Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu met with the board members of the International Transporters Association at the meeting held in Levent. Making important statements at the meeting held at the International Transporters Association office in Levent, Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, drawing attention to Turkey's geostrategic and geopolitical location, said, “Our country is a natural bridge in the east-west corridor between Asia and Europe, and it is far from the Caucasus countries and Russia. It is also in the middle of the north-south corridors leading to Africa.” said.
“We declared our dominance over world trade routes”
Pointing out that the road transport sector, which has an important role in the execution of import and export activities, is a driving force that constitutes the backbone of our economy, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “In addition to being an economic activity in itself, road transport that directly affects all other sectors, from manufacturer to exporter, from a single truck owner to a fleet. It touches 84 million of our people, from tire supplier to spare parts manufacturer, restaurateur, in short. While we were building our comfortable and safe roads that surround Turkey, we also strengthened our country's ties with the world and gained a logistical claim. Today, we have declared our dominance over the world trade routes”.
“We increased our divided road network to 28 thousand 339 kilometers”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that in the last 19 years, over 1 trillion 119 billion liras have been invested in our country's transportation and communication infrastructure, and that they spent 689,2 billion liras, or 62 percent, on highways. Adding that they have solved the infrastructure and superstructure problems both in the east-west corridors and in the north-south axes thanks to the investments made, Karaismailoğlu said, “We increased our existing divided road network, which was 2003 thousand 6 kilometers before 101, to 28 thousand 339 kilometers. I sincerely believe that our investments in highways will form the most important pillar in our path to becoming one of the largest economies in the world.”