Halkalı Kapıkule Railway Construction Groundbreaking Ceremony Held

Minister Turhan, now Trakya University Faculty of Fine Arts of used old elm train that took place in Station "Ring-Kapıkule Railway Line Project In his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony, as Turkey, three continents, linking very important geostrategic and they have a geopolitical position expressed.

Turkey is both a geographic location, cultural heritage and historical continuity with both Asia and the Middle East and the Mediterranean and the Black Sea as well as Turhan said that the European countries, drew more than 50 percent of Turkey's exports of gold that perform in Europe.

Turhan, "Direct investment of more than 67 percent comes from European producers to Europe to Turkey and Turkey is an important part of the production and supply chain. It is possible to carry all this to a higher level, which can only be achieved through a fair and stable approach. Also turmoil that have lived in the world obliges the EU to act more together with Turkey. " he spoke.

“One generation project”

Turkey and Turhan explained that historical responsibility of developing relations between the European Union, the railway line will be laid today the foundation has insisted he will further strengthen relations with the EU.

Stating that the final stage of high-quality connection to the Trans-European Transport Networks will be completed with the Halkalı-Kapıkule railway line being put into service, Turhan continued his speech as follows:

"In Turkey, ensuring the highest standards of European integration of transport networks, always been among our priorities. Here, with the commissioning of the Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line, the last phase of high quality connection to the Trans-European Transport Networks will be completed. Due to the location of our country connecting Europe to Asia and the Far East, being at the focal point of trade routes between Europe and Africa for the growing Asian economies makes the construction of this line much more important.

It is also very meaningful that the line will contribute to the One Belt One Road Project, which aims to create a huge infrastructure and transportation network by connecting China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We have accomplished great works in our country, in the east-west and north-south axis recently, for the "Middle Corridor" of this project, as we call it, the "Modern Silk Road" to come to life. For this reason, we have approached the implementation of the Iron Silk Road from London to Beijing as a strategic issue from the very beginning. We have clearly demonstrated our support and belief in this project with the Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line that we put into service. ”

Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line Project, in cooperation with the European Union, zamUnderlining that it is a project that has been endeavored to be implemented, Minister Turhan said:

"Both Turkey and the European Union at all levels of the party as substantially zammoment, effort and effort have been made. With the introduction of the line, everybody will benefit as commercial mobility will reach serious levels. Budget size and specifications as well as the country's border with Bulgaria extending the route to Istanbul, Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line Project geographically symbolizes the binding Turkey to the EU.

With the Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line coming into service, everyone will gain as commercial mobility will reach serious levels for everyone. For the construction of Çerkezköy-Kapıkule Section of the Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line Project, the foundation of which we will be laying, a new record will be set by using an EU grant of 275 million Euros. The workforce that will be needed during the construction works, which will take about 4 years, will be supplied from the region, as in our other projects. With the commissioning of the line, everybody will benefit as commercial mobility will reach serious levels. "

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