Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan stated that the number of High Speed Train (YHT) passengers has approached 44 million, "We have come to an end in the Ankara-Sivas high speed train project." said.
"Culture and Tourism at New Vision" title held in Istanbul, 134. Bab-i Ali Turhan Speaking at the meeting, referring to the activities carried out in the last 16 years of transportation and communication, Turkey is competing with the world in transportation and communication were told that they brought into the country.
Turhan stated that they have equipped the country in new ways throughout 16 years, made railroad construction a national policy, close the distances at home and abroad in the airline, and equipped the whole country with the newest technologies in the village in communication; it is aimed to keep the generations alive. Based on this idea, we have invested 515 billion liras so far to strengthen our transportation infrastructure and integrate with the world. ” he spoke.
Highway, divided highway, bridge and the east-west axis with the viaduct "corridor country" as defined Turkey to the north-south line in the Turhan stated that they bring into the hallway, so that the countries of 3 continents, adjoin said that the world's most critical juncture came to the location.
Turhan, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge, Eurasia Tunnel, such as the global giant projects are reminiscent of putting into service, North Aegean Port, Gebze Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, such as the giant projects, he said.
“We built a thousand 983 kilometers of new railways”
Minister Turhan, Turkey to move with the knit network after decades of iron stating that they start again, he continued:
“We have completed the total maintenance and renewal of 10 thousand 789 kilometers of the existing railway network, most of which has remained untouched since its inception. In 2004-2018, we built 138 kilometers of new railways, an average of 983 kilometers per year. Increasing the length of the railway, which is 12 thousand 710 kilometers, to 2023 thousand 25 kilometers in 30 is among our main goals. Turkey, we have made 8 countries with a high-speed train in the world. The number of passengers carried on YHT lines approached 44 million. Meanwhile, we have come to an end in Ankara-Sivas high speed train project. With the railway mobilization we started in 2003, we increased our passenger number from 77 million to 2017 million in 183. In this way, fuel costs were also saved. ”
Stating that a new phase has been entered in air travel thanks to Istanbul Airport, Turhan stated that the number of airline passengers increased from 2003 million in 36,5 to 2017 million in 195.
“We expect the number of passengers to reach 2023 million by 450. We will increase the number of airports from 56 to 65. ” Turhan stressed that they aim to be the country that produces, develops and exports technology rather than being the country that imports technology in the aviation and space industry.
5G infrastructure work also accelerated, this technology from health to agriculture, from industry to trade in all areas of life will be achieved by indicating that the great Turhan, 2023 as a ministry for the objectives of the day and night to do their work, he said.
Saying that Istanbul has a special place and importance for them, Turhan completed his words as follows:
“We continue to serve Istanbul with new roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, subways, suburban lines. Our city with the Istanbul Airport, the world's biggest, have crowned our Turkey. We are planning to start our other mega project Kanal Istanbul in 2019. The project works of the 3-storey tunnel that will pass the Bosphorus underground have also come to an end. Under the leadership and leadership of our President, we will continue our path together, in unity and cooperation, for the strengthening of our nation and the development of our country. ”