Exciting project: Ankara-Istanbul 70 minutes: Call traffic is carried out for the direct line that will reduce the Ankara-Istanbul Line to 70 minutes. This issue will also be on the table during the talks of Qatar Emir Hamad Al Sani with the President today.
The “direct high-speed train” project, which will reduce the transportation between Ankara and Istanbul to 70 minutes, was exciting. While the project announced by the Minister of Transport, Lütfi Elvan, is planned to be built with the 'Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)' model, it was learned that the project was launched to some countries, including Qatar, for financing. The issue is envisaged to be discussed at the meetings with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Temim bin Hamad Al Sani, who will be hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today.
PROJECT WILL BE MADE WITH BOT
The project on the government's agenda will be different from the current rapid trend that goes from Ankara to Eskişehir and from there to various cities in Istanbul. A new line aims to connect Ankara and Istanbul directly by high-speed train. Thus, the 500 km line is expected to be reduced to around 340 km. The fact that some companies also expressed their warmth towards the construction with the “BOT” model pushed the Ministry of Transport to new plans.
According to the news of the evening, if the new line is built, the high-speed train is planned to go at 350 km / kWh and the journey time is planned to decrease to around 70-80 minutes between the two cities. Ankara-Istanbul transportation is provided within 3 hours and 15 minutes due to stopping at various stations with the existing high-speed train line. During the visit of Minister of Transport Lütfi Elvan to Qatar between November 19-21, it was stated that the brochures of this project were presented and the expectation that a joint study could be carried out was conveyed.
WORLD CUP MARKETING
Talks, which is still rapidly increasing volume of trade between Turkey and Qatar for $ 618 million and the joint venture will be headed tabled. As Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, it is stated that there are new cooperation opportunities especially in the field of contracting. During the visit of Minister Elvan, it was decided by the Turkish company to make cards with chips on entry and security. In Turkey, the Ankara-Nigde Çandarlı Port Motorway, will be held in the Port of Mersin Tasucu BOT projects will be held up by negotiations on the Dardanelles Bridge Crossings take on the role of wealthy Qatari investors