Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit Turhan, Republic of 100. In competition with the world with services in the field of transport and infrastructure it was reported that they aimed to achieve a prosperous to Turkey.
Turhan, Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission made a presentation concerning the 2019 budget of the ministry, said the importance of mutual communication, consultation Turkey said they accepted the opportunity for all issues of concern.
Transport and infrastructure services, the government is one of the strategic issues of importance that voicing Turhan, society and state development, transportation and infrastructure investments can not be considered independent from, he said.
Turhan their areas of responsibility as the Ministry stated that they approached this awareness, "Our goal in the 100th year of our Republic with services that compete with the world in the field of transport and infrastructure, prosperous Turkey." he spoke.
Turkey's Ministry in order to reach the world its goal within the first 10 economies perseverance and Turhan striking diligently they work within the framework of the duties and responsibilities they undertake to facilitate the citizen's life, the world will improve quality of life, in which the major projects he stressed that they had a life.
Turhan, on October 95, the 29th anniversary of the Republic, stated that they opened the biggest airport in the world, which swelled the nation's chest. So we are moving to a more powerful way to Turkey tomorrow. " found the assessment.
Turhan said that they have been bringing private sector resources to the economy by using not only budgetary resources, but also alternative finance models while implementing these projects, thus opening up the sectors to competition and creating new employment opportunities.
In today's world where transportation and communication facilities and needs are constantly changing, Turhan said that they play important roles as the Ministry. At this point, they have evaluated the advantages of the country as a result of the geographical position and stated that they carried out all plans and projects within this framework.
Underlining that the principle of “let people live, let the state live” is the basic basis of all studies, Turhan stated that they made investments that will make life easier in transportation and communication in accordance with changing needs and developing technology.
“We facilitated the lives of citizens and reduced accidents”
Expressing the main backbone of the transportation network of roads, Turhan said:
“We have increased physical and geometric standards on state and provincial roads that provide transportation to every corner of our country, we have increased the level of service and traffic safety by establishing smart transportation systems. In addition, we strengthened the national and international corridors of the country with our works on the highways and divided roads, which we attach special importance to. In this way, we facilitated the lives of the citizens and reduced the accidents. We have contributed to the economy with a considerable amount of fuel and labor savings as travel distances and times are shorter. ”
Turhan emphasized that the railways which were neglected after the first years of the Republic were re-turned into a state policy, and that they developed their logistics infrastructure and activity areas with the railway investments that contribute to the economy.
Turhan, railway sector in order to increase the share and quality of the railways to liberalize and open to the competition reminded, the big cities to reduce the congestion of projects that produce traffic, he said.
“We spread the air transportation network across the country”
Air transport to the competition by opening the line that attracts attention Turhan attracted attention, as a result of cheaper ticket prices, the airline has become the way of the people, air transport network with the development of air transportation throughout the country spread, he said.
Turhan underlined that they have reached more than 300 flight destinations abroad and that they are developing tourism and trade with these countries, as well as providing new business opportunities to business people, and emphasized that they have made national airline company THY a world brand.
Pointing that the brand value will increase exponentially with Istanbul Airport, which will be one of the largest air transportation centers in the world, Turhan said, “Istanbul Airport will also make our country an important transit center between east-west and north-south axes.” said.
Turhan, Turkey's air cargo air transportation in the area with a significant advantage, he said.
In the future, Turhan said that the seas have implemented many arrangements in support of the sector with the awareness that mankind is a field of life that cannot be abandoned in the future.
Saying that the seas are being watched for 7 hours and they are made more secure, Turhan stated that they have established National and Regional Emergency Response Centers that will control all shores for quick and efficient sea pollution.
In addition to providing better transportation infrastructures to the citizens as the Ministry of the Ministry of Communication as well as the basic needs of the past have also developed communication facilities, Turhan, domestic and national facilities developed by cyber security infrastructures, electronic transactions in a secure environment, the citizens to use digital services more effectively and efficiently he said.
Turhan emphasized that they have made every point of the country more economically accessible and accessible in a shorter period of time with their work. "Thus, we have contributed to the balanced distribution of social and economic development in every region." said.
Katkı We made significant contributions to employment ”
Turhan, the ministry made significant contributions to employment with the investments, the total number of employment has reached 281 thousand, he said.
2019 budget of the Ministry, increased by 26 percent compared to last year voicing the Turhan, a decrease in the budget of the highways, where the high-cost investments in the public said they plan to do private cooperation.
Turhan emphasized that the 3-storey Grand Istanbul Tunnel, which hosts the highway and the subway for the first time in the world, will use 11 million people with the integration of 6,5 separate metro lines.
Mentioning that they reached a comfortable, fast and modern train journey to 2009 percent of the country's population with YHT in 40, Turhan stated that 44 million passengers have been transported with YHT so far.
Turhan stated that they converted the Historical Silk Road to the Iron Silk Road and said that this corridor, which was opened to operation last year, continues to serve the exporter and the industrialist with freight transportation.
Turhan reminded that Marmaray, which is 13,6 kilometers long and consists of 5 stations between Ayrılıkçeşme and Kazlıçeşme, was put into service in 2013, “20 kilometers between Gebze-Pendik, 24 kilometers between Pendik-Ayrılıkçeşme, Kazlıçeşme-Halkalı 19 kilometers between work continues. We aim to open these segments to business at the beginning of 2019. ” gave information.
Referring to the Istanbul Airport rail system connections, Turhan said, “Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport section consists of 37,5 kilometers and 9 stations, and a physical realization of 23 percent has been achieved. We aim to complete this project at the end of 2019. Istanbul Airport-Halkalı the segment consists of 27 kilometers and 6 stations. We aim to complete this section in 2020. ” said.
Minister Turhan, aviation in the world average of the growth of the world average 3 underlining the continued growth, in line with the vision of 2023 aviation industry, including the space technologies to expand the foot, he said.
115 486 terminal, 59 the number of airports, 219 the flight path, 254 the number of aircraft, 550 seat capacity, 427 7, 56 XNUMX, the international XNUMX flight point, pointing to increase Turhan, XNUMX XNUMX airport, said it has become possible to fly to the airport today XNUMX .
Turhan, noting that the project studies of Kanal Istanbul Project is about to be completed, “The development plan works related to the project have reached the final stage. We continue to prepare financial tender specifications and construction tender specifications for the construction and operation of the project. We plan to realize this project with the Build-Operate-Transfer model. ” he spoke.
Emphasizing that the tourism and trade potential of Istanbul will be increased with the logistics centers and yachts to be built within the Kanal Istanbul Project, which will increase the brand value of Istanbul, Turhan said that the city will also gain new residential areas with modern urbanism practices.
Fair use quota application
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Turhan, after his presentation, asked questions about whether the fair use quota will be lifted in 2019 or not, “There is a great improvement in electronic communication, internet, and communication every day. We try to improve our infrastructure to serve them. We try to close the doors regarding the issues we think are unfair in the legislation. That's the essence. We will put these into practice within a certain period of time. We will put it into practice in different periods of 2019 and 2019. ” used expressions.