Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu gave an interview to TRT News Television in Muş before the opening of Botan Çay Begendik Bridge, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend by video conference. Stating that the Begendik Bridge will make very important contributions to the region, Minister Karaismailoğlu also said that many projects as valuable as the Begendik Bridge will be offered to the citizens as soon as possible. Drawing attention to the importance of railway investments in terms of both passenger transportation and logistics, Karaismailoğlu said that very valuable projects that will bring industrial areas together with the sea continue.
In an interview with TRT Haber in Muş, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made evaluations about the opening of the Begendik Bridge, which will be held tomorrow, and other ongoing projects in the region. Stating that the opening will be held with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister Karaismailoğlu underlined that the Botan Stream Begendik Bridge will make a very important contribution to the region. Minister Karaismailoğlu: "We have very important investments in the region. Only one of them is Botan Stream Begendik Bridge. One of the firsts in Turkey in its field; It is a very important bridge with a middle span of 210 meters and a total length of 450 meters. Also, Turkey's highest bridge in terms of height, 165 meters. In other words, it was a region where transportation was provided in very difficult conditions before, transportation was provided in very bad conditions, and the roads were closed during the rise of the Botan Stream. A very important value to the region with a 70 kilometer connection roads together with the bridge. kazanan ongoing project. Hopefully, he will give the good news of the opening of this bridge with the participation of our President tomorrow to our citizens. In other words, with the construction of the bridge, there will be great activity in the region and border trade will develop. The mobility of Bitlis, Siirt, Hakkari, Van and Şırnak will increase significantly. Thanks to this, employment, mobility, trade and tourism are the most important in the region. There are very important beauties in the region, they will be revealed, access to those places will increase. We are looking forward to tomorrow with great joy, it is a very valuable project for our country. kazanWe are happy to climb,” he said.
Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out the peace in the region and said, “The efforts of our security forces are tremendous. Our transportation and infrastructure projects make great contributions to the peace and trust in the region, though not as much. Because as the employment, production, trade and agriculture increase in the region, the peace increases, and the living standards of our people increase, so our projects are very important. All the projects we do have very positive and economic values. There are many valuable projects in the region.
Today we are in Muş, we are evaluating our projects in Muş together with our local willers here. ” said. Emphasizing that plans are being made and intense efforts are made for the completion of other ongoing projects as soon as possible, Karaismailoğlu said that they will complete the projects and serve them to the citizens in coordination with local administrators and managers there. Noting that the Begendik Bridge is a very important project, on the other hand, there are similar valuable projects in the region, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that it will be completed in these projects in the coming days and will provide added value to both our country and the region.
18 Billion TL to Transportation and Infrastructure in 880 Years
Stating that transportation and infrastructure and communication sub-investments have reached 18 billion TL in the last 880 years, Minister Karaismailoğlu said: “From now on, we will focus on the railway a little more, because the logistics is also very important in terms of logistics. As you know, our country met high speed trains a few years ago under the leadership of our President. And our citizen, who feels the comfort of the high-speed train and travel confidence, does not leave him anymore. There are 200 kilometers of high-speed train lines in our country. I hope we are doing all our work in line with the goal of increasing this to 5 kilometers as soon as possible. ''
Industrial Zones Will Meet The Sea
Pointing out that there are very valuable railroad projects that will bring industrial areas together with the sea, Karaismailoğlu said:
“Let me tell you some of our first projects; Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep. By 2023, we will complete the 400-kilometer line as a high-speed train line. This is a very important project not only for carrying passengers, but also for logistics. We will bring the industrial areas together with the sea, a very valuable project in terms of logistics. Again, we will connect Bursa to Ankara-Istanbul high speed train line. Infrastructure studies about it continue. We continue to make the superstructure tender and hopefully continue in line with the 2023 target. Again, Ankara-İzmir is 500 kilometers and infrastructure works continue here. Raising to 2023 continues in line with its goal. We will put Ankara-Sivas into service later this year. We had a high-speed train up to Konya, we will complete Konya-Karaman again this year. We will connect Konya, Ulukışla, Yenice and Mersin. In other words, we will meet Ankara and Istanbul with the Mediterranean. In the coming days, we will have high-speed train lines from Gaziantep to Istanbul, even Kapıkule, to the border gate. An important part of our country will meet high-speed train lines. ”
Samsun-Sivas Kalın Railway has been renewed
Karaismailoğlu said that they attach great importance to railways because of their logistical contributions.
Explaining that the Samsun-Sivas-Kalın line has been renewed and will be opened soon, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “It was built in 1930. We dismantled all its rails, made it signaled, and tripled its capacity. This line also meets with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. These days, freight transfer and logistics transfer from China to Europe over our country continues tremendously. Of course, we finished Marmaray, and Marmaray is in the middle of the world, in the middle of Asia and Europe, like a real lifeblood. kazanis eating,” he said.