|2008-17 – Georgia, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars new railway line|
Rail project. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway is a new corridor that will connect Azerbaijan, Georgian and Turkish railways and will open a window onto Europe.
|The project includes the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the 154 km-long railway line between stations from Marabda to Akhalkalaki section and construction of a new 25 km-long railway from Akhalkalaki to Kartsakhi, the Turkish border.|
|Source: Georgian Railway, Baku- Tbilisi- Kars Railway|
|Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, |
LTD "Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway"
The total estimated cost of the project is 775 mln USD
Expected time for the implementation of the project is 2008- 2017.
Construction works started in 2008.
|Project is underway, as of today 68 % of works have been finished on the Georgian Territory.|
|Expected impacts on transport, environment, social, other|
|Project shall facilitate: |
At the first stage cargo turnover is supposed to be 5 mln. tones which in future will increase up to 15 mln. tones and 1 million passenger per year.