CJSC “Azerbaijani Railways” held the meeting with the delegation of InterRail Holding AG
On February 22 the meeting took place with the delegation headed by Hans Voltaire Reinhard,chairman of the board of directors of the Swiss company InterRail Holding AG
During the meeting, the Chairman of CJSC “Azerbaijani Railways” Javid Gurbanov informed the guests about the reforms carried out by Azerbaijan Railways, efforts to strengthen the country’s transit potential and the challenges ahead.
Then there was discussion about the development cooperation projects Astara (Azerbaijan) – Astara (Iran) and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars.
After informing the guests about the country’s involvement in the implementation of international and regional projects, Javid Gurbanov noted that works on the Georgian site of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars are at the final stage. Here, in this regard, we have already conducted a number of test launches, in particular diesel locomotives to the border with Turkey. Tests have shown that the locomotives are moving freely across the line length. Railway route is planned to be opened this year.
According to the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev on December 7, 2015 “About acceleration of the work on a segment of the International Transport Corridor “North-South”, passing through the territory of Azerbaijan”, from the station Astara to the Iranian border the new 8.3-kilometer rail line is laid.
In turn, Hans Voltaire Reinhard highly appreciated the work done by the Azerbaijani side for the implementation of both projects.
At the meeting was emphasized the importance of further expansion of a bilateral cooperation.