Priority in Logistics Master Plan Railway: “Logistics Master Plan” was announced by Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Commerce Ruhsar Pekcan, general managers of public institutions and organizations and representatives of non-governmental organizations.
Demiryolu The share of rail transport in foreign trade should be increased ”
Speaking at the meeting held at Ankara YHT Station on December 25, 2019, Minister Pekcan pointed out that Lojistik Logistics Master Plan ılım is a breakthrough for our country. ”Countries with strong logistics have cost and competitive advantages. Logistics is an element that improves and complements our exports. Our country ranks 47th in logistics performance in the world. We continue our efforts to bring our country to the place it deserves. ”
Pekcan emphasized that most of the foreign trade was done by sea and then by land and sea, and underlined that the share of rail transport in foreign trade should be increased by 1 percent.
“We must be a pioneer in China's Belt Road Project”
Minister Varank pointed out that the progress made in transportation in the last 17 years is an example to the world and said, ”The center of the global economy is shifting from west to east. China's Belt Road Project is mobilizing local potential. We must be pioneers by using our existing advantages. We will become more effective in this project with every step we take in the field of logistics. ”
"We aim to make Turkey's logistics base"
"Logistics Master Plan" providing information on Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan said that if he becomes the target of a logistic base in Turkey.
Turhan: “We need to establish the export-oriented logistics infrastructure in a way that will support approximately 1 trillion dollars of exports in the long run. In particular, we intend to demand load at all corridor through Turkey, including the Silk Road. " He spoke in the form.
Turhan pointed out that the areas of opportunity in world trade are drawn and that the trade route in the world is redrawn. Bir One Generation One Road Project initiated by China and envisaged to invest $ 1 trillion 300 billion is an example of this. ”
Yeni New lines in the period of 2023-2035: Eskişehir-Antalya, Gaziantep-Mersin, 3.Köprü Railway ”
Referring to the four different plans of the years 2020, 2023, 2035 and 2053, Turhan said that between 2019 and 2035; Ankara-Sivas Railway, Ankara-Izmir Railway, Eskisehir-Antalya Railway, Gaziantep-Mersin Railway, Bandirma-Bursa-Yenisehir-Osmaneli Railway, Halkalı-Kapıkule New Railway, 3rd Bridge Railways with electrification and signaling and capacity improvement, construction of 36 connecting lines, Sivas-Kars railway and Kars exchange stations, Air Cargo Operations Center, Eastern Mediterranean port capacity improvements and logistics centers gave information.
Demiryolu Railway is a priority in logistics ”
Stating that the railroad takes priority among the modes in the planned investments in the plan, Turhan said that the railroad will maintain its importance in the period after 2023 and that ports, organized industrial zones and critical facilities are the priority for the connecting lines.
“By 2035, the number of cities exporting over $ 1 billion will be 27”
In addition, Turhan emphasized that they calculated the increase in the trade of the cities on the corridor with the transit of the transit load and said, “In line with our projections, the number of provinces that export over 2035 billion dollars will increase to 1 by 27. In the longer term, namely, according to the projections of 2053, as the export figure approaches 1 trillion, the exporting cities will be around 50 in total, mostly from the east. used the expressions.