The final stage of high-quality connection to Trans-European Transport Networks Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line Project Çerkezköy-Kıkıkule Section Construction Work Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at the former Karaağaç Train Station. 25 September 2019 ceremony took place on; Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, Chairman of the Delegation of European Union to Turkey Christian Berger, the European Union Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc and TCDD General Director Ali Ihsan participated appropriate.
Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, made a speech at the ceremony and said: ıyla With our country's route from Bulgaria border to Istanbul Halkalı-Kapıkul Railway Line Project represents the binding Turkey to the EU and geographically. "Expression was found in.
In his speech in Turkey, three continents, linking a very important geo-strategic and Turhan Minister expressing that we have a geopolitical position that Turkey is both a geographical location, cultural heritage and historical continuity with both Asia and the Middle East to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea as well as the European countries and more than 50 percent of Turkey's exports to Europe realized that gave the information.
In his assessment of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Turhan, "as Turkey, ensuring the highest standards of European integration of transport networks, always been among our priorities. Request, Halkalı- With the opening of the Kapıkule Railway Line, the final phase of high-quality connection to Trans-European Transport Networks will be completed. Due to the position of our country that connects Europe to Asia and the Far East, the fact that the trade routes between Europe and Africa are at the focal point for the growing Asian economies makes the construction of this line much more important. Kul
Modern Silk Road Gaining Vitality
Minister Turhan said, dır It is also very meaningful that it will contribute to the Yol One Generation One Way Project amaç which aims to create a huge infrastructure and transportation network by linking China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. ' In order to bring the modern Silk Road to life, we have recently accomplished great works in our country, on the east-west and north-south axis. Therefore, we have approached the implementation of the Iron Silk Road from London to Beijing as a strategic issue from the very beginning. With the Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line that we opened for service, we have clearly demonstrated our support and belief in this project. ”
Halkalı-Kapıkul Railway Line Project, the European Union and cooperation within the framework of long Turhan Minister underlined that this is a project that is striving for the realization, said: "Both Turkey and also considerably at all levels in the European Union side, labor and efforts have been made. With the launch of the line, commercial mobility for all will be serious and everyone will benefit. Budget size and technical features, as well as our country's route from the Bulgarian border to Istanbul, Halkalı-Kapıkul Railway Line Project geographically symbolizes the binding Turkey to the EU. We will lay the foundation Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line Project Çerkezköy- For the construction of Kapıkule Section, a new record will be set by using the EU grant of 275 million Euros. The workforce that will be needed during the 4 year construction works will be provided from the region as in our other projects.
The development of relations between Turkey and the European Union Turhan explained that historical responsibility, better highlighting of the rail foundation laid railway line will further strengthen relations with the EU and wished to be auspicious.