Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, "One Belt One Road Project" with the next period, noting that Turkey will further increase the importance of geography including in "Anatolia, the Caucasus and Central Asia triangular transport in the medium term to reach a multiple of the current economic size." said.
Minister Turhan, said in a statement, rapid growth in the last 17 years in Turkey, and export-oriented production would continue to increase its trade volume.
Of the transport sector for Turkey, Azerbaijan and Central and Turhan explained that the most important tools to stimulate trade with the South Asian region, stressing that bring voice in the global sense of the steps taken in this area.
Turhan stated that they plan to further the relations between the countries in the field of “intermodal transportation”, which is a requirement of the age. Azerbaijan and that Turkey is a major transit centers in the region should Turhan remarkable geographical position, he said:
"Azerbaijan is a gateway to Central Asia, Turkey is located at the intersection of three continents. By integrating different modes of transportation, we try to provide optimum benefits to our transporters by offering different routes and different means of transportation. Thus, besides our countries, we enable the countries of the region to diversify their export goods and enable them to increase their earnings economically. At this point, the best example is the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. We transport the export goods by rail, we support the initial and final stages by land and sea and reach many regions. We plan to be an alternative on the north-south axis as well as offering alternative routes between east and west. ”
“Active diplomacy has been launched”
Turhan stated that within the framework of the "One Generation One Road Project", a vision document was published in March 2015, it was aimed to create a huge infrastructure and transportation, investment, energy and trade network connecting China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Turhan emphasized the importance of being on the main transportation corridors and organizing transportation infrastructures from this perspective in order to have more share from the increasing trade volume and investment environment of these countries, and noted that an active diplomacy towards the “Middle Corridor” approach was initiated.
by Turkey "modern Silk Road Project" also called the "Central Corridor" un complement the existing line between east and west, Turhan said that represents the safe route, more than 16 years of basic axes of the transport policies of the country since the continuous transport line to London from China He noted that he would undertake large-scale infrastructure investments to ensure.
Turhan stated that important steps have been taken on the Asia-Europe-Middle East axis for the development of the historical Silk Road from the Far East to Europe in the "Middle Corridor" and projects that will improve the transportation connection in the east-west and north-south axis. reported that it was in error.
"One Belt One Road Project" with the future in Turkey, including in the geography of the importance of will further pointing Turhan increased, "Anatolia, the Caucasus and Central Asia triangular transport in the medium term will reach a multiple of the current economic size. Cultural and social interaction will be provided not only economically but also among peoples. ” he spoke.
“We are increasing the importance of the corridor with mega projects”
Turhan, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line that combines infrastructure reaching all the way to Turkey from China and Central Asia and stressing that the very great importance, "This project not only combines three countries. Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and China are tied together. " found the assessment.
Turhan said that the 829-kilometer railway route from Baku to Kars completed an important part of the Caspian-Crossing Middle Corridor line and said that the importance of the project will be understood much better in the coming years. Pointing out that the trade between China and Europe has reached sizes reaching 1,5 billion dollars per day, Turhan said that this trade flow is expected to continue increasingly and exceed 5 billion dollars a day in about 2 years.
Turhan, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line to work with full capacity to complete the path of completing the roads is vital to draw attention to, said:
“Marmaray Tube Pass, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, North Marmara Highway, Eurasia Tunnel, Osmangazi Bridge, high-speed train and high-speed train lines, North Aegean Port, Gebze Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, Istanbul Airport provided by the corridor. we increase the benefit and importance. In particular, we realize the giant projects that will be the continuation of this corridor with the public private partnership, using the private sector dynamics, both quickly and at less cost. We meet unlimited needs with our limited resources. ”
“We will attend the Belt and Road Forum on April 25”
Minister Turhan stated on April 25 that the Deputy Secretary General of the National Development and Reform Commission Ren Zhiwu will attend the 2nd International Cooperation Generation and Road Forum chaired by the session and stated that he will make a speech here.
The session will be attended by the 15 minister, Turhan said that the countries' digital economy policies will be introduced.
Turhan, the next session of the forum will be presented about the 12 project, he added. (UBAK)