Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım stated that the total budget proposal of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Center and its affiliated organizations for 2013 was 19 billion 182 million TL, and that the part allocated to total investments, including urban metro investments, reached 8,5 TL stressed.
He emphasized that besides the high financing requirement of transportation investments, physical difficulties, various surprises and long-term projects are the sector in which he encountered many obstacles such as Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Railway and Marmaray Crossing.
- “Half a century of dream” -
Turkey, the 6th in Europe in the world, 8th High-speed train operation of pointing out that not a coincidence become the country Yıldırım, "after the Ankara-Eskisehir line, built as the world's fastest, most affordable High Speed Rail route The Ankara-Konya line was built and put into service entirely with the forehead and mind of Turkish engineers and entrepreneurs, Turkish workers. Half a century old dream of our people has been realized. ”
Stating that they are working hard to bring Istanbul, Bursa, Yozgat, Sivas, Izmir, Bilecik, Sakarya, Kocaeli, Afyon, Uşak and Manisa to high-speed train, Yıldırım said:
“The airports that are exemplified in the world and known as the 'Turkish Model', the developments in our airline transportation that overturn the experts' estimates, the tube crossing projects that cross the Bosphorus by rail and road, and the success of our highways that connect each city with a divided road are the result of these determined and planned works.
Only 6 provinces with the divided highway connecting from Turkey, today 74 divided road that leads to the city, we came to a high-speed rail in Turkey which attempts to spread to many provinces.
The length of the divided road we have built has reached a thousand kilometers of 16. The fuel and time-saving contribution of these divided roads exceeds 14,4 billion pounds. In addition, the cost of comfort and life cannot be assessed and measured.
While flying to 2003 destinations abroad in 60, today we are flying to 92 destinations in 192 countries abroad. We entered the top 10 countries in the world in terms of the number of points. We came in 3rd place in the EU and 10th in the world.
We have reached the 22,5th place in the world with a fleet capacity of 15 million DWT in shipping, our blacklisted shipping has been on the white list for 5 years now. ”