Turkish corporation to start production of freight railcars for Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish state corporation “Turkiye Demiryolu Makineleri Sanayii A.S. (TUDEMSAS)” will begin production of freight railcars for Azerbaijan by order of the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, TUDEMSAS Director General Mehmet Basoglu said, Trend reportsciting Turkish media.
He added that the railcars will be produced in Sivas province.
He noted that the corporation will produce 600 freight railcars for Azerbaijan, which will be used to transport goods along the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway.
On October 30, 2017, a solemn ceremony on the occasion of the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was held at the Baku International Sea Trade Port.
The BTK railway is built on the basis of the Azerbaijani-Georgian-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. At the initial stage, the volume of freight traffic will be at the level of 6.5 million tons of cargo, and up to one million passengers will be transported through this railway.
The BTK can significantly reduce the time of delivery of goods from China to Europe via Azerbaijan, which makes this route especially attractive.
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