In December last year, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and plying between Central Corridor through Turkey and China after the operation two export train the successful third block exports trains between China and Turkey today, January 29, 2021 Friday at 10.00:XNUMX am The Historic ceremony He was sent off from Ankara Station.
To the ceremony; Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Turkey Railways General Director Ali Ihsan appropriate, TCDD Transport Inc. General Manager Hasan attended by officials and members of the press Pezük.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Dönmez stated that the exports by sea to China previously took 45 to 60 days, and underlined that this will now be done by rail in 15-20 days. Eti Mine and cooperation with TCDD does not start, emphasizing that occurred in the first boron exports to China, excluding gold mines in Turkey's exports in 2020 decreased by 1 percent compared to the previous year was 4,27 billion dollars, he said.
Minister Dönmez said that our 754-meter-long, 42-container-loaded train will deliver refined boron products departing from Eskişehir Kırka to Xian city in 2 weeks, and said, “Boron ore is one of the areas in which we are strong in the Chinese market. Eti Maden has a sales figure of approximately 1 million tons in the Far East market ”-“ We sell 60 to 70 percent of this figure, ie 600 to 700 thousand tons of boron products annually, to China ”.
From Beijing until an uninterrupted trade route in the Belt and Road Project aims to create London, Turkey's key Dönmez reminiscent have a role, "Our investment in the recent years the railways this project, combining more than 40 in an area of about 60 million square meters The country and the world population of 4,5 billion entered our hinterland. The strengthening of the network between London and Beijing, the further growth of the country's economies of approximately $ 25 trillion on the route open new windows of opportunity for us. found the assessment.
The train that will reach China will travel 7 thousand 792 kilometers, pass 2 continents, 2 seas and 5 countries, and its cargo will reach China in 12 days.