Iranians wait for Trabzon-Erzincan railway line

Iranians are waiting for the Trabzon-Erzincan railway line: Turkey Chambers and Stock Exchanges Union (TOBB) President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, the Trabzon-Erzincan line, stating that connect the north over the harbor south, "Iranians are waiting to use it. When there is also a Trabzon-Batumi railway, Europe-Asia will be crossed by a single train. As TOBB, we support these projects ”.

In his statement to the AA correspondent, Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the chambers and exchanges in Trabzon work in a manner befitting the city, “Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TSO), Trabzon Commodity Exchange and Of TSO are accredited to TOBB. These chambers and the stock exchange offer 5-star service to their members and undertake major projects. The grant resource (EU funds and local funds) brought to the city by the projects so far has exceeded 65 million TL. They continue the projects. One-of-a-kind members kazanSin, Trabzon kazansin, Turkey kazantest. They are the work of unity and togetherness. city ​​when united kazanis eating,” he said.

Stating that projects such as Arsin Investment Island, Trabzon Airport second runway, South Ring Road, Trabzon-Erzincan Railway, Akyazı City Hospital, second state university and Zigana Tunnel are the common agenda of Trabzon, Hisarcıklıoğlu said that as TOBB, they will build a Biotechnology and Innovation Center for the city. stressed that flour deserves more.

Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that despite the crisis in Europe and the war in northern and southern countries, exports have increased by 5 percent in Trabzon, the number of workplaces and employment by 44 percent in the last 21 years.

Drawing attention to the fact that Trabzon is the province that has received the most incentive investments among its neighbors in the last 5 years, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “Moreover, 46% of these investments are in the energy sector. The number of workplaces, employment and investment increase where there is hope for the future. That is why Trabzon has a bright future ”.

Hisarcıklıoğlu reminded that Trabzon was a city of trade in every period of history and continued as follows:

“Trade between Asia and Europe, between Russia and southern countries was done from here. Iran reached the Black Sea from here. That's why he was always rich. Now the same opportunity has been reborn. Now, the period when the railroad came to the fore in the trade between these geographies. The Trabzon-Erzincan line will connect the south to the north through the port. Iranians are ready to use it. When there is also a Trabzon-Batumi railway, Europe-Asia will be crossed by a single train. As TOBB, we support these projects. "

  • Agriculture, industry and tourism activities

Emphasizing that agriculture is one of the sine qua non of Trabzon, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “Turkey alone accounts for 75% of the world's hazelnut production and exports. We sell hazelnuts to 120 countries. Trabzon carries out 35 percent of Turkey's hazelnut exports. Efficiency should not be overlooked. Our trees are low yielding. It yields 80-100 kilos of hazelnuts per tree. There is the possibility of gaining up to 350 kilos, so work hard and less. kazanwe are eating. Gardens need to be hydrated. Old trees must be removed and new ones planted. Our Trabzon Commodity Exchange has started a project on this subject. We need to finish this job quickly," he said.

Hisarcıklıoğlu, pointing out that the industrial potential is much higher than it is now, said, “There are 4 organized industrial zones in Trabzon. Now the export is over 1 billion dollars. First of all, we need to make agricultural products industrial products because 1 to 10 kazanThis is the condition of man. in hazelnut kazanWe give it to someone else. They become a world brand with our hazelnuts, money kazanhe's eating. In the same way, we need to brand tea as well," he said.

Stating that tourism is the chicken that lays golden eggs, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “Invest once, for a lifetime. kazanyou're at Trabzon is moving very fast in tourism. It was hosting 5 thousand tourists 350 years ago, now this number has increased to 3 million a year, that is, it has increased 5 times in 9 years. It is not possible to compete with the sea and sand of Antalya and Muğla if we are stuck with summer tourism, not just summer tourism. There is an advantage that will spread tourism to 12 years here. For example, why shouldn't Uzungol be a ski resort? We need to include Uzungöl on the UNESCO world cultural heritage list,” he said.

Expressing that the Eastern Black Sea Region is a paradise, Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “Trabzon is the leader of the Eastern Black Sea Region. Now he should lead the way in tourism. As a region, we should work together in tourism. Then much more tourists can be attracted and thus the whole region kazanir. Congress and cruise tourism are also very important. Trabzon TSO is working for both. Trabzon's future is bright. Trabzon has both potential and entrepreneurial spirit. These should be well evaluated by all parties," he said.

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