The information meeting on “Special Train Management” organized in cooperation with TCDD-UTIKAD was held in Istanbul Novotel.

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TCDD 1. Regional Director Hasan Gedikli, Deputy Director of TCDD Mustafa Kıylıoğlu, Chairman of UTİKAD Turgut Erkeskin, Vice Chairman of UTİKAD, Kosta Sandalcı, UTİKAD General Manager Cavit Uğur, UTİKAD Secretary General Hacer Uyarlar, Association representatives and UTİKAD the opening of the private sector was put on the table.

Speaking at the opening speech, UTİKAD Chairman of the Board Turgut Erkeskin stated that UTİKAD, which has made significant investments in seaway, airline and highway in imports and exports, continues its expectations of opening the railways to the private sector, saying, “Our airline business was opened to the private sector. We have created very serious dynamics in maritime transport. It achieves great success in the highway industry. Maybe we were a bit behind the railroad for a long time, but the day is probably today. Very serious investments in the railway started to create dynamics that the private sector's business advantages can use. ”

Within the framework of Turkey's 2023 vision, he pointed out that foreign trade volume of $ 1,2 trillion target, Turgut Erkeskin, quickly said that the implementation of logistics investments in order to come to the intended size of the foreign trade volume.
UTİKAD Chairman of the Board Turgut Erkeskin said, “If we are talking about a foreign trade volume of 300 billion dollars today, we will talk about this 2023 times in 4. The business volume in the logistics sector, which is maybe around 60 billion dollars today, will reach 3 times the size of it in a very short time, perhaps in the next 5 to 4 years. For this, we absolutely have to invest, for this, the private sector must be much more involved in this dynamism. ”
Logistics sector in Turkey's exporters identity increasingly important gains that underlined Erkeskin, the words continued as follows: "The costs in the global market to feel the weight of price competition importance of transport that directly affect is also increasing. For the economies who want to get more shares from the global market, the importance of the four main elements of transportation is integrated and integrated with each other in terms of the value it adds to the country's economy. For a competitive approach in international markets, transportation and transportation has been a factor that facilitates competition among the exporting sectors.
Today, the last 10 years to increase its exports to the neighboring countries and 3 times the annual export-import capacity undeniable contribution of the logistics industry in Turkey, reaching 600-700 million tonnes. In parallel with the growth of exporters structure of Turkey is a rapidly growing, both serving terms of number of companies both huge fleet of vehicles they own these companies, domestic and foreign offices and employed by qualified logistics industry in terms of manpower has become one of Turkey's most strategic sector. Looked at from this angle an integrated logistics sector opening up to the private sector for the creation of the railways will be a very important step for Turkey's economy. "

Expressing that the Turkish logistics sector, which has a market of approximately 60 billion dollars, is expected to reach a size of 3 billion dollars in the next 150 years, Erkeskin said, “These short and long-term expectations and forecasts show that investments in transportation infrastructure are very important in the growth of the logistics sector. Changing Middle East and the new world order today floating axis from West to East, Turkic Republics and Turkey, which bridges the logistics potential in the European region is gaining more importance, "he said.

Drawing attention to the fact that the Ministry has made serious investments on the railway in recent years and the amount of investments has increased with new projects, Erkesin made the following explanations. ” “The cost of investments on 35 important projects undertaken by TCDD has reached 25 billion liras today. This shows that a very serious investment move is being made. An investment of 2003 billion was made between 2010 and 7,5, and in the 2023 plan; There is a $ 45 billion railway investment. This will give our economy a very serious momentum. In fact, according to the figures given by our transport minister, the railway has the most important share in transportation investments for the first time. While all this is being done, we see that by 2023, a total of 25 thousand 940 km of railway network is targeted. 10 thousand km of this will be investments in high-speed train lines. 4 thousand km will be conventional lines. ”

Making a statement about the work of TCDD at the meeting, TCDD 1. Regional Manager Hasan Gedikli said that the railways are living their third golden age today.
Expressing that they plan to increase the share of the private sector by 50 percent in railway operations, Hasan Gedikli said: “It is one of our new targets to include, develop and become an active actor in the Turkish railway sub-industry within the global railway sector. We aim to increase the share of the railway to 15 percent in freight transport. ”
A brief history of his presentation railways and investments made so far in the transfer of Hasan Warrant, TCDD about High Speed ​​Rail studies found the following statement: "Turkey's catheter speed is very important from the train and today ranks 8th in the world, It came to the 6th place in Europe. ”

TCDD 1. Regional Manager Gedikli said, “We do not want to be a damaging TCDD anymore.” To return to an institution that can stand on its own feet, high-speed train, road and vehicle renewal, signal, electrification and conventional rail investments, along with TCDD and railways. stressed that they had to restructure.

Gedikli underlined that the bill regarding the Private Train Management should be enacted as soon as possible to bring the railway transportation to the targeted point, and made the following statements about the draft:
, A change was made in the organization of the Ministry in order to liberalize the railway sector and to create a stable and transparent structure and to offer services to the users within the framework of competitive principles. Railroad Coordination Board and Rail Regulatory General Directorate was established. DDGM, infrastructure operator, station operator, train operator, agency and organizer by determining the working principles, authorization, control and dispute took on the task of solving. However, no appointment has been made yet. ”
Gedikli provided information on the tariffs, personnel operation and operations that will be the basis of the Private Train Management in the draft law.
At the end of the meeting, Gedikli answered questions from sector representatives.

Source: Newspaper Turkey

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