Four Turkish provinces to be connected by high-speed railway
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Four Turkish provinces will be connected by a high-speed railway, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend.
According to the ministry, preparatory work is currently underway for the construction of a high-speed railway between the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Mardin and Sirnak. "The high-speed railway will be built till the Khabur checkpoint at the Turkish-Iraqi border," the ministry said.
According to the ministry, Gaziantep Province has the infrastructure needed for the construction of a high-speed railway. The ministry did not give exact dates for the start of construction.
The total funding for the implementation of transport and infrastructure projects in Turkey allocated for the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure will amount to 64.275 billion liras in 2020 and 2021.
Some 31.183 billion liras will be allocated for the implementation of projects in 2020, which is 3.413 billion more than the amount allocated in 2019. An additional 31.092 billion liras will be allocated in 2021.
($1=5.6417 TL on July 22)
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