Construction of Turkish Halkalı-Kapıkule railway continues
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The construction of a 230-km Halkalı-Kapıkule railway in Turkey will be completed in 2024, Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
The railway will pass through the country’s Edirne, Istanbul, Kirklareli and Tekirdag provinces, the ministry noted.
The cost of the railway’s construction is over 8 billion liras ($1.1 billion), said the ministry.
According to the ministry, the construction of the railway began in 2007 and 614.9 million liras ($88.4 million) was spent on it in 2019.
In 2020, 138.5 million liras ($19.9 million) will be allocated to continue the construction. The construction of the railway is carried out exclusively at the expense of the state.
Earlier the ministry said that 25.2 billion liras ($3.6 billion) will be invested in transport and infrastructure projects in Turkey in 2020.
In general, 2,994 projects will be implemented in Turkey in 2020, 455 of which are in the field of transport and infrastructure. In total, 77.1 billion liras ($11 billion) were allocated for all projects.
Earlier, the ministry also said that the implementation of projects to create 12 logistics centers is continuing.
According to information, eight such centers are under development and tenders, and the construction of four centers continues.
The construction projects of 21 logistics centers in Turkey are planned to be implemented as part of the Goal 2023 government plan. Nine logistics centers have already been commissioned.
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