OIZ and production centers should be opened to ports by rail

OSB and production centers should be opened to ports by rail: ISO Chairman Erdal Bahçıvan called for urgent legal and administrative arrangements to improve the combined transport system from land to sea for Organized Industrial Zones and production centers to create economic added value.

Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) Council, meeting in October, "Turkey's Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications competitiveness of our industry and our vision of the economy and the Importance of the Future" was realized with the main agenda.

The opening speech was made by Mr. Erdal Bahçıvan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ISO, and the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Lütfi Elvan participated as guest speaker.

ICI Chairman hot evaluating developments in the geography where Turkey in the beginning of his speech Erdal gardener, "like a fire place that resembles" said that the Middle East region is witnessing a human tragedy, he said.

Pointing out that it is very important for everyone to maintain social peace and the desire to live together, Bahçıvan said, “In this land, multiculturalism and unique social wealth; continues its way by preserving its differences from past to present. How happy we are, as we have witnessed in the past days, despite all the provocations, thanks to the strength of our social cement, we are able to maintain the unity and solidarity we have had for a thousand years. If these are available, it is possible to develop and develop in other fields, especially in the economy. ”

Bahçıvan shared his views on the main agenda item of the İSO Assembly and emphasized that the world's population is 7 billion people and the economic size reaches to 70 trillion dollars annually.

Turkey Marmaray in recent years, the third Bosphorus Bridge and Northern Marmara significant progress in transportation through projects such as highway voicing recorded gardener, to create economic value added to improve the combined transport system for OSB and production centers said that the need for urgent legal and administrative arrangements and loved :

“In order for the industry to benefit from the railways, it is necessary to establish intermediate rail connections to the production areas and to provide access to the ports. In this way, the amount of cargo and workforce to be transported will increase, export and production points will be connected, and a cheaper transportation system will be established for the industrialist. The establishment of the Istanbul-Thrace high-speed train line is also very important for the regional industry, including the transport of qualified workforce. ”

Noting that the Ministry found the Ro-Ro voyages connected abroad, the maritime trade fleet, new port investments, and the progress made in the ship industry, Bahçıvan said, “New port investments should continue and the efficiency and capacities of the existing ones should be increased. By eliminating the infrastructural deficiencies in our ports, we should reach brand ports all over the world. Transportation investments will increase the regional and global importance of Istanbul and will strengthen its goal of becoming a logistics base. ”

Pointing out that the traffic problem in Istanbul cannot be solved in any way, Bahçıvan continued his words as follows:

“More attention needs to be given to the solution of the traffic problem, which affects quality of life more and more. If I touch on one of the important problems in Istanbul traffic; It is the density experienced at the toll booths. As a solution to this problem, tolls should be lifted or moved out of the city. ”

The gardener also noted that increasing foreign input contribution by getting rid of being foreign-dependent in transportation is of great importance for both our economy and our industry. “In the next 15 years, even the need for only metro-tram wagons will be about 20 billion dollars. When export opportunities are evaluated, it is clearly seen that there is a great potential in this area. Preferring the products produced in our country in the tenders of the rail transportation projects, which are rapidly spreading in many cities, especially in Istanbul, made a great contribution to the development of our industry.

transfer their views on the country's economy in his speech that the gardener, Turkey's unemployment, it should give priority to solving the problem of inflation and current account deficit, the budget performance is stable and the banking sector index was pleasing, he said. “The drop in oil prices is very pleasing for non-oil producing countries like us,” said the gardener. This decrease will not only affect our total energy bills positively, but also relieve the transportation and logistics sector, where fuel consumption is intense. In the overall picture, while the growth slowed down, inflation and current account deficit are at high levels. ”

"This is the last 10 years in the bright growth performance showing Turkey's economy with the contribution of favorable external conditions, extremely fast changing global environment as dynamic and resilient economy needs to create a new growth story for the survival that makes it clear."

Noting that the new story is based on efficiency and technology and rapidly implementing structural reforms, Bahçıvan said, “We have a choice ahead of us. In such an environment, it is very difficult to focus on these reforms. At this point, the 2015-2017 Medium Term Program announced recently is very important. We believe that it is very important to implement the action plans, which are largely in line with the expectations of the business world and prepared within the framework of priority transformation programs, as stated in the program. ”



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