Minister Karaismailoğlu said: “Until 2053, our contribution to the national income will reach $1 trillion and will yield more than 5 times the value of the investment.”
According to news from Hürriyet newspaper; Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu participated in the 72nd meeting of regional highway managers, which was held within the framework of “Vision U 2053”. Karaismailoğlu said that there are always those who oppose the investments made in Turkey, but despite everything, they have worked tirelessly and they have signed great projects, adding that they will continue to make serious contributions to the country’s economy. Karaismailoğlu said, “When we come to 2053 at the end of our five-year plans; We are going to invest 198 billion dollars for rail, road, sea, air and communications. By 2053, our contribution to national income will reach $1 trillion, earning more than 5 times the value of the investment. Our production contribution, on the other hand, will return about 10 times the value of the investment with about $2 trillion. Our contribution to employment will reach 28 million people in 2053.
7 BILLION HOURS SAVED
Explaining the completed projects in numbers, Karaismaioğlu said, “We have increased our divided road network from 6,100 kilometers 20 years ago to 28,647 kilometers today. Our divided road network will exceed 38,000 kilometers by 2053. We have extended our road network from 1,714 kilometers 20 years ago to 3,633 kilometers today. In 2053 we will increase it to 8 thousand 325 kilometers. We have increased the total length of our tunnel, which was 50 kilometers 20 years ago, to 651 kilometers by increasing it 21 times today. in 2023; We will increase the length of the tunnel to 771 kilometers. We have increased the length of our bridges and viaducts, which was 311 kilometers 20 years ago, to 727 kilometers today. in 2023; We will increase it to 771 kilometers. Thanks to the comfortable roads we have built, we have reduced the time our citizens spend on the roads by 7 billion hours a year. In this way, we have saved 1 billion liters of fuel.
Explaining that big plans and goals for transport in railways and airlines have been determined, Karaismailoğlu said: “Until 2053; We will increase our railway network from 13 thousand 22 kilometers to 28 thousand 590 kilometers. We predict that the share of railways in transport will increase by more than 11% in 2029 and reach around 22% in 2053. Thus, the share of rail in freight transport will increase sevenfold between 2019 and 2053 Once again, we aim to multiply by 10 the share of railways in international freight transport. In passenger transport, our objective for our 2053 vision is to multiply by more than 6 the share of the train. We expect the number of passengers carried by rail to be around 19.5 million in 2023. Our target is for this figure to exceed 145 million in 2035 and 269 million in 2053, respectively. We broke the record for passing more than 600,000 passengers in one day on Marmaray, where we can cross the continents of Asia and Europe in 4 minutes. Our goal is to reach 1 million passengers in one day. By opening the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, we have ensured an uninterrupted rail link between Asia and Europe”.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INSTEAD OF FOSSIL FUELS
Emphasizing that they will increase the use of electric and alternative energy instead of fossil fuels on the highways, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “It will also strengthen our green approach and increase the contribution of our projects to our national wealth with the fuel, the environment and the weather. savings.”
THE NUMBER OF AIRPORTS WILL INCREASE TO 61
Stating that the number of airports has increased from 26 to 57, Karaismailoğlu said: “It will increase to 61 in 2053. We recently commissioned Tokat Airport. We are going to open the Rize-Artvin airport, whose construction is complete and for which we have started test flights, next month in the presence of our President. In the first three months of 2022, the number of people traveling by air approached 30 million. Istanbul Airport, with 26 million 500 thousand passengers in international passenger traffic, surpassed all airports in Europe and became the second in the world in 2021.