Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that they have increased the share of railways in the investment from 33 percent to 48 percent, and that they will increase the railway investment share to 2023 percent in 63. Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they established Intelligent Railway Transportation Systems, said, "812 kilometers of the 312 kilometers of urban rail system, which is in operation throughout the country, was made by our Ministry."
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu attended the Railway-İş Union Consultation Meeting. Emphasizing that another note was made in Turkey's history on March 18, Karaismailoğlu said, “We witnessed the opening of the giant work of New Turkey, which was gifted to the future with a completely different enthusiasm with our 84 million citizens. On the 107th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory, we presented our 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Çanakkale-Malkara Highway Project, which we gave as a gift to the future, as a sign of our respect to the ancestors. This is not just a bridge, it is not just a highway. With our project, we also ensured the integration of international transportation in our Thrace, Marmara and North Aegean Regions. We are both proud and excited," he said.
WE WILL OPEN TOKAT AIRPORT ON FRIDAY
Karaismailoğlu stated that they will go to Tokat to inaugurate Tokat Airport with President Erdoğan this Friday, and continued his speech as follows:
“We are looking forward to putting another new transportation project into service, that is, an airport of a size and quality befitting Tokat and our country. We build these and many more, together with our colleagues, whose number has reached 4 thousand, at our 500 construction sites all over our country, shoulder to shoulder with you, with the love of the nation, and put them into service one by one. We are planning many more, we are thinking and planning for the future in order to leave a stronger Turkey to our future children. In the light of these goals, the railways have always served as the 'key' for those who take the road, and have made valuable contributions to the economic and social life of our country. Despite this importance, the construction and restoration of the railway in our country was unfortunately neglected after the first period of the Republic. Our railways were almost left to their fate and the potential of our country could not be evaluated correctly. However, in the period of our governments, we continue to bring the railways to the level we deserve together with your great efforts. Together, we see that these efforts have returned to our 700 million citizens as employment and welfare.”
272 BILLION TL INVESTMENT IN RAILWAYS
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that the importance of railway transportation has emerged once again during the pandemic process and that they have witnessed the increase in demand for the railway, said that since 2003, the great deficiencies in the field of transportation and communication, especially the railway, are combined with historical investments and projects, thanks to the vision and support of President Erdoğan. Said it was fixed. "Our country is approaching the goal of having a say in the Middle Corridor between Europe and China, with the goal of becoming a global logistics superpower today," said Minister of Transport, Karaismailoğlu, adding 272 billion liras to railways within the transportation and communication investments in Turkey during the AK Party governments. Karaismailoğlu stated that the investment has been made and that they have signed reform works.
WE INCREASED THE SHARE OF RAILWAYS IN INVESTMENT TO 48%
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the entire length of the railway line, which was 2003 thousand 10 kilometers in 959, was renewed and increased to 13 thousand 22 kilometers, and gave the following information about the investments made:
“We increased the signaled railway line length by 183 percent. We increased our electric railway line length by 188%. We have increased our conventional line length to 11 thousand 590 kilometers. After the Istanbul-Eskişehir-Ankara-Konya High Speed Trains; We put the Konya-Karaman High Speed Train line, which can speed up to 200 kilometers per hour, into service on January 8, 2022, with the honor of our President. We made our country the 8th YHT operator country in the world and 6th in Europe. We put Marmaray, the project of the century, into service. By opening the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line, we provided an uninterrupted railway connection from Asia to Europe. The first export freight train from China to Europe arrived in Istanbul on November 7, 2019, passed through Marmaray and continued on its way to Kapıkule. The first export train from Turkey to China departed from Istanbul on 4 December 2020. We have increased the cargo transportation amount of 2020 million tons in 34,5 to 2021 million tons by the end of 38. In 2003, we increased the share of railways in the investment from 33 percent to 48 percent. Of course, we are not satisfied with that. We will increase the railway investment share to 2023 percent in 63.”
WE PROVIDED 52% PHYSICAL PROGRESS IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS ON ANKARA-IZMIR FAST TRAIN LINE
Explaining that they continue to work on very important routes all over the country, Karaismailoğlu stated that they have achieved 99% physical progress in the infrastructure construction works of the Ankara-Sivas YHT line. Karaismailoğlu said, “When the project is completed, the rail travel time between Ankara-Sivas will decrease from 12 hours to 2 hours,” Karaismailoğlu said, “In addition, we include 1,5 million citizens of Kayseri on the YHT line with our Yerköy-Kayseri High Speed Train Line. Kayseri, one of the important trade centers of Central Anatolia, also gets its share from the YHT mobilization. As you know, Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train line is another important project of ours. We achieved 52 percent physical progress in infrastructure works. With this project, we will reduce the rail travel time between Ankara and İzmir from 14 hours to 3,5 hours. When finished, we aim to transport approximately 525 million passengers and 13,5 million tons of cargo per year over a distance of 90 kilometers. Construction work in progress Halkalı- Our Kapikule High Speed Train Project also constitutes one of the most important links of the Silk Railway route that forms the European connection. With this project; Halkalı- The passenger travel time between Kapikule (Edirne) will be increased from 4 hours to 1 hour and 20 minutes; We aim to reduce the load carrying time from 6,5 hours to 2 hours and 20 minutes.”
BETWEEN KONYA AND ADANA WILL DECREASE TO 2 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES
Underlining that 78 percent progress has been achieved in the infrastructure works of the Bursa-Yenişehir-Osmaneli-Balıkesir high-speed train line, which is still successfully under construction, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said, “We have achieved 84% physical progress in the infrastructure construction works within the scope of the Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Train line works. With the opening of the line, the distance between Konya and Adana, which is about 6 hours, will decrease to 2 hours and 20 minutes. We have also started our work on the Aksaray-Ulukışla-Yenice High Speed Train Project with a total length of 192 kilometers. We are working feverishly for the opening of Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep high-speed train line by 2024. Another project on which we emphasize is Gebze-Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge-Istanbul Airport-Halkalı Çatalca High Speed Train Project…” he evaluated.
LOGISTICS CENTER CAPACITY REACHED 13,6 MILLION TONS
Pointing out the importance of logistics centers in rail freight transportation, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said that in addition to Mersin (Yenice) and Konya (Kayacık) Logistics Centers, Kars Logistics Center was put into service by completing the construction in 2021. Emphasizing that the number of logistics centers operated thus reached 12 and their capacity reached 13,6 million tons, Karaismailoğlu stated that 2021 million tons of transportation was carried out from the Logistics Centers in 4,4. Karaismailoğlu, who said, "We have achieved a 91% increase in the transportations made especially on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line, which is one of our international transportations," stated that there has been an increase of 66 percent in the transportations made on the Iranian line and 25 percent in the transportations on the European line.
312 KILOMETER OF THE URBAN RAIL SYSTEM HAS BEEN MADE BY OUR MINISTRY
Pointing out that they have put into service world-class projects in urban rail systems as well as intercity freight and passenger transportation, Karaismailoğlu made the following assessments:
“29 million passengers have passed through Marmaray, which we opened on October 2013, 600. In addition, 812 kilometers of the 312 kilometers of urban rail system in operation throughout the country was built by our Ministry. Our rail system infrastructure works are also continuing intensively. 37,5 percent on the 97 kilometers long Istanbul Airport Eyüp-Kağıthane-Gayrettepe Metro line; 7,4 percent on the 95 kilometer Pendik-Tavşantepe-Sabiha Gökçen Metro Line; 4 percent on Ankara AKM (M92)-Gar-Kızılay metro line; 6,2 percent on the 95-kilometer Başakşehir-Pine and Sakura Hospital-Kayaşehir Metro line; 31,4 kilometers long, Küçükçekmece (Halkalı)-80 percent in Başakşehir-Arnavutköy-Istanbul Airport Metro line; 8,4 percent on the 67-kilometer Bakırköy (IDO)-Bahçelievler-Güngören-Bağcılar (Kirazlı) metro line; 15,4 percent on the 41-kilometer Kocaeli-Darica Sahil-Gebze OSB Metro Line; 3,1 percent on the 9 kilometer Kocaeli City Hospital Tram Line; 6,7 percent on the 60 kilometer Kayseri Anafartalar - City Hospital - Mobilyakent Tram Line; We have reached the level of 6 percent progress in the 5-kilometer Bursa Emek-YHT-Şehir Hospital Light Rail System Line. In addition, our local rate of production of vehicles that will work on our urban rail system lines is 60 percent. We aim to increase this rate to 2023 percent in 80.”
RACE IS RIGHT IN SERVICE, IT HAS EFFICIENT RESULTS FOR OUR PEOPLE
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, who said, “The race is right in service, it will have fruitful results for our people,” said, “In our country, where we have survived an era in intercity freight and passenger transportation and rail systems for the city, we are carrying out many revolutions together in the field of technology. As in every field, we support domestic and national production until the end. We are mobilizing all our resources to maximize our rates. TÜRASAŞ, which has more than a century of experience and knowledge in the production of locomotives, wagons and all equipment to serve on our railways, and has approximately 4 thousand trained manpower, accelerates its work. kazanwe nagged. We want to be the leading and preferred brand in the sector with products bearing our own brand in new generation locomotives, diesel and electric train sets, freight and passenger wagons and rail system critical sub-components at international standards. The design work of the National High Speed Train Set project with an operating speed of 225 per hour will be completed in 2022 and the supply of its main components will begin. Our goal is; Design capability in Electric Main Line Locomotive manufacturing with E5000 Project kazanand to increase the localization rate to 60 percent. Thus, we will reduce our country's foreign dependency in this area. Strategic goals in our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan; We have determined it by taking into account the needs of our country, global sectoral developments and possible environmental interactions. In line with these goals, we work on a 7/24 basis.”
WE INSTALL SMART RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Expressing that they have completed the renewal of the conventional lines on the railways, Karaismailoğlu continued his speech as follows:
“We attach maximum importance to environmental sensitivity in new line and high-speed train operations. While increasing efficiency, productivity and mobility in railways, we are working to reduce the damage to the environment. For this purpose, we are establishing 'Smart Railway Transportation Systems'. In railways, we continue to work on the creation of a strong energy infrastructure with renewable energy sources. In this direction, we started the preparation of the 'Energy Management and Climate Change Action Plan'. We identified three main themes in the action plan; 'Green transportation on the railway', 'Zero carbon future' and 'Reliable energy supply'... In the medium term of 4-10 years, we will meet 35% of the energy we consume on railways from renewable energy sources. We will bring the railways to much better points in a safe, secure, fast, environmentally friendly way. In addition to the railway, we consider all transportation modes and the communication sector in an integrated and coordinated manner, and we take all our steps according to this approach. In particular, the coordination of these modes with smart transportation systems will accelerate our 'road power'. kazanis rising.”
WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS
Noting that they will further increase the reform investments made in the railways, Karaismailoğlu said that they resolutely support the steps taken to increase the Turkish economy with investment, employment, production, exports and current surplus. "In this sense, nothing has ever prevented us from working meticulously but devotedly," said Minister of Transport, Karaismailoğlu, and said that they always kept the construction sites open, especially with the measures taken during the pandemic process. In this way, while the world economy shrank by 2020 percent in 3,1, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that Turkey is the second country to grow by 1,8 percent, and said, “Our country is 2021 percent in the first quarter, 7,2 percent in the second quarter, 21,7 percent in the third quarter in 7,8. It grew by .2021 percent and we doubled our previous year's success. Despite all the negativity, we broke the record of the Republic's history in exports in XNUMX. Your contribution to the foreign trade and growth figures provided by our country after the pandemic is very, very big. We support our employees, who work hard for all this growth and development, in collective bargaining agreements. "We are making maximum efforts to ensure that they are not crushed by inflation," he said.
Karaismailoğlu stated that as a railway family of more than 45 thousand people, they have signed exemplary works and will continue to do so, despite many troubles and crises, including the pandemic, for the construction of this country, rail construction, tunnel construction, technical and electronic system installation continues uninterrupted. Karaismailoğlu stated that they manage Turkey's transportation system in an integrated and coordinated manner, along with land, air, rail and sea routes, and made the following assessments:
“Especially the coordination of these modes with smart transportation systems will accelerate our 'road power'. kazanis rising. These lands will be important and prioritized in the world geography in 1071 and 1915, just as they were important in 2023 and strategically important in 2071. Our country has reinforced its importance in the Middle Corridor of the historical Silk Road stretching from China to London. As in all modes of transportation, we work on our railways according to this importance and priority, and we will continue to do so. I would like to underline the following: Your great efforts have a great place in the realization of these projects. Our nation also appreciates the results of our efforts, the sweats we shed shoulder to shoulder, and our works.