TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş will represent our country at the International Railway Union (UIC). Akbaş, who was appointed as the head of the management of the most rooted organization that connects Europe and the Middle East by rail, said, "Unity is stronger, we will achieve success with consensus in safety and service."
Middle East Regional Board Meeting was held at Haydarpaşa Train Station. At the meeting where very important decisions were taken, TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş was elected as the Chairman of the RAME Regional Management Committee.
At the 28th meeting, where very important decisions were made, the participants evaluated the development of the Middle East Railways. Afterwards, RAME's budget was examined by the members, and views were exchanged on the budget foreseen for the years 2022-2024.
RAME Office informed the participants about its activities since the 21th RAME Meeting held on 2021 June 27. The information foreseen regarding the RAME Region 2022-2023 Action Plan was shared with the members by UIC RAME Regional Coordinator Marc Guigon, and the requests of the members were received for consideration.
At the meeting; New member candidates to be approved at the UIC General Assembly meeting also took part as observers and introduced their institutions. United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI), Isfahan Kafriz Research Center (Iran), and Saudi Arabian General Transport Authority (TGA) are candidates for membership.
General Manager Metin Akbaş, TCDD's infrastructure and the increasing share of renewable energy resources in TCDD energy consumption for sustainable railway development, and as an important step in this direction, the establishment of a solar power plant on the land owned by TCDD in İzmir, environmentally friendly ecological bridge construction, pasture improvement activities. shared the presentation with the participants.
Speaking at the meeting, UIC RAME Coordinator Marc Guigon wished success to Metin Akbaş, who was elected as the chairman of the committee, and said, “TCDD has always been a pioneering organization. I believe that we will undertake important projects together with Metin Akbaş. We will achieve good gains through mutual exchange of ideas between countries.” used the phrases.
To the meeting held; TCDD General Manager, RAME President Metin Akbaş, UIC General Manager Françoise Davenne, UIC RAME Coordinator Marc Guigon, Iranian Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Planning and Railways (RAI) General Manager, RAME Vice President Dr. Seyed Miad Salehi, Jordan Hejaz Railways (JHR) General Manager Zahi Khalil, Iraqi Republic Railways (IRR) General Manager Talib Jawad Kadhim, Saudi Arabian General Transport Authority (TGA) Undersecretary Khalid Al Sultan, Iranian Railways (RAI) General Manager for International Relations Deputy Mozghan Kordbacheh, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI), Engineer Mohamed Al-Hourani, UIC RAME Office Manager Poupak Ashtari attended.