Railways open for use by private operators

Railways are open to private operators: Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, “After the signal and electrical work is over, we will open the railways to the use of private operators this year. They will be able to use this place for a certain price. ”
Lightning, the budget of the Ministry of Finance during the discussion of the MPs answered the questions of 2016.
Yıldırım stated that there are many different structures and examples in the world regarding the numbers and duties of the ministries and that they are not the same in any country. But there are other situations. In Japan, public works, infrastructure, transportation, tourism serve as the only ministry. Japan is a country with a population of 2 million ”.
Lightning pointed out that the ministry's duty field is wide, he continued:
“There's a plus like this, we have to see it too. Coordination between ministries and sub-sectors is easier when it is in the same ministry. For example, Highways were not connected to our Ministry before, they were connected later. After connecting, we saw this better. For example, when we decide on a project related to railways, infrastructure services or maritime, this is a port, a fishermen's shelter or a shipyard… This has a background. There will be a railroad, a road in the background. So this has to be planned simultaneously. When you are in different ministries, you cannot achieve this coordination very easily. Unfortunately, there is a negative impact on the projects due to the evaluation and time differences here. ”
- “We started preparation of a logistics master plan”
To improve the transport efficiency of combined transport business in emerging economies, emphasizing that it is of vital importance for the Lightning to reduce costs, he pointed out that Turkey had not formally been appointed as a ministerial logistics infrastructure in general.
Underlining that the new concept of logistics in Turkey Lightning, "but a decision taken was accepted as a pilot ministries Ministry about it and do the necessary coordination with other relevant ministries," he said.
Emphasizing that they have started a logistics master plan preparation first, Yıldırım said, “However, there are also ongoing projects. There are now determined projects that should be. We will carry out these master plan studies by taking these into account. ”
Yıldırım said that the infrastructure of the port of Çandarlı has been completed to a large extent, and that the tender has been awarded once with the build-operate-transfer model for the superstructure, but there are no offers since the conditions are not attractive to the operators. Yıldırım said, “Then there was another proposal and no proposal. Now we are about to complete our preparations. We are reviewing the conditions so as not to experience the same situation again. ”
Stating that the risks should be shared fairly in the public-private partnership, Yıldırım said, “The public and the operator will take their own burden and see the value of the financing they put. While making these decisions, it is necessary to make decisions by considering the expectations of both parties. The project is not feasible only by keeping the public interest in the foreground. ”
“We should have done more”
Yildirim, freight transport on railways found the following assessment:
“There is improvement, but we should have done more. We have to say that our ways are not ready for a healthy business. Over 50 years of neglected roads, we improve roads first. That's why we stop traffic. This is the reason why little transports have increased little. So far, we have renewed an axle of 9 thousand kilometers, remaining 3 thousand kilometers of our road. We will complete these in the next two years. After the signal and electrical work is finished, we will open the railways to the use of private operators this year, they will be able to use it for a certain price. I can say that the utilization rate of the gradual railways infrastructure will increase considerably in the coming years. ”
- "Turkey's main axes, we have become divided highway"
Yıldırım pointed out that the difference between the initial appropriation on the highways and the year-end realization is a common situation, “This difference is met in budgets that cannot be used in other ministerial units. If this does not suffice, this difference is met by collecting increasing amounts from other institutions ”.
"Why do we work with such a method on highways?" Yıldırım asked, “There is an investment ceiling. When we compare this with the needs, we will either spread these roads, the needs to 30 years, we will do it at that time, or we will shorten the time with such a method. If we traveled without opening allowances, the maximum amount of roads we will build during this period would be 6 thousand kilometers. However, we have made 18 thousand 300 kilometers of roads, divided roads. ”
Lightning striking Turkey they make their way to split the main axis, which is not any different thoughts, the country's infrastructure and further noted that a study conducted by thoughts should develop in a short time.
Yildirim said about the establishment of an integrated transport system, which is mainly based on the railway:
“We are trying to correct the mistake of 50, 60 years, that's the point. At the rate we want? Here we decreased from 94 to 88 in the passenger, and 2, 3 points in the load. Our goal is to fall back to 80 percent and 78 percent. We need to load more on the railways from now on. Although we have completed the projects left on the highways, we have to load more on the railways, we have to establish the connections well. We are continuing our work within the framework of a transportation master plan for railway-highway, railway-seaway, highway-airline, railway-airline. ”


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