Reunification of Asia: The story of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway construction


The countries in the South Caucasus have combined their efforts to take advantage of their geographical position. Countries in this region want to play a role as a bridge again, as in the ancient Silk Road. The South Caucasus can integrate the emerging markets of East Asia and Europe. The new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad will be the central nervous system of the restored trade corridor. The cargo can easily be transported through this railroad to another part of Eurasia, within 15 days, bypassing Russia and its embargo. The 826-kilometer-long BTQ railway will extend from the Caspian Sea to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. From there, it will be directed towards the south, passing through the eastern part of Turkey and joining the railroad system of this country and entering the European border. This railroad will become an important part of the southern direction of the new Silk Road Network, which connects Europe and China with the function of a commercial transport corridor.