Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructureheld in a thermal hotel in Afyonkarahisar, 12th Transport and Communications Council Common Mind WorkshopHe said that the new era of transportation and communication, which started in the country 19 years ago, continues at an even faster pace.
Expressing that this transformation points to an ambitious process, Karaismailoğlu said, “As before, the transportation and communication sectors will play an important role in the journey extending to 2053 and 2071, as the main locomotives of development in every field, especially the economy. We were listing the main determinants in their sectors as current needs, expectations and targets that are their driving force.” he said.
“We made Turkey the ruler of the world’s largest and most important commercial corridors”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the world is developing very rapidly and that social and economic changes occur instantly and emphasized that they will include the needs that have not been revealed in this process more in the planning.
Explaining that with their foresight, they will design the future in the transportation of people, cargo and data, which they have determined as their field of activity, and set targets accordingly, Karaismailoğlu stated that they will continue on the road by taking into account the dynamics of mobility, digitalization and logistics in line with the strategic plan.
Karaismailoğlu stated that they made Turkey the ruler of the world’s largest and most important commercial corridors, and that they were working with the goal of supporting equality in geographical development.
Pointing out that the citizens in Istanbul and Izmir have the same opportunities as they have in the field of transportation and communication, Karaismailoğlu said, “The main source of motivation is the added value we provide for holistic development, which is indispensable for national economic independence. happiness can be established with equality in development from the village to the city, from the east to the west. said.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, pointing out that the appropriation allocated to transportation projects in Turkey has been increased every year in the last 19 years, stated that the Ministry and related institutions received the largest share of the government’s total investment budget with 31 percent within the scope of the 2021 investment program.
“We have invested 32 billion dollars in our railways”
Emphasizing that they continue their transportation and infrastructure investments without slowing down, in line with the great interests of the country and its people, with an appropriation of 44.8 billion liras in 2021, Karaismailoğlu said:
“Knowing that the fields of transportation and communication are the main pillars of development in Turkey, we have invested 1 trillion 103 billion liras in our field since 2003. The total final investment amount will reach 1 trillion 580 billion liras with our ongoing and ongoing projects. By allocating 105.1 billion dollars, we carried out highways, divided roads, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, single road and improvement works.While introducing Turkey to comfortable and high driving safety roads, we significantly reduced the fatal accident rates.
By investing 32 billion dollars in our railways, we realized our YHT projects. We built urban rail system lines, carried out our renovation, signalization and electrification works, and brought in logistics centers that increased our claim in rail transport to Turkey. So we literally covered the country with iron nets. We evaluated railways more efficiently and accurately in freight and human transportation. We have transformed the railways into a strategic power of Turkey. By allocating $15.1 billion to airlines, we increased the number of airports from 26 to 56. We have increased our capacity considerably with the new terminal buildings.”
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