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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey introduce a single tariff for railway transportation

2012-11-23 12:01

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey intend to introduce a single tariff for cargo transportation within the project "Silk Wind", the Trend reported referring to the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan.


"The use of a unified through tariff is one of the key issues in the creation of a competitive route. Main task of the working groups on the project, among other organizational issues, is to determine the tariffs, as well as the conventional route parameters, allowing transparency of the tariff policy in order to create a confidential dialogue with the business and provide relevant advertising of train potential to the customers", said in the Ministry.

According to the Ministry, the proposed measures to simplify customs clearance procedures of the train "Silk Wind" were discussed in October this year in Azerbaijan during the first meeting of the heads of customs services of Turkic states, the reports.

Launching the project "Silk Wind" will be possible after the completion of construction and reconstruction of the railway line Baku-Tbilisi-Kars.

Earlier, the President of the CJSC "Azerbaijan Railways" Arif Askerov told that the project "Baku-Tbilisi-Kars" will be fully commissioned in 2014.

The project "Silk Wind" was initiated in the framework of the TRACECA.


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