📩 24/11/2018 14:28
Zigana Tunnel will breathe to the Black Sea: In winter, the tender will be put on tender for the construction of the 12,9 kilometers long tunnel, which is planned to be built on the Zigana Pass, which is the fearful dream of drivers and connects the Eastern Black Sea to the Middle East - Gümüşhane Mayor Ercan Çimen : - “November 10 is a milestone for us. Zigana'da tunnel, which will be held in Turkey will be one of the longest tunnel. Thanks to this tunnel, transportation will be easier and safer travel will be provided. ”
The tender will be held on November 12,9 for the 10 km Zigana Tunnel, which is planned to be built on the historical Silk Road route that connects the Eastern Black Sea to the Middle East.
During the visit of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the city last month, Zigana Tunnel is one of the places where the drivers have the most difficulties, especially during the winter months.
Gümüşhane Mayor Ercan Çimen stated to the AA reporter that 10 November is a milestone for Gümüşhane, and said, "We thank our Prime Minister, our ministers, deputies, and the Regional Directorate of Highways teams, which helped our Gümüşhane to lead giant projects."
Çimen stated that with the completion of the new Zigana Tunnel, the distance of Gümüşhane to the sea will be reduced to 30 minutes, and according to the project, the intersection and exit of the new Zigana Tunnel will be constructed in a way that it will be constructed as double-tube junctions, viaducts and tunnels.
Two more evacuation turns and escape tunnel will be found in the tunnel in the grass, said:
"Zigana'da tunnel will be made, it will be one of Turkey's longest tunnel. Thanks to this tunnel, transportation will be easier and safer travel will be provided. Spending on Mount Zigana will be significantly reduced. The economy of our city will come to life. The tourism of our city will come alive and our industry will come to life. Wherever we look, the economy of our city will be 50 times more alive. ”
- "1 million 200 thousand vehicles pass every year"
İsmail Akçay, President of the Gümüşhane Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TSO), stated that on November 10, the Zigana Tunnel, which is the dream of Gümüşhane, will be tendered, and they are happy to hear it from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Akçay emphasized that they had been demanding for international standards to be transported.
Akçay, while experiencing the joy of this, stating that their only obstacle is the crossing of Zigana Mountain, continued as follows:
“Our President gave the good news that Zigana Mountain will be passed through a new tunnel during his visit to our city. We were very happy. Connecting the Zigana Tunnel to only Gümüşhane and the region would not be the right decision. Zigana Tunnel, Turkey and all the rhetoric is a very important strategic crossing point of the international road transport. As of today, the number of vehicles passing through Zigana Mountain is 1 million 200 thousand per year. ”
- “It will pay for itself in 5 years”
Akcay stressed that there will be a half-hour shortening between Gümüşhane and Trabzon by the construction of the tunnel and noted that this shortening will significantly increase the contribution to the national economy considering the number of vehicles passing by.
Akcay, Turkey, noting that the entire country is an area close to the outside of fuel, "Foreign oil imports is also affecting our deficit significantly. Therefore, if we consider spending the fuel consumed in 1 million 200 thousand vehicles for half an hour less, the new Zigana Tunnel will pay for itself in five years. ”