In 2020, the total cost of 6 different YHT projects within TCDD was calculated as 36 billion 540 million 811 thousand TL. In 2021, 6 projects were partially or completely revised and transferred to AYGM. The total cost of the projects increased to 133 billion 940 thousand 658 thousand TL. The average increase for 6 projects was 3.66 times in one year.
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın; He pointed out that many high-speed train (YHT) projects prepared with equity in the investment program of 2020 were taken from TCDD and transferred to the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM) under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, and that the costs increased at a record rate. Ahmet Akın of the CHP; Pointing out that using external loans instead of equity capital in these projects bears the costs, he said, “In YHT projects, not the trains, the costs increase rapidly. In many projects, costs have increased between 3 and 5 times in just one year, ”he said.
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın; Turkey has recalled that around the year 2021 Presidential many YHT project taken from TCDD investment program by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure aygm'y transferred to the site. CHP Akın; He pointed out that while the projects planned to be carried out by TCDD using equity in the 2020 investment program were transferred to AYGM in 2021, determining the financing as external loans increased the costs by a record. YHT projects, which have increased at a record rate in the work of CHP member Akın, are listed as follows:
ANKARA-İZMİR PROJECT INCREASED BY 4,3 TIMES
The project, which is included in TCDD in 2020 with a cost of 7 billion 125 million 69 thousand TL; While some of them were left at TCDD in 2021; some of them were transferred to AYGM. In 2020, a cost of 1 billion 928 million 203 thousand TL was allocated for the Selçuk line within the scope of the project. For the revised project, a cost of 11 billion 448 million 60 thousand TL was calculated for the remaining part in TCDD, while a cost of 23 billion 218 million 82 thousand TL was deducted for the part transferred to AYGM, of which 27 billion 755 million 257 thousand TL was foreign credit. Accordingly, the cost for the project, which reached approximately 40 billion TL, increased approximately 4,3 times.
BANDIRMA-BURSA-YENİŞEHİR-OSMANELİ PROJECT HAS INCREASED TO 5
In 2020, while the cost of 3 billion 260 million 689 thousand TL was calculated for the project in question; In 2021, the project was revised and some of it was left at TCDD, and some of it was transferred to AYGM. Accordingly, a cost of 2021 billion 3 million 973 thousand TL in 639 for the remaining part of TCDD; A cost of 10,3 billion 12 million 619 thousand TL was levied for the part transferred to AYGM (99 billion TL of which was foreign loan). Accordingly, while the total cost in 2021 is 16,5 billion TL; the cost of the project increased 5 times in one year.
ADANA-OSMANİYE-GAZİANTEP PROJECT INCREASED 3 FLOORS
In 2020, while the cost of the project in question was calculated as 4 billion 821 million 618 thousand TL within the body of TCDD, there was a cost increase in the project, some of which remained in TCDD and some of which were transferred to AYGM in 2021. 7 billion 19 million 424 thousand TL for the remaining part of TCDD; A cost of 8 billion 763 million 32 thousand TL was calculated for the part transferred to AYGM. Accordingly, the total cost of the project increased to 2021 billion TL in 15,7; The cost increase in one year was approximately 3,3 times.
YERKÖY-KAYSERİ PROJECT INCREASED 3 TIMES
The entire project, which was included in TCDD in 2020 with a cost of 3 billion 22 million 817 thousand TL, was transferred to AYGM in 2021. In the investment program of 2021, the total cost for the project in question was revised as 9 billion 127 million 877 thousand TL. Accordingly, the cost of the project increased 3 times in one year.
GEBZE-S.GÖKÇEN-AIRPORT-HALKALI PROJECT INCREASED 3,2 TIMES
The entire project, which was included in the investment program of TCDD in 2020 with a cost of 11 billion 340 million 754 million TL, was revised in the 2021 investment program and transferred to AYGM. While the cost of the project increased to 36 billion 186 million 523 thousand TL, the cost increase increased by 3,2 times in one year.
AKSARAY-ULUKISLA-YENİCE PROJECT INCREASED 3,4 TIMES
In 2020, 3 billion 611 million 376 thousand TL for the Karaman-Yenice section within TCDD; For the Aksaray-Ulukışla section, the total cost was calculated as 1 billion 430 million 285 thousand TL, of which 5 billion 41 million 661 thousand TL was. In 2020, the entire project in question was transferred to AYGM. The total cost of the project, which increased to 2021 billion 17 million 47 thousand TL in 747, increased by approximately 3,4 times.
COSTS INCREASED FROM 36,5 BILLION LIRES TO 133,9 BILLION LIRES
In 2020, the total cost of 6 different YHT projects in TCDD was calculated as 36 billion 540 million 811 thousand TL in the investment program. In 2021, when the 6 projects in question were partially or completely transferred to AYGM and transferred to AYGM, the total cost of the related projects increased to 133 billion 940 thousand 658 thousand TL. Accordingly, the average increase for 6 projects was 3,66 times in a year.
'NOT TRAINS, THEIR COSTS INCREASE AT HIGH SPEED'
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın reminded that the economic crisis with the wrong policies of the government hit citizens in 2020 with the effect of the pandemic. Pointing out that the conversion of many YHT projects, which were included in the investment program using equity in 2020, into foreign loans in 2021, CHP member Akın said:
“Power in a period when our citizens lost their jobs and vaccines; The fact that YHTs preferred to meet their financing with foreign loans increased the total costs of the projects. In YHT projects, not trains, but costs started to increase rapidly; these increases will turn into a black hole in the budget. The increase in many projects was between 3 and 5 times. Such a high increase; it shows that there is either a great incompetence or a great rent. ”