Metro and rail system budgets will not be deducted

The 2013 budget, which foresees significant restrictions on public investments and expenditures in the coming year, is not being interrupted by the metro and rail system budget.
In the 2013 budget submitted to the Parliament, the order of priorities to be applied in investments was determined due to the shortage of funds. While transportation and energy investments were determined as priority investment areas, transportation projects that would ease the traffic of Istanbul took their place among the priorities.
Subway and Bosphorus Tube Crossing

According to the investment expenditures item in the budget, in order to start a project in 2013 even though it is included in the investment program, at least 10 percent of the project cost must be allocated to the budget. However, from this limitation, transportation and large energy investments were kept separate. In order to reduce the energy deficit, the construction of dams and hydroelectric power plants over 500 MW will continue, even if an allowance is allocated from 10 percent.

The limitation to be applied to the allocations to be transferred from the budget to the investments next year will not be applied to big investments aimed at solving the transportation problem of Istanbul with metro investments. In this context, Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci-Halkalı With the improvement of the suburban line and the passage of the railway strait tube, the urban rail transportation systems and metro investments carried out by the Ministry of Transport in Istanbul and Ankara will be excluded from the investment limitations in the budget and will be completed in a short time.

The aircraft purchase planned by the General Directorate of Security for the fight against terrorism entered the 2013 budget for the first time. The police will also continue to purchase helicopters within the budget possibilities. In addition, with the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), flight simulator and Electronic Warfare (HEWS) projects, the relevant ministers were authorized to purchase motorboats for Sahih Security, fire helicopters to the General Directorate of Forestry, and research ships to MTA.

1 billion less investment

This year, the budget is estimated to be around 32,1 billion liras investment, but at the end of the year the total amount of investments will reach 40 billion liras. For the next year's budget, a total of 39 billion liras was allocated for all investments made by the public sector. Accordingly, next year the public will invest less than 1 billion pounds compared to this year. The state is preparing to implement effective savings measures next year with investments, as well as other goods and services purchases and current expenditures.

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