Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Commerce Ruhsar Pekcan, deputy ministers, general managers and officials attended the introduction meeting of Logistics Master Plan at Ankara YHT Station.
That projects related to the position in the logistics area of Turkey Turhan thus indicating that the Minister prepared the plan, Turkey reported that they aimed logistics bases in the region in which the.
Turhan stated that they focused on what should be done in order to reach the big goal and in determining these, they brought together the views and field data of different stakeholders from a holistic perspective.
Turkey's regional logistics base may be to accelerate the achievement of the objectives and the field of logistics to ensure the bride become more efficient way Turhan striking they determine the map, the most important is transit trade, today stressed that redrawing the routes of commerce in the world.
Turhan also pointed out that productivity is another priority, where productivity losses are analyzed.
Turhan said that logistics is a multidimensional field and that many stakeholders, from producers to consumers, from transporters to exporters, to other service providers and regulators, should have a say in the steps to be taken in this field, he said.
Turhan gave information about the preparation phase of the plan, the implementation of the plan aimed at achieving the objectives of 2023, 2035 and 2053 said that on the basis of years. According to this, Turhan listed the material gains as follows:
“We need to establish an export-oriented logistics infrastructure and a infrastructure that will support approximately 1 trillion dollars of exports in the long term. In particular, we aim to meet the load requirements of all corridor through Turkey, including the Silk Road. Thanks to transit corridors passing through our country, we will enable our producers to gain export-increasing advantages. We will ensure that logistics costs in production and consumption are minimized by reducing transportation losses and logistic infrastructure, and we will increase our competitiveness. In addition, there will be other benefits. Ğ
We will ensure international integration
Turhan explained that the plan will support each other modes of transportation and provide flexible transportation services. She reported.
Explaining that China aims to reach faster export markets in its “One Generation and One Way” project and consequently market superiority in oceans and seas, Turhan said, kadar By 2027, China is expected to invest 1 trillion 300 billion dollars in this project. Europe and Turkey is a natural bridge between China because we have the geographical advantage. We are in a position to cover a significant portion of this investment. Bulundu
Turhan stated that China has alternative corridors for access to the western markets and added, kuzey The northern corridor in particular is already operating at a very high capacity. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, Marmaray the center aisle as we support the investments we expect to make an impact on Turkey's trade might increase the transit potential of both. "He said.
Turkey, Turhan said that Europe Caucasus Asia Transport Corridor on or located near Turkey's being in port between Europe and Asia, the country's potential with infrastructure investments to be made to increase the importance of economic corridors and Turkey in world trade to become an important transit point for the will provide.
China's current exports to Europe voicing Turhan was over $ 400 billion, "We, as Turkey in 2034, we aim to exceed $ 100 billion of our trade with the Far East. As Turkey, our strength and our geopolitical position, our strong economy compared to alternative routes in the region and will consist of our infrastructure, we aim to be one of the main players in the transit trade market. "The assessment found.
We want to move in the direction of the load Africa pass through Turkey
Besides the East-West corridor in Turkey, due to its geographical location is also an important player for the north-south corridor stressed Turhan, "especially in the direction of Russia and Ukraine Africa and we aim to pass through Turkey freight movement in the direction of rotation. As of 2034 Turkey's $ 60 billion of trade with African countries, while in Russia and Ukraine is expected to be 80 billion dollars. Russia's African plans are very aggressive. It is expected to increase its trade from $ 20 billion to $ 5 billion in 40 years. ”
From the hallway on China to Europe Russia bilateral annual 7 million tons of cargo that the information is conveyed Turhan, the transit freight transported in the long term by rail through Turkey from the east-west and north-south corridors they aimed to increase to 20 million tons, and noted that they have the infrastructure to meet this capacity .
Turhan said that the priority of the investments in the plan was the railways, and that after 2023 the railways maintained their importance and ports, Organized Industrial Zones and critical facilities would be prioritized.
Turhan explained that the trade of the cities on the corridor will increase with the passage of transit cargo and said, usunda In line with our predictions, as of 2035, the number of provinces exporting over $ 1 billion will be 27. In the longer term, according to the 2053 projections, as the export figure approaches 1 trillion, the exporting cities will be about 50, most of them from the east. ”
We will make the trucks transport at close range
Turhan, according to studies Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, the process reaches from farm to fork fruit and vegetables in Turkey, 40 percent of losses, stating that there, said transport in general is reflected in the prices due to the costs carried by road.
Turhan stated that greenhouse-oriented agriculture would reduce logistics costs in areas close to consumption regions. Tur Providing the integration of fresh food, fisheries or floriculture with air cargo will be positively reflected in the costs. ”
Turhan pointed out that they would increase the rail transportation between the collection and distribution centers.
Turhan, Logistics Coordination Executive Board and the Presidential Strategy and Budget Directorate of participants envisaged for the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Ministry of Treasury and Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Technology Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Interior, Environment and Urban Planning Ministry, Turkey Assets Fund, TOBB, TIM reported.
Board, according to the strategies of Turkey's Logistics Master Plan for implementing the necessary cases, time schedules, activities and Turhan describing would be responsible for updating the responsibilities and roles, noting that followed the realization according to plan with the programs of the organization.
The plan will ensure the development of combined transport through the investments to be made under, logistics costs Turhan that the information will be minimized, "Turkey, we plan to invest 110 billion dollars in the long term transport infrastructure to achieve the Logistics Master Plan goals." He said.
Turkey Logistics Master Plan for the next period, giving direction to invest in logistics, Turkey could be seen as a major investment destination for foreign trade to support moves voicing Turhan, he said:
"We need to strengthen Turkey's logistics infrastructure to achieve the export target of $ 2053 trillion in the year 1. Turkey's moves in global trade, we need this to be logistic base in their region. One Way Belt, Trans-European Transport Network, on routes such as Europe-Caucasus-Asia Transport Corridor, the transit trade in the emerging Russia-Africa route through Turkey, we need to ensure that moves. "
Minister Turhan, agricultural products over the shortest possible route and at affordable prices to move to the tables of citizens stressing the need for this move, emphasizing the preparation of the plan thanked.
“We aim to increase the share of railway transportation”
In his speech, Minister of Commerce Ruhsar Pekcan stated that most of the foreign trade was done by sea, followed by road and air, respectively.
Demiryolu Unfortunately, the railway is very low in our foreign trade with 1 percent. On the other hand, when our foreign trade is analyzed regionally, the export routes to which we are heavily dependent on road transport make our foreign trade difficult from time to time. It is important for our export targets to make this view more balanced with the breakthroughs in logistics, to increase the share of rail transportation in our foreign trade and to reduce domestic transportation costs. ”
Increasing the efficiency of logistics services in the plan, identification of alternative transportation routes and Turkey on logistics centers of attracting work that prioritization of issues such as attention on the establishment Pekcan, voiced their foreign trade policy and comports with the target.
Pekcan stated that efficient cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in logistics will continue and will increase. I think it will contribute. ”
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.
Transportation infrastructure jumped era
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 prioritized 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.
“That is why we gave priority to the logistics needs of our industrial zones in our 2023 Industry and Technology Strategy. In this context, we collected cargo information from all operating OIZs and industrial zones. We included the needs of the markets and industrial zones to which these loads are related. In addition, we have shared with our Ministry by mapping the distance of all industrial zones to conventional railway lines. All of these works have been shown in the Logistics Master Plan. ”
Logistics centers will be established
Varank stated that they carry out a joint study with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and Strategy Budget Directorate on diversifying the transportation modes of OIZs and making the connection lines to the railways. We have a goal of building a 294-kilometer hotline, including OIZs, private industrial zones, ports and free zones. Together with these lines, we will establish new logistics centers and thus increase the competitiveness of our industry. ”
Stating that the center of the global economy has shifted from west to east and that China is leading the Belt and Road initiative is very valuable in this sense, Varank said that this initiative has provided potential for the development of local economies by providing logistics and infrastructure opportunities. 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.
Stating that there is an opportunity to cooperate with all stakeholders in the Generation-Road initiative, Varank said, “There are no obstacles for us to be the production and technology base of European, pre-Asian and African markets. We are confident that every step we will take in the field of logistics will lead us to such goals much faster. ”