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​​​​​​​​​​​​Director General

General Directorate of Highways​


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Abdulkadir Uraloğlu was born in Trabzon in 1966 and graduated in 1988 from the Department of Civil Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University.


After starting his working life as a field engineer in the private sector, Mr. Uraloğlu was appointed as a Survey Team Engineer at the General Directorate of Highways in Erzurum 12th Regional Directorate in 1989. In 1990, he was appointed to Ankara 4th Regional Directorate, where he held positions of increasing responsibility until 1998. Mr. Uraloğlu was then promoted to be the Chief Engineer of Road Construction Service for Erzurum's 12th Regional Directorate.


In 2003, he became the Deputy Regional Director of the 10th Regional Directorate in Trabzon, where he remained until 2005. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Regional Director of Kayseri 6th Regional Directorate, and a year later became the Regional Director of Samsun 7th Regional Directorate.


After a brief period as the Regional Director of Bursa 14th Regional Directorate in 2009, Mr. Uraloğlu returned to Samsun and served six and a half years as the Regional Director for Samsun. Following this duty, Mr Uraloğlu was appointed as Regional Director of İzmir 2nd Regional Directorate in 2012.


Most recently, Abdulkadir Uraloğlu was appointed as Director General of the General Directorate of Highways by the Presidential Decree issued on 23 July 2018.


Mr. Uraloğlu has made significant contributions to improve the country's road network. He contributed to the implementation of divided roads that gained intensity within the scope of the Emergency Action Plan initiated in 2003, bituminous hot mixture paved roads, improvement of single-platform roads and Build-Operate-Transfer projects.


Mr. Uraloğlu, who carries out the construction, planning and designing works of new highway, divided road, bridge and tunnel projects that will provide great contributions to the road network of country; also attaches special importance to research and development activities in order to renew the highways machinery fleet and to increase the rate of domestic and national vehicle use.

Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who also serves as the President of the Turkish Road Association and the Highways Foundation, is married and is the father of three children.