The International Union of Railways (UIC), which improves cooperation and rail transport among railways organizations worldwide, will open to the Middle East by taking advantage of TCDD's activity in the region.
UIC General Manager Jean Pierre Loubinoux and UIC Middle East Regional Coordinator Paul Veron visited TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman and discussed future projects in the region. At the meeting, a consensus was reached on sending personnel from TCDD to the UIC center for training and internship purposes and establishing a training center for the railway administrations of the Middle East countries.
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman stated that for the first time in his history, a UIC General Manager visited TCDD. Giving information to UIC General Manager Jean Pierre Loubinoux about the recent developments in railways and TCDD's 2023 targets, Karaman stated that in the next 10 years, TCDD will build a 10-kilometer high-speed train line and a 4-kilometer conventional railway line. .
UIC General Manager Jean Pierre Loubinoux said that the Middle East has a very high development potential. Stating that the region has many investments and projects in the field of rail transport, Loubınoux pointed out that TCDD has an excellent cooperation between the member rail administrations in the Middle East. UIC General Manager Jean Pierre Loubinoux said that they will work to bring this cooperation to a higher level without being affected by the events in the region. Loubinoux said that TCDD needs more help and support for this.
During the meeting, subjects such as sending personnel from TCDD to the UIC center for training and internship purposes, activities to be held with the UIC in the Middle East between 2012 and 2013, and establishing a training center for the railway administrations of the Middle East countries were discussed.
- “We are realizing the biggest railway projects one by one” -
TCDD General Director Süleyman Karaman, said in a statement to reporters after the meeting, Turkey's government in the last 70 years with the support of the largest railway project said he spent a life. Stating that they renewed the existing railway lines and built YHT lines, established logistics centers and provided railway connections of organized industrial zones, Karaman stated that they are working to create Asian-European railway transportation corridors.
Stating that they will implement the Demir İpekyolu with the Marmaray, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway projects, Karaman said:
"Taking into consideration the load-carrying potential between Asia and Europe, until 2023 in national and international cargo and passenger transportation in the country are trying to make Turkey the railways advantageous. While doing these, we act with the world. Naturally, developments in our railways attract the attention of international authorities. With the President of the International Railways Association, JP Loubinoux, we evaluated our country and regional railway investments and future prospects. What we can do in the coming period, we talked about them. International railways of the organization, according to Turkey's progress in this issue, we want to be made in Turkey. "
UCD, which has about 5 members from 200 continents, has been a member of TCDD since 1928. TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman has been serving as the Chairman of the UIC Middle East Regional Board (RAME) and a member of the UIC Executive Board since 2007.
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