M. Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said: bugün Today we are in the first place in shipyard service in Europe. This is a joyful, honorable situation. As a natural result of all these, we have achieved a ship industry that can compete with the world and an effective maritime sector today. ”
Minister Turhan, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry in his speech at the Assembly Meeting, "the heart of industry and trade", "the country's production center" Kocaeli is very happy to be said.
Turhan in Turkey, as everyone is aware, the area and pointing out that transition from a period of very important developments in the world, the strategists of the world, he said commenting on the point where the deepest crisis since the second world war.
Turhan pointed out that some people described all of this as a different world war and continued as follows:
“In the opinion of some thinkers, before the political and economic crisis, there is a crisis of humanity and this crisis triggers almost everything negatively. I'm telling you this for; Let's deal with politics, whether industrialists, let us be producing services, or let us be a person sitting at home. We cannot do anything healthy by ignoring this. For example, glaciers are melting with each passing day, 'What happened to me.' I can not say. In our immediate geography, blood takes the body, 'What's up to me.' I can not say. There are countries that want to determine the rules of trade with colonial logic, 'What's up to me.' I can not say. Of course, 'What is it to me? may also say. I respect that but it remains what it produces, it cannot travel for two barley lengths. However, this country needs marathon runners, not two barley-longers. The way to do this, no matter what we do, is to read well what is happening in the world. ”
“We are a global logistics base”
Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said that the world was reshaped politically and commercially after the end of the Second World War and said, “If we had chosen to produce with our own resources, manpower, with our own resources instead of national production if we had, we tüttürs our industrial chimneys, we güçlendirs our transportation infrastructure, today would be living in a very different Turkey. "he said.
Emphasizing that these are not dreams, Turhan said, “Dream? Of course not, because we live in such a geography that we are on the important trade corridors at the intersection of three continents. We are not only between east and west, but also between north and south on a global scale. Do you say sea, land or air, or rail? All possible. Could that be a big asset? Industrialists will know better what all this means. Because production is the first step for an industrialist for a manufacturer, it is the second, third step to get it to the market in the safest and cheapest way. Kul
“We made the airline the way of the people”
Minister Turhan, they told all this throwing motion signed a historic decision on Turkey, said they started the transportation mobilization.
Referring to their projects during the AK Party ruling Turhan, said: eler What did we do? We have fortified the national and international corridors of our country by making our network of roads, which constitute the main backbone of our transportation system, much more powerful with divided roads, highways, bridges, tunnels and viaducts. We have increased the physical and geometric standards on our state and provincial roads extending to every corner of our country, we have increased the service level and traffic safety by establishing intelligent and high quality transportation systems. We have focused on neglected rail transport, which has been neglected for many years. On the one hand, we have renewed our untouched lines for decades, and on the other hand, we breathed our passenger and freight transportation with new railways, urban rail lines and high-speed train projects. In addition, we focused on logistics infrastructure studies in order to gain more added value from railway transportation. By applying the technological and structural changes that air transportation has reached in the world in a short period of time like 16, we have made the airway the way of the public. We have expanded the air transport network throughout the country beyond liberalizing air transport and opening it to competition. We have made our national airline company THY a global brand preferred not only by our own people but also by world citizens. We have exponentially increased our value and competitiveness in this field with our Istanbul Airport, one of the world's largest air transport centers. ”
"Transportation is also easy access to prosperous Turkey"
Turhan said that important investments have been made in the field of information and technology and said, ık We have equipped our country with communication facilities that are indispensable for everyday life. As a result, all these activities, today, than yesterday transportation much easier in access as well, we have gained a safe and prosperous Turkey. "he said.
Turhan recalled that he visited Yalova shipyards yesterday and said, “According to the information given to us by our shipyards there, we are in the first place in shipyard service in Europe today. Construction, maintenance and repair. This is a very happy, honorable situation. As a natural result of all these, we have achieved a ship industry that can compete with the world and an effective maritime sector today. ”
Minister Turhan, the meaning and importance of the seas within the political boundaries is not only consists of, these places carry great value in the geo-economic, he said.
“Kocaeli's share in the industry is 51 percent ″
Minister Turhan said that Kocaeli, which is located on the transition corridor between Europe and the Middle East, has a great advantage with its proximity to Istanbul, and that the city's contribution to 13's production contribution to Turkish manufacturing industry after Istanbul reveals this situation. told.
Turhan, Kocaeli, such that a substantial share of economic activity 51 percent of the industry attention, "is financed by the xnumx's percent of vehicle production Kocaeli, Turkey. The city, Turkey is 36 percent share in the chemical industry. 27 percent of Turkey's metal industry meets in Istanbul. These are proud figures. In addition, it has the potential to continue its development and maintain its importance thanks to the serious advantages it provides in road, sea and rail transportation. Because Kocaeli's transportation facilities are so diverse and the proximity to the 19 international airport makes Kocaeli very attractive. ”
Turhan pointed out the proximity of Cengiz Topel Airport to the airports in Istanbul. The fact that Izmit Bay is a natural harbor and that it provides access to the innermost point of Anatolia in terms of maritime transportation also provides Kocaeli with a busy seaway. boosted.
“The companies with foreign capital prefer Kocaeli most after Istanbul”
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Turhan emphasized that the increasing industrial production and world trade in our age has given and continued to give a great impetus to the maritime sector as follows:
“For this reason, foreign capital and large-scale enterprises prefer Kocaeli after Istanbul the most. 10 of the industrial companies operating in Kocaeli is composed of international companies. Another factor that makes Kocaeli valuable for industrialists is that it is in a position where combined transport is best practiced. As the Ministry, we continue to unleash this potential of Kocaeli with the rapid and conventional railway investments through trade and container ports and logistic villages. We have invested over 12 billion 145 million pounds in Kocaeli's transportation and access services. When we include the investments made within the scope of BOT (build-operate-transfer), this number increases to 25 billion 280 million. With these investments, we have integrated Kocaeli into the world in terms of transportation and turned it into an international trade center. ”
Turhan, once coming to Istanbul from Kocaeli, 2 hours have been going once, moreover, said that there was such a density,, What did we do? We connected Kocaeli to all its neighbors, especially Istanbul, by high standard divided roads. 80 have increased the length of the 150 kilometers divided by 281 kilometers per year. We covered the 485 kilometer road with hot asphalt. We also commissioned a significant portion of the Istanbul-Izmir Motorway Project, which will connect Kocaeli to Izmir. Since its opening, the Osmangazi Bridge has started to attract a significant portion of the transit traffic in the Gulf. When the highway is completed, our city of 18 will be connected as commercial and industrial. Similarly, the construction of the Northern Marmara Motorway is a very important investment for Kocaeli. The total length of this project is 398 kilometer. There are 77 kilometer main road, 37 kilometer connection road and 61 kilometer junction arm in Kocaeli. As known, we have opened the entire section of Kurtköy-Liman junction to traffic and this service has brought prosperity to Kocaeli in every aspect. Kul
Turhan said that they opened the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Line and connected Istanbul, Kocaeli, Eskişehir, Konya and Ankara with YHT. In this way, Turhan reached Ankara-Kocaeli between 3 hours and Kocaeli's industrial district Gebze from İzmit. -20 noted that they reduced to minutes.
"Turkey will be achieved 2 million tons carrying capacity of the logistics sector"
Turhan reminded that they have opened the first stage of the Köseköy Logistics Center which is especially important for the automobile sector and the related sub-industry and which has great importance for import and export transportation.
Lojistik It is important to remember that the logistics service on the 340 thousand square meter area in Köseköy Station area is not forgotten. We are also preparing the tender for the remaining part. When these logistics center is completed, Turkey will be achieved 2 million tons of capacity to the logistics sector. 694 thousand square meters logistics area will be provided to Kocaeli. In the meantime, I hope we will implement the critical railway project for Kocaeli. He also Gebze-Sabiha Gökçen-Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge-Istanbul Airport-Halkalı Fast Rail project. This line will constitute one of the most important links of European part of the Silk Railway route passing through our country. Within this scope, we completed the survey-project works at Gebze-Sabiha Gökçen Airport-Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge-Istanbul Airport section of 118 kilometers. We plan to participate in the construction tender within the budget. In addition, we started the project works by delivering space at 22 kilometer Istanbul Airport-Çatalca section. 1 / 25.000 scale studies have been approved and 1 / 5.000 scale project studies are continuing. ”
Minister Turhan stated that they had started scheduled flights to Cengiz Topel Airport in 2011, which is called maz not to be opened sanayi in the industrial city of Kocaeli. reported that the work continues.
“Our ports will keep up with new technological developments”
Turhan mentioned that they made important works in the field of maritime, developed ferry and car ferry services and built many fishing shelters.
Kocaeli The positive results of these investments are revealed by the developing economy of Kocaeli. Kocaeli's exports from 2002 billion 1 million 268 million dollars in 2018 8 billion 903 million dollars in the year. Imports increased from 1 billion 124 million dollars to 13 billion 976 million. Of course, if we add the exports made by Kocaeli-based companies to Istanbul, we know that this figure is much higher.
However, an average of 15 thousand ships visit this region annually. Approximately 60 million tons of cargo are handled annually in the region. In this context, I think that all ports should become more modern. As the Ministry, we do our best to plan ports in parallel with urban, industrial and commercial structures, and to design transportation networks to allow multi-mode transport. I believe that the Green Port Project is a great necessity for Kocaeli and Izmit Bay. The modernization of all ports in Kocaeli by fulfilling the requirements for Green Port certification will make the Gulf more livable and increase energy and work efficiency. However, our ports will keep pace with new technological developments. ”
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Turhan added that they are ready to do whatever is necessary, including legal arrangements and infrastructure investment for the future of Kocaeli and to bring it to better places.