Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway to be commissioned today

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    The construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, which started in 2007 and called the Iron Silk Road will be put into operation today.

    Report informs, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, as well as other officials from the three countries and representatives of transport sector will attend the opening ceremony.

    Notably, construction of Georgian phase of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway started on November 21, 2007, at Maraba station located in Tetri-Skaro district of Georgia; Turkish phase started on July 24, 2008, in Turkish city Kars.

     

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