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Sustainable Development And Transportation: Maritime Transportation Model For South-eastem Anatolia Project (GAP)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030451

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

552.19 kb

Author(s)

O.A. Bak & G.B. Alkan

Abstract

Sustainable development and transportation: Maritime transportation model for Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) 0. A. Bak & G. B. Alkan Department of Maritime Transport and Management Engineering, ktanbul University, Turkey. Abstract GAP is a multi-sectoral and integrated regional development project based on the concept of sustainable development. Its basic aim is to eliminate regional development disparities by raising people's income level and living standards; and to contribute to such national development targets as social stability and economic growth by enhancing the productive and employment generating capacity of the rural sector. In this study, the concepts of regional and sustainable development are explained. The background and current position of GAP project is given. The benefits of the cities within the region are also considered in the study in terms sustainable development. Regional development accelerates development of trade activities and the increasing need for logistics

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