Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, mega projects in Turkey with the Transit and Transport Cooperation Agreement (Lapis Lazuli) reported that they made great efforts to connect the corridor to Europe.
International Transport Ministers' Conference of the Parties to the Transit and Transport Cooperation Agreement was held in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.
He attended the conference on behalf of Turkey Turhan, in his speech at the opening session, Asia and noting that passed through a period of deepening of economic and commercial relations between the European continent which has reached two continents dollars 1,5 trading day billion between.
Turhan, this trade volume is expected to continue to increase and 2025 billion dollars in 740 is expected to reach a billion dollars, considering the trade volume between the two continents said that the development of transportation is very important.
In this sense, Afghanistan Lapis Lazuli corridor, Turkmenistan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the economy in Turkey, aiming at the development of trade relations and transportation links Turhan stated that a very important initiative, the Caspian Sea to the central corridor and Lapis Europe and Asia, the Lazuli route The two important corridors connecting said that it developed rapidly.
Turhan pointed out that all the countries that are party to the agreement have made great efforts in this direction and said:
Tır Undoubtedly our steps towards infrastructure investments and transportation will facilitate the further activation of these routes. The role of the Caspian crossing is very critical in the efficient service of this corridor. The recently opened Turkmenbashi International Port was one of the most important projects of the modern Silk Road. This port will connect Afghanistan and China to Europe through Central Asia as the rings of a chain with the recently completed Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project. This success of the brother country Turkmenistan is a great source of pride and pride for us. with mega-projects in Turkey, we're striving to connect this corridor to Europe. modern Silk Road developed road network and uninterrupted railway link with Turkey has become one of the important countries. "
The last 15 to strengthen the transportation infrastructure in the year 520 said that they invested a billion pounds Turhan, divided road length of 26 thousand 198 kilometers, highway length of the 2 thousand 657 kilometers was passed.
Turhan pointed out that the railway network has reached 12 thousand 710 kilometers and they continue to implement the 13 project, including the construction of new railway lines on the UN Trans-Asia Railway Network and the rehabilitation of existing lines.
Indicating that the number of airports 56'ya removed, the next 5 65 this number will increase in the year, the completion of the 200 million passengers will serve the capacity of Istanbul Airport was opened last month recalled.
Turhan stated that the development of transportation infrastructures is important but not enough alone, çok It is only possible to convert certain routes into priority transportation corridors, but it is possible to facilitate transportation on this line, to develop multimodal alternatives and logistics facilities ın.
Can The work on revitalizing the Silk Road is increasing “
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Mehmet Han Çakiyev stated that there are increasing efforts to revitalize the Silk Road both regionally and nationally.
"Lapis Lazuli Agreement within the framework of trade corridors in Afghanistan's central Ashgabat been Turgan, after connecting the Caspian, Baku continues until, after Tbilisi to Turkey and from Turkey will go to Europe. This Transit Transport Corridor, which connects Central Asia with Europe, will also help to improve our trade volume. This conference shows that the slogan of kal the heart of the Turkmenistan Great Silk Road Y has really come to life. Konferans
The Prime Minister of Azerbaijan 1. His deputy, Yakup Eyubov, said that trade routes have long since helped to develop countries such as a vein, and cultural fusion. In December, we will be sending the test load, however we will see which areas need to be developed. Aralık
The representatives of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Georgia also took the floor and expressed the demands of the Lapis Lazuli Agreement for the creation of a road map and the importance of the agreement for their countries.