President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the "Completion Ceremony of the Modernization of Samsun-Sivas Railway Line" at Samsun Station.
Starting his speech at the ceremony by greeting the people of Samsun, Erdoğan thanked the people of Samsun who embraced them with enthusiasm.
Erdogan wished Allah's success on the way of serving the city and the nation to his fellow lawmakers who were assigned at the AK Party Samsun Provincial Congress and said that Samsun once again showed that Samsun is the city of democracy, loyalty and brotherhood.
National Struggle engaged in large-bearer for Samsun 19 years and they continue to fight strong Turkey stressed that they never leave you alone, Erdogan said:
“We have always found our Samsun brothers with us in all attacks against the independence and future of our nation, from guardianship to putschists, from terrorist organizations to economic hitmen. We have made an effort to pay our loyalty to Samsun with our investments, works and projects. We added our night to our day to make Samsun, one of the most beautiful cities of the Black Sea, even more beautiful. In the past 18 years, we have invested more than 30 billion liras in Samsun. We moved Samsun to a very different position in education, health, justice, safety, transportation, tourism, trade and agriculture compared to 18 years ago. As a result of our investments, Samsun now looks to its future with greater hope than it did 18 years ago. With its success in agriculture, tourism, industry and trade, Samsun inspires not only the surrounding provinces but also the entire Black Sea region. We are always proud of Samsun's achievements. "
Samsunlu farmers, industrialists, Erdogan stressed that they give all kinds of support to strengthen the development of traders, in particular by eliminating deficiencies in the transport infrastructure, the city said that they try to make a bridge between western and eastern Turkey.
Stating that Samsun is a critical city on the east-west line, as well as being the gateway to the entire central Anatolia and south to the Black Sea, Erdoğan drew attention to the fact that Samsun could not use the advantages of this central location for many years.
A similar picture in many other provinces for Turkey's Erdogan also noted that the current, the problems in the transport infrastructure, the development of the city, one of the biggest obstacles to the development said that.
"WE REVERSE THE MISSING DATE"
Stating that the lack of land, air and railway networks is felt by all segments of the society, especially industrialists and traders, Erdoğan said:
“We have reversed this bad luck with the projects we have implemented especially in the field of transportation in the last 18 years. We did not pay any attention to the obstacles brought before us for purely ideological reasons. We started a transport campaign throughout the country, saying that the road is civilization. We have managed to fit in 18 years much more than the services provided throughout our Republic history. We increased our divided road length from 6 kilometers to 100 kilometers. We increased our highway length from 27 kilometers to 715 thousand 1714 kilometers. We have completed many works from Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge to Osman Gazi Bridge, from Marmaray to Eurasia Tunnel, from Nissibi Bridge to Ilgaz 3 July İstiklal Tunnel, Ovit, Erkenek, Cankurtaran, Sabuncubeli Tunnel and presented them to the service of our nation. "
President Erdoğan reminded that they opened the Bolu Tunnel, which was tendered in 1990, the first excavation was hit in 1993, 17 ministers aged, and was discussed as a potato storage when they took office.
"WE ESTABLISHED A CONTINUOUS RAILWAY CONNECTION"
Reminding that they increased the length of bridges and viaducts from 311 kilometers to 660 kilometers and increased the number of airports to 56, Erdoğan stated that the annual passenger capacity of the airports reached 60 million from 318 million people.
Turkey is introducing the high-speed train technology, a total of 1213 kilometers in length, Erdogan pointed out that they offer a new line of service, the country ranks 8th in the world in high-speed rail company, said that the 6th in Europe.
Erdogan stated that in addition to high-speed train lines, they also built high-speed train lines where freight and passenger transportation can be carried out together, and that they managed to establish an uninterrupted railway connection from London to China with strategic projects such as Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
"ANATOLIA WAS MADE WITH IRON NETWORKS"
Erdogan explained that Turkey's railway to modernize the entire infrastructure, said that the last 18 years renovating the length of the railway line reached 11 thousand 590 kilometers. Erdogan said, "Anatolia was literally knitted from head to toe with iron nets in our period." he spoke.
Inaugurated in Samsun, Sivas Rehabilitation Project, Turkey's largest railway Erdogan said that modernization is investment, noting that the total amount of 350 million euros on investment of 153 million euros of the European Union met from grant funds.
Expressing that the 431-kilometer railway line between Samsun and Sivas was renewed within the scope of the project, Erdoğan drew attention to the fact that 42 of the 17 historical bridges were strengthened and all historical bridges were restored.
Erdogan stated that 37 bridges were demolished and rebuilt, and 121 level crossings were secured.
"THERE WILL BE VERY SERIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR REGION"
Stating that the existing 12 tunnels have been improved, 19 passenger stops, 30 technical buildings, over a thousand culverts, 1 highway overpass, 6 overpasses and 1 pedestrian underpass have been built, Erdoğan said, “This historic project will have a significant contribution to our region, along with Samsun. With the signalization system, we doubled the line capacity and made the train traffic much safer. Thus, all our citizens living in Samsun-Amasya-Tokat-Sivas provinces have the opportunity to travel more comfortably and safely by rail. " he spoke.
Stating that the railway travel time between Samsun and Sivas, which is still 8 hours and 50 minutes, has decreased to 5 hours and 45 minutes, Erdoğan said, “This railway line, which commercially opens the Black Sea to Anatolia, will give a brand new impetus to logistics transportation in the north-south corridor. Thanks to this line connecting Samsun Port to the Central Anatolia Region, incoming and outgoing loads will be transported much faster. The capacity of this line, which previously carried 2 million tons of cargo per year, increased by 50 percent and reached 3 million tons per year. This investment will strengthen Samsun's position as a regional center and offer many economic and commercial opportunities to our citizens living on the line. " found the assessment.
Investment Samsun, Amasya and wished to be beneficial to Sivas Erdogan congratulated those who contributed to bringing the work, "God lives verdikçe, it can endure in Samsun in this body, 81 provinces will continue to serve the whole of Turkey with and 83 million people." said.
STARTED TRAIN SHIPMENT FROM SAMSUN
After his speech, Erdoğan, who was connected to the Yıldızeli district of Sivas, which is in the modernization area with videoconference, greeted Sivas Governor Salih Ayhan and his entourage.
Governor Ayhan stated that President Erdogan has great service to Sivas and cut the opening ribbon of the line with his entourage.
Wishing the line to be auspicious, President Erdogan started a train shipment from Samsun to Sivas, saying "Ya Allah, Bismillah".
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir and guests attended the ceremony.