The 'Traditional 5st Regional Managers Meeting of Highways', which started with the opening ceremony held on Monday, April 2021, 71, ended in Antalya with the participation of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu.
Taking all kinds of precautions under the difficult pandemic conditions experienced all over the world and in our country, the progress in the highway works, which is the most important component of the transportation infrastructure, in the negotiations continuing in Antalya, 2020 targets and realizations, 2021 targets, important axes and projects and the works planned to be tendered are reviewed in detail. passed.
Making evaluations after the meeting, Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “It is obvious that we invested the highest amount in highways among the investments we made in different modes of transportation and communication. "We have allocated 2003 billion dollars to our Highways since 105,1, and we have made highways, divided roads, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, one-way and improvement works."
"We are carrying out a feverish work at our construction sites for exactly 2814 projects"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the transportation and communication investments made savings of 14,5 billion dollars annually, and that our Highways allow 7 billion dollars to be recorded in the earning section every year.
"General Directorate of Highways has implemented worldwide projects"
Highways General Directorate of sacrifice, realizing the vision for the future of our country with ambitious business in the right way, rigor and expertise that had projects to life on a global scale emphasizes Karaismailoğlu, "13 thousand kilometers of the international road corridor today this work with Turkey will bring into the world's logistics super power goes through our country. Since 2003, our divided road network has increased by 520 percent, reaching a total of 28 thousand 200 kilometers. The average travel speed in our network of highways, which has reached 68.633 kilometers, has also reached 88 km. These achievements have sparked our industry, exports and tourism ”.
"With the completion of Kanal Istanbul, the Marmara Region will be the center of Eurasia"
With the completion of Kanal Istanbul, the Marmara Region; Stating that it will be the center of Eurasia with its ports, logistics zones, railway connections, Marmaray and its growing industry, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the north of Istanbul will be the most important city in the world, together with the Canal Istanbul, Istanbul Airport, commercial ports, Northern Marmara Highway, railway connections and logistics bases. He stated that it will become a logistics center.
"The Northern Marmara Motorway, consisting of 6 sections, cost 7 billion 950 million dollars"
Karaismailoğlu, adding that the multi-modal transportation network that surrounds the Marmara Region, which will be the junction point of world trade, has reached the point of completion, Karaismailoğlu said, “We are connecting our 65 provinces that are in interaction with the Marmara Highway Ring, where 37 percent of industry and trade take place, and which host 9 percent of our population was found.
Karaismailoğlu said: “Our Northern Marmara Highway is a giant project that forms the northern line of the Marmara Region from Tekirdağ Kınalı to Sakarya Akyazı. We have already begun to see the important benefits of our project, a large part of which is in use, as a transit line that reduces the traffic load of Istanbul. The Northern Marmara Motorway, consisting of 6 sections, cost 7 billion 950 million dollars. We foresee that this cost will return in a very short time. In terms of project benefits, our savings in time, fuel and carbon dioxide emissions exceed 435 million TL annually. In terms of its contribution to the environment, the decrease in the carbon dioxide emission we achieve is worth the carbon dioxide absorbed by 2765 trees. "
Stating that they have accomplished an extremely important job by bringing the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the Northern Marmara Highway to Istanbul, our Minister Karaismailoğlu said, "If we did not have these investments, Istanbul would be stuck on the southern line and the city life would almost be locked up, it would not be able to meet the need as a logistics route."
"Our Istanbul Bursa Izmir Highway is another giant work we have brought in the western line of our country."
Speaking about the Istanbul-Bursa-Izmir Highway, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the road traveled in 8,5 hours was reduced to 3,5 hours and the 426-kilometer route, which provides extremely important services in human and freight transportation, was close to the distances, and that it was the lifeline for the tourism, agriculture and industry of the region.
Stating that they brought the extremely busy region back to life with the 96-kilometer Menemen Aliağa Çandarlı Highway, our Minister said, “We opened the Ankara Niğde Highway as a world-class route with a total length of 330 km on September 4, 2020. It is very pleasing that our highway saves 743 million TL in fuel and 885 million TL in time. Reduced CO2 emissions equal 14.886 trees. When we look at it from here, every year a total savings of over 1 billion 647 million TL is realized as the gain of our country ”.
1915 Çanakkale Bridge to Bring the Aegean Region closer to Europe
Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which is under construction, is a monument to complete the Marmara Ring, and that the 101 km road will connect Istanbul to Çanakkale with highway connections, while bringing the Aegean Region significantly closer to Europe.
Our Minister, who also included information about the highways that should be built as a priority, listed the determined projects as follows: Mersin-Çeşmeli-Kızkalesi, Kınalı-Savaştepe, Kınalı-Malkara, Ankara-Kırıkkale-Delice, Ankara-Sivrihisar, Antalya-Alanya and Dörtyol-Hassa Highway .
Pointing out that they made maximum effort to improve the qualities of the roads in line with the digitalization focus in this process, Minister Karaismailoğlu underlined that the smart transportation communication infrastructure was established. Karaismailoğlu added that their target is 5.406 km.
Karaismailoğlu stated that they prepared the Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy Document and the 2020-2023 Action Plans and took the appropriate steps according to the changing needs and said, “We control, monitor, measure and analyze our highways with a technology-supported system in order to ensure the sustainability of AUS practices and the quality of transportation at all times. "We ensure the comfort, safety and efficiency of travel by constantly communicating with the users of the vehicles."