Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, stated that 35 of the 11 projects promised to İzmir have been initiated, “We have started 9 projects despite only 11 months after the general elections. We continue the preparations for other projects. If Izmir wants, our plate will remain 35, and our project will not have 35. It is our job to make and implement new projects. ” said. Stating that they started the Istanbul-Izmir Motorway project for the first time, Yıldırım said that the works continue rapidly from both wings. Emphasizing that the travel time will decrease from 7 hours to 3 hours with the Izmir - Istanbul Motorway and Gulf Crossing, Yıldırım emphasized that all travel times on the Izmir - Manisa - Balıkesir - Bursa - Yalova - Gebze route will be halved. Yıldırım said that the highway projects that will connect İzmir to Antalya, Çanakkale, Edirne and Ankara are also in line. Yıldırım said, “But before connecting Izmir to Ankara by highway, we connect it by high-speed train. We were awarded the tender for the Izmir-Ankara High Speed Line, and we are starting construction soon. Travel time will decrease from 13 hours to 3,5 hours from Izmir - Ankara when the project is completed. The huge investment in the Izmir - Ankara High Speed Train Line will bring Izmir, the pearl of the Aegean, and the capital Ankara closer together. ” said.
IZMIR-MANISA 2 YEARS 15 MINUTES
Minister Yıldırım reminded that the tunnel project to be built in the crossing of Sabuncubeli, which is the most risky area of transportation between Izmir and Manisa, was launched on September 10, 2011, “We have created the Sabuncubeli Tunnel project as a solution that will make this path of fear a joy. 2 tunnels with a total length of 800 meters are being built between Manisa and Izmir. In addition, 2 km connection roads will be completed. Land conditions are very difficult. It is a very demanding and costly project. But that doesn't matter. Because this is the main route. Two years later, you will pass through here in 1240 minutes. ” said. Reminding that one of the promised projects is the extension of Egeray to Selçuk and Bergama, Yıldırım said that with the project, traffic jams on the central connection roads of Selçuk and Bergama will be ended. Yıldırım reminded that the project will provide direct transportation from Adnan Menderes Airport to Selçuk and Bergama, one of the most important tourism centers of the region, and on 15 September 7 they reminded that they laid the foundation of the Cumovası - Torbalı line.
IZMIR IS THE CITY OF PORT
Yildirim, Turkey's largest port, said they laid the foundation in the North Aegean Port, "will be among the world's 10 biggest ports of port, rail and Izmir motorway connections, opens to the Aegean Region and Turkey's global market is an important will be the gate. When the port to be completed in three phases starts operating at full capacity, the annual container handling capacity will be 12 million TEU. ” said. With this project, Turkey's container handling capacity of the existing record will be three times the Lightning, said that continuing with the preparation of İzmir Port backcourt of the expansion project. Minister Yıldırım, Izmir, Turkey's tourism center to make the biggest yacht marina project at 18 units will start stressing step by step "Karşıyaka, Bayraklı, İnciraltı, Urla-Çeşme and Şakran yacht ports. We plan to increase the number of yacht harbors from 6 to 24 in Izmir by putting other projects into action one by one. When it comes to İzmir, we are not only satisfied with yacht tourism. We will also turn Izmir into the city of cruisers. With the cruise port we will establish, İzmir becomes the indispensable address of employment and trade, which will be visited by more than 2 million tourists a year. We plan to bid on the tender for the cruise port project within 2 months. ” he spoke.
'İZMİR WILL FORGET TRAFFIC DEEP'
Minister Yıldırım, who is involved in 35 projects. He reminded that the project for enlarging Adnan Menderes Airport to meet the needs of the age has been implemented. Yıldırım underlined that there are projects in order to relieve the urban traffic of İzmir and said, “We know that we have put the Izmir Ring Road into operation. People of Izmir breathed in traffic easily. When the Konak Tunnel, which we laid on September 23, was completed, traffic in İzmir will be relieved. Now, the traffic that connects to Mustafa Kemal Pasa Boulevard over Mürselpaşa Boulevard, which has been one of the lifebloods of urban traffic for many years, will be provided by tunnel passing. ” said.
IZMIR LOGISTICS WAS BEING
Minister Yildirim, saying they quickly begin to work to make the logistics base in Izmir, "Turkey will be the largest logistics base Gulab Logistics Center also went out to tender. We will start the project soon. 3 thousand 14 containers will be stored in this center, which will be established on an area of 211 million square meters. In addition, with the Torbalı-Kemalpaşa railway connection to the Northern Aegean Port, the Kemalpaşa Logistics Center will be the collection center of the loads of the entire Aegean Region. ” said. Minister Yıldırım also said that for e-commerce, which has a turnover of 10 billion TL, efforts are made to make İzmir the heart of e-commerce, and they will soon open the e-PTT Virtual Shopping Center.