Following the elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the new Cabinet members, and handovers were made in the Ministries.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, took over his new position and announced his first targets for ministry investments. Uraloğlu emphasized that they will follow and complete important projects such as Aydın-Denizli Highway, Ankara-Kırıkkale Highway, Antalya-Alanya Highway, Başakşehir-Nakkaş Highway in the first place.
The AK Party’s declaration titled “The Right Steps for the Century of Turkey”, announced before the election, also includes the main headings for the investments to be made in the transportation and communication infrastructure and the projects that are aimed to be realized in the coming period. What steps will be taken to achieve these goals, the roadmap and the calendar will be clarified with the statements made by Minister Uraloğlu.
According to the declaration, 1760 kilometers of new highways will be constructed until 2028 and 3 thousand 767 kilometers between 2029 and 2035, with the aim of providing faster and safer transportation in passenger transportation on highways in the field of transportation.
In line with Turkey’s net zero emission targets for 2053, investments in transportation, which is one of the sectors with high emission emissions, will be designed by using new technologies at the highest level and taking into account green transformation, and smart and sustainable transportation applications will be developed.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (AUS) applications will be expanded on the road. There will be simplification and digitalization in the authorization documents used in transportation.
For a Stable and Strong Economy, with increasing commercial and industrial activities, the amount of freight carried in road freight transportation will increase, while the rate of freight transported by land in all transportation modes will be reduced from 72 percent to 57 percent, especially by increasing the capacity and efficiency of railway transportation.
The number of airports will increase to 61
While a total investment of 3.2 billion dollars is foreseen for the new airport and expansion of existing airports, the number of airports will increase to 61.
Çukurova Regional Airport, which is under construction, will be completed as soon as possible, and Bayburt Gümüşhane Airport and Yozgat Airport, the construction of which has started, will be put into service this year.
In line with the objectives, the aviation industry, which serves the sustainable development of civil aviation, is open to all stakeholders and has competitive power on a global scale, based on qualified manpower with high-quality, effective, safe, comfortable, human and environment-friendly infrastructure and systems, has become the world leader. will be brought.
Türkiye will be a logistics base with railway investments
In line with the goal of making Turkey a logistics base, the share of railways in transportation investments will reach 60 percent in 2023.
Within the scope of railway investments that will continue rapidly, 4 thousand 244 kilometers of high-speed train lines and 545 kilometers of conventional train lines will be constructed.
For the Century of Turkey until 2028 İzmir-Ankara, Halkalı-Kapıkule, Istanbul Airport-Çatalca, Adapazarı-Gebze-YSS-Halkalı, Karaman-Ulukışla, Adana-Toprakkale-Bahçe-Nurdağ- Başpınar, Aksaray-Ulukışla, Ulukışla-Yenice, Bandırma-Bursa-Osmaneli, Adana-Mersin, Sivas-Erzincan, Yerköy-Kayseri, Bursa-Gemlik, Mürşitpınar-Şanlıurfa, Aliağa-Çandarlı-Bergama, Selçuk-Partners-Aydın, Aydın-Denizli, Çetinkaya-Malatya, Konya-Seydişehir- Antalya, Delice-Çorum, Sivas-Çetinkaya, Aksaray-Konya, Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa, Bandırma-Balıkesir and Balıkesir-Bergama High Speed Train projects will be implemented.
In addition, it is aimed to open the Istanbul-Ankara Super High Speed Train by 2028.
Halkalı-Airport Metro, Kazlıçeşme-Sirkeci Rail System Line are among the projects to be put into service.
52 provinces will be connected with YHT and HT
The number of provinces with High Speed Train and High Speed Train connection to be put into service will be increased from 8 to 52 by 2053.
In order to increase railway transportation, junction line investments will be made that will connect logistics centers, factories, OIZs, mines and ports.
The share of rail freight transportation, which is 4 percent with 38 million tons per year, will reach 11.24 percent with 146 million tons by 2028, 20.12 percent with 306 million tons by 2035 and 22 percent with 448 million tons by 2053. will be taken to . The share of rail passenger transport, which is 1 percent with 19 million passengers annually, will reach 4.15 percent with 97.9 million passengers by 2028, 5.31 percent with 145.67 million passengers until 2035 and 269 until 2053. It will be increased to 6.2 percent with 0.8 million passengers.
With the experience gained from the production of National Train Sets produced by TÜRASAŞ, High Speed Train Set project studies will continue.
Work will continue to eliminate foreign dependency in Electric Mainline locomotive production with national design and advanced technology.
The number of logistics centers will be increased to 26
With the aim of making Turkey a logistics base in the middle corridor, the number of logistics centers will be increased from 13 to 26, and 4 new dry ports will be built in Tekirdağ, Mersin, İskenderun and Kocaeli.
In addition to the 13 existing logistics centers, Habur, Kemalpaşa, Sivas, Karaman, Tatvan Bitlis, Mardin, Yeşilbayır Istanbul, Çerkezköy Tekirdağ, Bozüyük Bilecik, Boğazköprü Kayseri, Iyidere Rize, Filyos and Çandarlı Logistics Centers will be put into service until 2028.
The main industrial and commercial centers of the country, major ports and important land border crossing points will be connected by multimodal main transport corridors.
Multimodal north-south main corridors will be developed to connect the Black Sea Region to the Southeast and Mediterranean Regions.
The connection roads and infrastructure works of the Canal Istanbul Project, which will be implemented in order to reduce the ship traffic in the Bosphorus, to ensure the safety of navigation and to increase the power of the country due to its geopolitical position, will start rapidly.
5G will cover the entire population, 6G studies will begin
Efforts to develop the internet infrastructure in line with world standards will continue rapidly, and 100 megabits per second internet service will be delivered to every home. With 5G technology, 100 percent population coverage will be ensured, and studies will be carried out on 6G technology.
Fiber broadband subscriber density will be made to cover all of Turkey in the long run. With the planned 67 billion dollars communication investments, mobile broadband subscriber density will be increased to 100 percent in the short term and high-speed internet service will be delivered to every home.
Joint investments in areas where fiber optic infrastructure is possible will be strengthened by encouraging cost efficiency.
With its expanding satellite fleet and international collaborations, Turkey will be transformed into one of the 10 largest satellite operators in the world that can serve on a global scale.
Turkey’s first domestic and national satellite TÜRKSAT 6A will be launched into space this year.