Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO), July Ordinary Assembly Meeting, 24 In July 2019 was held in Odakule Fazıl Zobu Assembly Hall with the main agenda of haberleşme The importance of communication, transportation infrastructure and projects in terms of global competition and industry olan. Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, participated as a guest in the Assembly meeting, which was chaired by İSO Assembly President Zeynep Bodur Okyay.
Industry and Technology Deputy Minister Hasan-grandfather from his speech to the council members attended the meeting in the world's transportation Turhan explaining that at some point in Turkey's key in systematic, at the point where three continents intersect, emphasized that they are almost like a natural logistics center they are located on major trade corridors. Turhan, not only between the east and west, but also between the north and south on a global scale expressed that they are in the position of logistics base. Turhan said that industrialists know what all this means, because if production is the first step for an industrialist, it is the second step to get it to the market in the safest and cheapest way. Turhan said that the most common common feature of all developed industrial countries is that they have modern transportation and communication infrastructure.
Minister Turhan said: çok We have a lot to do in transportation and communication. Istanbul has an important place in these expenditures. Because not only the heart of our industry, our nation beats here, but the heart of the world beats here. For this reason, Istanbul deserves everything and you deserve it. That's why we all have big things. Our job is to pave the way for you, to overcome the challenges together. We are determined to further strengthen the transportation and communication infrastructure of our country and add new ones to our giant projects. As long as the wheels turn, the face of our nation smiles. ”
Istanbul Chamber of Industry Chairman Erdal gardener in the speech on the parliamentary agenda of Turkey's four-hour flight to 1.5 billion people and noting that reaches 7.5 trillion dollars in trade volume, "Our success in the road and air transport, did not show itself in sea and rail transport. The privatization of TCDD should be completed as soon as possible. With the increase in the share of rail transportation in export and transportation, all of our sectors, especially automotive, have a cost advantage and healthy and quality transportation is provided. Transporting agricultural products to large markets by ships from the south also supports the fight against inflation, ”he said.“ In developed countries, cities are always alive at night in terms of transport. Turkey can not use enough of the night in transportation as we step into this subject, we provide a great benefit to our economy. "
The ordinary meeting of the Assembly in July was opened by the President of the Assembly, Zeynep Bodur Okyay. Summarize Okyay said: "Turkey, in order to proceed safely to their destination in its geography that we should have to insist that we all know the economy dominates the qualified production. For this, we need a new operating system that includes a well-functioning market, a strong industry and a financial sector that supports production continuously. We are witnessing a period in which the usual dynamics of production, trade and globalization have radically changed due to many factors, especially digitalization. The global power ecosystem undergoing a chaotic process full of contradictions is in search of a different and new balance. Therefore, a new “operating system küresel on a global scale has become a necessity and not a necessity for us. The interdependence that comes with globalization turns into an increasing connectivity with digitalization. As such, this unpredictable new normally plays a critical role in all aspects of building and maintaining trust for all in all ecosystem relationships. We need to maximize supply chain security to keep investments on the one hand and attract new investments on the other. ”
ISO Parliament Speaker Zeynep Bodur Okyay invited Erdal Bahçıvan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, to make his speech on the agenda. Bahçıvan wished to revise the decisions to extend the holidays, which have become a habit in recent years, and to end these previously unplanned behaviors that have created a serious inefficiency for the real economy. Bahçıvan emphasized the importance of implementing structural measures against price rigidity without forgetting that the 15,9 end-year target set for the YEP seems achievable but that the fight against inflation is a long-term process.
Wishing success to the new chairman of the Central Bank, Murat Uysal, Bahçıvan said that they attach importance to the Central Bank's contribution to price stability, financial stability and economic growth.
Bahçıvan stated that the priority given to the manufacturing industry in the Eleventh Development Plan, which was announced to the public this month, was highly valued, and that the Industrialization Executive Board to be established under the Presidency within the scope of the Plan actively took a role in developing common strategies regarding industrialization policies and supporting domestic production. in order to develop public procurement models.
Bahçıvan stated that there are many steps planned to be taken in order to support productive investments, in particular the six priority sectors identified for the next five-year period, and among these steps, the capital and function of the Development Bank, The fact that the goal of strengthening in terms of being included in the plan is satisfactory for us industrialists, he said.
Dr. Bahçıvan, Istanbul Chamber of Industry, within the scope of the Plan to support the competitiveness of our industry, to increase the quality of growth and to improve their access to finance in all efforts to be prepared to provide their contribution to the stressed.
Bahçıvan pointed out that communication between the machines drew attention in the digital transformation of our industrial companies and explained that the developments in e-commerce changed all the past habits of consumption.
Bahçıvan pointed out that one of the most important investment areas for the countries is the information infrastructure. In this context, the communication and communication infrastructure works carried out under the coordination of the Ministry are critical developments that will constitute the backbone of the transformation of our industry and trade. Bahçıvan said, gelişme There is another important development: with the opportunities provided by globalization, the world trade volume has grown significantly in recent years. The growth of trade volume also increases transportation activities. Fast and cost-effective delivery is becoming a very important competitive advantage under ruthless competition conditions. Within this framework, the logistics sector and the transportation that we can call the backbone of this sector become an indispensable part of the global competition. Turkey to adapt to changing conditions, meets the evolving needs of the transportation and communication more effectively and increase the efficiency of policy coordination in these areas can provide thanks to greater progress, "he said.
Bahçıvan stated that the achievements in other areas in our country in recent years have not shown the same level in sea and railways and said that they consider quality maritime and rail transportation as the most important subject of the Ministry.
Pointing out that rail transportation is an important indicator in terms of the level of development of the countries, Bahçıvan reminded that rail transportation is one of the most preferred methods in the world not only with its cost advantage but also with its healthy and high quality transportation. Bahçıvan stated that although the projects implemented and being developed in our country in recent years in this field are satisfactory, the progress in this field is behind the progress in road and air transport, adding that the share of rail transport must be increased not only in exports but also in domestic passenger and freight transport.
Bahçıvan continued as follows: “The integration of OIZs with railways in particular will contribute to the reduction of the costs of our industrialists and the opening of local and global markets more easily. I would also like to emphasize that the high-speed train project in the Thrace region, which is also included in the investment program of our Ministry, is crucial for the industry in the region, especially for the transportation of qualified labor force. I would like to underline that the privatization process should be completed as soon as the Republic of Turkey State Railways for the development of railway transport in our country. "
Bahçıvan emphasized that although our country is surrounded by seas on three sides, it cannot be said that they benefit effectively from maritime transport and that the maritime transport not only provides cost advantages as it is on the same railway but also reduces the waste rate in products with healthy and high quality transportation. Bahçıvan, who gave an example from agriculture, stated that especially the southern regions came into prominence in agricultural production and met the product needs of big cities, especially Istanbul, but the use of the highway mainly for the transportation of the products would result in a great loss of products in this process. Bahçıvan stated that if this transportation was done with large ships equipped with cold weather infrastructure, both costs would decrease and the waste in the products would be prevented to a great extent, and this would make an important contribution to our country's fight against inflation.
Stating that there are problems in transportation from Istanbul to Thrace, which has gradually become the new settlement area of the industry, Bahçıvan explained that the inadequacy of the exits of the organized industrial zones caused significant time and material loss. Describing the need to make connection roads from the motorway to the OIZs, Bahçıvan also noted that the OIZs' railway connections should be completed in order to move the labor force to the organized industrial zones comfortably.
Bahçıvan said that taxes on energy and fuel directly affect our industry and weaken our competitiveness. He said that there is a distorted situation here and that both the consumer and the producer give the same tax. Bahçıvan stated that the taxes on fuel and energy should be reviewed in order to increase the competitiveness of our industry and to create a competitive advantage in logistics.
Çı In developed countries, cities are always lively at night in terms of transport. Although we are in a period where resources should be used well, unfortunately we cannot use the night sufficiently in transportation. I believe that the steps to be taken in this regard will bring great benefits to our economy. ”
Afterwards, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan, who came to the podium, said that transportation and communication is important for this era because if one of the gears stops or fails, almost everything from daily life to trade is directly affected or even knotted. The important thing is to have infrastructure that wheel long term will return and that, according to the trade and the era of the conditions to renew arbitration to Pointing out that Turhan, at this point, stating that the current geographical advantages far disadvantages include said he was lucky in this regard Turkey as a country.
The world's transportation Turhan explaining that at a key point in Turkey's systematic, at the point where three continents intersect, they were touched almost natural logistics center in on what they found important trade corridors. Turhan, not only between the east and west, but also between the north and south on a global scale expressed that they are in the position of logistics base.
Turhan said that industrialists know what all this means, because if production is the first step for an industrialist, it is the second step to get it to the market in the safest and cheapest way. Turhan said that the most common common feature of all developed industrial countries is that they have modern transportation and communication infrastructure.
Turhan continued: ca When it comes to industry, rail transportation is one step ahead. Because; Reducing transportation-related damages that will adversely affect future generations such as air pollution and global warming, taking more shares from global competition in line with rapidly changing needs, and reducing transportation costs and saving time makes rail transportation attractive. As a bridge between Asia and Europe, the neglected railways had to be lifted in order to turn the advantages of our country's geographical position into economic and commercial advantage. Under the leadership of our President and with the support of our governments, we have handled our railways with a new approach in order to achieve a balanced distribution between modes of transport as in developed countries. When of Turkey to complete 21 Total logistics center will transform the logistics base services Turkish logistics sector, 35 million square meters of open space with 13 million tons carrying capability, inventory space, we will give container inventory and handling course. With the completion of petro-chemical plants, manufacturing facilities for the automotive industry, and the connection lines and logistics centers that will serve major cargo centers, particularly ports, OIZs and mining sites, our railways will become more load bearing. Taşımacılık
Turhan emphasized that the best industrialists know what this means, if production is the first step for an industrialist and producer, it is the second and third step to procure the raw material and deliver it to the market in the safest and cheapest way. For this reason, Turhan said that they continue to work on the construction of connecting lines in order to provide railway connection to centers with load potential.
Currently the total length 433 km. Turhan stated that they are planning to build 281 km length for 38 OIZ, private industrial zone, port and free zone and 36 production facility in the coming period. Turhan added that they also make railway connections to the ports in order to transport the cargoes more quickly and economically. Stating that there are currently total 294 kilometers of railway connections to the 10 port and the 4 pier, Turhan said that they will provide more connections to the 85 port (7 km), including important ports such as Filyos and Çandarlı.
Turhan continued: gibi As you can see, we have a lot to do in transportation and communication. Istanbul has an important place in these expenditures. Because not only the heart of our industry, our nation beats here, but the heart of the world beats here. For this reason, Istanbul deserves everything and you deserve it. That's why we all have big things. Our job is to pave the way for you, to overcome the challenges together. We are determined to further strengthen the transportation and communication infrastructure of our country and add new ones to our giant projects. As long as the wheels turn, the face of our nation smiles. ”
Following the speech of Minister Turhan, members of the ISO Assembly who came to the podium shared their views on the agenda and directed their questions to Minister Turhan.