5/16/2008

Construction of Turkish part of BTK railway set to begin in July

The New Anatolian - The construction of the 76km long section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project in Turkey will start in July. Ministry of Transportation officials said on Thursday that presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia will lay the foundation of Turkish part of the railway, in June. Turkey has allocated 380 million YTL for to the project that will revive historical Silk Road as "Iron Silk Road." The railway, which consists of 3 phases, will connect Turkey with Azerbaijan and other Turkic republics in Central Asia.

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