Antalya's Fast Train Bag Law: AK Party Antalya deputy Sadik Badak, accepted in the Parliament Torba Law, Antalya, including the high-speed train project to 2014-2018 to invest in railways between the TCDD to provide financing from abroad announced recognition.
The bill numbered 639, which is called the bag law, was accepted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly. During the negotiations of the bill, Ak Party Antalya Deputy Sadık Badak, who had an opinion on the 6th part, once again brought up the high-speed train project that Antalya had been waiting for for many years.
Stating that the temporary 118th article added with the 26th article of the bag law draft regulates the project financing of the state railways investments to be made between 2014-2018, Sadık Badak said that the high speed train investments of Eskişehir-Antalya and Kayseri-Konya-Antalya on the 153rd page of the government program announced last week. He reminded that it was stated by the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
ESKİŞEHİR-ANTALYA LINE STARTED
Badak announced that with the enactment of the law, TCDD was authorized to obtain financing from abroad for high speed train investments between 2014-2018, including Antalya's high-speed train project. Reminding that Eskişehir-Kütahya phase started in March regarding the Eskişehir-Antalya project, Sadık Badak stated that the preliminary exploration cost of the approximately 500-kilometer Eskişehir-Antalya line was determined as 9 billion TL, and the pre-estimated cost of the 620 kilometer Kayseri-Antalya line was determined as 11 billion TL. Badak said that this cost is around 5 billion TL, considering it as the Konya-Antalya stage.
In addition, Sadık Badak, who also reminded the words of the Minister of Transport in Konya on Saturday, September 6, 2014 that the Konya-Antalya high-speed train investment will be initiated in 2015, said that since the first parliamentary deputy Rasih Kaplan, who expressed his desire and efforts to connect to the national railway, He said that Antalya has an ongoing desire for 90 years.
20 PROVES THE YEAR
This investment will bring to the economic and social development of our region and the reasons for the 20 years before the official and private sectors has brought to the agenda to bring about, describing the Badak, 12 3 years during the annual ruling period of tourism and the number of tourists 40 million 30, the income obtained XNUMX he said he had risen to a billion dollars.
Stating that increasing the per capita tourist expenditure from 2023 dollars to 750 dollars in 1000 is also among the targets of the government, Badak said:
“Antalya-Konya-Kayseri high speed train transportation will contribute to increase the expenditure per capita in tourism. Namely; We anticipate that approximately 2020 percent of the tourists who come to Antalya by air from abroad and are expected to exceed 20 million in the 15s, will travel to Konya, Nevşehir Ürgüp, Göreme and our capital Ankara with one-two-night tours at a cost of 200 dollars per person. We think that 3 million tourists will generate 600 million dollars of direct income to Central Anatolia every year via high speed train, and Central Anatolia export-import cargoes, especially cereals, will increase the productivity of the port, which is still operating with 40 percent capacity, by using Antalya. In addition, we would like to point out that it will bring over 2.5 billion dollars new economic potential to Central Anatolia annually with its multiplier-multiplier effect of 1.5 in tourism revenues. "
DOMESTIC TOURISM POTENTIAL
Stating that with the high-speed train investment of Istanbul-Eskişehir-Antalya, citizens from Marmara and its surroundings will have easier access to the Mediterranean even on weekends, and that the domestic tourism and trade potential will increase, Sadık Badak said, “In terms of agriculture, our regions that produce mainly table and early fruits and vegetables products will reach Ankara and Istanbul markets at a lower cost and reach Central Europe and Northern countries, our export markets, quickly and without deterioration in quality, ”he said.