Kanal Istanbul is of Great Importance for All Countries Using the Straits

The canal is of great importance for all countries using the Istanbul Straits.
The canal is of great importance for all countries using the Istanbul Straits.

The 12th Transport and Communication Council organized by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure continued with the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Speaking in the special session, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the investments have been realized with the vision of President Erdoğan and the support of the nation, and said, "We continue to take the necessary steps with great determination to carry Turkey to its 2023, 2035, 2053 and 2071 targets."

With the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a special session was held within the scope of the 12th Transport and Communications Council. Speaking at the opening of the session, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “We are fulfilling our goals one by one with our investments and plans, which we have implemented with your vision and the support of our nation. We continue to take the necessary steps with great determination to grow our country on the basis of investment, production, exports and employment, and to carry Turkey to 2023, 2035, 2053 and 2071 targets.

Noting that with this approach, they organized a council to address international cooperation opportunities, regional problems and solution proposals in the field of transportation, Karaismailoğlu said that many transport ministers and deputy ministers from 55 different countries, senior executives of international organizations and opinion leaders with foresight in transportation-communication issues attended the meeting. .


Underlining that they discussed mega transportation projects that will bring great change on a world scale, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:

“After Covid-19, we discussed the transportation strategies on a global scale and the new standards of the global supply chain in detail. We discussed the effects of economy and transportation corridors on countries in all their aspects. We saw that; Our mega projects that we have implemented on behalf of our country have not only won the appreciation of our nation, they are also closely followed by international circles. Turkey; It is also the center of 4 countries with only 1 hours of flight time, 650 billion 38 million people live, 7 trillion dollars Gross National Product and 45 trillion 67 billion dollars trade volume. With the mission that this strategic position imposes on us, our country; We are making it a regional intersection and hub of air, sea, land and railways.”

Emphasizing that the global scale giant transportation projects such as Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, Istanbul Airport, Filyos Port, which were implemented under the leadership of President Erdoğan, have proven to the whole world how determined and assertive he is. , “Again, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge rising over the Dardanelles and connecting Asia with Europe again; It will be the world's largest bridge in its field, with a steel pier height of 318 meters and a span between two piers of 2023 meters. We are successfully continuing our construction works to finish on March 18, 2022”.


Pointing out that the Kanal Istanbul Project, which will open the door to a new era in the world logistics sector and maritime field, has also been implemented, Karaismailoğlu made the following evaluations:

“Sazlıdere Bridge and Halkalı Kanal Istanbul Project, which we started to work on with the Ispartakule high-speed train line, is an international transportation and development project. With the 12th Transport and Communication Council, we had the opportunity to share with all the facts that Kanal Istanbul is of great importance for Turkey as well as for all countries using the Turkish Straits. We will bring our country to the position it deserves among the most developed countries of the world with many more services and infrastructure works in accordance with the spirit of the age.”


“With the awareness of the importance of domestic and nationality in the communication sector; With 5G technologies, we will increase our domestic and national rates in the sector much higher,” said Minister of Transport, Karaismailoğlu, by popularizing smart transportation systems; He noted that they aim to reduce travel times, increase traffic safety, use existing road capacities more effectively and efficiently, and increase mobility.


Underlining that they aim to contribute to the Turkish economy by increasing energy efficiency, and to reduce the damage to the environment and emissions, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have also published the National Green Reconciliation Action Plan for the Green Reconciliation, which aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Within the framework of the action plan, we aim to develop sustainable and smart transportation, green maritime and green port practices, and railway transportation. In this way, we will reduce fuel consumption and emissions and expand the use of micro-mobility vehicles. In the upcoming period; We will hear the concepts of digitalization, decarbonization, autonomous transportation and universal access a lot. In addition, we will continue to establish a transportation and communication infrastructure based on scientific foundations, sensitive to people, the environment and history, with the principles of transparency, participation and sharing, and focused on regional and global holistic development.

Günceleme: 08/10/2021 13:34

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