Minister Turhan, şimdiHalkalı-Kapıkul Railway Line Project In his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony, as Turkey, linking three continents, said that they have a very important geo-strategic and geopolitical position.
Turkey is both a geographic location, cultural heritage and historical continuity with both Asia and the Middle East and the Mediterranean and the Black Sea as well as Turhan said that the European countries, drew more than 50 percent of Turkey's exports of gold that perform in Europe.
Turhan, "more than 67 percent of direct investments in Turkey come from European producers to Europe and Turkey is an important part of the production and supply chain. It is possible to carry all this upwards, and this can only be achieved through a fair, stable approach. Also turmoil that have lived in the world makes it essential to move Turkey to the EU's further along. "He said.
“One generation project”
Turkey and Turhan explained that historical responsibility of developing relations between the European Union, the railway line will be laid today the foundation has insisted he will further strengthen relations with the EU.
Halkalı- Turhan stated that with the commissioning of the Kapikule railway line, the final phase of high-quality connection to Trans-European Transport Networks will be completed.
"In 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 our country's position 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 growing Asian economies makes the construction of this line much more important.
It is also very meaningful that the line will contribute to One Generation One Road Project which aims to create a huge infrastructure and transportation network by connecting China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In order to make this project, the 'Middle Corridor,, as we call it, hayat the Modern Silk Road hayat, have become very important 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 demonstrated our support and belief in this project very clearly. ”
Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line Project, in cooperation with the European Union for a long time to realize that the project is an effort to underline the Minister Turhan, said:
"Both Turkey as well as the European Union is party time considerably at all levels, and efforts have been made labor. 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.
Halkalı- With the opening of the Kapıkule Railway Line, commercial mobility will reach serious levels for all, and everyone will benefit. 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 4 year construction works will be provided from the region as in our other projects. With the commissioning of the line, commercial mobility will reach serious proportions and everyone will benefit. ”