In 2014, 5,1 billion pounds was invested in railways: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lutfi Elvan, to bring Turkey to the level of developed countries since 2003 specifying 192,5 billion pounds of investment they do, "By 2014, transport and communication 14,4 billion lira resource was allocated in the field, the amount of investment with additional resources approached 20 billion lira. ”
Elvan, Turkey on the rail, in particular high-speed train (YHT) in 2014, stressing that one of the countries mentioned frequently named the world, "was made in 2014 to 5,1 billion pounds investment in railways. In 2015, our investment amount will reach 9 billion liras. We will continue to focus on railway investments in 2015, ”he said.
Ankara-Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul YHT lines reminiscent of the commissioning of Elvan, Ankara-Izmir and Ankara-Sivas YHT Bursa and Konya-Karaman high-speed train projects are continuing construction, he added.
Explaining that the General Directorate of Highways (KGM) undertook important works in 2014 and invested 13,2 billion liras, Elvan said that they will finish 2015 tunnels with a length of 128 kilometers in 62. Elvan informed that next year, a thousand kilometers of divided roads, 850 kilometers of single roads, a thousand kilometers of bituminous hot mix, 13 thousand kilometers of surface coating will be made, and accident black spots will be made safer.
Stating that 1,1 billion lira investment has been made in the aviation and space sector this year, Elvan said that the investments will be at the same level next year. As of the end of 2014, Elvan said that the total passenger traffic exceeded 168 million. Elvan stated that they will complete the expansion works at Atatürk Airport, which is on the list of the world's top 15 airports.