Georgia hopes for Trans-Caspian transport route

Georgia lies on the Silk Road and the Economy minister hopes to redirect sea freight through Georgia.

Georgia hopes for Trans-Caspian transport route

World Bulletin / News Desk

Georgia will moving forward in developing its transport and transit potential, the transport policy department of the Georgian Ministry of Economy said in an exclusive interview with Trend.

“Therefore, it pins great hopes for the implementation of the Trans-Caspian transport route,” the department said. "Georgia is a link of the Silk Road and the shortest route between Asia and Europe. In this context, the Trans-Caspian transport route is one of the most promising directions of transportation between Asia and Europe."

The ministry said that the containers were transported by railway from Western China to Georgia for the first time in the beginning of the year as part of a joint project of WELL (Worldwide Energy Logistics) and Kedentranservice companies.

"The transportation took only nine days, which is five times faster compared to sea freight," the department said.

A number of important and strategic infrastructure projects are currently being implemented in Georgia for the development of transit potential.

In particular, the implementation of a project of a new railway line Baku-Tbilisi-Kars is a final stage.

"This line will connect the railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey,” the ministry said. “This will allow transporting cargo by railway from China to Europe and vice versa."

Work also started in Georgia in 2006 to construct the ‘East-West’ highway, which is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ağustos 2015, 10:18