Minister Turhan emphasized that since the first day as a government, the transportation infrastructure has been the main factor that improves and transforms all living spaces, in a press conference titled Mesafe Distance and Targets Covered in 17 Years in Railways ünde organized by TCDD General Directorate.
Turhan said that human beings entered into new, economic, social and cultural relations with every development in transportation from the invention of the wheel to the discovery of the locomotive, from the production of the first car to the aircraft technology. Turhan, who recalled that the 1856 thousand 1923 kilometers of railway built from 4 to 136 was inherited to the Republic, drew attention to the fact that the railway move slowed down after 1950.
Railways the 2003 state policy into bringing what and Turkey Turhan explained that they have implemented successive projects will move into the future, "we are on duty for 17 years, we have invested more than 767,5 million pounds in the transport and access infrastructure." He said.
Turhan emphasized that they will continue to invest in railways in line with the 2023 targets and said, ız We will reach 5 kilometers of railways by completing our 509 kilometers new line. We will continue to move forward with confidence in the future..
Turkey, in 2009, opened the service of the Ankara-Eskisehir line with the high-speed train (YHT) to meet stating, fast and modern travel services 7 Turhan stating they reach 40 percent of the province and the country's population, up to date with the YHT 53,1 million passengers Travel information.
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Turhan, citizens in the last 60 years, "missed the train" YHT stated that they have provided, "Our railways, the first years of the Republic began to live as the golden years."
They have renewed all of the railways for centuries, both signaling and electrified voicing Turhan, increasing the length of 2003 thousand 2 kilometers, which is 505 percent of the signal line line increased by 23 percent to 155 thousand 6 kilometers, said the work continued at 382 thousand 2 kilometers .
Minister Turhan, 2003 thousand 2 kilometers in 82, which is 19 percent of the electric line length increased by 176 percent to 5 thousand 753 kilometers to reach, 785 kilometers of work in progress, he said. Turhan, 393 kilometers long Ankara-Sivas high-speed train line aimed to complete the second quarter of this year, he said.
“We will strengthen the competitiveness of business people”
Turhan underlined that they aim to reach 2023 percent of the electrical and signaled line ratio by 77, dık We have started to offer our industrialists with logistics centers, road transport, railway and sea access combined transportation. Tur
Turhan stated that when the 25 logistics centers planned were completed, they would provide 72,6 million square meter container stock and handling area with 4,1 million tons and 16,2 million TEU additional transportation facilities and said, e We have commissioned 9 logistics centers to date. Mersin (Yenice) and Konya (Kayacık) logistics centers will be opened this year. ”
Turhan pointed out that Kars and Izmir Kemalpaşa logistics centers continue their construction works, and that the Sivas logistics center, the contract of which was signed, will start construction this year.
Turhan said that they will add power to the competitiveness of business people by connecting the organized industrial zones, which they call the black ports, with iron networks.
In the future, 38 OSBs, private industrial zones, ports and free zones and 36 production facilities for a total of 294 kilometers of connecting lines will transfer more Turhan, "For the faster and more economical transport of cargoes, we make rail connections to ports." He said.
Turhan, 10 ports and 4 piers, including a total of 85 kilometers of railway connections, expressing Filyos, Çandarlı, as well as 7 ports, including major ports will make rail connections.
“We are bringing National EMU to the tracks this year”
Turhan also stated that KARDEMİR AŞ started the production of high speed rail at international standards as domestic. Turhan gave information that they have used 770 thousand tons of rail with domestic facilities and used them in fast and conventional lines.
Turhan, Ankara-Eskişehir YHT line, while the domestic rate of 55 percent, infrastructure, superstructure, electrification, signaling and telecommunication construction work reached 90 percent of the domestic level, he said.
TÜLOMSAŞ within the structure of the National Hybrid Locomotive prototype production is completed describing Turhan, the project can produce diesel and battery powered hybrid locomotive as a protoip can produce the fourth country in the world said.
Turhan, within the scope of the National Signaling Project 622 kilometers of line section began to work on the installation, said:
Kapsamında Within the scope of the National Train Projects, we are continuing the production of the National Freight Wagon, which has been completely conceptualized, designed and prototyped with domestic facilities at TÜDEMSAŞ. The national DMU sets produced at TÜVASAŞ reached 60 percent. Within the scope of the National EMU project, we established an aluminum body production factory in TÜVASAŞ. This year, we are bringing National EMU to the tracks. Within the scope of the National Train Project, we continue to work on providing the high-tech subsystems of 94 high speed train sets to support national production with the Industrial Cooperation Project. ”
Turhan explained that they have made efforts to make the entire transportation and access infrastructure friendly, and that 1200 disabled people have benefited from the Orange Table Service, which was put into service at the end of last year.
Sinan İbiş, the President of Medical Tourism Association, said that they aim to bring people with special needs to every point of life and increase national awareness with the protocol of Barrier-Free Transport and Barrier-Free Life Project to be signed today.
Following the speeches, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, TCDD Transportation General Manager Kamuran Yazıcı and Sinan İbiş signed the protocol under the auspices of Minister Turhan.