Pressed button for Metro Vehicles Production Facility in Ankara
Binali Yıldırım, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, participated in the 'Metro Vehicles Production Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony' held in Sincan Organized Industrial Zone. In addition to Minister Yıldırım, Ankara Metropolitan Mayor Melih Gökçek, Sincan Mayor Mustafa Tuna and Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) President Nurettin Özdebir attended the ceremony.
Minister Yıldırım pressed the button to start the construction of the Metro Vehicles Production Plant. Yıldırım, who negotiated with the contractor company for the start-up period of the 'Metro Vehicles Production Plant', made a tight bargain with the company official. Yıldırım's statement to the company official, 'Otherwise, I will take you to Friday' caused laughter. As a result of the bargaining, an agreement was reached to complete the facility and open it for production by the end of December.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Gökçek said, “As a municipality, we started 3 subways at the same time in Ankara. As Ankara Municipality, our power was only enough for 900 trillion, after that we asked our Prime Minister and Minister for help. They did not break the rest. From time to time, they criticize me, saying 'You started less, you would have finished less.' At some point, I believe we were vigilant for Ankara, this would not be over if we hadn't started the 44-meter metro. When it started, it was not possible for our Prime Minister and Minister to not finish this. Therefore, we made a profitable trade for Ankara, ”he said.
Ankara Metro Vehicle Production Facilities in this sector with a first in Turkey. Plants not only in Turkey, but also carries the characteristic of being the first and only country in the Middle East and the Balkans. In the first phase of the facilities, which will be built on 108 thousand square meters of land in two stages, the manufacturing, assembly and dynamic tests of 200 new high-tech and comfortable metro vehicles will be carried out, while the maintenance, repair and renewal of 150 metro vehicles will be carried out in the second phase.