Minister Lutfi Elvan State Railways Will Be Liberalized

Minister Lutfi Elvan State Railways will Liberalization: fifth in Eurasia Rail Turkey it held in Istanbul Expo Center Exhibition organized by domestic and 300 foreign exhibitors was inaugurated.

The fifth Eurasia Rail Fair held in Turkey with 300 domestic and foreign exhibitors was opened with a ceremony held at Istanbul Expo Center. Transport and Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan, who participated in the program, said that a tender of 80 train sets will be held for the high-speed train and the State Railways (DDY) will be liberalized.

The 5th biggest railway fair in the world, '25. International Railway, Light Rail Systems, Infrastructure and Logistics Fair '(Eurasia Rail) was opened at the Istanbul Fair Center in Yeşilköy. Transport the opening of the exhibition, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lutfi Elvan, the International Railway Union (UIC) Director General Jean-Pierre Loubınoux, the European Union Delegation to Turkey Undersecretary François Begeot and TCDD acting general manager of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry Undersecretary Mehmet Hamdi Lightning, with made together . 300 companies from XNUMX countries are participating in the fair.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister Lütfi Elvan announced a new project that will connect Central Anatolia to the Mediterranean. Elvan said,. We will bring our citizens and industrialists in the Central Anatolia to the Mediterranean and the ports with an important route to connect the Central Anatolia to the Mediterranean, from Konya to Karaman and from there to Ulukisla and from there to the Adana-Mersin highway project. “ .


Elvan said that the Adana-Mersin line would extend to Habur. “We will start the construction works in 2015. We have some important projects. These projects will be the fastest railway line connecting the Adana-Mersin route to Habur. We will begin construction work on this line in a short time. Gaziantep-Sanliurfa line when it comes to which lines. We will start the construction of this line this year. Bu


Elvan said that the 80 high-speed train tender will be held this year. In particular, industrial and design-related bidding process continues. In addition, we know that our General Directorate of State Railways needs high speed train sets in parallel with the infrastructure investments. In this context, we are going to make a tender for 80 train sets in the coming days. Here's why xnumx'lük must make nativism and production in Turkey. And we will surely seek the condition of having a local partner. Ve


Stating that FDI will be liberalized, Elvan said, “Another important issue is the liberalization of the State Railways. All work on this has been completed. Opinions of relevant institutions, non-governmental organizations were received. And in the coming days, we will have taken the step to liberate the railway. Thus, we will have created a faster production mechanism. In 2015, we will complete the 332 km railway infrastructure. And we will be at the service of the citizens. ” said.


Minister Elvan stated that the historic silk road will be re-launched, geçiril Another important project is the Baku -Tiflis-Kars railway project with the Marmaray project, which will revive the historical silk road. Despite the winter here, our work continues. By the end of this year, we will open the Kar-Tbilisi-Baku line. Not only our own citizens, but all Europe, Central Asia, the Far East will be presented to the service.

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