Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan stated that the works are continuing on the roads that will connect Konya to the Mediterranean, and said, “Our work in the viaduct and tunnel, especially in the mountainous regions, is intensified. Our aim is to connect Konya with the ports in the Mediterranean basin and tourism areas in the region, such as the roads connecting Central and Western Anatolia to the Aegean.” said.
Minister Turhan, visited the AK Party Konya Provincial Directorate in the statement, said that the crossroads of the transportation routes of the province.
Reminding that the roads connecting Konya to neighboring provinces have been turned into divided roads, Turhan said that in some parts of the country, efforts to raise the physical standards are continuing. Pointing out that the works are continuing on the roads that will connect Konya to the Mediterranean Region, Turhan said:
“Our work is concentrated in the viaduct and tunnel, especially in mountainous regions. Our aim is to relate Konya to the ports in the Mediterranean basin with the tourism areas in the region, such as the roads connecting Konya to the Middle and West Anatolia and the Aegean. In this way, to improve the transportation infrastructure that will allow the tourists who come to the Mediterranean to use our tourism capacity better, to provide comfortable transportation to our Konya. ”
Konya Metro has come to tender stage
Underlining that the High Speed Train (YHT) has brought significant gains to Konya, Turhan gave the good news that the logistics center under construction will be put into service in the coming days.
Turhan stated that the works are going on in the project that will connect Konya to Mersin over Karaman by rail and added:
Work on signaling continues in the high-speed railway project between Konya and Karaman. It will be completed this year and will continue to serve as a signal. Konya is a rapidly developing province in the region. There is a metro project to solve the problem of public transportation in the city. With the protocol we signed with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Konya Metropolitan Municipality and the decision of the Council of Ministers, we have completed our project work on this. It is at the tender stage. Konya is not only an industry and tourism city, but also an education city with 5 universities. 130 students are studying in Konya. This is a very important potential. It was unthinkable for Konya to provide infrastructure services to this education system only with the means and resources of the metropolitan municipality. For this, our government will tender the public transportation metro system related to Konya's urban transportation in the coming period and implement the project in order to relieve this problem.
During the visit, Turhan was accompanied by AK Party Konya Provincial Mayor Hasan Angı, Metropolitan Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay and mayor candidates of central districts and party members.