Weight in Caspian and Caucasian Regions

Baku is a key point of the international transport corridor (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) TRASECA, in the framework of which Azerbaijan participates in restoration of a historical route, the Great Silk Road. The ancient trade and cultural transmission route which once linked Europe to Central Asia today has taken on new importance. As part of this corridor, the Republic of Azerbaijan is in the process of upgrading its transport infrastructure from one previously designed to serve the needs of the centrally planned Soviet Union to one that provides a strong foundation for a globally interacting economy.