Konya-Karaman-Mersin Railway Project to accelerate Konya exports

📩 30/11/2018 16:58

Konya-Karaman-Mersin Railway Project will accelerate Konya exports: Konya Chamber of Commerce Chairman Öztürk stated that if the Konya-Karaman-Mersin railway line enters Adana and Southeast and then into Iraq, it will fly the provinces on the line. Öztürk said, “If we can transport the export product from Konya to Mersin by accelerated railway, we get an advantage of 400-500 lira per truck. "This is a huge number."

Konya Chamber of Commerce (KTO) President Selçuk Öztürk stated that the construction of the Konya-Karaman-Mersin Railway Project has begun and said, "This line extends to Adana and the Southeast, and if it enters Iraq, it will not only fly us but also these provinces. . Konya Chamber of Commerce President Selçuk Öztürk visited AA Konya Regional Manager Ahmet Kayır. During the visit, Öztürk stated that the accelerated train tender between Konya-Karaman was completed and its construction started. Explaining that their primary demand is to reach Mersin by accelerated train, Öztürk said, “We are also making attempts to end the between Ulukışla and Mersin. The construction of this line is simpler than the Konya-Karaman section. I believe there will be a lot of rapid action during the construction process. "We will use the line between Nevşehir-Karaman-Ulukışla and Mersin in conjunction with Kayseri."


Öztürk explained that the Konya-Karaman-Mersin Railway Project can be completed in 4-12 years and explained as follows: “This time is a very convenient time for us. Konya-Karaman-Mersin line is a very difficult line, not a simple line. They will cross the Taurus again. We also want this line to be accelerated with two lines. This is our main demand, for people to be transported on this line during the day, and to transport cargo on the same line from XNUMX am to the morning. Konya-Karaman-Mersin railway line extends to Adana and the Southeast and if it enters into Iraq, it will fly not only us but also these provinces. We load it on the truck from here, it is a matter of transportation in difficult conditions. "


Emphasizing that this project is of great importance in reducing investment costs in Konya and the province where the line passes, Öztürk continued as follows: “For example, when we briefed the officials of a very large company that wants to invest in Konya, the company officials even cost the usual 100 kilometers train line. They state that they see too many important cost-reducing factors among their items. All companies take this into consideration in their investment accounts. Transportation of a lorry of cargo from Konya to Mersin Port is approximately 1.100-1.200 TL. If we can quickly transport the export product from Konya to Mersin by rail, we get an advantage of 400-500 lira per truck. It's so high number. This strengthens our hands in terms of competition at home and abroad. " Öztürk emphasized that they consider train freight transportation as being more risk-free and more measurable in terms of time as other important advantages.

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