President: Construction of Azerbaijani section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway should be completed by the end of this year

Baku, July 13 (AZERTAC). “The construction of the section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway linked to Azerbaijan should be completed by the end of this year,” said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socioeconomic development in the first half of 2014 and objectives for the future.

“Thus, after completion of the work on the territory of Georgia, we will do the part of the work that is attributable to us. The commissioning of the first stage of the Alat international trade seaport is also on the agenda. This should also happen in the coming months – the first and then the second stage.”

The head of state said: “But we need to put into operation the first stage after a few months. After that the port located in the city center now, as I said earlier, will be moved away and public areas and parks will be set up in its place.”


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