Local Railway Industry Support for Lowering the Current Account

TCDD General Director Karaman: "In the rail sector, and cooperation with ITU TUBITAK Turkey have made to reduce external dependence"
TCDD General Director Süleyman Karaman, Turkey's railway sector in order to reduce the current account deficit, noting the importance of domestic production, said that the need to increase R & D based study. Karaman, "in the railway sector, and cooperation with ITU TUBITAK Turkey have made to reduce external dependence. The development of the domestic rail industry, Turkey will save billions of dollars from the cost, "he said.
Karaman, AA correspondent, said in a statement to speed up the development of the domestic railway industry and TCDD R & D studies to evaluate the Rector of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Dr. Muhammed Sahin and faculty members said they had a meeting with the participation. At the meeting, Karaman announced that they had decided on the principle of new cooperation.
Expressing that the railroads carried out a work with 5 legs, Karaman continued as follows:
Ir The first one is the renewal of the existing lines of 12 thousand kilometers, the second is the construction of the new high speed train lines, the third is the realization of the modern Silk Road from Beijing to London with the completion of the Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars projects. The establishment of the Fourth of Turkey's transportation and a hand production centers and one hand to connect the railways of the Organized Industrial Zone in logistics to places where heavy load flow centers to improve the logistics capabilities, is the fifth pillar is the creation of the domestic rail industry. "
Karaman, who has been working with all relevant stakeholders for the construction of the local railway industry, the railway factory producing metro cars in Adapazarı for the domestic railway industry, the factory producing high-speed train shears in Çankırı, the strategic cooperation with the Machinery Chemical Industry Institution for the production of wagon wheels in Kırıkkale that rail production started in Karabük and rail fasteners were manufactured in Erzincan.
Karaman said that some of the subjects required R & D studies, and that they cooperated with universities and other scientific institutions in this process.
In this context, Karaman stated that TCDD has been working intensively with universities such as ITU, Istanbul University, METU and TUBITAK institutes.
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As an example of these works, Karaman, who exemplifies the production of indigenous signals, said that the work of this project, which requires advanced technology and software, was developed in cooperation with TÜBİTAK, İTÜ and TCDD.
Turkey's railway industry in order to pass into foreign dependency of 2005 years in the local signal representing the start of work for the production of Karaman, the completion of the testing phase of the project, reported that currently point to the dissemination stage.
Turkey's railway industry only Karaman stated that stepping thinking of his own needs, "Because the railways in terms of sustainable transport, both the European Union transport policies seems to be both transport mode of the future world in the context of environmentally friendly transportation perception," he said.
Karaman noted that the world is invested in the railway industry by perceiving the world as a small market, and that the domestic systems to be produced will not only be used on the lines in the country, but also the region and the world market in mind.
Karaman said, imize Our primary goal is to develop a domestic railway industry and to reach a point within ourselves. Then, to transfer these technologies to our close geography. The development of the domestic rail industry, Turkey will save billions of dollars in costs. In reducing the current account deficit, the domestic railway industry will be a remedy, Cari he said.
In the context of the establishment of the local railway industry, Karaman said that the new generation of freight car design, production of electric locomotives, localization of electrification systems has continued to work with universities.
"R & D-oriented studies and by developing partnerships with universities in the field of railways of Turkey and we aim to have a say in its own technology. 2023 10 thousand kilometers up speed rail line, also made 4 thousand kilometers conventional lines, we aim to achieve Turkey's rail network to 26 thousand kilometers.

Source : www.haberciniz.biz

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