Kösemusul: Karasu railway line will be completed in a short time. Sakarya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SATSO) Chairman Mahmut Kösemusul stated that Karasu Port and railway line will be completed in a short time; "Our Prime Minister gave the good news that Karasu Port will be completed within 1 year and the 62 km railway will be completed within 2 years," he said.
Speaking at the Ordinary Assembly Meeting of July, Kösemusul said that they express the importance of Karasu Port and the railway line for every future of Sakarya at every opportunity. Reminding that he had met with the Prime Minister and former Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Prime Minister Advisor Binali Yıldırım, Kösemusul said: “I was informed that working would gain speed from them. Our Prime Minister gave the good news that Karasu Port will be completed in 1 year and the 62 km railway in 2 years. Our Sakarya, which develops in every field, is now opening to the world with Karasu Port. This is very, very important news that will guide the future of our city. Hopefully the Railway Line and Karasu Port will be completed in a short time. Our production, employment and exports will increase on the brand city road. Our Sakarya will continue its development in all areas. We will continue to accelerate this development with diligence and determined steps. ”
Ahmet Çubuk, a member of the 28th Vocational Commissioner of SATSO, stated that one leg of the railway project also passed under the SATSO; “This project is located on the border of the enlarged area of the 1st OIZ and the town of Hanli, and there is a station here. This station was built for the purpose of carrying passengers only in the previous plan. We talked to the friends who made this project. By stating that Sakarya and its surroundings are also an industrial zone, we have informed that the loading should be done here. There is a change in this project right now. Loading ramps will be built at the station next to the border of Hanli and cargo transportation to the port will be made from here. The area, including SATSO, will be a good attraction. ” said.
The construction of Adapazarı Karasu Port Ereğli Bartın Connection Line Railway Project, which has been tendered for 2010 million TL in November 320, which will connect the Western Black Sea to the Marmara and Central Anatolia regions, and is aimed to be completed in 7 years, has not been operating for about 2 years. The 50-kilometer Adapazarı-Karasu Railway Line in Sakarya, which has been claimed to be well-grounded, has not been completed yet. While the Adapazarı –Karasu Port line had to be completed in October last year, only 35 percent of the railway connection to the town of Söğütlü was made with the tender price. The bridge legs, whose foundations were laid, were left to rot in the swamp. It was suggested that the Court of Accounts started an investigation about the money spent by the company that received the tender.