In TÜVASAŞ Facilities in Sakarya, the first local and national electric train factory testing initiation ceremony was held.
Our Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Sakarya Deputy Ali İhsan Yavuz, TÜVASAŞ General Manager and employees and TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun participated in the ceremony.
National electric train that the good news down to the rail end of the year Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, the breakthrough in the production of local and national vehicle in railway technology would continue and Turkey's rail vehicle production was underlined that aims to become an important center. Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The 60% localization rate was achieved in the prototype set, the production of which was completed. For mass production, 80 percent localization rate is targeted. The cost of the prototype set was 20 percent cheaper than similar products from abroad. ” spoke in the form.
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, on the subject of the National Electric Train, said, “Our train has been on the tracks at the end of May. The annual market volume of the rail systems industry is around 160 billion euros. We aim to make our country a global player in this sector, which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming period. In the next 10 years, we will spend 15 billion euros on rail systems. ” testified.
TCDD General Director spoke about the national electric train set at the ceremony, Ali Ihsan appropriate, determining the geography where Turkey is located in the railway standards and underlines that replaces all the modern railway operating between the countries in the world.
Emphasizing that the biggest leap in the field of railways in our Republic's history is Mr. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, General Manager Uygun emphasized that approximately 17 billion lira has been invested in railways in the last 157 years as the governments established under the leadership of the President paid great attention to the railways. Stating that one of these investments is the 'National Train Project', Uygun said, “This project, which was led by TCDD, together with our subsidiaries, with determination and brought to the testing phase, is a result of the nationalization move that was launched approximately 70 years ago under the name of“ Wagon Repair Workshop ”. The works that gained momentum with the TÜVASAŞ brand have turned into one of our most important achievements in our 164-year history. ” found the assessment.
Following the speeches, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, who contributed to the project, was presented a gift and model train model by TÜVASAŞ General Manager İhsan Kocaarslan and TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun.
At the end of the ceremony, the National and Domestic First Electric Train Set was presented to the presence of our country by entering the ceremony area on the rails.