December 28, 2021 - 13:57 AMT
Restoration of rail route to Azerbaijan "will cost Armenia $226M"

The restoration of the Yeraskh - Julfa (Jugha) - Ordubad - Meghri - Horadiz railway on the territory of Armenia will cost about $226 million, Sputnik Armenia cited the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures as saying on Tuesday, December 28.

According to preliminary data, construction of the rail route with a length of about 45 kilometers in Meghri will cost some $221 million. A further $5 million will be required to restore the rail section near Yeraskh (about 1 kilometer).

At the same time, the ministry added that a feasibility study is necessary is necessary to determine the exact price of the new infrastructure.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in mid-December that at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels the sides have reaffirmed their agreement to build a rail route from Armenia to Azerbaijan through Nakhijevan.