Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, Turkey also supported by Belgrade-Sarajevo highway for the project, "This highway corridors and improving their standard, Bosnia, particularly Herzegovina to revive the trade in other neighboring countries, the economy, will contribute significantly to the development of industry and other sectors." said.
Turhan, conducted day Serbia in contact with Serbian counterpart Zorana after his meeting with Mihajlovic Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) and Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) visited Turkey's Embassy in Belgrade with representatives of the capital Belgrade.
Evaluating his contacts in Serbia, Turhan said he and Serbian government officials exchanged views on land and air transport between the two countries.
Turhan voicing Serbia is an important country in the Balkans, important agreements in recent years in bilateral relations between Turkey and Serbia move to more advanced level signed, he said.
Within the scope of these agreements, Turhan made decisions regarding the support, financing and construction of works related to land transportation infrastructures in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the project and construction of the Sremska Raça-Kuzmin section of the Belgrade-Sarajevo Highway today. He stated that contracts regarding project work of the Kotroman department were signed.
Stating that these projects were undertaken by Taşyapı, a Turkish company, Turhan also said that the contract for public housing in Niş and Vranje has been signed today.
Turhan also stated that a contract has been signed for repairing the Novi Pazar-Tutin highway in Sancak region of Serbia, "These projects are important projects for this region especially for Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. said.
Emphasizing that these corridors will create an important infrastructure for trade, industry, social and economic development in the region, Turhan said, “Therefore, I think it is an important step in peace in this geography.” used the expression.
Turhan, the presidents of the two countries, the relations to a better level of pointing to the important work to point out, as both the ministry and other public institutions to establish the infrastructure of these studies to continue the work of the decision to continue reported.
Stating that he also received information from the authorities about the work of TİKA, Turhan stated that the institution still has 38 projects on education, health, revival of old works, social and cultural services, and they are about to be completed.
Turhan stated that over 100 students were given Turkish courses in YEE and emphasized that the development of social and cultural relations between the two countries also improved trade.
Explaining that the trade volume in 2017 increased by 30 percent compared to the previous year, Turhan stated that the two countries' president had special instructions to increase this figure, which exceeded 1 billion dollars to 2 billion dollars.
“The road is an important infrastructure for bringing people closer and establishing peace”
The loan will be financed by Turkey Belgrade-Sarajevo Motorway Project draws attention to the importance of Turkey Turhan, said:
"An important part of Turkey's trade is done with Europe. Turkey, the countries with the largest truck fleet in Europe. We have to pass through Serbia to transport European goods to the Balkans, Anatolia, Central Asia and the Middle East in order to transport our goods to Europe. With our improvement of this corridor, the transportation jobs that will form the basis of our trade here will be relieved. Not only for Turkey but for other countries in the region to raise their standard of this highway corridor, and; It will also stimulate trade in other neighboring countries, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and will make a significant contribution to the development of the economy, industry and other sectors. The way is important not only for the provision of goods and commercial movement among people, but also for the development of people's relations with each other. The road is civilization. The road is an important infrastructure for bringing people closer and establishing peace. ”
Minister Turhan, stating that the financing of projects covered in the framework of bilateral agreements by Turkey, "This is an important indicator to show the state of the Turkey." said. (UAB)