Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Ahmet Arslan, who came together with non-governmental organizations in Şanlıurfa, also made explanations about the fast rail projects for the region.
Sanliurfa high-speed train line to be integrated into the international corridor
Explaining that Şanlıurfa is included in the high-speed train activities between Konya and Gaziantep, Minister Arslan said: “Our railway works on the border line have slowed down due to the confusion in Syria and Iraq. Şanlıurfa is not only satisfied with the road, it will not be contented, rightly. And a railroad. Previously, we continued our negotiations with Mürşitpınar, Şanlıurfa to Syria, to take further and connect to Iraq, we started the necessary studies, but now we are slowing down, waiting due to the confusion in Syria and Iraq. there is. Work is ongoing to integrate Şanlıurfa into international corridors, including meeting high speed trains. ”
Şanlıurfa-Gaziantep high-speed rail to be signed in January
Underlining that the first priority is to bring the high-speed train project, starting from Istanbul to Konya, Karaman, Ulukışla, Mersin and Adana, and continuing to Gaziantep, to Şanlıurfa, “150 kilometers between Şanlıurfa and Gaziantep. We had put out to tender for the construction of railway final projects in July. We received the prequalification proposals, we will take the fast train final projects on 20 December 2017. Hopefully we will finish and sign the contract in January. Thus, we will start the Şanlıurfa- Gaziantep project. ” said.
Sanliurfa - Diyarbakir high-speed rail project will be awarded for 2018
Stating that the integration of OIZs in Mürşitpınar, which is the demand of NGOs, with logistics centers and the construction of a logistics center will be evaluated and necessary, Minister Arslan said, “It is important to connect Şanlıurfa by train on the west axis, but also to connect with Mardin on the east axis, A line of 180 kilometers. We have done its prequalification tenders about 10 days ago. Their review continues. At the same time, in order to connect the industry of Şanlıurfa to Diyarbakır, we will be on the final project tenders for 170 kilometers in the next year. ”