Organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, with the technical support of the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments, the General Directorate of Highways and the International Roads Federation (IRF). International Highways, Bridges and Tunnels Specialized Fair opened its doors.
In his speech at the opening of the fair in Congresium Ankara, Minister Turhan said that the changes experienced in this age when technology was developing at an astounding speed had a great impact on all areas of life, especially the transportation sector.
Stating that it has a modern transportation network developed in accordance with international standards, planned and implemented by considering its integration with each other, Turhan emphasized that they are working with their forces to improve this further.
West and East, Asia and Europe continents together by linking part of Turkey, an important intersection for global trade, always developments in the Turhan said it would be one transportation infrastructure of the key, "Turkey with 4 billion population with a 1,6 hour flight distance of 30 it can reach a market worth trillion dollars, almost half of the total global trade. When we consider our place in the world map, we are in the position of natural logistics base for transportation activities in our region. ” he spoke.
Turhan, Turkey, pointing to the presence in the strategic point in terms of international trade, the western economies to the east is realized through Turkey still largely interaction with each other, brought therefore the country's transport and to complete the communication infrastructure for the purpose of night wished day they work.
Both will improve the quality of human life as well as Turhan said they would adapt to global competition opportunities in Turkey, in this context, underlined in all modes of transportation is very important that they come from so far.
Minister Turhan, Marmaray and Gebze-Halkalı He stated that giant projects such as the Suburban Line, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Istanbul Airport, Osmangazi Bridge and Istanbul-İzmir Highway and Eurasia Tunnel survived the era, adding strength to the power of the international arena and the works such as roads, highways, bridges and tunnels constitute their main backbone. .
“17 billion lira in 750 years for transportation”
Turhan, urban transportation from the village road, the divided highway of the beltway, upgrading the one hand renew standards of the national road network in the tunnels of the bridge, on the other hand, the east-west through Turkey, reported that they make a north-south direction of the international corridors functional. Turhan, 17 last year only for transportation and infrastructure services, 750 billion pounds, he noted.
In this process, the development of freight and passenger transport on highways is almost a revolution in the nature of the striking Turhan, 6 thousand 101 kilometers and only 6 thousand connecting the divided road network, today 27 thousand kilometers to connect with each other has become 77 province, he said.
Turhan stated that the motorway network, which is 714 kilometers, has increased by 17 kilometers in the last 322 years and reached 3 kilometers, and 36 percent of the 68 kilometers of the road network has been reached BSK standards for comfortable transportation and long-life roads.
“With the BOT model, we aim to build 5 kilometers of highway”
Build-operate-transfer (BOT) model 2035 until the year 5 thousand 556 kilometers of highway construction plans expressed voicing Turhan, said:
“Construction works are still ongoing in 597 kilometers of these projects. We opened the entire Istanbul-Bursa-İzmir Motorway, which also includes the Osmangazi Bridge, on 4 August with the participation of our President. On the 398 km long Northern Marmara Motorway, we opened the Odayeri-Kurtköy section, which includes the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, to traffic. We continue to work in Kınalı-Odayeri and Kurtköy-Akyazı sections. In addition, we continue to work on the 1915-kilometer Malkara-Gelibolu section, the 101-kilometer Menemen-Aliağa Çandarlı Motorway and the 96-kilometer Ankara-Niğde Motorway, where the 330 Çanakkale Bridge is located within the Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Highway. ”
Initiation of tender in giant project
Minister Turhan stated that the construction of the tunnel and bridge has become more important considering the challenging geography of the country, “We completed the planning of the 3-storey Grand Istanbul Tunnel in a single pass, the first in the world, and we will come to the tender stage soon.” said.
Turhan, who also gave information about high speed train studies, said that 45 percent of the existing train lines were signaled and 2023 percent of them were targeted to be electrified by 70.