TCDD Brings Projects to Life with EU Grants

Contact Süleyman directly
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TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman, Ankara Istanbul YHT project Kosekoy Gebze section 130,1 million euros; Irmak Zonguldak signaling and modernization project, 188,3 million euros, a total of 318,4 million euros, said they used a grant. Karaman also stated that they are preparing to use EU grant funds for the signaling and electrification of the existing lines of Samsun-Sivas and Kütahya-Afyon-Konya.

Media organizations came together at dinner with Ankara representative Suleyman Karaman, Turkey's transport sector, with particular emphasis given to the railways that lead to receiving the support of Europe. Stating that TCDD received the biggest transportation project grant given by İPA in a single item, Karaman said, “Ankara-Istanbul YHT project is 130,1 million Euros for Köseköy Gebze section; We are using a total grant of 188,3 million euros (around 318,4 million TL), of which 750 million euros is for the Irmak-Zonguldak signaling and modernization project. " said. In IPA allocated to the transport sector in Turkey is more than 250 million euros transfer Karaman, "We are applying for High Speed ​​Train Maintenance Center. In addition, we are making preparations to use EU grant funds to make signaled and electrified existing lines of Samsun-Sivas and Kütahya-Afyon-Konya. " he spoke.

Süleyman Karaman, who informed that the groundbreaking of IKZ in Karabük on Tuesday, May 15 will be attended by Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım and EU Minister Egemen Bağış, along with European Union Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport Siim Kallas, He noted that the production of train tracks drew the attention of the EU. Stating that they brought the Black Sea-Capital railway to EU railway standards with the project, Karaman said, "This section constitutes the North-South and North-West freight axis in terms of connections." he spoke.

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