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Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Feridun Bilgin stated that the Samsun-Kalın Railway Line Modernization Project is the highest-priced project signed by the European Union outside of the Union, and said, “We will also transfer funds from our national budget of approximately 39 million Euros to the project”.
Minister Bilgin, in his speech at the signing ceremony of Samsun-Kalın (Sivas) Railway Line Modernization Project, held at Rixos Hotel, said that the foundation of the line in question was the first railway of the Republic, which was laid by Gazi Mustafa Kemal on 21 September 1924.
The project scope of Turkey-EU financial cooperation with 220 euros EU grant, the Union, outside the boundaries that carry the highest amount of projects being signed by striking feature information, said:
“We will transfer funds to the project from our national budget of approximately 39 million Euros. Under the Transport Operational Program, which covers the years 2007-2013 with the EU, but we started actual project implementations in 2011, we have signed two major infrastructure projects within our ministry. One of them is the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Köseköy-Gebze section and the other is the Rehabilitation Project of the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Line. Today we are initiating the implementation of the third infrastructure project of this program. "
Çelikler, Gülermak and AZD joint venture from Czech Republic
Stating that the tender process of the project has been completed, Bilgin stated that the contractor who won the tender was the joint venture of Çelikler, Gülermak and AZD from the Czech Republic.
Bilgin, the infrastructure of the project's infrastructure and superstructure and signaling system to be established by specifying the establishment of the project will be completed by the end of 2017 said.
Bilgin thanked everyone who contributed to the project and stated that he fully believes that this cooperation will continue during the IPA 2014 period covering the years 2020-2 and that the success of the Transport Operational Program will increase even more.
Major part of the Samsun-Kalın line will be made from EU grant funds
TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız stated that a large part of the Samsun-Kalın line, where the modernization project will be signed, will be made from EU grant funds, “With the project, the operating speed will increase from 40 kilometers / hour to 80 kilometers / hour for passenger trains. Travel time between Samsun and Sivas will be reduced from 9,5 hours to 5 hours. Line capacity will increase from 21 trains per day to 54 trains, ”he said.
Stations at the stations and stops at the disability of the disabled people will be rehabilitated to emphasize the Stars, level crossings will be made automatic barrier, he said.
Yıldız explained that when the project is completed, the current passenger traffic could increase from 95 million-passenger-kilometer to 2018 million-passenger-kilometer in 168, and freight traffic from 657 million-ton-kilometer to 2018 million-ton-kilometer in 867.
The European Union (EU) Delegation to Turkey Charge d'Affaires also said Bela Szombati said project would connect the Black Sea to Anatolia, and will provide a significant economic contribution to regional development was noticed.
After the speeches, Samsun-Kalin Railway Line Modernization Project construction contract was signed.