Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan in the November issue of the journal Raillif "Turkey Becomes the Most Important Trade Route" was published in an article titled.
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Turkey has great advantages in logistics and transportation due to its geographical location, proximity to global markets, low production and labor cost. It is obvious that we have considerable experience in international transport. Today, Turkish carriers operate in a wide geography extending to Kazakhstan and Mongolia in the east, to Portugal and Morocco in the west, to Sudan in the south, to Oman in the north and to Norway in the north.
At this point, we have been working for 15 for years to strengthen our country's power in transportation. Likewise, in recent years, there has been a complete revolution in our roads, railways, aviation and seas. Split road length 6 thousand 101 kilometers to 25 thousand 496 kilometers, BSK coated road length 8 thousand 652 kilometers, 22 bin118 kilometers, the number of tunnel 83'den, 312, 50, 365 kilometers, the length of the 10 kilometers to 959 kilometers. The rail network 12.532 bin 189,9 has been upgraded to the 430,2 kilometer from the kilometer, while almost all of our railway network has been renewed. Our country has entered the league of high-speed train operators. Reduced bureaucracy and tax in shipping, investment was increased. The amount of cargo handled in our ports increased from 26 million tons to 55 million tons. The number of active airports rose from XNUMX to XNUMX.
The number of logistic villages that can provide all the services required by the logistics sector increased to 8 with the Kahramanmaraş (Türkoğlu) Logistics Center, which we opened in October. This center will provide logistics services to all corners of our country, mainly from Mediterranean to Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. But more importantly, all investments that we have made with our 30 Baku-Tbilisi Kars railway line inaugurated in October it will make Turkey the most important trade route between China and Europe.