11. 2013 Introductory Meeting of Transportation Maritime and Communication Council

  1. Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Council 2013 Presentation Meeting: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, regarding the recent appointment of two additional members to Turkcell by the Capital Markets Board (CMB), “This is a temporary measure. "When the company partners settle the disputes between them, then things will return to normal again," he said.
  2. Answering the questions of journalists at the Transport, Maritime and Communication Council's 2013 Presentation Meeting, Minister Yıldırım said the following regarding the appointments made by the CMB in Turkcell recently:

“I don't have to comment on this. Capital Market Board has previously appointed 3 members there, based on an authority granted by law. Now he's throwing 2 more members. What is behind this? When the partners could not agree among themselves, the Capital Markets Board was authorized to prevent small shareholders, shareholders, especially in public companies, from being victimized.

Independent members were appointed within the framework of this authority. Later, upon the company's partners' failure to notify their members or not being able to declare their own members, the CMB appointed 2 more members so that the company continues to work in order not to block. This is the purpose. This is a temporary measure. When the company partners settle disputes between them, then things return to normal again. Assigned the task of friends here, business, public, the activities of the weakness of this company, which is an important brand for Turkey to continue to keep the path open easily. It has no other purpose than that. "

Minister Yıldırım reminded that they recently held the tender to realize one of the largest airports in the world with a public-private partnership regarding the works regarding the 3rd airport project to be carried out in Istanbul and said, “The contract initialization has now been completed. The contractor partnership continues. As is known, this land is a land where coal is extracted. Therefore, there is a very serious injury in the field. In other words, lakes were formed, mountains were formed. Their leveling will be carried out with a special technology. It is not just a process that work machines will enter and do. For this, the contractor consortium ordered special equipment. Following this, I think it has a supply period until the end of this year. On the other hand, the details of the projects are being prepared. On the one hand, we carry out the expropriation and other preparations regarding the forest. After all these works are completed, the works will start ”.

Yıldırım stated that these are works for the work to run faster and that it can actually be said to have started. “The more meticulous we do these, the finer the preparations, the shorter the construction time. But when we go to the basement like this, we sometimes cannot get out of it. That is why contractors continue their preparations with a planned and meticulous work schedule. Whether it is the State Airports Authority or our ministry, we also make all kinds of contributions in order to avoid wasting time in this regard. As it is known, the completion of the first stage will be 42 months from the delivery of the workplace. We will provide a capacity of 90 million within this period. After that, according to need, one or two more stages will continue. The capacity can be increased even more ”.

"3. the progress with the bridge is very good "

  1. evaluating the bridge project Yıldırım, said:

"3. The situation with the bridge is very good. I can say that we are a little ahead of the calendar we thought. Bridge towers started to rise. It started to appear from the surface. It is made with a very special method. It stays without a break and rises every two meters. We are now in good shape in terms of towers. As you know, there will be the tallest towers in the world, 322 meters. It will currently be a bridge with the tallest towers in the world. In addition, it will be the widest bridge over the world, 59 meters, in terms of platform width. 4 departures 4 arrivals. Train line at 2 pm. We are talking about a 10 lane bridge. Road business is also going well on the European side and the Asian side. The road platform appeared. Construction of some viaducts has started. Tunnel construction works have been accelerated. In short, the project is going a little further than we expected. "

  • "General Directorate of Civil Aviation may impose a ceiling price"

When asked about what could be done about the flight tickets raised on public holidays, Yıldırım said:

"Right. We opened aviation to competition with the decisions we made 10 years ago. We gave way to private airlines. We also eliminated some taxes from the 99 earthquake. Our country has also experienced its positive results. Domestic air transport has increased from 8,5 million to 65 million… But I agree with you on something. Feast or public holidays around here ... not only in Turkey but also in the world transporters are doing the most business in this period. Of course, there is some opportunism here. We are aware of this. The way to prevent this is to maintain the supply and demand balance. The second is that our citizens make their travel programs long in advance. This is not something to be one-sided. If you decide to travel on the eve of the day, it will come at a price. You have to agree to this. If you are hoping to find tickets for 60-80 lira there, that is not possible. However, if you buy it on the internet two months in advance, you can normally get your ticket. We do not have such a habit as the Turkish nation. We decide to travel two hours later today. Europeans are also surprised. They are planning 6-7 months ahead. They dream of it. We make a decision in a minute and hit the road immediately. He also has a lot of unknowns. It has a lot of burden. We need to see this too. "

Expressing that these are not an excuse, they have the authority in this regard, Yıldırım said, “General Directorate of Civil Aviation may impose a ceiling price. We have already been working on this subject. We entered into a cost-based study. Opportunity is one thing, supply and demand are another thing. We have nothing to say that supply and demand meet, but if the job turns into opportunism… It is like buying tickets while going to the match. If you cannot find a ticket, the tickets increase 2-3 times when entering the match. This is an external temporary state. But there is a rule about it. I want to say it. We want to make the rules more effective in this regard, ”he said.

Market intervention in the market is the most preferable to find a balance within the reasonable understanding of the market should emphasize the importance of the bus, high and high limits in the bus transport, the airline companies in the coming period, said they will focus on this issue a little more.

Binali Yıldırım said, “We want this to be known. There is no arbitrariness, no opportunism. Rekebate yes but we say no to rob the citizen. We will also take his notice. I want to express him on this occasion, ”he said.

  • "There was an 11,5 percent reduction in fatal traffic accidents"

Minister Yıldırım stated that there was a decrease in traffic accidents that were fatal during the Ramadan holiday and said, “It is very good news. During this holiday, there was an 11,5 percent reduction in fatal traffic accidents. This is good news. We lost 86 of our citizens for five days, including on Eve. Although the traffic increased by one more compared to the previous holiday. There has been a lot of traffic increase. 86 of these 56 citizens lost their lives on the intercity road and 30 of them unfortunately lost their lives in the city. The Feast of Sacrifice will be a little longer, it is understood that; 9 days. We will receive the necessary notification there as well, but our message to our citizens is; the king of the roads, the rule of the roads. Be you, obey the rules of the roads. "Do not upset your loved ones" he said.

Binali Yıldırım answered a question about the transition prices in Marmaray as follows:

“Railways will run Marmara. TCDD will operate it. Not yet determined. It would be a reasonable price. Let a study be done, we will look, our Prime Minister will. In the meantime, let me give information about Marmaray. We had a meeting yesterday. I hope we will make Marmaray ready for opening on October 29. There is no problem. Testing continues. KadıköyStarting from Söğütlüçeşme to Kazlıçeşme, approximately 14 kilometers will be underground and submarine. Söğütlüçeşme, Üsküdar station, Sirkeci station, Yenikapı Station and Kazlıçeşme… It will have stopped at 5 stations. Söğütlüçeşme, it is also called Ayrılıkçeşme. There KadıköyThere is also a merger with the eagle line. So those who got off from Marmaray there Kadıköy-They cross to the eagle line. Whether to Kartal or KadıköyThey will still be able to go to by metro. Taksim-Yenikapı line has been mostly completed. Maybe there will be that connection in a few months. Thus, a public transport network in Istanbul will be integrated not only with Marmaray, which connects Asia to Europe, but also with the Istanbul city rail system. As the standard and quality of public transportation increases, the weight in traffic will be reduced to a certain extent. "

  • "Izmit Bay toll limit is 35 dollars"

Evaluating the Yıldırım İstanbul - İzmir highway project, he said, “The İzmit Bay crossing project of the İstanbul-İzmir highway is a great project. $ 9 billion with the cost of finance. So we are talking about a 15-16 maybe 17 quadrillion project. We are talking about a bridge that reaches 421 meters with its 3.600 km highway and the total bridge arms. It is the third largest bridge in the world in terms of total size. "The distance between the tower is 3 meters, but there is a lot that continues until the land after the towers."

Minister Yıldırım continued as follows:

“This is a build-operate-transfer project. Vehicle warranty and bridge toll are the determinant of this work. There is no discount here because it is the determinant of this project. So the maximum amount is this upper limit. The contractor can apply a price below that if he wishes, but he cannot exceed it. Feasibility has been done accordingly. If we consider the alternatives according to the developing traffic conditions. Here the contractor has the right to apply prices under the ceiling price. But if we change it downward, we have to make the difference. It's a separate thing. If there is such a need, we will look. But such a thing is not in the contract. $ 35 is the toll. It will pass its destination in 1,5 hours in 6 minutes. Every service has a price. If he wanders the bay, he will go in 1,5 hours. But you will come from Bursa to Istanbul in 45 minutes. How great convenience. You will arrive from Izmir to Istanbul in 3-3,5 hours. These are very important things. Turkey's view is changing. In Turkey we are talking about changing the project's status.

We made an improvement regarding the end date as follows; They will train between Bursa and Istanbul especially until the end of 2015. They will also complete a 50-kilometer connection from Izmir to the Ankara-Izmir road and the Izmir-Aydin highway. They will finish the regions with 80 percent of important traffic movements by 2015. They will complete the other part in the years after that. "

shaping the future of infrastructure and transportation projects in recent years in Turkey, Yıldırım stressed that the huge project, "3. bridge, Izmir-Istanbul highway, Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train, Marmaray Project. 2.Tüp transition, 3. ... These mega-airport shaping the future the fate of Turkey do not have such projects in projeler.dünya. Just got in Turkey. Because the world is struggling with crisis. Some are fighting on their own inside, others are struggling with the crisis. Standing tall and one of the few countries that invest in the future Turkey. Everyone should see this. This is the biggest opportunity our country has had in its recent history. “It is a period worth gold”.

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