additional funds by the bank for the implementation of country's railway project (Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project) worth of $ 220 million.

- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) presented a report on the study of possibilities to implement toll roads in Azerbaijan to local and foreign partners. "The purpose of the study is to identify the priority road stretches for the application of toll road practice and efficiency of the private sector's involvement in this issue. This is as well as exploring opportunities for sustainable participation of the private sector in this field on the basis of the regulatory base existing in Azerbaijan," the statement said.

In January-September 2013, the Azerbaijani transport sector transported 161.6 million tons of cargo or 2.8 percent more than in January-September 2012. Of the total volume of goods transported in January-September, 75.2 percent fell to the private sector, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said.

Some 57.5 percent of all cargo were transported by vehicles, 26.6 percent - by pipelines, 10.5 percent - by railway and 5.4 percent - by ships.

About 1.27 billion people used passenger transport in January-September, which is 7.8 percent more than the same period of 2012. Most of the passengers were transported by vehicles (87.9 percent) and metro (11.9 percent).

Automobile transport takes the lion share in the transport field of the country. Some 92.8 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles, which is 6 percent more than in January-September 2012. The volume of passenger traffic exceeded 1.1 billion people (an increase of 8.1 percent). Some 96.3 percent of the passengers were transported by buses and 3.7 percent - by cars.

Freight turnover by vehicles increased by 6.2 percent during the reporting period, while passenger turnover - by 9.1 percent.

In January-September, some 17 million tons of cargo were transported by rail compared to 16.7 million tons in January-September 2012.

The number of loaded carriages made up 650, in average per day and unloaded - 588. Average daily load of carriages in the northern direction is 24,300 tons and in western direction 6,300 tons and southern direction - 5,900 tons.

Maritime transport carried 8.8 million tons of cargo compared to 9.3 million tons in January-September 2012. All cargo accounted for international operations. The volume of goods handled in ports in Azerbaijan in January-September amounted to 9.1 million tons.

Some 56.5 percent of cargo shipping fell on oil and oil products, while 43.5 percent on dry cargo. Volume of international transit cargo processed at the ports in January-September hit 84.2 percent. As of October 1, 2013, 80,600 tons of cargo left in the ports for import or 24 percent more than in 2012.

In January-September, some 32.5 million tons of oil were transported via oil pipelines. During this period, 75 percent or 24.6 million tons of oil were transported via the BTC (data provided by the State Statistics Committee). In January-September Sangachal terminal transported 2.1 million tons of Turkmen oil via BTC.

Gas transportation via gas pipelines made up 14.6 billion cubic meters in January-September. Some 21.2 percent of the transported gas fell on South Caucasus Pipeline. Some 3.1 billion cubic meters of gas were transported via this pipeline.

Some 1.28 million passengers were transported by air transport, which is 4.3 percent more than in January-September 2012. Some 0.5 percent of traffic by this kind of transport fell to private sector. The volume of cargo transportation by air hit 84,600 tons in January-September increasing by 1.9 times.

Some 150.3 million people were transported by metro (a 6.1 percent growth) compared to the same period of last year.

Some 39.5 million tons of cargo were transported through the Eurasian transport corridor through the territory of Azerbaijan in January-September, which is 4.9 percent more than in January-August 2012.

Around 47 percent of the total volume of transported cargo fell to motor transport, 35.7 percent - railway and 17.3 percent - ships.

Some 193.4 million people were transported through the corridor during this period, which is 11.7 percent more than in January-August 2012.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Travel bans due to Omicron "hammer blow" to South Africa's local economy recovery: official
Travel bans due to Omicron "hammer blow" to South Africa's local economy recovery: official
Turkey discloses volume of cargo transshipped via Zonguldak port in 9M2021
Turkey discloses volume of cargo transshipped via Zonguldak port in 9M2021
Australia confirms two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant
Australia confirms two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant
Loading Bars
Latest
U.S. readies fight against Omicron but too soon for lockdowns - Fauci
Peskov tells about very positive contacts with EU on vaccination certificates recognition
Declaration of Economic Cooperation Organization celebrates admirable leadership of President Ilham Aliyev - US expert
Trilateral agreement to provide gas to five provinces of Iran - government spokesman
Travel bans due to Omicron "hammer blow" to South Africa's local economy recovery: official
On behalf of FIG, I express our sincere gratitude to all ones involved in organizing these two weeks of Trampoline Gymnastics in Baku - Vice President of Trampoline Technical Committee of FIG
According to preliminary results 6 parties may enter Kyrgyz Parliament
Saakashvili can attend tomorrow's trial on November 7 episode, doctor says
There should be no misunderstanding in Azerbaijan-Iran relationship - Iranian president
Position of all Iranian officials in state structures was that Azerbaijan's territorial integrity must be ensured - President of Iran
We decided that from now on, Iranian-Azerbaijani relations will develop in all areas - President Ilham Aliyev
Visit of President Ilham Aliyev to Turkmenistan ends
Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan sign swap gas supplies agreement (PHOTO)
Kyrgyzstan will strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, president
Omicron variant spreads with cases detected in Netherlands, Denmark, Australia
Azerbaijan really succeeded in restoring country's sovereignty and territorial integrity - President of Turkmenistan
President Ilham Aliyev met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Russian gymnast wins gold at FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in individual trampoline jumping program
Three allies of Armenia in CSTO congratulate Azerbaijan on restoration of territorial integrity - opinion of Israeli expert
Next meeting of Azerbaijan-Pakistan intergovernmental commission to be held soon
President Ilham Aliyev met with Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
President Ilham Aliyev met with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijan confirms 1,662 more COVID-19 cases, 2,391 recoveries
Iran wants to hold meeting of joint economic cooperation commission with Kazakhstan – FM
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for November 28
President Ilham Aliyev meets with Pakistani President Arif Alvi (PHOTO/VIDEO)
ECO must be ready for challenges of modern world - President of Kyrgyzstan
Iran interested in comprehensively developing relations with Pakistan – Raisi
Importance of Zangazur corridor is obvious - Turkish President
Iran's relations with Tajikistan to continue in full force – President of Iran
Azerbaijan's achievements highly appreciated by international institutions - President Ilham Aliyev
In total disrespect and hatred to all Muslims, Armenia destroyed and desecrated our mosques - President Ilham Aliyev
President Ilham Aliyev takes part in official dinner in honor of participants of 15th Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization
Over 60% of adult population in country received two shots - Azerbaijani president
Finalists in individual trampoline among women announced at 28th FIG World Age Group Competitions in Baku
Iran fully supports the ECO
Iran seeks to promote ties with Turkmenistan - Iranian President
Azerbaijani servicemen suffer in mine explosion in Fuzuli district
Problem loans in Azerbaijani banks decrease for year
28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions continue in Baku (PHOTO)
Number of client accounts in Azerbaijani banks increases
Turkey discloses volume of cargo transshipped via Zonguldak port in 9M2021
Iran eyes increase in exports via customs of Markazi Province
Finalists in individual trampoline among men announced at 28th FIG World Age Group Competitions in Baku
Close relations between Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey are important – Iranian President
Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan discuss current areas of bilateral relations
Azerbaijan provided financial and humanitarian assistance to about 80 countries to support their fight against coronavirus - President Ilham Aliyev
Azerbaijan to allocate at least $1.3 billion for building new cities and towns in liberated territories in 2022 - President Ilham Aliyev
Our strategic foreign exchange reserves exceed our state external debt by over six times - President Ilham Aliyev
Over past 18 years, economy of Azerbaijan developed rapidly - President Ilham Aliyev
Finalists in double mini trampoline among women announced at 28th FIG World Age Group Competitions in Baku
Today I can say that Zangazur corridor becomes reality - President Aliyev (FULL SPEECH)
Confident that ECO Member States will benefit from Zangazur corridor - President Ilham Aliyev
Azerbaijan achieved favourable investment climate as result of large-scale reforms - President Ilham Aliyev
Finalists in tumbling among men announced at 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Baku
Australia confirms two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant
Zangazur Corridor to contribute to economic development of region - Turkish FM
President Ilham Aliyev participating in 15th Summit of Heads of ECO member-states in Turkmenistan (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry presents weekly review (VIDEO)
Final day of 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions starts at National Gymnastics Arena in Baku (PHOTO)
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrives in Turkmenistan for visit (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijani, Iranian FMs meet at Economic Cooperation Council's meeting in Ashgabat
Georgia imposes new regulations for citizens from 8 countries
Turkey, Turkmenistan sign deals, strengthen ties in Erdoğan's visit
Indonesia bans arrivals from 8 African countries to curb Omicron variant
Volume of goods loaded/unloaded in Iranian ports up
Azerbaijan’s 10M2021 volume of loans issued to energy, chemistry and natural resources decreases
Kyrgyz president leaves for Turkmenistan for working visit
Kyrgyzstan adds 41 fresh COVID-19 cases
Access to finance remains major challenge for small businesses in Georgia - IFC
847 more COVID-19 cases reported in Kazakhstan
Parliamentary elections begin in Kyrgyzstan
Cooperation with regional countries, Iran’s top priority - İranian president
Spanish police march in Madrid to protest against 'Gag Law' reform
Storm Arwen: Third person dies as gale-force winds hit UK
U.S. imposes travel ban from eight African countries over Omicron variant
Israel to ban entry of foreigners from all countries over Omicron
Saudi Arabia allows entry of all travelers who received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Two workers die in accident preparing Spanish stadium for cup game
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on November 28
UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron coronavirus variant cases
Results of Sochi summit fully reflect position of Azerbaijan - Russian expert
Awarding ceremony third day held as part of 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Baku (PHOTOS)
Winners in synchronized trampoline jumping at 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Baku determined
Baku names winners of World Age Group Competitions in jumping on double mini-trampoline for men
28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions: Russian gymnast takes first place in tumbling
Baku names winners of World Age Group Competitions in jumping on double mini-trampoline for women
Azercell announces contest on social network
Gymnast from Kazakhstan win gold in acrobatic jumping at 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions
Best moments of third day of the World Age Group Competitions in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku (PHOTOS)
World age group competition in Baku - Russian gymnast wins first place in individual trampoline jumping
Russian gymnast wins gold in individual trampoline jumping in Baku
Turkmenistan boosts imports of electrical goods from Turkey
Turkmenistan agrees to participate in Lapis-Lazuli project
Smoking to be banned in taxis in Georgia
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price rebounds
11,358 people received COVID-19 vaccine in Kyrgyzstan over past day
Prepared hard for the 28th World Competition in Baku - athlete from Denmark
Finalists in synchronized trampoline jumping among men and women announced at 28th FIG World Age Group Competitions in Baku
All news