YHT Qatar: High-speed traffic between Qatar begins with Turkey: Ankara-Istanbul line will reduce to 70 minutes playing for direct line phone traffic. 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, created excitement. 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.
The project will be done 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. With a new line, directly between Ankara and Istanbul by high-speed train
It is aimed to connect. 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.
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. With the existing high speed train line, Ankara-Istanbul transportation is provided in 3 hours and 15 minutes due to stopping at various stations. During the visit of Minister of Transport Lütfi Elvan to Qatar between 19-21 November, 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 negotiation
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 highway Çandarlı Port, Mersin Tasucu in Canakkale Harbor Bridge will be made by the BOT model until the transition project to be interviewed about the rich take on the role of Qatari investors.