Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project tender

Turkey's Ozgun Yapi-Celikler joint venture won the tender held for the construction of the 76-km portion of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, within Turkey.

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project tender
Ozgun Yapi-Celikler joint venture offered 289.8 million YTL for infrastructure and superstructure works of the project (1 USD equals 1.18 YTL). 14 companies and joint ventures, including foreign firms, had submitted offers in the tender.

Turkey has allocated 380 million YTL for BTK railway project, which is qualified as "iron silk road". The railway will connect Turkey with Azerbaijan and other Turkic republics in Central Asia.

Georgia will build 29-km of railway from its border with Turkey to Akhalkalaki and will renovate an existing line. On November 21st, presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia laid the foundation of Georgian part of the railway.

The railway is expected to be operational in 2010 and carry about 30 million tons of freight a year.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Aralık 2007, 12:30