BTAK Tbilisi Declaration signed

BTAK Tbilisi Declaration signed
# 07 February 2007 17:33 (UTC +04:00)
Following the solemn signing ceremony Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and Turkish Prime Minister Rajab Tayyib Erdogan made statements.
The project value of the Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki –Kars railway project is $600m. Under the Tbilisi Declaration the cost of the construction works is $422m., construction of infrastructure is $178m and the construction works will be completed in 2008.
The construction of the 76km-railway line lying from Kars to Georgian border will be implemented by Turkey. Georgia will reconstruct 160km-line and in addition to that, it will construct a 29km-railway line.
15m-tonnes cargo can be transported every year via this new transport corridor.
Kazakhstan, China, India and other states have expressed their keen interest in this project. /APA/
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