Under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), with the cooperation of TCDD Transportation and non-governmental organizations, farewell at Ankara Station for the 8th and 9th 'Goodness Trains' that will bring relief materials to Pakistan, which is struggling with the flood disaster caused by monsoon rains. ceremony was held. TCDD Tasimacilik A.S. attended the ceremony. Deputy Director General Çetin Altun, Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammed Sirus Seccad Gazi, Deputy Director General of AFAD Disaster Response Önder Bozkurt attended.
Cetin Altun, Deputy General Manager of TCDD Transportation, pointed out that 7 thousand 3 tons of aid materials have been transported with 690 “Goodness Trains” to date, and said, “Our trains, which we will bid farewell to a little later, will cover a total distance of 3 thousand 991 kilometers to Iran's Zahedan Station. All railwaymen on the route of the train are working hard to ensure that our trains and the aid materials in them reach those in need as soon as possible.”
Önder Bozkurt, Deputy General Manager of AFAD Disaster Response, stated that 'Goodness Trains' from 4 provinces depart for Pakistanis and said, “We hope that basic humanitarian aid materials such as aid packages, hygiene boxes, tents and blankets going by trains; It helps flood victims, survivors and Pakistanis who are affected by the flood in the region. It provides them with benefits and conveniences at the point of meeting their basic needs.
Pakistani Ambassador Muhammed Sirus Seccad Gazi thanked the Turkish people for their help and said, “These trains carry approximately 350 tons of food aid. It will help a great deal to the food problem in Pakistan," he said.
After the speeches, prayers were said for those who lost their lives in Pakistan and the trains weighing 1040 tons and carrying 57 thousand 266 boxes of food and hygiene materials were sent off. The trains will cover a total distance of 3 thousand 991 kilometers until Iran's Zahedan Station in 8 days.