Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, 144 billion dollars in transportation and communication infrastructure investments in the annual amount of 11 billion dollars reported.
In his presentation to the Planning and Budget Commission of the Parliament, Arslan said that many structural reforms had been made and that they were trying to carry out the services uninterruptedly in relation to transportation and access.
Pointing out that transportation investments are important for other sectors, Arslan said that after July 15, with the instruction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to postpone investments, nothing stopped, they were not complacent, those who wanted chaos, who thought that the speed of service would decrease, as a country to do and finish their jobs as soon as possible. He emphasized that they made extraordinary efforts.
Other sectors of leverage which transportation and other work with the growth rate in Turkey 5 percent of, so Arslan stated that occur on many of the international market expectation of 15 years, transportation in the country, said that communication and experienced a massive operation and transformation to realize the infrastructure for it.
Pointing out that there were two waves of global integration in the world between 1870 and 1914, Arslan stated that the first one was overcome by the developments in transportation technologies and change was achieved, and that after 1980, the global wave of communication technologies affected the sector and developments.
Emphasizing that the developments in these two service areas affect the transportation, access and other sectors that have taken their final form in the economic and social sense in the world today, Arslan said, “If we are talking about domestic and national production, I would like to express that the role of transportation and communication infrastructure investments in this is great. Every job done serves the future, not the present. " he spoke.
"The budget of the Ministry and affiliated organizations is 28 billion 442 million TL"
Arslan, 2003-2017 362 billion liras in the field of transportation and communication at today's prices are stated by specifying, maritime regulations in the sector is opened for the private sector is invested here, the investment here is around 30 billion pounds.
The share of public-private cooperation in these investments is about 100 billion pounds, says Arslan.
“The portion realized so far is 53 billion lira, 46 billion lira portion continues. We have 505 projects that we are actually working on. Big projects consist of parts. There are 3 thousand 335 projects in total. 139 billion lira has been spent so far, and we will continue to work on projects of 182 billion lira. The budget of the Ministry, General Directorate of Civil Aviation, General Directorate of Highways, Information Technologies and Communication Authority for 2018 is 28 billion 442 million TL for 14. The increase rate is 28. If we take into account the SEEs, the investment budget of the entire ministry, its related, associated and affiliated organizations is 794 billion 54 million TL, including the others 49 billion TL. There are budgets that appear in the ministry's budget and then transferred to DGCA and Highways, it happened again in the past, we did not show it in the ministry's budget to avoid duplications. We have shown it in the budget of other relevant institutions. The highest increase rate is XNUMX percent in the railway sector. "
Expressing that they are working on the economic and social effects of transportation and communication investments, Arslan said that the investment made that year, not from the deflator, on the basis of the sector, if calculated from the exchange rate this year, 76 billion dollars in the highways sector, 22 billion dollars in the railways, 9 billion dollars in the airline sector, and in the maritime sector. The private sector, including the shipyards and ports, is 30 billion dollars, 35 billion dollars within the framework of the regulations made in the communication sector, new and domestic satellites, the development of the telecom infrastructure, the e-Government Gate, the modernization of the PTT, postal and new fields of activity, including 144 billion dollars noted that the investment was made.
Considering the direct and indirect sectors affected by transport and communication investments, Arslan pointed out that the maritime, road and air transport, storage, logistics, telecommunication and postal sectors were directly affected directly. and the share of sectors such as 12 reported.
International organizations directly and indirectly affected the sectors within the framework of certain acceptance of the Arslan, said:
“When we take it from that point of view, we see that direct sectors constitute 12 percent of GDP, and indirect sectors make up 24 percent, 36 percent of GDP. In particular, the OECD data contained Considering the 15 top countries in the ranking of GDP Turkey, with GDP per thousand 4 14. queue, # 1 with 7 percent today. However, there is a discrepancy between ministry data and recorded data. Our spending is much higher at $ 13,4 billion annually, and this seems much lower. If you take that number into consideration, it will be among the top three. In other words, we are the country that allocates 1,6 percent of GDP. Investments have effects in the operating period. Considering the investment figures, it has an impact of 3 percent of GDP, a total of 2003 billion dollars when we consider the effects in the investment and activity periods between 2016-286. Looking at the impact of investments on employment, there is an annual average of 639 thousand people. For 2016, this figure is 966 thousand people and the SGK premium of 2,7 billion dollars was paid from here. "
Arslan explained that the annual savings amount of 144 billion dollars in transportation and communication infrastructure investments is 11 billion dollars, “The monetary value of 1,4 billion hours of time savings is 2,7 billion dollars. In vehicle operating expenses, there is a saving of 1,1 billion liters of fuel, approximately 1,4 billion dollars, and a saving of 2,5 billion dollars in terms of vehicles. said.
"The lives of 9 thousand people were saved every year"
Despite the increasing traffic volume every year 9 thousand people who saved their lives indicating Arslan, the average age in the country, the average age of the international organizations, the difference between the average age of the work is calculated as a labor force per person calculated 370 thousand dollars, 3,9 billion dollars derived from the source here, he said.
Arslan stated that there are savings due to the decrease of carbon dioxide emissions. Due to the fact that the public transactions are carried out in electronic environment, the savings in travel and accommodation costs in public transactions is 420 million dollars and the productivity of the personnel in public transactions is increased. about 758 thousand tons of paper is saved, this means that the 3 thousand trees, ie the 50 hectares of forest area is not meant to be cut.
"2,9 billion lira was spent on social responsibility projects"
Arslan, Wimax, FATIH, stated that they spent about 2,9 a year on social responsibility projects such as establishment of GSM infrastructure, establishment of base stations, establishment of information technology classes to villages in rural areas.
Expressing that they reach the countries where 4 billion 1 million people live with a flight of approximately 540 hours while carrying out the projects, Arslan said, “The GDP here is 35,7 trillion dollars. The trade volume in these countries is 6,8 trillion dollars. Our aim is to benefit more from this trade volume and to get a share from transportation by completing international corridors. " used the expressions.
Arslan, said they are making efforts to return to the logistics of transport, in 2016 Logistics Performance Index, which ranks 160 countries in 34 of Turkey, said they aimed to increase to at least 15.
Turkey with Asia and Europe, that is at the center of the African regional freight transport with Russia, pointing Arslan, logistics centers in the region of origin $ 2 trillion trade volume of freight to be taken share enough so stressed that it is important.
Expressing that they attach great importance to connecting freight centers and ports to main corridors by railways, Arslan said, “We will connect 279 freight centers with a total length of 389 kilometers, with 33 connection rights. Thus, we will create an additional 45 million tons of load carrying capacity per year. This is a very important figure for our country. We continue to work on 10 of them, and work is ongoing for 41 to be included in the investment program. " found the assessment.
"30 percent relief in traffic with SGS"
Arslan stated that with the Free Passage System (SGS), which is important for road safety, there was a 30 percent relief in traffic with the removal of the toll booths, and explained their work on traffic safety.
Stating that there has been 70 percent progress in the construction of Istanbul New Airport, Arslan reminded that the first stage of the airport will open on October 29, 2018.
Channel Istanbul Project that work on many routes that express Arslan, finalize the project's cross-section and accordingly, the finance model will start the bidding process.
”Turkish merchant marine fleet has been strengthened“
Arslan stated that the Turkish maritime merchant fleet has been strengthened in the maritime sector and that the amount of cargo handled at the ports is aimed to reach 190 million tons from 449 million tons as of the end of this year.
Arslan pointed out that the year-end expectation in ro-ro transportation, which increases the logistics independence, is 469 thousand units, and that the number of passengers carried on cabotage increased by 2003 in 2016-48 to 148 million, while the amount of handled cargo was increased by 82, 53 million tons. .
Referring to the works regarding the ports under construction, Arslan explained that the infrastructure of the Çandarlı Port was completed, that they changed the superstructure to serve different and combined areas due to the international contraction in the container market, and that they were working to benefit from the Çandarlı Industrial Zone.
Arslan emphasized that they increased the yacht mooring capacity from 8 thousand 500 to 18 thousand 545, and stated that it is very important to monitor ships and planes, that they have many studies to monitor the ship traffic, and that they carry out instant follow-up in order to eliminate the dangers in the Bosphorus crossings.
Emphasizing that they support domestic and national production, Arslan said:
“While providing services to villages with a population below 500 that cannot receive GSM service in rural areas, we made it obligatory to use ULAK at 30 percent. Tests have begun. We now have a national base station. We are reducing foreign dependency. We create national and domestic e-mail. We are establishing a national e-mail and instant communication platform. Thus, we will ensure that corporate and personal data are more secure. We will make serious savings in license and maintenance fees given to foreign companies. We give our incentives in all software sectors. We aim to complete and put into service next year. "
“We will increase the localization rate to 74 percent in YHT”
Arslan, domestic communication satellite Turksat 6a TUSAM-TAI project, pointing out that they also received TUBITAK commissioned and developed in Turkey, made the proficiency tests and reported that the satellite would be launched in 2020.
Space Agency to continue working on the transfer of the Minister of Arslan, space technologies in the development of materials that can be used in open space environment, he said.
Stating that they also produced the national freight wagon, Arslan said, “We designed a new generation national freight wagon that is 20 percent lighter, cost 15 percent lower, easy to maintain, and started mass production. We have the capacity to produce 150 pieces every year. " he spoke.
Stating that they have made progress in nationalization in the High Speed Train (YHT), Arslan said, “We have purchased 96 sets and we are doing it within the scope of the Industry Cooperation Program. In the beginning, we will be dependent on outside, but we will increase the localization rate to 74 percent. Necessary work has begun in our factory to produce aluminum bodies for the National EMU (electric train set). We are starting in 2018, I hope it will be on our rails in 2019. " used the expression.
"The number of e-Government users reached 35 million"
Explaining that 5 boats have passed to the Turkish Flag as of this year, Arslan stated that this is a very important development in terms of the promotion and economy of the country, and that 74 thousand people working in the sector have been included in the social security system.
Minister Arslan pointed out that the National Public Integrated Data Center, which will work in an active, redundant structure for the unification of the data centers of all public institutions, will save the country 10 billion TL in 15 years and emphasized that the existing 43 institutions benefit from KamuNet.
The number of e-government users reached 34,8 million, Arslan, the number of services 2 thousand 332, the number of institutions 361, the monthly average service usage of 117 million reported.
Arslan, referring to the importance of e-Correspondence in terms of providing integrated e-government service, explained that they aim to provide services from a single point without requesting documents from the citizens.
Stating that the state services will reach all segments of the society with the "One Stop Service Points" project, Arslan said, "We will establish centers where we aim to provide public services to our citizens who do not have information literacy or with disabilities in electronic environment. The pilot implementation will start next year in Ankara. " he spoke.
Arslan pointed out that the number of fiber subscribers reached 2,1 million and the fiber length reached to 304 thousand kilometers and that the installation for the Electronic Communication Infrastructure Information System (EHABS) was completed.
The new satellite projects, 5A and 5B-related processes have been completed and the contract will be signed next week stating that Arslan, said:
“We will have sent 5A in 2020 and 5B in 2021. We will be one of the countries with Ku band capacity of 5 countries. We are in 31 degrees east orbit with a rental satellite, we will be with our own satellite. Our satellite communication capacity will increase. "
Arslan, who also explained the activities carried out by PTT, stated that the company provides services to all parts of the country as a universal postal service provider, and that within the scope of electronic services, an income of 1 million TL was obtained in return for 104 billion 153 million shipments.
"Our target for YHT this year is 7,1 million passengers"
Referring to the importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which was opened on October 30, Arslan gave the following information:
“The infrastructure is ready for the extension of this line to the second line. We will make the superstructure. While 6,5 million tons is foreseen at the beginning, 17 million tons, 25 million tons and 50 million tons of cargo are expected to pass through this line later. We run the second line simultaneously. "
Stating that they are targeting 7,1 million passengers this year in YHT transportation, Arslan stated that 40 million trips were made in 11 provinces where 35,3 percent of the country's population lives, and passenger satisfaction is 95,8 percent.
Arslan stated that the 3-storey Great Istanbul Tunnel will be completed by the end of this year, and the tender will be held at the beginning of the next year.
Armstrong's BAŞKENTRAY that the information will be opened in the end, noise mapping and the work that they started making noise resistant barrier was stated that a new field will meet Turkey.
Reminding that they increased the number of active airports to 55, Arslan noted that the total number of passengers will reach 189 million.
Europe in Turkey's domestic highlight is the fastest growing country in Armstrong, he said that 7 points from 55 centers in 119 countries and 296 destinations worldwide realized.