Mersin – Adana – Gaziantep High Standard Rail Project (Turkey)

The Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) is considering a guarantee for financing of equipment to the Mersin – Adana – Gaziantep High Standard Rail Project (MAG Project) in Turkey. The owner is the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Directorate General of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM).

The project consists of five rail sections with a total length of 286 kilometres.  Permanent structures to be constructed include rail, tunnels, superstructure as well as electrification, signalisation and telecommunication system.

EKN has made a preliminary classification of the project as category A. The project’s preliminary key environmental and social risks relate to land acquisition, physical and economic displacement, community health and safety, and impacts on biodiversity. EKN conducts an Environmental and Social (E&S) due diligence of the project based on the existing ESIA. EKN is engaged in close dialogue with involved parties to ensure that risks are managed in line with international standards. The project's environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) can be found here: ESIA

The information was published on EKN´s website on 2 November, 2021. Comments on the project can be made within at least 30 days. This procedure is in accordance with the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).

Web page last updated 22 Jul 2022