Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made important evaluations and answered questions on the agenda as well as transport and infrastructure reforms.
"There was no interruption in transportation or communication in İzmir"
Minister Karaismailoğlu, on the question regarding the works for the infrastructure damaged due to the earthquake in İzmir, said, “There was no problem in infrastructure or communication in İzmir. Thanks to this communication infrastructure, many of the citizens under rubble have been reached and lives have been saved. " said. Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the government and the state are easily organized and take measures in such disasters, and cited Elazig earthquake and the flood disaster in Giresun as an example. Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We poured the asphalt on the 8th day in Giresun where the debris is said to not be removed for months. As a government, as a state, it is easily organized; "We are working together as all ministries to take our precautions and eliminate them in a short time."
"We brought our infrastructure investments to a serious level"
Stating that they focused on infrastructure investments, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We increased the length of the divided road from 5-6 thousand kilometers to 27-28 thousand kilometers. In the last 18 years, our infrastructure investments have been a little overland because there was a need. We have now brought it to a very serious level. Until 2002 there were a total of 50 kilometers of tunnels in Turkey. We currently have a 600-kilometer tunnel and a 200-kilometer tunnel network under construction. Our tunnel length, currently operating only in Artvin, is 51 kilometers. The length of the tunnels we built due to the Yusufeli Dam is 56 kilometers. Our road network has now reached a certain level. From now on, we will focus on the railways, ”he said.
"Samsun-Sivas line has become a very important line"
Explaining that the renewed Samsun-Sivas railway was built in 1932, Karaismailoğlu said, “We started to renew the Samsun-Sivas line 5 years ago. We dismantled its infrastructure up to its rails and rebuilt it. It became a very important line for the production of there to spread to Anatolia and the world. " found the assessment. Pointing out that the logistics corridors are interconnected, Minister Karasmailoğlu said, “The lines in our country are being overhauled. We are planning new lines. I want to give a good news to our industrialists. We connect industrial areas, OIZ areas to railway networks. We also connect ports to railway networks. Production in the industry will soon be connected to ports. "We aim to reduce the costs of 50 percent in logistics to less than 10 percent."
"Our high speed train work continues"
Karaismailoğlu stated that high-speed train works are continuing in addition to the work on freight on the railway, and said, “Our Ankara-İzmir line continues on one hand. In the south, our Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep line is very important for the investments in Gaziantep to reach the sea. Again, we connect Bursa to the Ankara-Istanbul line. We planned our railway networks according to feasibility studies, and when we set up the infrastructure with our investments, we will become a logistics superpower in the world ”. The annual 30 million tonnes of cargo amount transported by rail, 2023 As of 45 million tons, in 2028 in the 150 million tons of removing targets stated that the Minister Karaismailoğlu, "Turkey's become the most reliable passenger and freight transport brand, carrying loads in European railways We want to be a brand and even create alternative routes to the Eastern Express. We have plans for tourism lines such as Taurus Express and Van Lake Express. We are preparing for this both as an institution and as an infrastructure. The coming years will be railroad years, ”he said.
"We will launch our 5A satellite as of mid-December"
Karaismailoğlu said the following about satellite and communication projects: “The manufacturing of our 5A satellite is finished. As of mid-December, we will launch our 5A satellite. 5A is more related to satellite broadcasting, quality will increase. After that, the manufacturing of 5B continues. We are planning 5B around June 2021. We will feel the real difference in 5B, when we launch our satellite, our communication speed will increase considerably, internet speed will increase to 56 gigabytes. The 6A satellite, which is the most important example of developments in domestic and national technologies, continues to be manufactured, and we will launch it into space by the beginning of 2022. Thus, we will be using our own technologies in space. "
He gave information about the "Marmara Ring" projects
Minister Karaismailoğlu gave information about the construction works on the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the Northern Marmara Motorway and the "Marmara Ring" projects. North Marmara Motorway 400 kilometers an axle Karaismailoğlu stated that "the mobility of the trading volume in Turkey, we are talking about a region with 60 percent. The tunnels on the 6th section of the highway in question are the widest in the world. There is no such comfort, convenience and security on the highway of any country. Projects like these give vision to our country. Izmit-Akyazı line, which is the last section of the Northern Marmara Motorway, will be put into service on 21 December. Thus, 400 kilometers of line will be completed. " he spoke.
"Çanakkale Bridge is the world's largest middle span suspension bridge"
Stating that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will take the title of “the world's largest middle span suspension bridge” when completed, Karaismailoğlu said, “When the cat road manufacturing is finished, they will start the production of the temporary decks of the vehicles. Opening it for service on March 18, 2022 as a date… But there are good developments, things have accelerated. Maybe we can open it earlier than the specified date. " said.
"We gave free travel opportunity to healthcare professionals"
Karaismailoğlu reminded that they have provided free travel to healthcare professionals since March, and continued as follows: “We are providing this support in Marmaray in Istanbul, Başkentray in Ankara, Izban in Izmir. Free packages for the internet continue. Healthcare professionals have done successful works in this process, on the one hand they moved away from their homes, on the other hand, they sacrificed themselves for the health of our citizens by giving themselves to work. "
"We increased the number of airports from 18 to 26 in 56 years"
Reminding that they closed their airline flights as of March 27 due to the epidemic, Karaismailoğlu pointed out that as of May, they published the necessary measures for airports and aircraft in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the Scientific Committee at the point of restoring mobility. Turkey in the last 18 years in road and airports, emphasizing that they do Karaismailoğlu revolutions, "We've increased the number of airports with 26 to 56. We increased the airport airline flight figures from 2002 million in 30 to 210 million. It was like we made the airway the way of the people. We started flying to 173 destinations in 329 countries around the world. " said.
"Istanbul Airport is one of the most successful projects of the build-operate-transfer model"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that very good figures were caught at Istanbul Airport before the epidemic, and said that this place was one of the most successful projects in the world, built with the build-operate-transfer model. "The airport started to pay more than the guarantee before 1 year." Sharing his knowledge, Karaismailoğlu shared the details of Eurocontrol's figures announced last week and continued as follows: “We are also very pioneers in air travel in Europe and the world. We're going back. THY is Europe's first airline company with 591 flights daily. Turkey, in terms of average flight 4th in Europe. It will take some time to return to 2019. It is also very controversial in this world. "
"70% of the trips between Ankara and Konya are made by high speed train"
Emphasizing that high speed train comfort is a culture and convenience, Karaismailoğlu stated that especially Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train is at a level that can be used as an office with its internet and television. Karaismailoğlu pointed out that currently 70 percent of the trips between Ankara and Konya are made by high-speed trains; “The most important feature of the trains is that you pass from the center to the center. It also adds a huge advantage and added value. There are journeys that take 4 hours between Ankara and Istanbul, but we have tunnels there, which are under construction now. When they are finished, I hope the journey will be reduced to 3,5 hours ”.
"We are now making signal technologies ourselves"
Turkey Railway Machines Industry Railway Technology Inc. (TÜDEMSAŞ), Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Inc. (TÜLOMSAŞ) and Turkey Wagon Industry AŞ of (TÜVASAŞ) combining Turkey Rail System Tools Industries Inc. (TÜRASAŞ) reminiscent establish the brand Karaismailoğlu to do here-speed train production reported. Karaismailoğlu stated that there are important developments in high-speed train technologies and that they will include private investors outside and they will produce together with them. Karaismailoğlu said, “We are now making the signal technologies that we have been dependent on for years. We produced our own signal technology. While investing in railways on the one hand, our rail system technology is developing on the other. " said.