New freight and logistics centers will be planned in railway corridors where demand is high. Primary emphasis will be given to the completion of Filyos, Eastern Akdeniz and Candarli ports.
According to the compilation made by the AA correspondent from the Presidential Circular regarding the preparations for the 2024-2026 Investment Program, priority will be given to Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep, Ankara-Afyonkarahisar-Izmir, Bandırma-Bursa-Yenisehir-Osmaneli, Halkali- Kapikule among the high-speed train projects. .
Second line construction, signaling and electrification investments, junction line construction to important load centers, projects to increase line capacity and efficiency, and domestic production of rail system vehicles will also be among the priority issues.
Primary emphasis will be given to the completion of Filyos Port, Eastern Mediterranean Main Container Port and Candarli Port.
Investments in the construction of Ro-Ro ports in convenient locations will also be prioritized. Priority will be given to investments and projects aimed at minimizing transactions, costs and bureaucratic processes in ports.
Priority will also be given to projects that increase air navigation safety.
In line with the needs of the priority sectors specified in the 11th Development Plan, eliminating traffic flow bottlenecks, developing the asset management system, investments that will ensure that traffic flow is maintained at the required service level, and traffic safety investments on highways will be among the priority issues. In addition, bituminous hot mixture coating (BSK) projects will be carried out on routes with average daily heavy vehicle traffic over 1000 vehicles.
Importance and priority will be given to highway and connection road projects at the completion stage and projects that will ensure the protection and effective use of the existing highway system, as well as superstructure improvement, traffic safety, and repair of bridges and viaducts.
The standards of existing and under construction logistics centers, especially in the Cukurova, Western Black Sea and Marmara regions, will be raised. New freight and logistics centers will be planned in railway corridors where demand is high. In order for Turkiye to be more regionally effective in logistics, it will reduce logistics costs and transaction times and processes, and ensure integrated operation of transportation modes, priority will be given to projects that will improve combined transportation practices and increase quality and safety in transportation planning, and the construction of logistics centers and bases, taking into account the results of the Turkish Transportation and Logistics Master Plan.
Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz