Lütfi Elvandan two great gospel: Lütfi Elvan said that in the new era will be given weight to the motorways.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lutfi Elvan 'Yen spoke about recent developments in Turkey.
PAINTING IN HIGHWAY INVESTMENTS ARE NOT POSSIBLE
Elvan said there is no pause in highway investments, so far 10 billion liras has been spent. Elvan said:
“From time to time an attempt is made to create such a perception; I occasionally hear remarks as if there has been a decrease in road investments or a pause. This is extremely wrong and it really tries to manage perception. This year, we are making perhaps the highest road spending in the history of the Republic. We have actually spent 10 billion liras so far. By the end of this year, it will have reached 13-414 billion TL. "
WE WILL START THE HIGHWAY PERIOD
We will focus on highways in the new period. We will start a highway era. As you know, we do not have a motorway in the region extending from Edirne to Adana and Gaziantep, especially in Ankara and Niğde. This year, we will launch the Ankara, Niğde highway tender this year. Our work on this is almost complete.
NEW HIGHWAY PROJECT TO MARMARA REGION
Speaking of a new highway project, Elvan said that it would ease the entrance to Istanbul. He stated that the international exits and entrances are also made via Istanbul Çanakkale and in this respect, it is aimed to relax the traffic in Istanbul.
“Another region that is very important for us is the Marmara Region. You know, an important part of our population is in this region. It is a very troubled area in terms of traffic density. We have a highway and a D-100 highway. Of course, this current highway and our D-100 highway are not sufficient. For this reason, we are starting a new highway project in order to ease the entrance and exit to Istanbul. We will be bidding today and tomorrow. It is from Sakarya to Kocaeli, from Kocaeli to Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, and from there we will take Tekirdağ to Çanakkale from Tekirdağ. Our aim here is; We want to relieve our citizens who are engaged in transportation especially in the Aegean Region. "
INTRODUCTION AND OUTPUTS OF ABROAD AREA ON THE ÇANAKKALE BRIDGE
“On the second point, we wish that; We do not want international departures from provinces such as İzmir, Denizli, Bursa, Kütahya and Manisa to be made via Istanbul. We will build a Çanakkale Bridge over the Dardanelles Strait without entering Istanbul traffic. Our work on him continues. We will provide Tekirdağ over that Çanakkale Bridge and exit from there. Thus, by bypassing Istanbul, we will provide international exit and entry, which will significantly relieve Istanbul traffic. "
FAST TRAIN FROM EDİRNE TO KARS
Turkey's high-speed train project, indicating that many of Elven, told the high-speed train project from Edirne to Kars. Stating that the cost of transportation will decrease and competitiveness will increase, Elvan stated that there is a high-speed train project from North to South.
“Railways are one of the most important areas that can increase our competitive power. We mainly use the highway in transportation. There is a serious transportation cost for the highway, especially for the operators and investors. With the railways we will build, we aim to reduce the transportation costs even more and increase the competitiveness of our companies. Our 2023 goal is as follows; We will have high speed train from Edirne to Kars. Our high-speed train project between Ankara and Sivas is currently ongoing. Again, our high-speed train works between Ankara and Izmir continue. In addition to these, there will be a line stretching from Sivas to Erzincan, Kars. "
RAILWAY FROM SAMSUN TO THE MEDITERRANEAN
“Now, an important part of the transportation will start to be done by rail, not by road. We will have high-speed trains connecting the North to the South. In particular, we will have a line from Samsun to the Mediterranean. Our work on this continues. "