Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said, "We will make uninterrupted freight transport from London to Beijing with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, which will end in June." said.
After the Erzurum Provincial Coordination Board Meeting chaired by Health Minister Recep Akdag, Arslan said that the studies related to the transportation corridors of the region, which are based in Erzurum, were discussed.
Stating that Erzurum is a center, Arslan said, “We have made very serious progress in the enlargement and development of Erzurum Airport. While 2003 thousand people were traveling by air from Erzurum in 14, today 1 million 225 thousand people traveled annually. We brought Erzurum Airport to CAT 2 level. Thus, we wanted the landings to be achieved even if the visibility distance was slightly lower, especially in bad weather conditions. " he spoke.
Arslan stated that they attach great importance to the railway sector and that they care about the railway, which will go to Edirne, Erzurum, Kars and even Central Asia, which is the complement of the middle corridor.
Turkey's railway network developed anywhere in expressing Arslan, conveyed the following information:
“The construction process of Sivas-Erzincan on the railway continues. We also started to carry out application projects for the reconstruction of Erzincan-Erzurum at a speed of 250 kilometers in a freight-carrying manner. Then, we will build Erzurum-Kars. We will make freight transportation from London to Beijing uninterrupted with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, which will end in June. "
We will turn the region into a railway and logistics base "
Arslan pointed out the importance of logistics centers, “Main corridors are important in railways, but at the same time, having logistics centers is a complement to this. Therefore, I hope we will finish Erzurum Logistics Center in August. It will also be put into service. We laid the foundations of Kars Logistics Center, which is its complement, and we will finish it next year. Thus, in the railway sector, we will make the region a railway and logistics base. " He spoke in the form.