Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway to encourage development of TITR

Baku, August 27, AZERTAC

The anticipated construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway next year will undoubtedly give further impetus to the development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), Vice President of Kazakhstan Railways Kanat Alpysbayev has told an international conference in Aktau.

“Having provided an infrastructure component of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, we must address the challenges of development of the route and increase its attractiveness in high competition with other land and sea routes,” he pointed out.

The international conference on theme “Transit potential of Kazakhstan. Efficient logistics in the countries of the Caspian and Black Sea regions” in Aktau was attended by representatives of ministries and departments of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Railways JSC, the Eurasian Economic Commission, the railway administrations of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Iran, Lithuania, transport and logistics companies.

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route runs through China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine and goes to Europe.