Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan also that Turkey Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey carried out with the participation of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) in "The Railway Institute of Transport Technology" cooperation protocol signing ceremony for the establishment in his speech, expressed satisfaction with the signing of the protocol.
UZ WE ARE TARGETING ATTACHING TECHNOLOGICAL INDEPENDENCE IN RAIL TRANSPORT SECTOR ”
In the Ministry, 11. Varank stated that they emphasized the importance of rail systems in the 2023 Industry and Technology Strategy prepared within the framework of the Development Plan. The Ministry of Transport also plans to invest 15 billion euros in this sector, including infrastructures, in the next 70 year. This amount alone shows us how critical the use of domestic and national resources in rail systems is. ”
THE WAY TO TECHNOLOGICAL INDEPENDENCE
Varank, signed the protocol on behalf of the catch of technological independence, noting that it is an important step, "Our goal as Turkey, rail catch of technological independence in the transport sector. The cooperation protocol to be signed today will be an important milestone on the way to this independence. With this protocol, we establish an institute in partnership with TUBITAK and TCDD. Thus, not only the user with the contribution of the private sector, we want to be a Turkey which exports technology that meets their needs and develop. "He said.
“R & D PROJECTS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY TUBITAK”
To this end, Varank said that they have examined the successful examples in the world and continued: ük We have seen that the national institutes are playing a key role in the breakthroughs in transportation technologies. Therefore, the Ministry of Industry and Technology and the Ministry of Transport design a similar model. At the first stage, we are establishing the Institute of Rail Transport Technologies at TUBITAK MAM Energy Institute with approximately 100 experts in Gebze. Later, studies will be carried out at TCDD's Ankara facilities. We expect to reach 500 R & D personnel. Thus, R & D projects will be carried out by qualified researchers to be employed by TÜBİTAK. The management and advisory boards of the Institute will be composed of representatives of TUBITAK and TCDD. In order to increase the competence of TCDD, the staff of the institution will be provided with the opportunity to conduct academic studies. ”
“THESE TARGETS NEVER IMAGINE”
Ministers Varank, the first with the establishment of institutes of Turkey's needed railway technology will be designed with local and national resources, to conduct technology transfer agreements with these institutes and also said here that the development of future rail technology.
Underlining that the goals set are realistic, Varank said, am I need to emphasize this. I never mentioned these goals. We have strong and innovative entrepreneurs in our country that can turn these goals into concrete products. In June, for the first time at 2018, a Turkish company exported its subway wagons to Thailand. I hope that this institute will give strategic guidance to our similar entrepreneurs and help them..
NATIONAL AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
Mr. Cahit Turhan, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, pointed out that TUBITAK's theoretical knowledge and TCDD's historical field experience will create a great energy. Because with the increase in railroad investments in our country, the total length of the road and the number of rail vehicles are increasing rapidly. With this increase, the development of the products we need through domestic and national resources has become increasingly critical and strategic. ”
LEADING COUNTRY ISSUING TECHNOLOGY
Stating that a corporate cooperation between the Institute and TCDD and TUBITAK will be established, Turhan said, iz Our country will become a pioneering country exporting technology in rail transportation. In this context, the institute will firstly design the railroad technologies needed by our country with national and local facilities and carry out technology transfer agreements. After increasing the current technological competence of our country, the institute will become an institution working on the railway technologies of the future. Hopefully, we will succeed in the design and production of the National Electric Train Sets. Our next goal is the production of High Speed Train sets. As a nation, we are fully confident that we will experience that great enthusiasm. U
On the other hand, after the speeches, TUBITAK President Prof.. Dr. Hasan Mandal and TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun signed the cooperation protocol on the establishment of Ulaşım Institute of Rail Transport Technologies.. After the signatures, a souvenir photo was taken. (Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology)