29.Oct .2020 10:30

Regional Transit Hub Port in Eastern Mediterranean – Turkey

Regional Transit Hub Port in Eastern Mediterranean – Turkey

Turkey is set to commission large-scale investments to become a regional and continental transfer hub and an important center for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as part of its yearly plan - Daily Sabah reports.
According to the news, the country is set to build a transit-loan-based main container port in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will be operating as a gateway to the Middle East and Central Asia. The most suitable location will be determined while survey and project works will be carried out next year, according to the Presidential Annual Plan for 2021. According to the 2021 annual plan, the railway connection between the country’s newly opened state-of-art Istanbul Airport on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the city’s Anatolian side will be established to make the city a regional hub for international air cargo, maintenance, and transfer flights.
The railway project with its Gebze-Sabiha Gökçen Airport-Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge-Istanbul Airport-Halkalı connections will constitute one of the most important links of the European part of the Silk Railway route passing through Turkey - Daily Sabah reports. The Middle Corridor meanwhile, which is led by Turkey, lies at the heart of the BRI linking Turkey to Georgia and Azerbaijan via rail, crossing the Caspian Sea and reaches China through Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railroad Project was also launched by Turkey as part of the Middle Corridor.