Turkey's centuries-old dreams 60 billion dollars

Turkey's century-old dream of the $ 60 billion: Abdulmecit during planned as well as the Marmaray, Istanbul 3rd airport, 3rd Bosphorus Bridge, Eurasia Tunnel, Gulf Crossing Project and the Channel total investment cost of major projects such as Istanbul find 60 billion dollars.

Turkey's economy returned to Istanbul made half of the Marmaray, 3rd Airport, 3rd Bosphorus Bridge and Eurasia Tunnel with implementing the planned Canal Istanbul is scheduled for next year in the tender. The total size of these 5 projects, which will ease the human and vehicle traffic of Istanbul, exceeds 52 million dollars. When the Gulf Crossing Project, which will connect the intercity highway from Yalova to Bursa, Balıkesir, Manisa and İzmir to İstanbul via Gebze, the total investment cost of these 6 giant projects reaches approximately 60 billion dollars.

Eurasian crossing tunnel

The Eurasia Tunnel, which will serve the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line, where vehicle traffic is intensive in Istanbul, covers a total route of 14,6 kilometers. The most striking feature of the project is that it has a two-storey tunnel under the sea floor. The project, which will reduce the travel time from 100 minutes to 15 minutes on the route where traffic is very busy in Istanbul, is expected to be put into service in 2017. It is estimated that 14,6 thousand vehicles will pass through the Eurasia Tunnel's total 120 km route daily. The Eurasia Tunnel will cost 1 billion 245 million dollars.

Gebze-Izmir bridge and motorway

One of the biggest projects in the history of the Republic, the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway project, which will reduce the distance between Istanbul and İzmir to 3,5 hours, is the 433 kilometer. 2,2 billion dollars spent on construction and expropriations to date, the total cost of the project, the 7,5 billion dollars to find. This amount will implement the second largest infrastructure project in the world. Moreover, the İzmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge built between Gebze and Orhangazi will be one of the biggest bridges in the world. This bridge, 1,5 6 minutes to the hour of attention is reduced.


Marmaray, which brought Asia and Europe under the Bosphorus, brought a dream of 160 years to life since Sultan Abdulmecit. With an investment cost of 8 billion liras, Marmaray also brought the history of Istanbul back 8 years with the excavations of archaeologists. Marmaray, which is the world's deepest immersed tunnel with a depth of 500 meters, will increase the share of rail systems in urban transportation to 60 percent. Marmaray will also merge with the Istanbul Metro, as well as the Istanbul-Ankara YHT Line. When the second stage of Marmaray, which carries 28 million passengers in the first 6 months, is activated, Gebze and Halkalı 105 will go down in minutes.

  1. Airport

The foundation of the third airport, which is expected to be the world's largest airport when completed in 150 with an annual capacity of 2018 million passengers, was laid on June 7, 2014. The first stage of the third airport project, which was tendered to the private sector with the cost of construction, operation and transfer of 26 billion 142 million euro, will be opened on 29 October 2017. The project, which will be one of the biggest investments in the history of the Republic, is expected to have a job gate for approximately 120 thousand people. Considering the aviation traffic of a very large region up to America and Shanghai, Istanbul will become the 'center'.

Channel Istanbul

Kanal Istanbul, which is also described as the Crazy Project, will offer an alternative to international ship crossings in the Bosphorus. The 160-kilometer project, which is expected to pass 47 ships per day, will generate an annual income of $ 8 billion at full capacity. Kanal Istanbul, which is expected to cost $ 5,5 billion, will also finance itself in 1 year. The channel will turn its power in commercial shipping in the region from London to China with being a new international watercourse in favor of Turkey.

The third bridge is halfway

The Third Bridge and North Marmara Highway project, the foundation of which was laid on May 29, 2014, the anniversary of the Conquest of Istanbul, will cost about 4,5 billion dollars. Both projects aim to be put into service in 2015 by the private sector consortium with the build-operate-transfer model. The Third Bridge, which will reduce the transit traffic load and also connect Asia and Europe by high-speed train, will serve in Istanbul under the name Yavuz Sultan Selim. At the same time, the Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge will connect Atatürk, Sabiha Gökçen and 3. Airports, thanks to the rail system that will be integrated with the Istanbul Metro and Marmaray. Yavuz Sultan Selim, which will be the widest bridge in the world with a width of 56 meters, is also expected to have the title of the longest suspension bridge with a rail system on it with its main span of 408 meters. This highway project; It is expected that the 1st Bosphorus Bridge and the 2nd Bosphorus Bridge will relieve the transportation problem of the Bosphorus crossing by relieving the traffic load.


  • It will ease the traffic in TEM
  • Transit to offer transit
  • Time cost will decrease
  • Fuel cost will drop

  • The world's largest bridge

  • Will connect all airports and metro in Istanbul

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