'Construction of Turkish section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway 87 per cent complete '

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Baku, July 27, AZERTAC

The construction of Turkish section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway is 87 per cent complete, Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication Ahmet Arslan has told journalists.

He noted that the construction of BTK was progressing on schedule, saying two bridges were under construction over the Kars river. The construction of bridges is nearing completion, he said.

"Our goal is to see the first diesel locomotive off by the end of the year, the Turkish Minister added.

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