TBILISI. – The construction of the Akhalkalaki railway station will start in two weeks within the frameworks of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway construction, Georgian Minister for Regional Development and Infrastructure Ramaz Nikolaishvili said on Thursday, Georgia Online reports.
A new road with the length of 29 km in the territory of Georgia and a new station will be constructed in Akhalkalaki, district of Georgia’s Armenian-populated Samtskhe-Javakhketi province. The project is estimated at over $600 million. Majority of population are Armenians in Akhalakalaki.
According to Nikolaishvili, the railroad has a strategic importance. It was disapproved by the Armenian side, as it is another project between Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan to isolate Armenia.