📩 10/12/2018 16:09
Minister Arslan told BTK Railway Project: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan answered the questions of Karslı Journalist Özgür Tuğrul during his visit to İzmir.
Transportation Maritime and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan, recently the Governor of Izmir Governor's martyr families along with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Yure, together with the Prime Minister answered the questions of the newspaper. Tugrul, Minister Arslan Kars and expects Turkey's enthusiasm; Could you tell us about the works in Baku-Tbilisi Kars Iron Silk Road project? directed the question.
Minister Arslan said about the project and its works:
Kars With the completion of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Project, uninterrupted rail transport from Europe to Asia will be ensured. Turkey, between the two continents billions of dollars of cargo can be transported in large volumes to obtain transportation revenue. With the commissioning of the line, it is estimated that 1 will have a passenger capacity of 1 million passengers and 6,5 million tons. This project should not be considered only as a national project. This project is an international project.
BTK railway line will make Turkey a center of attraction. This project will be the main corridor. We will have an opportunity to reach the Black Sea, Georgia and even the Middle East through this main corridor. We are building transport corridors extending to the Middle East. Turkey, transport corridor, extending from Central Asia to Europe, rail, air, if used with all facilities such as maritime and road transport 'bridge' we will fully benefit from the location. If we make trade active through our country and expand logistics, this will also enable us to develop political and human relations with our neighbors and to revive our country's trade. "
Will you have High Speed Train projects that will be connected to Istanbul from Trabzon, from Diyarbakir to Ankara, from Izmir to Istanbul? also responds to the question of Minister Arslan; Trabzon We are working on the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon high-speed train line. 2023 is a project within our objectives. We will make an 246 high speed train line between Erzincan and Gümüşhane-Trabzon. With this project, the new railway line with double lines, electric and signal will be transported to the Central Anatolia Region and the South Ports. Trabzon and Gumushane will be connected to the national railway network. We aim to conclude the final project tender.
The projects of the Sivas Malatya section of the line connecting Diyarbakır to Istanbul were started. This is the continuation of the line of Elazığ Malatya Elazığ and Elazığ Diyarbakir section of the project in the next year we aim to begin. We continue our work in accordance with the 2023 targets. We will take our rail systems further from Diyarbakir and Gaziantep and connect them to the lines of neighboring countries. Ray
Asked whether there is a problem with the EIA report of Çandarlı Port, Minister Arslan answered:
Tur Çandarlı port has no problem with EIA report. In the 2011, studies on EIA were completed. It is one of the projects that our Prime Minister Mr. Binali Yıldırım initiated during his ministry. In Çandarlı Port, certain distances took place in the infrastructure works. Breakers were made. We plan to make the remaining infrastructure and superstructure works with Build-Operate-Transfer model. The process continues. Çandarlı Port will be a very important trade gateway of the Aegean Region to the world. Ç
Mutual sohbet Journalist Tuğrul asked the Minister of Transportation Arslan about the possibility of reshaping politics in Izmir.
In the face of this question, "Our policy in Izmir is clear." said Minister Ahmet Arslan; “Service is ahead of politics for us in İzmir, as in every part of our country. Our prime minister is a deputy for Izmir. He brought great projects to Izmir. 35 It announced 35 projects to Izmir in 2011. These 35 Projects have the characteristic of being projects that will add value to Izmir and prepare the city for the 2023 vision. Construction of 35 of the 25 projects started. Some of these 25 have also been completed. Our Prime Minister closely follows these projects. As the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, I am a follower of projects. The projects are aimed to be completed by 2023. When the projects are finished in 2023, İzmir will be in a very different position. With its port, airport, connection roads and logistics center, Izmir will regain its old importance in Europe and Asia and will become a brand city. Our Prime Minister says at every opportunity, "If service is in question for Izmir, politics is a detail." In line with this understanding, we will continue to make the investments İzmir needs under the leadership of our President and our Prime Minister. " He used his expressions.