Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim said that 15 quadrillion saving was achieved annually by the construction of divided roads, and a reduction in the number of people lost in accidents was a reduction in the rate of 50.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım attended the "Highways Regional Managers Meeting" held at the General Directorate of Highways. In his speech, Yıldırım stated that divided roads have many benefits and that a yearly savings of 15 quadrillion have been achieved by building divided roads. Pointing out that the death rates have decreased thanks to the divided roads, Yıldırım said, “There is a 50 percent decrease in the number of people we lost in fatal accidents. "While the death rate per trip per million kilometers was 5.72, it fell below 3 today."
Regarding 2013 activities, Yıldırım said, “We built divided roads. What we need to do next is to improve the quality of these roads. To make it safer with hot mix asphalt coating. We have been working on this for the last few years. "We are now approaching 14 thousand kilometers." Yıldırım stated that approximately 2013 thousand kilometers of hot asphalt work will be carried out in 3 and that the targets should be achieved. Stating that the road construction works continue despite the flowing traffic, Yıldırım pointed out that it is important to provide comfort after road construction works.
Touching on the problems encountered in tenders, Yıldırım said in his speech: “If you cannot internalize the decisions of the administration, everyone will lose from this. Our contractors must fulfill their obligations to subcontractors. The system should work smoothly. From time to time, there are reports that 'subcontractors are victims'. By paying attention to these, we must protect everyone's rights and law. "
The Highways Regional Managers Meeting will continue until April 13th.