Trabzon railway will remain in the dream: Small and Medium Enterprises Association (KOBIDER) President Nurettin Özgenç, what is the stage of the Trabzon-Erzincan Railway Project is in the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry of Infrastructure Investments asked the General Directorate.
Expressed an answer filled with ambiguity Özgenç, criticized the district deputies.
Ç 150 annual dream Marmaray will come true while Trabzon railway will remain in the dream? UM asking Özgenç,
“Although we say centuries-old dream for Trabzon, it is actually a 140-year expectation. It is known that the railway dream of Trabzon dates back to 140 years. Our politicians, who told Trabzon that the railway project was the dream of Ataturk, 4 years ago, 'It looks like a rather difficult project when viewed from a distance, but it is not impossible. We are working on it. Railways will be constructed in Trabzon. ”But let alone to start, even the first rail source could not be made.”
In recent years, Turkey's railway transport Özgenç Noting that times an extraordinary way, "Trabzon - Erzincan that bits of the railway project feasibility study, the project soon, although given the good news will be awarded visibly has been no progress. Namely; The feet of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge or the Third Bosphorus Bridge, which are declared to be the widest and longest suspension bridge in the world, whose foundations were laid years after Trabzon railway came to the agenda, came to the stage of completion; Even the first rail source of the 'Trabzon - Erzincan Railway Project' could not be made. "There is no need for some deputies who define themselves as" high-level "to distract the people with hollow rhetoric."
The most competent authority on the subject, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments Özgenç expressing both questions and the answer he shared as follows:
? * Is there such a project?
- When will it take place?
- At which stage is the 320 km Erzincan - Gümüşhane - Tirebolu - Trabzon Railway Line Project planned to be built?
In the letter sent on behalf of Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, to the official application we made on 3 and number 17.09.2014-58891979 [622.01] / 622.01 in the form of 46490 items in the form, “Your request for information received from the Prime Ministry BİMER Center was examined by the Ministry of Infrastructure Investments.” "The preliminary project works of the Trabzon - Tirebolu - Gümüşhane - Erzincan Railway Project have been completed and the application project will be prepared if it is included in the investment program in the coming years." It is called. However, instead of a concrete answer about exactly when it will be realized and at what stage it is, it has been answered in abstract terms with truly distant and ambiguous expressions. ”
Drawing attention to the fact that the most important item of the agenda of Trabzon is railway, Özgenç said, “In order for the Trabzon - Erzincan railway project to be realized, public reflexes should be created by the public. As long as this reflex cannot be created and with a slow turbulent turtle speed, the railroad remains a dream.
With the connection of Trabzon, one of the leading cities of our country in terms of both population and added value, the socio - economic value will increase even more. In this context, the reflection of science, methodology and rational thinking, the symbol of modernism, is the most appropriate and effective railroad in terms of service quality of passenger and freight transportation, and it is essential for Trabzon and the surrounding provinces.
As KOBİDER, we will be a follower of this project, which is of great importance for the Eastern Black Sea Region. We ask once again; When is the tender for the Trabzon - Erzincan Railway Project? What is the main reason for the delay of Trabzon - Erzincan Railway Project? He has been longing for the railroad for 70 years. When will Trabzon get on the railway? The song “Black train is delayed, maybe never comes” is valid for Trabzon?
In order to reach the construction phase of the Trabzon - Erzincan railway project, the determination must continue exactly. It should be emphasized that this project is indispensable for Trabzon by creating public opinion in a broad sense, and it should be ensured that every sector put the railway project in their forward-looking programs.
The payment should be put into the budget so that the construction tender can be made as soon as possible. The Trabzon public should also say this as a follower of the railway issue. Trabzon - Gümüşhane - Erzincan Railway, which is one of the most important projects that will affect the future of Trabzon and the region, should come to life as soon as possible.
As KOBİDER, our aim is to bring this issue to the agenda, to keep the demand for railway alive and to include Trabzon in the railway transportation network ”.