Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GTSO) sent letters to the Ministry of Transport and deputies of Giresun and Ordu. In the letter, it was asked to work on the planning of the railroad project, which will contribute to the economic development and development of the Eastern Black Sea Region, as a whole.
The letter signed by GTSO Chairman Hasan Çakırmelikoğlu emphasized the importance of the project for Giresun and Ordu. In the letter, “After the Gümüşhane Torul separation, the railway project was divided into two branches, one to our district of Tirebolu and the other to Trabzon, and it was aimed to ensure that the railway was more active and functional by linking to Trabzon and Trabzon Port.” The expressions are as follows: “In order for the railway to operate more efficiently, the passenger transport and cargo carrying capacities are of great importance, and from this perspective, route determinations should be made accordingly. The operation of Tirebolu Port (Fisherman's shelter) is of great importance for our city. Opened in 1959, in addition to being characterized cruise port as 1 million 800 thousand tons of loading with a discharge capacity of Giresun port will be the start to be more effective with becoming a container port, and the result is supported by the existing harbor railway line of the railway Central Anatolia and Turkey network connecting to the sea, both in terms of our region it is of great importance both for Turkey. From this point of view, we believe that it is economically inevitable to include Giresun Port, which is already present, in the railway network. In addition, it is necessary to provide railway connection to Ordu-Giresun Airport project, which is currently in the investment phase and which is the common ideal of Ordu-Giresun provinces, increase the load and passenger carrying capacity, and strengthen the transportation infrastructure of the region in tourism. ”
In the letter, underlining that the project should be planned to cover the whole region, “Samsun-Fatsa Railway, which was previously planned by the General Directorate of State Railways, should be combined with this route and the Eastern Black Sea railway network should be completed. The completion of the Eastern Black Sea Railway network as a whole and its inclusion in the international transportation network should not be considered separately from this project, and the Trabzon-Batum line should also be included in the project. As a result, as stated above, the railway project, which will contribute to the economic development and development of the Eastern Black Sea Region, should be planned to cover the whole region as a whole. Considering the developing tourism and maritime transport of the Eastern Black Sea Region, this planning is inevitable and essential. ” The statement said.
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