The launch of the 12th Transport and Communications Council was held on Friday, December 11, with the participation of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu. Speaking at the meeting of Ministers held Karaismailoğlu, 18 years of progressive, innovative and having planned transport and infrastructure traditions of Turkey, a large number of world-scale project implemented in terms of engineering, he said.
In the Council, which will be held on 6-7-8 October 2021 with the support of the public, private sector and academia; Stating that the transportation and communication systems of today and the future will be discussed in the focus of logistics, mobility and digitalization, the Minister said, “We are accelerating the preparations for the Transport and Communication Council, where we will design the transportation and communication map for the next years, determine the uncovered needs, and guide the transportation and infrastructure policies of our country. Our meeting is therefore an extremely important stage ”.
The main goals of Minister Shura are; To contribute to the identification of strategic targets in Turkey's transport and communications sectors, contributing to the sector's world at the same time development of solutions to bring recommendations on the pending issues, Covidien-19 post to set new standards in global supply chains, national and international stakeholders explained that to strengthen between us cooperation.
The three-day Council of the railway, communications, marine, voicing realized by creating sector working groups under the airline and road headers Minister Karaismailoğlu, under these topics sector working groups and reports will give the final 'Turkey Transport Policy, adding Certificate will emerge . At the 12th Transport and Communication Council; Minister Karaismailoğlu, who said that in addition to the panels where high-level local and foreign speakers from the highway, railway, seaway, airline and communication sectors will take place, the Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Transport from 55 different countries will attend and said, “With closed sessions; Cooperation opportunities in the sector, regional problems and solution proposals will be discussed in important issues such as mega transportation projects that will change the world, the development of transportation in the world after Covid-19, the development of the economy and transportation corridors that will support holistic development, and their impact on countries. It will offer us the opportunity to set new targets and new visions ”.
Stating that since 2003, 910,3 billion TL has been invested in the field of transportation and communication, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We increased the length of our divided road from 6 thousand 100 kilometers to 28 thousand kilometers. Thanks to 28 thousand kilometers of divided roads, we saved 18,5 billion TL annually. 3,9 million tons less carbon emissions. By increasing traffic safety, we reduced the death rate in accidents, saved vehicle operating expenses, increased travel comfort and shortened its duration. We increased the average speed from 40 km to 88 km. While vehicle mobility increased by 2003 percent between 2019 and 160, we reduced the loss of life per 100 million vehicle-km by 79 percent thanks to our infrastructure development efforts ”.
Minister Karaismailoğlu also gave information about the openings to be made in the near future.
Giving the good news that the opening of the Akhisar Ring Road will take place tomorrow, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “On Wednesday, we will open the second section of the Ankara-Niğde Highway and open the entire highway to traffic. Next week, we will open the Kömürhan Bridge and put it into service. We will open the 2th Section of the Northern Marmara Motorway. We will also open the Ankara Gölbaşı City Pass. In the month of January 6; "We will open the Devegeçidi Bridge, Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel and Tohma Bridge on the Diyarbakır-Ergani-Elazığ Road."