Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said, “Istanbul
dan sonra yabancı sermayeli ve büyük ölçekli işletmelerin çoğunluğunun Kocaeli’nde olduğunu anımsatarak, "Sadece yabancı sermayeli sanayi firmalarının yüzde 10We know there are more than we look for Kocaeli. The most important share in Kocaeli being one of the leading centers of industry and commerce is the best implementation of combined transportation and the necessary infrastructure investments in this regard. ” said.
In his speech at the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Assembly Meeting, Arslan said that Kocaeli takes an important position in terms of land, sea and rail transportation.
Kocaeli Turkey's economy offers great contribution stated that Armstrong, noted that many ports including public and private in the city with a natural harbor.
Arslan stated that the increasing industrial production and world trade of the age has brought a great impetus to the maritime sector, “From this point on, we continue our investments to take advantage of this advantage. After Istanbul, the majority of foreign capital and large-scale enterprises are in Kocaeli. We only know that foreign capital firms are more than 10 percent when we look at Kocaeli. The most important share in Kocaeli being one of the leading centers of industry and commerce is the best implementation of combined transportation and the necessary infrastructure investments in this regard. ” he spoke.
“We have invested 15 billion 6 million liras in Kocaeli in the last 880 years”
Pointing out that the “logistic village” works with their trade and container ports as their ministry are also very important, Minister Arslan emphasized that they are aware that the integration of fast and conventional railways with them is important for Kocaeli.
Arslan stated that they have invested 15 billion 6 million liras in Kocaeli as the ministry in the last 880 years. The bridge of Kocaeli. It is an important study to increase the transportation and access of Kocaeli. ” used the expression.
Explaining highway, airline and railway investments in the city, Arslan said, “The results of the investments are important. It is important, it is useful to say here. As you mentioned, we have reached 2,4 billion dollars in 14 years from 59 billion foreign trade volume. This is a very important advance, figure. You said you again, is taking place in Turkey's foreign trade 17,3 percent of Kocaeli. If you include the productions of companies that are produced in Kocaeli and headquartered elsewhere, we know that this figure is much higher. We also know that every return we make in Kocaeli is very fast in terms of Kocaeli's industry, the industry of our country, and the growth of our country. ” spoke in the form.
Stating that they are connecting Istanbul, Kocaeli, Eskişehir, Konya and Ankara with YHT, Arslan said:
“This was very important, we reduced the distance between Ankara and Kocaeli for 3 hours, but with the work done, it will fall to much lower levels. Work is ongoing now. We are aware of the importance of this. Gebze from Kocaeli, 3rd airport over Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. HalkalıProject work on an alternative line that will go to Europe from the line continues. This is also very important. Our industrialists' demand also includes freight transportation. The meaning of the high speed train is also the transportation of freight. When railway vehicles suitable for high speed train, that is 200 kilometers, are purchased, we will be able to carry passengers and carry loads with 200 kilometers. Yavuz Sultan over Selim Bridge HalkalıThe line to go to Europe from there is a fast train, it is 200 kilometers. Therefore, it will also carry freight. I think it is an important work for Kocaeli. ”
Minister Arslan stated that the Osmangazi Bridge concerns 18 provinces and noted that the bridge is an important project for the growth of the country's economy and industry.