Local Railway Industry Support for Lowering the Current Account

TCDD General Director Karaman: "In the rail sector, and cooperation with ITU TUBITAK Turkey have made to reduce external dependence"
TCDD General Director Süleyman Karaman, Turkey's railway sector in order to reduce the current account deficit, noting the importance of domestic production, said that the need to increase R & D based study. Karaman, "in the railway sector, and cooperation with ITU TUBITAK Turkey have made to reduce external dependence. The development of the domestic rail industry, Turkey will save billions of dollars from the cost, "he said.
In his statement to the correspondent of AA, Karaman, Rector of Istanbul Technical University (ITU), in order to accelerate the development of the domestic railway industry and evaluate the R&D studies carried out by TCDD. Dr. He noted that they had a meeting with the participation of Muhammed Şahin and faculty members. Karaman announced at the meeting that they had taken the principle decision for new collaborations.
Expressing that the railroads carried out a work with 5 legs, Karaman continued as follows:
“The first is the renewal of the existing 12-km lines, the second is the construction of new high-speed train lines, the third is the realization of the modern Silk Road from Beijing to London with the completion of the Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars projects. The establishment of the Fourth of Turkey's transportation and a hand production centers and one hand to connect the railways of the Organized Industrial Zone in logistics to places where heavy load flow centers to improve the logistics capabilities, is the fifth pillar is the creation of the domestic rail industry. "
Stating that work is undertaken with all relevant stakeholders to establish the domestic railway industry, Karaman has established strategic cooperation with the Machinery Chemical Industry Corporation for the production of metro vehicles in Adapazarı for the domestic railway industry, the factory that produces high-speed railroad shears in Çankırı, and the Machinery Chemical Industry Corporation in Kırıkkale for the production of wagon wheels. He reminded that it was going, rail production started in Karabük and rail fasteners were produced in Erzincan.
Karaman said that some of the subjects required R & D studies, and that they cooperated with universities and other scientific institutions in this process.
Pointing out that R&D based studies should be increased in reducing the current account deficit of the country, Karaman stated that they are working intensively with universities such as ITU, Istanbul University, METU and TUBITAK institutes.
- “Railways seem to be the transportation mode of the future” -
As an example of these works, Karaman, who exemplifies the production of indigenous signals, said that the work of this project, which requires advanced technology and software, was developed in cooperation with TÜBİTAK, İTÜ and TCDD.
Turkey's railway industry in order to avoid external dependency in 2005 started to work for the local signal generation Karaman stated that the project's testing phase is completed, reported that currently point to the dissemination stage.
Turkey's railway industry only Karaman stated that stepping thinking of his own needs, "Because, sustainable transport in terms of railways, both European Union transport policies seems to be both transport mode of the future world in the context of environmentally friendly transportation perception," he said.
Karaman noted that the world is invested in the railway industry by perceiving the world as a small market, and that the domestic systems to be produced will not only be used on the lines in the country, but also the region and the world market in mind.
Karaman said, “Our primary goal is to develop a local railway industry and reach a point that is sufficient for ourselves. Then, transferring these technologies to our nearby geography. The development of the domestic rail industry, Turkey will save billions of dollars in costs. The domestic railway industry will be a remedy for reducing the current account deficit. ”
In the context of the establishment of the local railway industry, Karaman said that the new generation of freight car design, production of electric locomotives, localization of electrification systems has continued to work with universities.
"R & D-oriented studies and by developing partnerships with universities in the field of railways of Turkey and we aim to have a say in its own technology. 2023 up to 10 thousand kilometers of high-speed train line, making 4 thousand kilometers in conventional lines, Turkey's rail network, we aim to reach 26 thousand kilometers.

Source : www.haberciniz.biz

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