At the Central railway station of Tbilisi was held a solemn ceremony in honor of the arrival in Georgia of the composition with containers located on the coast of the Yellow sea city of Lianyungang. It was attended by Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili.
«I’m glad that our train is symbolically decorated with the flags of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and the EU. We can in the shortest possible time, for 8-10 days, to take the goods in Georgia, then 3-5 days they will be in different European countries,» he said.
The head of government noted that earlier the goods to Europe had to be delivered by sea, that took about 40 days. «But thanks to the cooperation of the countries situated along the silk road transportation will become cheaper and faster», — quotes the channel of RBC.
The train passed through China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia, bypassing Russian Federation. From Tbilisi, he will travel to Turkey and from there to the European Union. Until the end of 2015, Georgia will host another transit train.
Silk road is one of the major initiatives of the people’s Republic of China, designed to revitalize the main commercial artery of the Middle ages. For the project, which has not only economic, but also political significance, Beijing has allocated $ 40 billion.