Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, stating that they will write a success story in rail transportation systems, “Dependency on abroad has been eliminated in this field with the produced locomotives, now it is on the high-speed train.” said.
Minister Varank made assessments on the "National High Speed Train" project on rail systems determined as sectoral priority in the Eleventh Development Plan and the 2023 Industry and Technology Strategy prepared within this framework.
In this regard, Turkey Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Republic of Turkey State Railways of the (TCDD), explaining that work together Varank, "the next 10 years in Turkey 15 billion euros in rail auctions will be held, we see it as an opportunity. This is an important window of opportunity, both for the development of our own national high-speed train and for the development of rail system technologies. ” he spoke.
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Pointing out that they are looking at the examples in the world for the development of “National High Speed Train” with domestic facilities, Varank said that the engravers who later entered this field coordinated the talents in the country through institutes called “center of excellence” and developed new technologies for the future.
For this reason, Reminding that the "Rail Transport Technologies Institute" was established in partnership with TCDD and TÜBİTAK, Varank said, "We will both develop the technologies we need and conduct basic research on future technologies." used the expression.
Varank, pointing to eliminate the dependence locomotive of Turkey abroad with products produced by the two institutions, "Now it's high-speed train. We believe that we will write the success story under the coordination of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure by including private sector companies in this regard. Today, Turkish companies can export trams and light subways to Europe, and sell products to subway tenders. By combining all of these, we will write a success story in rail transportation systems.
Minister Varank said that in 2023, the first prototype of the national high-speed train was intended to be on the tracks.