// Russia and New States of Eurasia. 2019. No I (ХLII). P. 118-126
Today the main task of Azerbaijan economy apart from energy development is to promote infrastructure projects in order to transform the republic into a regional transport hub. Azerbaijan is a participant of two global transport projects – East–West and North–South corridors. The recently commissioned railway line Baku–Tbilisi–Kars is a part of the East–West corridor. The railway line Astara–Resht, which is a part of the North–South corridor, is under construction now. Besides Azerbaijan is also building a new international trade port at Alyat in the Caspian Sea which will become part of the Alyat free-trade zone.
Azerbaijan, transport hub, global transport projects, railway line Baku–Tbilisi–Kars, railway line Astara–Resht, new international sea trade port at Alyat
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