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BTK railway construction complete by 95%

Thursday, February 2
Construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway has been 95 percent completed, Turkish media reported Jan 31.

The railway’s Turkish section is being built under the supervision of Ahmet Arslan, Turkey’s Minister of Transport, maritime and communication.

The BTK railway is being constructed on the basis of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey intergovernmental agreement.

Peak capacity of the railway will be 17 million tons of cargo per year. At the initial stage, it will serve one million passengers and transport 6.5 million tons of cargo. (