"Britain to China by rail: the Kars-Akhalkalaki railway
By M. Alkhazashvili
(Translated by Diana Dundua)
The construction of the Kars-Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Baku railway will probably be the most significant project in the entire Caucasus, and could bring tremendous economic dividends to the region-if it ever gets off the ground that is.
There have been several unexpected difficulties along the way for this 826 kilometre project. Most recently, an unnamed Turkish official alleged that the 'Georgia is deliberately delaying the start of work on the Kars-Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Baku railway…Tbilisi is creating all kinds of bureaucratic obstacles to delay the railway's construction. This is absolutely incomprehensible' reported the Baku daily Zerkalo."
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