Kars-Baku-Tbilisi Railway is an Important Project: Development Minister Cevdet Yılmaz, "Kars-Baku-Tbilisi railway is an important project." said.
Cevdet Yılmaz, Minister of Development, said, “The Kars-Baku-Tbilisi railway is an important project. "When this project is over, we need to analyze the socio-economic impacts it will have on the region from now on and prepare the public and private sector for this."
Yılmaz attended the Ak Party Ardahan Provincial Presidency's November Provincial Advisory Council Meeting and visited the Governorship.
Minister Yılmaz, who received a briefing from the Governor Ahmet Deniz, stated that the main projects were tendered in Ardahan and that they were the followers of them, and said that they did not reside in Ankara.
Stating that they dealt with Ardahan's problems one-on-one and looked at local works, Yılmaz continued as follows:
“The axis of the basic course of work and projects in Ardahan has been formed. After that, the effectiveness of the application is a little. Kars-Baku-Tbilisi railway is an important project. When this project is over, we need to analyze the socio-economic impacts it will have on the region and prepare the public and private sector for this. Because these are things that will change the face of this place. Important projects, very large scale jobs. On the other hand, of course, this place has a very beautiful nature. It is necessary to take advantage of this nature. It is necessary to benefit from rural tourism. The winter season is a blessing as well as a burden here. Plateau tourism, nature tourism, these will be an important added value in the coming periods. We give all the necessary support to the ministry. "
"Trade is the most important dynamic of development"
Emphasizing that Ardahan is at an important point in terms of border gates, Yılmaz said:
“Contact with surrounding countries is important. This creates a new horizon with border gates. Very modern doors as far as I can see. With these doors to be opened, trade will be very important. These regions have developed trade channels in the past. Because the most important dynamics of development is trade. When it comes to trade, trade with neighboring countries. In this sense, trade with Georgia, Caucasus and Asia is really an important factor here. It is necessary to improve this. It is necessary to introduce it to the private sector. What we mean by this introduction is the investor and the target point. It is necessary to introduce it with a number of concrete projects. We gave a privileged support to Ardahan from KÖYDES. Unfortunately, these places have been neglected in the past and have been built in the last 12 years. "
Yilmaz, animal husbandry in the region is an important potential, added that the added value of this should be worked to be higher.
Yılmaz then moved to Erzurum by road.