Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said, “Halkalı - Kapıkule railway line will be put into service in 2023. "Although we laid the foundation in September of last year, we made an important progress of 10 percent in the project."
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Karaismailoğlu made examinations in the construction of the Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line and received information about the work in the project carried out with the EU grant program.
In charge of mobility and transport between Asia and Europe that Turkey is an important bridge pointing Karaismailoğlu, "Iron Silk Road" Marmaray to revive the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line to reminded that they commissioned.
Karaismailoğlu project with the European Union (EU) countries by noting that they have made neighbors in terms of transportation to Turkey, "however satisfied we will become the burden can be sent to overseas countries as we can take transport up to Asia. to improve relations between Turkey and the EU is a historical obligation. The Railway line in question will further strengthen relations with the EU. ” found the assessment.
Emphasizing that the final stage of high quality connection to the “Trans-European Transport Networks” will be completed with the commissioning of the line in question, Karaismailoğlu informed that there will be 53 underpasses, 59 overpasses, 16 railway bridges, 2 tunnels, 194 culverts and 3 viaducts within the project.
Karaismailoğlu, noting that Turkey always among the priorities of ensuring a high standard of European integration of the transport network, said:
“The fact that our country is at the focal point of trade routes between Europe and Africa for the growing Asian economies due to its position connecting Europe to Asia and the Far East makes the construction of this line much more important. We have already achieved a significant improvement of 10 percent in the project, which we laid the groundwork for last September. As promised, we will have put this important project into service in the summer of 2023. ”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the line will contribute to "One Belt One Road Project" by connecting China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
further increases would emphasize Karaismailoğlu commercial mobility between Europe and Turkey with the introduction of the service project, the needed manpower during the line is under construction and the construction work that was obtained from the transfer of the province.
Karaismailoğlu stated that stations will be built in Edirne, Babaeski, Lüleburgaz, Büyükkarışğan and Çerkezköy, and that the line will lead to an increase in production in the cities in the region as well as in railway transportation.
Pointing out that this project provides significant benefits to the country both in commercial and socio-economic terms as well as ecologically in the construction phase, Karaismailoğlu said, “We spread the lands coming from the construction area of this project to the pastures in the region by our provincial directorates and we help make these pastures arable. In this sense, we provide our country with agricultural land. ” found the assessment.