The Republican People's Party (CHP) Izmir Deputy Bedri Serter, mentioned in his speech on the Budget of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure during the 2021 Central Government Budget negotiations, was burdened with the government upon the re-tender of the Ankara-Izmir High Speed Line project and made harsh criticism to the government over the new tender price. . Serter, while asking for the account of 8.2 billion TL of the people who went to waste, said that the re-made tender showed that after the highways, it was also the railways to make the proponent rich.
In the investment program announced last week, Serter underlined that he has been a follower of the high-speed train line project, which was planned to start in 2007, but only small steps could be taken in 2020, since the first day. In 2013, the Minister of Transport of the time, Binali Yıldırım, signed the first contract and the tender was awarded to a consortium of 5 companies at that time. kazanHe reminded that there has been no visible development regarding the project for 7 years, and that the project has been reconsidered in the 2021 investment program.
Project amount increased from 3 Billion TL to 21 Billion TL
Serter made the following statement on the subject: “Ankara-İzmir high-speed train line project, which has turned into a snake story since 2007, was also included in the 2007th Development Program, which included the period 2013-9. For this period, the project amount, which was planned as the Ankara-Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak-İzmir line and including Eskişehir in the plan, seemed to be 3.746.188 TL. Since that day, the voice of the government on the project came out during the time of the Minister of Transport, Binali Yıldırım, and in 2013, 5 billion TL was shaken with a consortium of 3 companies, on the condition that the project be completed within 4,5 years. While following the subject, the Chamber of Geological Engineers, which is the most important democratic mass organization on this subject and is an expert on the subject, said, "There are many potholes on the road route, be careful and necessary strengthening works should be done or changes should be made in the route," and I was in contact with them. Images from the last Uşak construction site of the project, where we did not see any serious progress for 7 years, were shared, there is neither an electrical line, nor rail, nor concrete! Then, the 2021 investment program was announced last week and it was seen that the new project amount of this line was 27.755.257.000 TL in this investment program, and 23.218.082 TL of this was seen as foreign loans. Later, we learned that this tender was held again in silence, and that the tender for Mersin Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project, which was once a bidder for the privatization tender of the National Lottery, was also learned. kazanAn ERG Construction company alone awarded this tender. kazanand its cost is 2.2 billion Euros, 21.5 billion TL. 13 years since the investment promise was made. Almost 8.2 billion TL has been spent and disappeared since then, and the tender price that has reappeared today is 21.5 billion TL. These are the people's money, it is unclear by whose decision this money is given, how the tenders are made, and there is a big zero in the middle! The pro-contractors who found the corner from the highways are over, it's time for the railways!”