The Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Maltepe University for his efforts and contribution in the planning, construction and finalization of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line.
Association of Caucasus Universities (KÜNİB) 7. General Manager of TCDD, held within the scope of the Ordinary General Assembly İsa ApaydınArslan, who attended the honorary doctorate ceremony, Maltepe University Rector. Dr. Thanking Sahin Karasar and the members of the Senate, he said that the title made itself both proud and embarrassed.
Arslan stated that they have realized many projects not only for the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Project, but also for the development of the country.
Arslan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in each work, all members of the cabinet reported that very serious contributions.
Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, undersecretaries and general managers across the road to the workers working until the 250 thousand people who transfer a family of Arslan, they received this honorary doctorate on behalf of them told.
Arslan stated that they are doing very serious studies in the transportation sector and that they will continue to do so, and mentioned the share of the transportation sector in GDP.
Arslan said that due to the development of China and India in recent years, the center of gravity of world transportation has shifted to the east, and that they have implemented transportation corridors to do this.
"Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway will be connected to Iran"
“The next period is the period of our regions including our geography. We believe that transportation in the triangle of Anatolia, the Caucasus and Central Asia will increase several times its current economic size in the medium term. Therefore, it is our obligation to make our geography an international corridor preferred in every mode of transportation. " he spoke.
Turkey is also mentioned in the activities they do to improve the transportation corridor where Arslan, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line is very important, he stressed.
Arslan noted that with the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, uninterrupted freight transportation from China to Europe was achieved, and they will soon connect this corridor to Iran by building the Kars-Iğdır-Dilucu-Nakhichevan-Iran line He explained that they will have the opportunity to connect the line to Pakistan.
Expressing that the importance of the project will be understood more in the future, Arslan stated that 240 million tons of freight is sent to Europe from China alone.
On the third bridge, the railway tender
Stating that Marmaray made life easier for Istanbulites, Minister Arslan said, “At the end of this year, from Gebze HalkalıWe will make 77 kilometers uninterrupted by Marmaray vehicles. Not satisfied with this, we will also build a rail system on Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is an important complement to the middle corridor, which is the third bridge we built, in terms of highway. The project is about to finish. We will start its tender soon. " used the expressions.