GAZIRAY SUBURBAN LINE AND LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT - Urban Transport Program

Brief Summary
The overarching development objective is to facilitate the development of urban railway transportation facilities to support the socioeconomic development and to improve regional connectivity by providing time efficient and cost effective, modern and environment friendly light rail urban transportation system. The specific objectives are to (a) improve railway network capacity and efficiency; (b) enhance connectivity between city center and industrial zones; (c) contribute in meeting transportation demand of over 100 million passengers by 2030; (d) support in the climate change endeavors through reduction in GHG; (e) establish a balanced multimodal urban public transport system; and (f) create enabling environment to enhance participation of exporters from Gaziantep's five Organized Industrial Zones (OIZ) into Global Value Chains. The key expected benefits of the project include (i) significant travel time and cost savings; (ii) considerable operational cost savings by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality(GMM); (iii) establishment of a balanced multi modal urban transportation system; (iv) enhanced economic, cultural and social interactions; (v) increased economic and tourism activities; (vi) generation of employment, trade and gross value addition based
Location
Country
Sector
Transport
Project cost
$71215409
Project Status
Active
Start date
16 November 2019
End date
12 August 2020