China Railway Express Were Honored at Ankara Railway Station; The first freight train that will depart from China and pass to Europe by using Marmaray, was sent off at the China Railway Express Ankara Station with a ceremony.
Minister Turhan, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan also in his speech at a ceremony attended three continents pointed linking Turkey's geostrategic and geopolitical importance.
Turhan, Asia with both the geographic location of historical and cultural continuity, Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea was stated that an important role in economic and social development of the regions in question in Turkey with the country.
Kesintisiz We have established uninterrupted and high quality transportation infrastructures among continents ”
Turkey's hashes wide variety of transport links in recent years in order to further strengthen the current position by creating, as well as corridors, between continents uninterrupted and high quality transportation infrastructure Turhan explained that plant, "discoverer dollars 754 billion by strengthening our transportation and communications infrastructure, with an investment to complete the missing links in the international transport route was among our priorities. kul
China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East aimed at the creation of a large infrastructure and transport network linking the "One Belt One Road" project Turhan explained that they pay special attention, in this context, Turkey and Azerbaijan and on the basis of cooperation created by the Georgia lives in the Baku-Tbilisi He said that China Railway Express, which made its first flight from Baku to Kars on the Kars Railway Line, gave a new direction to the world railway transportation.
Turhan, 30 line, which is active from October 2017, Asia and the rail freight area between Europe expressed that heralds a new era, said the line of Turkey, stretching from Beijing to London central corridor and Kazakhstan still Turkey ' Iron Silk Road has become the most important connection point.
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, the cargo transport time between China and Turkey 1 month 12 days, "century project" Marmaray in that it even integrates the time between the Far East and Western Europe Turhan said that the decrease in 18 days, "with Asia Considering the 21 trillion dollar trade volume between Europe, the importance of the issue will be easily understood. The Iron Silk Road, which has a population of approximately 5 billion and the 60 country, has become a new and very important alternative for global trade networks. ”
“11 thousand 483 kilometers of road will be covered in 12 day”
Minister Turhan, who started his journey from Xi'an, China and carries the 42 truck equivalent of electronic product load, has a 820 container loaded wagon with a total length of 42 meters, 2 continent, 10 country, 2 A thousand 11 kilometers reported that the 483 will cover a day.
Turhan stated that the transportation of the freight over the middle corridor by using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line and Marmaray will save time and energy compared to the other corridors. Therefore, we look at this train, which has traveled thousands of kilometers, proudly because it symbolizes the new era in rail transport. ”
Turhan, this project countries to strengthen the relations between societies addition to offering commercial gain and intercultural acceleration also expressed would contribute greatly to, any disruption up to Turkey and the train reached without problems, the historic journey will end in Prague, he said he believes that successfully completed.