4. International Highways Bridges and Tunnels Specialized Fair III. International Metrorail Forum opening ceremonies 9 October 2019 was held in Ato Congresium with the participation of Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fair, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan underlined that domestic and foreign companies showed great interest in the 3-Storey Grand Istanbul Tunnel; “Domestic and foreign companies show great interest in the 3-storey Grand Istanbul Tunnel, which we plan to do with foreign loans. We aim to be announced in the coming days for the tender to be held among the companies providing financing under suitable conditions. ” He gave the good news of the recent tender. Pointing out that the number of companies interested in the project has increased with the normalization of the financial markets in the world, Turhan said that they have completed the project works and preparations for the tender.
“1915 Çanakkale Bridge continues as planned”
Minister Turhan, on the question about the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, said that the works continue as planned. Giving the information that the wheeled vehicles will pass through the Dardanelles in 2022, Turhan said, “Our vehicles will pass from Gallipoli to Çanakkale in 5 minutes without waiting, without stopping.” said.
After the speeches, 4. Minister Cahit Turhan and his delegation visited the stand of TCDD.
TCDD General Manager Uygun: Yoğun We are making intensive efforts for the realization of our work ”
4. International Highways Bridges and Tunnels Specialized Fair III. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Metrorail Forum, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun said, “As of today, there is intensive work in almost every area of our country and there are construction sites all around. As they are put into service and opened to service, our citizens will realize and benefit from these services. Currently, many railway projects from east to west, north to south of our country are under construction, while preparations for new railway lines are underway. It takes a long time to complete the projects that we have made intensive efforts and we work day and night to make available to the public..
TCDD General Manager Uygun stated that he spent most of his career in the operation of urban / urban transportation and said: iz We are one of the few countries in the world in urban rail systems and national railway construction works. Among these intensive studies, we conduct R & D studies with both the private sector and universities in order to have railway technology and to support 100% national production and continue to cooperate in the institutional sense. ”
Uygun: ık We signed a goodwill agreement with TÜBİTAK for the establishment of Railway Transportation Technologies Institute ”
General Manager Uygun said that they have established platforms with the participation of both public institutions and the private sector in order to ensure that our country has railway technologies, and recently informed that a Cooperation Protocol was established between TÜBİTAK and TCDD on the Establishment of Railway Transportation Technologies Institute.
Stating that such fairs, organizations and events are important for the railways, Uygun said, “Of course, you will talk about technologies in this forum, you will try to share your practices, applications in the field, your experiences, these are very important and valuable things. Because the mistakes made have a cost to our country, but it is beneficial to our country to learn from the mistakes. I think it is very important for all of us to realize these benefits and use them in favor of our country. Bulundu
The next period in the Republic of Turkey State Railways owned railway network almost doubling approximately 25 that the thousand kilometers of the gospel would be appropriate, "Both the logistical sense, both in terms of passenger transport, the world's leading countries will be one of them. In this sense, I think that the studies and information sharing that will contribute to our corporate development and technology are very important. I hope that these meetings will benefit from the results of these two days, gerçekleştiril he concluded.
Investments in the subway and railway areas, urban transportation systems, integration of subway and railway networks, increasing the capacity of passenger transport on the railways, institutions and companies will exchange information and projects. International Metrorail Forum 9-10 will host its guests at Ato Congresium between October 2019.