Halkalı-Kıkıkule High Speed Railway Project Çerkezköy-Kapıkule Section was laid with a ceremony held in Edirne.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the Historic Karaağaç Train Station, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan said,Halkalı-Kapıkul Rapid Railway Line Project geographically symbolizes the binding Turkey to the EU. " said.
three continents as Turkey, linking a very important geo-strategic and geopolitical position they are expressing Turhan owners of Turkey and Asia and the Middle East that is both Mediterranean and Black Sea countries in Europe, Turkey's exports that more than 50 percent of Europe he underlined.
Turhan, "Direct investment of more than 67 percent are from Europe to Turkey. For Europe, Turkish manufacturers are an important part of the production and supply chain. It is possible to carry all of this to a higher level, which can only be achieved through a fair, stable approach. Also turmoil that have lived in the world obliges the EU to act more together with Turkey. " he spoke.
“We will connect to Trans-European Transport Networks in high quality”
Turkey and Turhan explained that historical responsibility to develop relations between the European Union, the railway line will be laid today the foundation has insisted he will further strengthen relations with the EU.
HalkalıTurhan stated that with the introduction of the Kapikule high-speed railway line, the final phase of high-quality connection to Trans-European Transport Networks will be completed.
"In Turkey, ensuring the highest standards of European integration of transport networks, always been among our priorities. Request, HalkalıWith the launch of the Kapikule Railway Line, the final stage of connecting to Trans-European Transport Networks in high quality will be completed. Due to the position of our country connecting Europe to Asia and the Far East, the fact that trade routes between Europe and Africa are at the focal point for the growing Asian economies makes the construction of this line much more important. ”
“It is also very meaningful that the line will contribute to the One Belt One Road Project, which aims to create a huge infrastructure and transportation network by connecting China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We have accomplished great works in our country, in the east-west and north-south axis recently, for the "Middle Corridor" of this project, as we call it, the "Modern Silk Road" to come to life. For this reason, we have approached the implementation of the Iron Silk Road from London to Beijing as a strategic issue from the very beginning. We have clearly demonstrated our support and belief in this project with the Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line that we put into service. ”
HalkalıUnderlining that the Kapikule Railway Line Project is a project that has been endeavored for a long time in cooperation with the European Union, Minister Turhan also said:
"Both Turkey as well as the European Union is party time considerably at all levels, and efforts have been made labor. With the commissioning of the line, everyone will be profitable as commercial mobility will reach serious dimensions. In addition to its budget size and technical features, our country's route from the Bulgarian border to Istanbul. Halkalı-Kapıkul Rapid Railway Line Project geographically symbolizes the binding Turkey to the EU. "
“275 Million Euro EU Grant”
“We will lay the foundation Halkalı-Kıkıkule High Speed Railway Project Çerkezköy- A new record will be achieved by using 275 million Euros of EU grants for the construction of the Kapikule Section. The workforce that will be needed during the construction works that will take about 4 years will be obtained from the region as in our other projects. ”