Minister Turhan, General Directorate of Highways (KGM) this year due to the commissioning of snow-fighting and road maintenance machines, said at a ceremony.
Turkey's transport area "let wheels turn, means you walk" away with the understanding behind the ongoing road construction work expresses Turhan, now comply with international standards, driving comfort and roads, he said structures that provide safety to the maximum extent.
Stating that the same situation is valid for road maintenance works, Turhan said, “In the last 17 years, we have invested 469 billion lira in highways. We increased our divided road length over 4 floors to 27 thousand 123 kilometers. We connected all our cities in a divided way. We increased the length of the road with BSK from 8 thousand 650 kilometers to 27 thousand 761 kilometers. We crossed the mountains, valleys, straits, seas with bridges and tunnels. ” he spoke.
Turhan, increasing traffic safety and travel comfort due to the decrease in fatal accidents, noting that agriculture, trade, tourism and industrial development of the transport infrastructure required by the gains achieved in the inter-regional development of great progress is reported.
Turhan noted that the vehicle operating expenses were also saved to a significant extent, adding that thanks to only divided roads, they provided more than 18 billion lira to the national economy every year as labor and fuel savings.
“66 percent of newly purchased machinery and equipment are domestic”
Pointing out that it is important to keep them usable as well as opening the roads, Turhan said, “The geography and climate conditions of our country are known. Every day, millions of vehicles are moving around our country. On the one hand, while improving our road infrastructure, on the other hand, we ensure that vehicles travel safely without saying 365 days of snow and winter. ” said.
Turhan, the roads of the village closed for months because of snow, waiting for days on the side of the road bus, truck queues are buried in history, explaining, he said:
“In this context, we add machines that will open our roads and keep our roads open without snow, winter and storm, within the General Directorate of Highways. In order to fight snow and road maintenance, we add machinery and equipment that are constantly needed to the inventory of our General Directorate. In 2019, we brought a total of 148 machines and equipment, 258 of which were machinery and 133 of which were equipment, to our highways for 391 million liras. These include vital snow-fighting machines such as 97 snow blades and salt spreader trucks, 10 rock trucks, 18 superstructures trucks, 9 loaders, 3 excavators, 9 tow trucks. It is very important that 66 percent of the machinery and equipment purchased are domestic manufacturing. The price of these is 98 million liras. With the latest purchases, our General Directorate has become operational with a total of 5 machines and equipment, of which 12 thousand are moving machines. ”
“Vehicles will be sent to the regions that are needed”
Imported machinery and equipment, especially stressed the importance of the winter months, especially for the cities of Turhan, thanks to the vehicles in question, especially in cities and regions where the winter conditions are severe, roads around the country will be kept open, he said.
Turhan wished that the new vehicles to be sent as reinforcements to the needed areas would be beneficial, and wished the staff to work in harsh winter conditions.
After his speech, Turhan examined the machinery and equipment.