14 May 2012 In the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) meeting on the construction of toplantı Erzincan-Trabzon (railway, which was attended by many official institutions in the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (DHL) official Seval Biltekin "If there is no new port to Tirebolu, there is no rationality for the railway to pass through Tirebolu," he said.
Seval Biltekin's statement as follows.
According to the project we prepared the Erzincan-Trabzon Railway 3 routes are determined. Our main route Zigana'dan passing through the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon line. The alternative is Gümüşhane-Tirebolu and Bayburt-Araklı line.
Afterwards, the Deputy Mayor of Trabzon said the following.
”We are ready to be in Trabzon.
M.Çınar Çetinkaya came from a statement in the meeting.
Until recently, only the official people who talked about Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon and Gümüşhane-Tirebolu route have taken the Bayburt-Araklı route as an alternative.
Ak If the alternative Tirebolu line to Trabzon, which is the main route, will not be made due to the port, we can go back to the Arakli alternative. “
It is known that the opinion leaders of our city make an effective and intense pressure on the Government and the State to bring the route from Trabzon to Araklı and not through Torul-Maçka.
As those who live in Trabzon and Araklı, how much weight can we put on this subject? While the possibility of the railroad passing through Araklı still continues, it is not possible to understand why Araklı's NGOs are not interested in the subject!