Railway expedition stopped but investment continues: Turkey's bid to boost exports to the Middle East, the most important market given weight because it is safer and more economical than road transport railway transport, civil war and came to a halt due to the turmoil in the region.
Studies conducted to knit with Turkey's gateway to Southeast Anatolia regions of the iron network continues uninterrupted.
AA correspondent, Turkey State Railways (TCDD) According to the information received from the Directorate General of starting trains in 2009 from Turkey, Gaziantep İslahiye, Kilis Çobanbey and Mardin Syria from the border gate in Nusaybin, comfortable to businessmen in shipments to Iran and Iraq breathed.
Due to the civil war and political turmoil in the countries in question, the amount of freight transported by train has decreased gradually. 2 trains to Iraq and Syria have been carrying no load for years, Iran continues to carry the load.
In the meantime, the cargoes brought from the different routes in the country to the Mardin Nusaybin station, at the point of arrival after the delivery of TCDD officials to the road vehicles loaded and sent from the Habur Border Gate to Zaho and Erbil, especially in recent months, such transportation is reported to come to a standstill.
- Countries with numbers
2009 410 945 2010 222 865 2011 181 428 2012 14 713 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX.
2, 2009 445, 15 304 32 625 32 and 261 XNUMX tons of goods were sent to Iraq in the XNUMX year.
In 2009 29 59 2010 19 29 2011 35 765 2012 65 32 2013 51 602 2014 8 36 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX thousand tons of XNUMX was transported in the XNUMX month.
- Investments in progress
TCDD is continuing its efforts and investments in order to meet the demand that will occur after the establishment of the trade infrastructure, partly due to the confusion in the region and the railway transportation which is negatively affected by the civil war.
In this context, ongoing studies in Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa and Şırnak and in Mardin and the cost of 2 billion 282 million 558 thousand pounds exploration and project cost continues.
2015-2017 51 million 253 thousand pounds spent within the scope of the projects planned to be completed.