Minister Turhan participated in the signing ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Memorandum of Understanding

Turhan Baku Tiflis Kars Railroad Reconciliation Officer
Turhan Baku Tiflis Kars Railroad Reconciliation Officer

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and reported that with the memorandum of understanding signed between Russia Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line out will increase the volume of goods being shipped and believe it will bring a commercial impetus to the railway line.

Held in Ankara, "Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan Railways Between the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony on Cooperation in the Railway Route" Minister Turhan, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Azerbaijan Republic Transportation Minister of Communication and High Technologies Mr. Ramin Guluzade, General Director of TCDD Ali Ihsan Uygun, General Manager of Azerbaijan Railways Cavit Gurbanov, General Manager of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov and Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) President Gursel Baran and businessmen from three countries.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Turhan, 30 October 2017 on the official opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, recalling that this line is very strategically important for both countries and the region stressed.

BTK Line of Southeast Asian countries starting from China, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Central Asian countries such as Azerbaijan and then Georgia, neighboring and friendly countries such as Russia, Europe via Turkey, Turhan striking connect the Middle East and Africa, this line is the same he emphasized that the countries on the new Silk Road will contribute directly to the economy of the Silk Road as well as being one of the basic parts of the uninterrupted transportation network between Asia and Europe.

Turhan pointed out that the importance of the BTK Line, which they believe will produce positive results for everyone on the economic side, has increased day by day in the neighboring countries and the countries of the region which have a share in Asian-European trade. and Central Asian countries will have access to faster, safer and more economically. hızlı

Turkey voicing Turhan side as found in the effort to make the necessary investments, "in order to complete the construction work of the project and we want to ensure we fulfill our responsibility." He said.

Me Commercially accelerating the railway line “

Minister Turhan, located at one end of the historic Silk Road, China, in recent years, the implementation of projects to improve the transportation network in the past, said that the countries of the region also mobilized, everyone, but only in the case of co-operation in the economic area of ​​interest, he said.

Turhan emphasized that the railroads sectors are required to provide the necessary cooperation and coordination in order to ensure that the countries can obtain the necessary share from this trade.

Gibi This necessity, which contains a highly meaningful strategy, is becoming more and more vital with big projects such as Marmaray Tube Passage, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, North Marmara Highway and Eurasia Tunnel. In addition to creating transit traffic in the east-west axis with our big projects, huge savings will be provided at time-cost point. These large projects will provide significant support to the socio-economic welfare of the countries in the region and to the economic growth and development models. Bu

Turhan, multi-faceted basic infrastructure projects should be put into consideration by considering the regional aspects of the implementation of projects in addition to the contribution to the country, as well as the impact of the projects in the region should be calculated according to the countries reported to him.

Turhan stated that the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the three countries will further strengthen the existing cooperation in the railway field and bring it to advanced levels. found in the reviews.

Following the speeches, TCDD General Manager Ali Ihsan Uygun, General Director of Azerbaijan Railways Cavit Gurbanov and Russian Railways Director General Oleg Belozerov signed a memorandum of understanding.

In addition, a cooperation agreement was signed between Pacific Eurasia and the Russian Railways Logistics company.

He presented a plaque to the senior executives attending the event at the end of the ceremony.

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