KARS-TBILISI-BAKU RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION IS SUSPENDED

April 29, 2013 | 14:40

The construction of the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway, which plans to
bypass Armenia, is suspended indefinitely, stated Turkey's main
opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Ensar Ogut, the local
newspapers of the City of Kars report.

The Turkish MP noted that the construction of the Caucasus door
is halted, and the Turkish authorities are responsible for this
development.

"I ask the Azerbaijani president, the Georgian authorities, and our
persons in charge, alike, to hold a meeting, in a short jump of time,
and to accelerate the completion of the Kars-Tbilisi railway. The
railroad should have opened in 2013, but even the years 2014 and 2015
raise doubts," Ogut noted, and stressed that once the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku
railway opens, the railway freight of Turkey will increase by 20
million tons.

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From: A. Papazian