The third bridge tender, which was a subject of controversy for a long time and was postponed twice before, was at the end of April. The tender date for the Northern Marmara Motorway Project, which includes the construction of the third bridge, was announced as April 20. In 10 different highway tenders, the application dates were extended. It was stated that the tender for the third bridge tender was postponed in order to benefit from VAT exemption.
According to the announcement published in the Official Gazette, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, General Directorate of Highways announced on January 28 and the tender for the Build-Operate-Transfer Model, the "North Marmara (Including the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge) Motorway Project Odayeri-Paşaköy (3. The auction date and time of the “Section of the Bosphorus Bridge” job, which was April 5 and 14.30, was changed to 20 on 2012 April 10.00.
Reason for postponement VAT
A senior General Directorate of Highways official, who gave information to Reuters on the subject, said, “Discussions on the proposal, which brings VAT exemption in BOT projects, continue in the Parliament. Due to this regulation, the tender was postponed to 20 April. The change regarding VAT will also increase the interest, ”he said.
TWO DEFERRED AGAIN BEFORE
The Northern Marmara Motorway Project tender, which includes the construction of the third bridge in the Bosphorus, was previously postponed twice. The first decision to postpone came in July 2011. According to the first statement, it was announced that bids would be received until 23 August 2011.
However, in a period approaching the bidding day, Cahit Turhan, General Manager of Highways, stated that the companies that purchased the specification for their tender had requested to delay the tender and stated that they were considering to postpone the tender to a date close to the end of the year. Turhan same statement is expressed as a demand from many foreign countries gave the following information: "So far from Turkey 7 Japan than 4, Russia 2, Spain, Austria and bought a total of 16 companies specification, including one from Italy. "
'9 companies received specifications for the third bridge'
Another postponement decision on the third bridge was taken last March. After the decision to postpone Transport Minister Binali Yildirim told CNBC-e television that the tender will be held in April, 3. 8-9, which is a local and foreign company for the tender of the bridge, said that the company received the specification.
Minister Yıldırım said, “There was no offer for the first tender. We took the project again, implemented plan B. We divided the project into two parts. The bridge and one package of 95 kilometers, the other is a package. This time, I think there will be enough offers. 8-9 specifications were sold. The number of viewers is also over 15. Approximately 2.5 billion dollars will be invested and the company that gives the least operating time will win the tender. There are those who are interested from all sides. This time, we expect an offer for the tender, ”he said.
YHT will cross the bridge
It was announced that there will be a 2 × 4 highway and a 2 × 1 railway on the third bridge to be built in the Bosphorus in the Northern Marmara Motorway Project. High Speed Train (YHT) will pass through the railway. The Ankara Istanbul YHT line will go to Istanbul Sultanbeyli from the north of Sapanca Lake, where one branch of the line will be divided into two, and one branch will be connected to the third bridge and the other to Marmaray.
The Northern Marmara Motorway Project, the route of which is determined as "Garipçe and Poyrazköy", will reach 414 kilometers in length.
Lengthened in motorway tenders
Edirne-İstanbul-Ankara Highway, Pozantı-Tarsus-Mersin Highway, Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep Highway, Toprakkale-İskenderun Highway, Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa Highway, İzmir-Çeşme Highway, İzmir-Aydın Highway, İzmir and Ankara Ring Highway, Bosphorus Bridge, The deadline for prequalification for the privatization of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Peripheral Motorway, service facilities, maintenance and operation facilities on them, toll collection centers and other goods and service production units and assets (highway) has been extended until April 24.