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2 MILLION EUROS ASSIGNED TO ARMENIA TO STUDY YEREVAN-TBILISI RAILWAY


28.04.2005 03:10

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The TRACECA program provides for repairs of the
12-kilometer stretch of the Ayrum-Sadakhlo railway - 2 million euros will be
assigned to that end, Chief of the Foreign Relations Department of the
Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia Gagik Grigorian told
journalists. Within the framework of the same program 2 million euros are
already allocated to Armenia for technical and economic study of the
Yerevan-Tbilisi railway and changing its most dangerous parts. The TACIS, of
which TRACECA is part, will be replaced by New Neighbors Program. At that
the repairs of the railway will be continued within the New Neighbors
Program. Turkey is expected to communicate with Armenia via the Caucasus,
and the three South Caucasian states will be linked with the European
corridors via Black Sea ports. In G. Grigorian's words, Armenia already
words with the European Commission to specify the corridors and the route of
the roads. It should be reminded that the TRACECA project (Transport
Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia) was worked out by the EU within the TACIS
program and was to join European and the Central Asian region by means of a
transport communication corridor, thus reviving one of the routes of the
Great Silk Route, reported the Caucasian Knot.