Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim, railways in the next 10 years, existing investments by adding a new investment 30 billion dollars to the high-speed rail network 10 thousand kilometers, the conventional railway network by increasing the 4 thousand kilometers, aiming to increase the total network to 26 thousand kilometers.
Lightning, 2nd Eurasian Railway Light Rail Systems, in his speech Infrastructure and the opening of the Logistics Fair, pointing to this point in railway transport in Turkey, "10 years ago when sharing with our friends our thoughts on the railways, people what we tell listens with a smile, so the sound you get kindness they wouldn't. But it was not difficult to see from their gaze that they thought what we were saying was a dry dream, ”he said.
Turkey is not only within the country in 10 years after the railways, Eurasia is carried out in an important movement in the region today is fair the best way to prove it, emphasizing the Lightning, European connects Asia, history in the Balkans and Anatolia, the Silk Road, it He said that they took steps to revive them by equipping them with modern railways.
Minister Yıldırım, continued his speech:
"Bulgaria will be completed by 2014, out of Sofia and Plovdiv will go to the North West, via Turkey from Edirne to Kars, Tbilisi, Baku, and from there to extend transport corridor to Central Asia, rail, Istanbul With the Marmaray Project connecting two continents under the Bosphorus, the most important transportation rail corridor that will connect Beijing and London will be. This geography, which has a population of 1,5 billion and an economic size of 25 trillion, continues to be an important crossroads bringing East-West civilizations together with railways, air transport, divided roads, highways, and communication roads. "
Yildirim said that the amount of investment to be made to the railway sector in this region in the coming 10 year is calculated as 150 billion dollars. More cooperation means more prosperity and development for countries.
Binali Yıldırım underlined that the total amount of the projects they initiated on the railways in the last 9 years has exceeded 40 billion liras and said, “The amount we have realized so far has reached 25 billion liras. "Our goal for the next 10 years will be to increase our high-speed rail network to 30 thousand kilometers and our conventional railway network to 10 thousand kilometers to increase the total network to 4 thousand kilometers by adding a new railway investment of 26 billion dollars to the existing investments."
6th in Europe, Turkey, with 8 of the high-speed train operation in the world, Ankara, Eskişehir and Konya to 3 reminded that connects the high-speed train the provinces Lightning, that number 2017 would remove up to 13, it He emphasized that it means bringing 10 new cities to train at high speed.
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