Exports of fruits and vegetables to the east

East of the fruit to give life and vegetable exports to the railways: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Turkey's east generated region has fruit and specifying vegetables failed to reach target markets abroad, "Region-specific special fruits and vegetables are produced, but consumed in the local unable to reach their target markets Therefore, the production does not increase, but when the products become able to go to the target markets, where they can go from where they are the last point, people will be able to produce more and sell more. ”

Minister Arslan made evaluations on the Kars-Iğdır-Dilucu-Nakhchivan Railway Project, which is a branch of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which was completed in the Eastern Anatolia Region.

Transportation in eastern Turkey in general sense of which made the whole work between western central aisle of the Armstrong pointed out that complementary, "Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, our other two bridges, Eurasia, a complement to the Marmaray central corridor. We are making the last 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which is a complement to this corridor. This middle corridor is a corridor that can reduce the load movement from Europe to the south of our country and the Middle East. That's why we want to produce not only Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway but also other alternatives while completing the middle corridor. ” he spoke.

Arslan, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, those who will use the road, Kars-Igdir-Dilucu-Nakhichevan way to the south of the regions that can be expressed by expressing, said:

“After a train from Edirne arrives in Kars, if he is going to use the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, he will go to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and therefore to the north of China. We also want to create an alternative, a line that will go to Iğdır-Dilucu-Nakhchivan and thus to Iran via Kars. This in turn loads to Iran via Turkey to the eastern direction, and from there to Pakistan, India, China will also have completed a corridor to reach the south. That's why we care so much about this project. ”

Turkey-Azerbaijan-Iran cooperation

Scheduled for the Kars-Igdir-Dilucu-in Nakhchivan railway line not only in Turkey, Iran and Arslan Minister explained that Azerbaijan is at hand, "We are working in very close relations with Azerbaijan trying this project and Nakhchivan. We also conduct processes with Iran. We have come to a certain stage in studies. Of course, international projects have shown in our Baku-Tbilisi-Kars experience that it is not enough just for a country to be ready. Other countries that are addressed also need to be ready. ” said.

After the agreement of the parties will begin construction of the railway voicing Arslan, said:

“We made an agreement with Azerbaijan and Georgia on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, and traveled as three countries. Now, in the same way, we continue our negotiations with Iran and Azerbaijan to complete this corridor. We will start as soon as 'both sides are ready, simultaneously, can be started'. We carry out their processes. All the countries that are parties are aware of the importance of the Kars-Iğdır-Dilucu-Nakhichevan-Iran corridor. Our talks and studies only about the timing continue. ”

“Products will reach the markets easily with transport corridors”

Emphasizing that the products produced in the region will go to the target markets more easily with the development of the industry as well as the construction of roads and railways in Eastern Anatolia, Arslan said, “Very special fruits and vegetables are produced for the region, but they are consumed locally because they do not reach the target markets, so the production does not increase, but the products are produced by rail. When it becomes able to go to the target markets, where it comes to the last point, people will be able to produce much more and want to sell more. ” found the assessment.

Arslan, highways and railways made and expressed to be built in the east of Turkey will contribute to the target market of fruits and vegetables to ulaştırıp country's economy, he said:

“Attraction centers will support employment and production, dams will support the production of such products, especially in regions where fruit and vegetable growing are important. The transportation corridors we will create will enable these fruits and vegetables, including the railway, to be easily accessible to the markets. All this provides an important advantage in terms of the development of the country and its economic added value for the people and the growth of the country's economy. ”

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