Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said,Halkalı- Kapıkule railway line will be put into service in 2023. Although we laid the groundwork in September of last year, we have made a significant progress of 10 percent in the project. ”
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Karaismailoğlu, Halkalı-Keeping in the construction of the Kapikule Railway Line, he received information on the work in the project, which was carried out with the EU grant program.
In charge of mobility and transport between Asia and Europe that Turkey is an important bridge pointing Karaismailoğlu, "Iron Silk Road" Marmaray to revive the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line to reminded that they commissioned.
Karaismailoğlu project with the European Union (EU) countries by noting that they have made neighbors in terms of transportation to Turkey, "however satisfied we will become the burden can be sent to overseas countries as we can take transport up to Asia. to improve relations between Turkey and the EU is a historical obligation. The Railway line in question will further strengthen relations with the EU. ” found the assessment.
Emphasizing that the final stage of high quality connection to the “Trans-European Transport Networks” will be completed with the commissioning of the line in question, Karaismailoğlu informed that there will be 53 underpasses, 59 overpasses, 16 railway bridges, 2 tunnels, 194 culverts and 3 viaducts within the project.
Karaismailoğlu, noting that Turkey always among the priorities of ensuring a high standard of European integration of the transport network, said:
“The fact that our country is at the focal point of trade routes between Europe and Africa for the growing Asian economies due to its position connecting Europe to Asia and the Far East makes the construction of this line much more important. We have already achieved a significant improvement of 10 percent in the project, which we laid the groundwork for last September. As promised, we will have put this important project into service in the summer of 2023. ”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the line will contribute to the "One Belt One Road Project" by connecting China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
further increases would emphasize Karaismailoğlu commercial mobility between Europe and Turkey with the introduction of the service project, the needed manpower during the line is under construction and the construction work that was obtained from the transfer of the province.
Karaismailoğlu, Edirne, Babaeski, Luleburgaz, Buyukkartirtir and ÇerkezköyHe added that the stations will be constructed and that the line will increase the production of the cities in the region as well as the railway transportation.
Pointing out that this project has benefited both in commercial and socioeconomic terms as well as ecologically during the construction phase, Karaismailoğlu said, “We are spreading the lands coming from the construction area of this project to the pastures in the region by our provincial directorates and we help make these pastures arable. In this sense, we provide our country with agricultural land. ” found the assessment.