Minister of Industry and Technology, Mustafa Varank, organized industrial zones (OIZ), special industrial zones, ports and free zones, including the 294-kilometer connecting lines, the new logistics centers by establishing these lines will increase the competitiveness of the industry, he added.
The Logistics Master Plan was introduced with the participation of Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan and Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan.
Varank Minister, in his speech here, in the 17 years since Turkey's transport of the distance that is qualified to serve as an example to many countries, he said.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership, the jump ages of Turkey's transportation infrastructure and that therefore Varank stating that the strategic position is further strengthened, that the development of the situation of the industry, trade and growth in the revival of the channels of investment and stated that employs a significant contribution provides.
Varank pointed out that every step taken in the field of transportation and logistics directly affects the competitiveness of the country and said that it is important to consider and diversify logistics areas and modes of transportation together in industrial zones.
WE GIVED PRIORITY TO THE LOGISTICS OF OUR INDUSTRIAL ZONES
Varank said that while planning this issue, it is a great benefit not only to take into account the commercial relations of today but also the markets with potential for the future.
“From this point of view, we prioritized meeting the logistics needs of our industrial zones in our 2023 Industry and Technology Strategy. In this context, we have collected freight information from all operating OIZs and industrial zones. We also included the needs of markets and industrial zones where these loads are related to our study. In addition, we mapped the distances of all our industrial zones to conventional rail lines with our Ministry. All of our work has shown itself in the Logistics Master Plan. ”
LOGISTICS CENTERS WILL BE ESTABLISHED
Stating that they are carrying out a joint work with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Strategy Budget Directorate, Varank also stated that they are conducting a joint work with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Strategy Budget Directorate. We have the goal of making 294 kilometers of junction lines that include OIZs, private industrial zones, ports and free zones. With these lines, we will establish new logistics centers and thereby further increase the competitiveness of our industry. ” said.
Expressing that the center of the global economy is shifting from west to east and that the Generation and Road initiative led by China is extremely valuable in this sense, Varank said that this initiative has mobilized the potential in the development of local economies by providing logistics and infrastructure opportunities to the countries it undertook. Varank, so that new markets, new ways of doing business that the door opened and a new dynamism in the economy at this point and said that Turkey should play a leading role in the emerging markets using their existing advantages.
Expressing that there is an opportunity to cooperate with all the stakeholders in the Generation-Road initiative, Varank said, “There is no obstacle to our being the production and technology base of the European, Asia Minor and African markets. Every step we take in the field of logistics will lead us to goals like this much faster, we are sure of that. ” he spoke.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, Turkey will accelerate to reach its goal of becoming a regional logistics base and pointing out that they determine a road map to ensure the bride become more efficient in the field of logistics, of which the most important of transit trade, the routes of commerce around the world voiced redrawn today.
Turhan, noting that logistics is a multi-dimensional field, manufacturers, consumers, transporters, exporters, other service providers and regulators, many stakeholders in this area should have a say in the steps to be taken, he said.
Turhan stated that they have aimed at achieving their targets in 2023, 2035 and 2053 with the implementation of the plan and said the following regarding the financial gains to be achieved:
“We need to establish the export-oriented logistics infrastructure, the infrastructure that will support exports of approximately 1 trillion dollars in the long term. In particular, we aim to meet the load requirements of all corridor through Turkey, including the Silk Road. Thanks to the transit corridors passing through our country, we will ensure that our producers gain export-increasing advantages. Thanks to the reduction of transportation losses, logistics infrastructure, we will ensure that logistics costs are minimized in production and consumption, and we will increase our competitiveness. In addition, there will be other benefits that we will achieve. ”
Trade Minister Pekcan, increasing the efficiency of logistics services in the plan, identification of alternative transportation routes and to conduct studies on the establishment of logistics centers that attract attention prioritization of issues such as Turkey, voiced their foreign trade policy and comports with the target.
Pekcan stated that the efficient cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in the field of logistics will continue increasingly. I think it will contribute. ” said. (Source: Ministry of Industry)