Halkalı-Kıkıkule High Speed Railway Project Çerkezköy-Kapıkule Section was laid with a ceremony held in Edirne.
Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, spoke at the ceremony held at the historical Karaağaç Train Station.Halkalı-Kapıkul Rapid Railway Line Project geographically symbolizes the binding Turkey to the EU. "He said.
three continents as Turkey, linking a very important geo-strategic and Turhan stated that they have a geopolitical position, Turkey is both Asia and the Middle East in both the Mediterranean and the Black Sea is the European country that performs Turkey more than 50 percent of its exports to Europe underlined.
Turhan, "more than 67 percent of direct investments in Turkey come from Europe. For Europe, Turkish manufacturers are 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.
”We will connect to Trans-European Transport Networks with high quality”
Turkey and Turhan explained that historical responsibility to develop relations between the European Union, the railway line will be laid today the foundation has insisted he will further strengthen relations with the EU.
HalkalıTurhan stated that with the introduction of the Kapikule high-speed 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 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. ”
Anlamlı It is also very meaningful that the line will contribute to One Generation One Way 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. ”
HalkalıUnderlining that the Kapıkule Railway Line Project has been an effort to be implemented in cooperation with the European Union for a long time, 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 characteristics, as well as our country from the Bulgarian border to Istanbul with the route Halkalı-Kapıkul Rapid Railway Line Project geographically symbolizes the binding Turkey to the EU. "
“275 Million Euro EU Grant”
“We will lay the foundation Halkalı-Kıkıkule High Speed Railway Project Çerkezköy- A new record will be set for the construction of the Kapıkule Section 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. ”