Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit Turhan stated that they consider the Belt and Road Initiative, also known as the New Silk Road, as a very important initiative with the aim of connecting Asia, Europe, Africa and even South America. “The initiative, which covers more than 65 countries around the world, is a gigantic project that covers an area of approximately 40 million square kilometers and 4,5 billion of the world's population. For this reason, for countries that will benefit from bilateral, multilateral and regional cooperation, this initiative is 'kazan-kazanIt is of great importance that it be implemented with the understanding of '. said.
International Transport Forum represents Ministers of Turkey Turhan (ITF) in Leipzig, Germany began in the city.
Turhan was the keynote speaker at the event da Establishing a Connection for Sustainable Transport and Growth in Eurasia: The Road and the Way: Eurasia and International Road Federation li organized by the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC).
Turhan said that the economic and commercial relations between Asia and Europe have gone through a period of rapid development and deepening., The trade volume between the continents has reached enormous dimensions. In fact, the trade volume between Europe and China in 2050 is expected to exceed 800 billion dollars. Certainly, it is of great importance to establish quality and uninterrupted transport infrastructures in order to meet this volume.
Turhan explained that lu corridor çok perspective approaches have become a necessity in the development of transportation policies. Turhan explained that transportation infrastructures constitute the backbone of a strong economy and transportation corridors are the basis for the development of transportation services, border crossings and multi-mode transportation opportunities on the route. showed the creation.
“Generation and Road Initiative is a huge project covering 4,5 billion of the world population”
Turhan said that the success of a transport corridor was the path for economic development for all route countries.
“Therefore, we consider the Belt and Road Initiative, which envisages the establishment of multimodal transport infrastructure links, power transmission lines and telecommunication networks between Asia and Europe, in this context. Covering more than 65 countries around the world, the initiative is a huge project covering an area of approximately 40 million square kilometers and 4,5 billion of the world's population. For this reason, for countries that will benefit from bilateral, multilateral and regional cooperation, this initiative is 'kazan-kazanIt is of great importance that it be implemented with the understanding of '.
Asia and in Europe the intersection of Turkey's unique geographic location as the Silk Road Turhan pointed out that one of the leading countries of the region, "Belt and Road Initiative, Turkey, the Caspian Sea 'Central Corridor' We are very pleased that his project integrates. ”He said.
Turhan, Eurasia connection of the investment required for the plant, stressing that they gave importance to the implementation of joint financing mechanisms, Turkey is among the founders of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, management, $ 2,6 billion capital contribution and a 2,48 percent voting rights He said that he took place with.
Turkey's last 16 years, complementary and inclusive Turhan pointed out that based on the perspective for the transport corridor of the transport policy, "to improve our transportation infrastructure, to expand these networks and we did last 16 years 537 billion pounds of investment to complete the missing links in the international transport route. In doing so, we have used the build-operate-transfer mechanism effectively and have completed giant projects, not limited to public resources. Bunu
“Obstacles increase costs and transport times”
Minister Turhan, Turkey's Central Corridor Trans-Caspian scope of work is limited only by underlining that infrastructure, he continued:
“I would like to emphasize the importance we attach to the cooperation mechanisms for the development of this corridor. The removal of non-physical barriers to transport also plays a key role in the development of transport corridors. Obstacles such as bureaucratic obstacles, quotas, blockages in border crossings and high tolls can sometimes cause more damage to international transport than to infrastructure deficiencies. These obstacles increase costs and transport times. Turkey, the modernization of border crossings and the easing of border crossings as well as the parties to the basic transport agreement, one of the most preferred countries for international transit has increased my position. "
Minister Turhan, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) participating in the project, told the Ministerial Meeting of Turkey in the field of transportation. Later, he met with the head of the International Road Federation, Kiran Kumar Kapila, on a head-to-head basis.
Approximately 70 ministers from more than 40 countries attend the International Transport Forum. In the Forum, which will last until 24 May, many topics from more than 80 trade events to the connections of cars will be discussed.
Turkey plans and financing agreement for the construction of railway lines in China
Minister Turhan, the International Road Federation and organized by the BSEC "Belt and Road: Sustainable Eurasian Transport and Connection Establishment for Growth" After participating in the activities of a Chinese journalist and answered the questions for the construction of railway lines between China and Turkey.
Turhan, "the purpose of the construction of the railway line between China and Turkey are planning to sign a financial agreement." He said.