KARADENİZ Technical University (KTÜ) Faculty of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Head of Transportation Department Dr. Fazıl Çelik, Trabzon-Erzincan High Speed Train (YHT) project prepared by the General Directorate of Railways Ports and Airports Construction (DLH), arguing that the project is wrong, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shared the letter sent to the public. He argues that the project has no scientific basis. Dr. Steel
“Most 3 billion TL connections are possible, while a 7 billion TL project has been imposed,” he said.
Professor Dr. Fazil Celik, Trabzon Journalists Association held a press conference read the open letter he wrote to Prime Minister Erdogan. DLH'nin prepared by the feasibility of Trabzon-Erzincan YHT project, claiming that the resources of the country is wasted. Dr. Steel, argued that the project was wrong. Noting that the project has no scientific basis, Dr. Çelik said: “The project has no defensible aspects in terms of functionality, length, construction cost, construction time, land use, meeting project criteria, maintenance cost, operating cost and time saving. While a maximum connection of 3 billion TL is possible, a project of 7 billion TL has been imposed. ”
'MY SCIENTIST, NOT THE NATIONALIST'
During the project, the universities are not consulted. Dr. Steel noted:
“Dear Prime Minister, I am from Maçka and I am not defending the route passing through Maçka. Because I am not a local nationalist, but a scientist. If science and country interests say 'Tirebolu', then Tirebolu is my preference. These things should not be a matter of heart. It is unfortunate that universities are not consulted while carrying out such important projects. Why does this nation finance these universities? "
There are ALTERNATIVE PROJECTS
Trabzon-Erzincan YHT project for the Prime Minister Erdogan, offering alternative projects. Dr. Steel, said:
“The alternatives of Trabzon- Arsin- Bayburt- Erbaş or Of and Rize are also extremely profitable. Our first suggestion is Trabzon-Arsin- Madenköy-Bayburt-Demirözü-Erbaş Station, the other route changes only after Bayburt and reaches to Erbaş Station via Sarıhan. The second one can be easily connected to Of or Rize, starting from Erzincan and passing through the wide plains of Kelkit and Bayburt, or from the shorter Erbaş to Bayburt plains. Of
'SUPPORT SHOULD TAKE THE UNIVERSITY'
Professor Dr. In the last section of the 6 page letter sent to Prime Minister Erdoğan, Fazıl Çelik gave the following lines:
Anım Mr. Prime Minister, your High Speed Train move really excites us. I hope our dream will come true. However, it is essential that the projects be explored in a very detailed and alternative way, that no deliberate hands are intervened, resources are not wasted, and support and contribution from everyone, especially universities. Our intention is to confiscate the wrong project that DLH has commissioned and start work to ensure the right project. ”