transport in Caucasus

Putin: infrastructure projects of North Caucasus should be completed by 2021

Putin: infrastructure projects of North Caucasus should be completed by 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that authorities in the country’s southern territory of North Caucasus would complete main infrastructure projects to attract tourists by 2021.  "We all …

 Mahmoud Vaezi: Iranian-Azerbaijani cooperation at high point

Mahmoud Vaezi: Iranian-Azerbaijani cooperation at high point

Relations between Iran and Azerbaijan have been at the highest level in the last quarter of a century, the Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, said at the 11th meeting of the …

Baku Port expects growth in freight transportation

Baku Port expects growth in freight transportation

Drop in the volumes was recorded last year due to global economic crisis

Structure of Azerbaijan’s national airline AZAL expanded

Structure of Azerbaijan’s national airline AZAL expanded

By Decision #518 from 19 December 2016 the Cabinet Ministers of Azerbaijan endorsed the amendments to the Charter and the structure of Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL). According to the amendments, passenger airline Buta Airways has been …

High-speed train to connect Baku and Naftalan

High-speed train to connect Baku and Naftalan

In the framework of the ‘’strategic road map for the development of specialized tourism industry in Azerbaijan’’,  a high-speed train will be launched between Baku and …

Georgian Military Road declared unsafe

Georgian Military Road declared unsafe

The traffic of the Georgian Military Road is partially restricted, the road is open for only passenger cars and buses,  the Department of Highways of the Georgian Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia …

Baku, Tbilisi, Astana and Ankara sign railway memorandum

Baku, Tbilisi, Astana and Ankara sign railway memorandum

The railway ministries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia have agreed to develop the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), the press service of Azerbaijan Railways said. The head of Azerbaijan Railways …

Verkhny Lars allows movement of all transport types

Verkhny Lars allows movement of all transport types

Movement along the Georgian Military Road was allowed for all types of transport, Georgia's Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure reported. Traffic on the road is regulated by local patrols. …

Tax for wealthy car enthusiasts to be introduced in Georgia

Tax for wealthy car enthusiasts to be introduced in Georgia

The Georgian government intends to impose a tax on car ownership for the families with an annual income of over 40 thousand lari (about $ 15.6 thousand), it will be charged starting from the next year, the media report. …

Azerbaijan to increase tariffs for transportation services

Azerbaijan to increase tariffs for transportation services

The tariffs for transportation services will be raised in Azerbaijan after the Tariff Council adopted a decision to increase energy tariffs. "The raised prices for electricity and gas will increase the cost of services …

AZAL and Vnukovo make Moscow and Baku closer

AZAL and Vnukovo make Moscow and Baku closer

Today, an agreement to increase the number of regular flights Baku-Moscow to 2 per day was signed at the Moscow Vnukovo Airport. The agreement was signed between Vnukovo Airport CEO Vasily Alexandrov and the Vice-President of …

Georgia and Turkmenistan to develop transport cooperation

Georgia and Turkmenistan to develop transport cooperation

The heads of Georgia and Turkmenistan, Giorgi Margvelashvili and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, discussed the prospects of further bilateral cooperation. Margvelashvili said that Georgia is ready to act as a …

Armenia, Iran sign agreement on free movement of vehicles

Armenia, Iran sign agreement on free movement of vehicles

Armenia and Iran have signed an agreement on the free movement of vehicles, PanARMENIAN.net reported citing Iranian media outlets. Head of Iran's Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian signed the …

Iranian ICT Minister to visit Baku

Iranian ICT Minister to visit Baku

Minister of Communications & Information Technology of Iran Mahmoud Vaezi is coming to Baku. The Ministry of Economy informs that the Iranian ICT Minister and co-chair of the Azerbaijan-Iran Intergovernmental …

First day of ‘Alrosa’ Intercontinental Cup 2016: triumph of Russian fighters

First day of ‘Alrosa’ Intercontinental Cup 2016: triumph of Russian fighters

Russian Greco-Roman wrestlers, freestyle restlers and women confidently reached the finals of the ‘Alrosa’ Intercontinental Cup 2016, kicked off today in Moscow. The event is attended by around 170 athletes under 23 years old from …

Azerbaijan and Iran discuss ship repair, cargo transportation, dredging and agency services

Azerbaijan and Iran discuss ship repair, cargo transportation, dredging and agency services

Azerbaijan and Iran have opened a formal discussion on key issues of cooperation in the field of commercial navigation. Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (AXDG/ACSC) informs that its chairman Rauf Veliyev received …

Georgian-Armenian top officials announce construction of ‘Friendship Bridge’

Georgian-Armenian top officials announce construction of ‘Friendship Bridge’

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan have today announced the construction of a new bridge at the Georgia-Armenia border as a symbol of the friendship …

One of checkpoints between Azerbaijan and Iran to operate 12 hours

One of checkpoints between Azerbaijan and Iran to operate 12 hours

Shahtakhti-Poldasht border checkpoint between Azerbaijan and Iran will operate for 12 hours, AzVision.az reports. State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan informed that Shahtakhti and Poldasht checkpoints will operate from 8:30 a.m. till …

Tengiz Rukhadze: Personal relations and mutual respect are everything in sumo

Tengiz Rukhadze: "Personal relations and mutual respect are everything in sumo"

Georgian sumoists are ready to conquer Japan

German company begins delivery of goods from Europe to Iran through Azerbaijan

German company begins delivery of goods from Europe to Iran through Azerbaijan

Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov has visited Iran to attend a meeting of heads of railways of Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, as well as representatives of “Deutsche Bahn” company, AZERTAC reports. …

Moscow hosts international business forum #039Rail transportation of mining and metallurgical cargoes#039

Moscow hosts international business forum 'Rail transportation of mining and metallurgical cargoes'

Today Moscow's Lotte Hotel hosted the second day of the 7th international conference titled 'Rail transportation of mining and metallurgical cargoes'. For the seventh time the International Business Forum has been a major …

SP lowers Georgian Railway’s rating

S&P lowers Georgian Railway’s rating

S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term corporate rating on Georgia's national railway operator, JSC Georgian Railway (GR), to 'B+' from 'BB-', Trend reports. The outlook is stable. S&P affirmed the …

AZAL bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

AZAL bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) asks passengers not to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone or charge it during the flight in accordance with the recommendations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Transportation of this model of …

 Direct flights between Baku and Nizhny Novgorod to be restored on August 26

Direct flights between Baku and Nizhny Novgorod to be restored on August 26

Tomorrow, a direct regular flight on Baku - Nizhny Novgorod route will be resumed after several months of break, the press service of the Strigino Airport in Nizhny Novgorod . "On August 26, regular flights between Nizhny …

Azerbaijani President congratulates Radik Isayev with the Olympic ‘gold’

Azerbaijani President congratulates Radik Isayev with the Olympic ‘gold’

The press service of the Azerbaijani President reported today that Ilham Aliyev phoned Azerbaijani taekwondo, Radik Isayev, and congratulated him with the gold medal - the first Azerbaijani ‘gold’ at the Olympics in Rio. …

ADB can allocate $200 million for North-South project

ADB can allocate $200 million for North-South project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will consider the possibility of allocating a $200 million loan for implementation of the International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) project, the ADB message on its website said. An ADB …

Triumvirate of presidents in Baku: results and prospects

Triumvirate of presidents in Baku: results and prospects

Yesterday, the first trilateral meeting of Presidents of Russian, Azerbaijani and Iranian presidents, Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani, was held in Baku. The sides signed a joint …

 Sergei Markov: trilateral summit in Baku to increase region#039s stability

Sergei Markov: trilateral summit in Baku to increase region's stability

The director of the Institute of Political Studies Sergei Markov, speaking with a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, said that the trilateral meeting of the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran, Vladimir …

Dagestan leader proposes to commission Derbent-Baku railway

Dagestan leader proposes to commission Derbent-Baku railway

Ramazan Abdulatipov, head of Russia's Dagestan Republic, has proposed to commission the Derbent-Baku railway, News.az reported citing APA. Abdulatipov made this statement during a meeting with Vladimir …

 87% of Turkey#039s Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway section ready

87% of Turkey's Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway section ready

87% of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway has been constructed in Turkey, the Turkish minister of transport, shipping and communications, Ahmet Arslan, said. “The BTK is being constructed on the …