Fresh hope, excitement and expectations are entering a new year. In the year 2017 we left behind, our country continued its economic growth steadily despite all kinds of obstacles and difficulties.
As in every field, there have been very important developments and firsts in the railway sector in the year we have seen. As part of the liberalization process of the railway sector, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. 1 started its operations as of January 2017. 161 blends its years of knowledge and experience with the new business mindset. Our company continues to produce projects in order to provide fast, safe and world-class service to our citizens and to meet the high-quality logistics needs of our country's industry.
Leaving behind the 1 year, TCDD Transportation Inc. carries out its activities with determination and determination to become a brand in passenger and freight transportation and logistics services in our country and region. Within this period, it has adopted the main goal of improving the income-expense balance, improving its costs and providing more quality services to its customers and stakeholders with the need for less financing and is approaching these targets step by step.
The success of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. will contribute to the economy of our country as a success of the railway sector.
With these thoughts, I hope that 2018 will bring the best to our country, our nation and all humanity, and I wish the new year will be profitable and fertile for our company, our sector and all our stakeholders.
TCDD Tasimacilik AS General Manager and Chairman