Binali Yıldırım, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, who was selected as the 'Minister of the Year' by the Business World Foundation, drew attention to the developments in the last 10 years.
Minister Binali Yıldırım, who said 'We are realizing the dream of 150 years', put special emphasis on Marmaray while telling about his actions.
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, was selected as the "Minister of the Year" by the Business World Foundation.
The award was presented to Minister Yıldırım at the iftar program held at Turgut Yalvaç Mansion in Eyüp.
Minister Yıldırım, who received the award from Nevzat Yalçıntaş, Chairman of the Business World Foundation High Advisory Board, said, “There are two words forgotten in our success. Trust and stability longed for in our country for many years. "We would like to thank the Ak Party, its leader, its team, and 75 million people who trust in their team, and who did not spare their prayers and support," he said.
Emphasizing that the last decade has been well evaluated with this support and trust, Yıldırım said, "We are happy to bring the stability provided by our country, the expansion of freedoms and the ending of the bans, which paved the way for the country and brought it to a point that every Turkish citizen desires."
In the last decade Turkey's east to the west, north Yildirim said that they overcome insurmountable mountains to the south, he said:
“We brought people together with 15 thousand 500 kilometers of divided road. We divided the roads, united lives. Not only that, but we also made the airway the 'way of the people'. Citizens of all income levels can now travel by airline.
We wrote a success story in shipping as well as in airline. Today, we have ships flying our flag in the oceans, in the 7 seas of the world, from the country whose flag was blacklisted, that could not leave the ports of this country, which was kept in the first port of origin. Our shipowners are the 70th of the world fleet, carrying 15 percent of the world trade today. Similarly, in shipbuilding, maritime training, the yacht was Turkey brand. We had the opportunity to remember our forgotten seas again in this period. "
- "We make the 150-year-old dream come true" -
Railroads have a different place in the hearts of every Turkish people, and everyone has a story about the story of a train Yıldırım, said:
“Unfortunately, we forgot the railways, which had a great role in winning our war of independence. For 50-60 years, railways lived a quiet, orphaned and silent period. In this last decade, we have done very important work for the railways. We have brought the high-speed train, which has been the longing of every Turkish people for 50 years, with our country.
The 150-year-old Marmaray dream, the Marmaray dream since Sultan Abdulmecit is coming true, counting the days. In 15 months, we will connect the two continents 60 meters from the bottom of the sea. The distance between Üsküdar and Sirkeci will only be 4 minutes. ”
Meanwhile, iftara, Nevzat Yalçıntaş, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and former Minister Ali Çoşkun, other members of the foundation and many guests attended. Prior to the Iftar, Turkish music composer Amir Ates and the Divine Group gave a short concert.
Speaking ahead of the award ceremony, Ali Coşkun stated that his friendship with the Minister Yıldırım was based on the past and that they were the ministry in the same cabinet.