Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, made a presentation at the TBMM Plan and Budget Committee, where the 2021 budget of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and its affiliated organizations was discussed.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the new transportation and communication age that started 18 years ago in the country continues with the renewal and transformation process; He said that the main sources of motivation will be the added value to be provided to holistic development. Karaismailoğlu, "all our areas of activity of the Ministry, Turkey's constitute the basic pillars of the infrastructure needed for holistic development. Since 2003, we have implemented very large and important projects in the field of transportation and communication with an investment of 910,3 billion TL ”.
"We started the Public-Private Partnership project of 214,7 billion TL"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the Highway ranks first with a 62.1 percent share in investment expenditures and said, “While the share of the railway in investments was 1% in 2013, this ratio was increased to 33% in 2020. The railway investment share, which was 47% in 2020, will be 47% in 2023 ”. Stating that they also evaluated alternative financing resources, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have mobilized the dynamism of the private sector for this. Thus, we started the Public-Private Partnership project worth 60 billion TL. " he spoke.
"With the transition to environmentally friendly transport modes, 10,3 million dollars was saved, 20 million dollars with the transfer of public services to the paperless environment, 1,8 billion dollars with the use of e-government"
Sharing the sectoral distribution of investments, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We see that 98,9 Billion Dollars have been invested in Highway, 29 Billion Dollars in Railway, 14,7 Billion Dollars in Airline, 1,7 Billion Dollars in Seaway and 14,4 Billion Dollars in Communication. The impact of these investments on total employment was an annual average of 703,3 thousand people. "We achieved savings of 2019 billion dollars only in 13,4 as a result of the efficient use of both human and financial resources in our investments". Karaismailoğlu; CO10,3 emission savings of $ 2 million with the transition to eco-friendly modes of transport with shorter roads, urban rail lines and High Speed Train, $ 20 million paper savings by moving public services to a paperless environment, $ 1,8 billion time by e-government use He also shared the information that savings were achieved.
"We connect our railways to ports and airports"
Noting that they have started a new breakthrough in railways, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We connect our railways to ports and airports. With our projects, we contribute to the railway transportation not only on the east-west line, but also between the Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts. In the last 18 years, we have invested 169,2 billion TL in Railways. For the first time in railways, we started to produce pulling and towed vehicles with national designs. In order to increase the competitiveness of the railway, we have built logistics centers and new junction lines ”.