Minister Arslan: "Investments will continue in 2018 without slowing down"

Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan's article titled “Investments will continue without slowing down in 2018” was published in the January issue of Raillife magazine.


The 2017 year was a year in which we started many important projects. However, it is not necessary to see 2017 as a single year, but as the continuation of the 15 year-long development process and as the greatest proof that dreams can turn into action. Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge, High-Speed ​​Train Lines, Divided Roads, Motorways, Airports, Yachts, such as many promises of Mr. President of our President and under the leadership of the Prime Minister of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Communications was carried out under the leadership.

Turkey's communications and transportation infrastructure in the process, we invested over 15 years 365 billion pounds. The construction of Istanbul New Airport, where the whole world looks at the envy, has now surpassed the 73 level. Deep drilling of the 3-Decked Great Istanbul Tunnel began. The foundation of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, one of our projects exceeding the continents, was laid. The foundation of Rize Artvin Airport, which will be the second airport on the sea, was laid. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, one of the most important projects that will make our country the commercial center of the world, entered service and started to bear the load. The foundation of the Kars Logistics Center was laid as an important complement to this giant project. These investments increased confidence in our country, and the recession in trade and investment disappeared in a short time.

In 2018, we will continue our investments without stopping in the scope of our 2023 year vision. The main element in this vision is service. Ur Let the state live. Let the state live. that Turkey's competitiveness and contributing to the community's quality of life; is to create a sustainable transportation system that provides safe, accessible, economical, comfortable, fast, environmentally friendly, uninterrupted, balanced, contemporary services. There is no doubt that we will carry our country further with much larger investments.

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  1. Dear Minister, we are waiting for the good news for Thrace, for example the high speed train.