BTC Pipeline Yields Economic And Strategic Dividends For Azerbaijan - Analyst

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22. Repair, expansion,and reconstruction work on the 184-kilometer section of theBaku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTC) railway line passing through Georgia wascompleted on May 20, and freight transportation started, economicexpert Eldaniz Amirov told Trend .

He emphasized that the BTC brings economic and strategicdividends to Azerbaijan.

“Considering that this railroad line is the main element of theMiddle Corridor, it is very important. This railroad not onlypasses through three countries, but it is also the shortest routeby this mode of transportation between Asia and Europe, which helpssave time. It provides access to European and world markets forcountries such as Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,and Afghanistan. It brings economic and strategic dividends toAzerbaijan," he said.

The expert noted that in 2017–2022, about 1.3 million tons ofcargo were transported through the BTC.

“The objective is to achieve a transportation volume of 17million tons. This will contribute to the growth of our economy. Onthe other hand, the BTC will help the country and region realizetheir tourism potential by increasing integration and deliveriesbetween economic sectors,” he added.


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