Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) will breathe the city's transport in cooperation GAZİRAY suburbs to work in Metro Line 47 million Euro''Luk domestic and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu for national 8 electric train set intake, Minister of Justice Abdul Hamid A protocol signing ceremony was held with the participation of Gül, Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin and Gaziantep Governor Davut Gül.
The signing ceremony for the purchase of 8 electric train sets for the GAZIRAY Project, which will greatly ease Gaziantep's transportation and bring innovation to the city's metropolitan identity, was held in the Assembly Meeting Hall. In the protocol, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül, Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin, Gaziantep Governor Davut Gül, Gaziantep AK Party Deputies Mehmet Erdoğan, Müslüm Yüksel, Derya Bakbak, Mehmet Sait Kirazoğlu, MHP Gaziantep MPs Sermet Atay, Muhittin Taşdoğan , AK Party Gaziantep Provincial President Eyüp Özkeçeci, TÜRASAŞ General Manager Mustafa Metin Yazar and Metropolitan Municipality council members attended.
Within the scope of the protocol signed, a great progress was made with 47 electric train sets with 8 wagons with 32 million Euros to be commissioned in the project carried out under the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, TCDD and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality. GAZIRAY Project, which brings Gaziantep one step closer to increasing the comfort level in transportation and environmentally friendly transportation targets, will connect the city center and all the organized industrial and GATEM regions of the city on the East-West axis and serve the citizens as a 25-kilometer rail system suburban line. The train set, which will consist of 120 vehicles with an operating speed of 4 kilometers, will carry a thousand passengers in total. GAZIRAY, which has 16 stations, will also allow high-speed train travel with 3 main stations connected to the suburban project. Turkey's domestic and national intra-city commuter train, described as gaziray 190 thousand people move daily in transportation is expected.
KARAİSMAİLOĞLU: GAZİANTEP METROPOLITAN WITH A GREAT HORIZON, AND IT IS SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “Today, we are here for a very important cooperation between TÜRASAŞ and the Metropolitan Municipality, our favorite domestic production to be used for the GAZIRAY Project, which is of great importance for our city. As the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we have been working all over our country for 18 years. This progressive culture has carried our region as a logistical super power and to the point of dominating the world's trade corridors. Turkey has the leadership and vision of our President these days. Today, as soon as you enter a city in Anatolia, it is possible to say which municipality is under the administration from the order, cleanliness, development and heritage of that city. Because the way to success in our tradition is to be with the public and to listen to their needs. Municipalism is to determine the needs of the people well and to give priority to meeting what they want. Thank God, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality is managed with a municipal understanding that has this horizon and has achieved success. As the government and the municipality, we implement many projects together. After Marmaray in Istanbul, İZBAN in İzmir, Başkentray in Ankara, we are experiencing the excitement and happiness of gaining GAZIRAY to provide modern suburban services to Gaziantep residents in the comfort of the metro. This project was carried out in cooperation with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD. A huge investment of 2.3 billion lira and combining the city center and 2 industrial zones will breathe the traffic. TÜRASAŞ, which gave the most advantageous bid, won the international tender for the design, supply and assembly of 32 electric train sets consisting of 8 vehicles for Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality to be used in GAZIRAY. It is a separate source of joy and pride to win our national establishment and to use local resources. It reveals our own technological know-how and experience. Production cost of the sets made for GAZIRAY is 47 million Euros. The train set, which will consist of 120 vehicles with an operating speed of 4 kilometers, will carry a thousand passengers in total. There is a great duty and responsibility for GAZIRAY to come to life. For our citizens, we cooperated with the view 'Let the people live so that the state lives'. We are the hope of our children tomorrow. We are the one standing across the world with courage, ”he said.
MINISTER GÜL: PRESIDENT ŞAHİN IS WORKING WITH GREAT FACILITIES LIKE THE SUBJECT OF THE CITY
Stating that they are happy to bring the GAZIRAY Project to Gaziantep, Minister of Justice Abdülhamit Gül said, “We are proud to realize whatever we said to our fellow countrymen in all elections. Our Metropolitan Mayor is someone who tries to put more on him with a great sacrifice as the sister of this city day and night. Today, we are signing a project from which we reap the fruits of this work. I thank him also on behalf of our city. Gaziantep ranked among the top 5 in exports despite the epidemic. Our desire here is how we can contribute to the country, how we can make bread and salt, we have a spirit that shares our bread by saying 'The table has a pulse', turns the wheels of the industry with the logic of 'We increase as we share, fertility increases', and where artisans open their shops. Under the leadership of our President and with the support of the central government, we have made very important signatures in local administration. During the AK Party Period, an investment of over 40 billion dollars was made in Gaziantep and they continue. When we go and say whatever it is for our Gazi townspeople, the instruction of our President said, "Do it immediately, Gazi deserves the best whatever is needed in our city." In the past, there was a black train and now a high speed train has arrived. "This vision of our government in transportation and infrastructure is really important to us".
ŞAHİN: CARRYING OUR WORKERS WITH SERVICES DOES NOT APPEAR TO US, TIME HAS CHANGED NOW
Making the opening speech of the project regarding the protocol signing ceremony, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin stated that every signature is a success and a result and emphasized that the central administration, especially President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has a great support in the GAZIRAY Project. Şahin continued his speech as follows: “All our problems in Ankara are coming to an end immediately. With the protocol signed, new Cezeris and new Hezarfen will be raised. This is not a tram work. There is a large design and R&D center. We went to Ankara after the whole Assembly came together. A treasury guarantee was required to speed things up in the Islamic Development Fund. We went to our President and solved our affairs. Wherever we were stuck, our affairs were resolved under the leadership of our Minister of Justice. We are also very confident in the engineering, practicality and municipalism of our Transport and Infrastructure Minister. Today, we will do this for an environmentally friendly, comfortable and safe transportation network. There is an OIZ that carries 4 thousand worker services per day and employs 200 thousand people. Transportation with services does not suit us. Times have changed. We will achieve this when we receive people's prayers. I believe that when these works are over, when time and life run out, we will realize the claim of our late Necmettin Erbakan teacher, the horizon of the late Turgut Özal. More importantly, we will sign the stance that our President said, 'We will either stop or die' here. We are the grandchildren of Şahinbey and Martyrs. Our children will boast of us. We did this job with great effort that Ulasim AS. The whole team worked, especially. We could not have achieved this without this infrastructure and team. "