Coup Attempt Could Not Prevent Giant Projects

Ahmet Arslan
Ahmet Arslan

Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that many projects from bridges to highways, from airports to tunnels were completed after the coup attempt of July 15, and said, "After the coup attempt of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), giant projects in the field of transportation continued unabated within the scope of Turkey's 2023 targets." said.

Minister Arslan made evaluations about the projects implemented in the transportation sector after the coup attempt of FETÖ on July 15.

Stating that they aimed to remove the towers that disrupt the silhouette of Istanbul with the Çamlıca Tower, the foundation of which was laid on August 20, 2016 after the coup attempt, Arslan said that only the TRT tower will remain in the region in the first stage and they will make a second tower in Istanbul.

Reminding that the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge (YSS), which was built in the Bosphorus within the scope of the Northern Marmara Motorway Project, was opened on August 26 and has the title of “The widest bridge in the world”, the bridge has a span of 408 meters and 2 thousand 164 meters. stated that it has the feature of “the longest suspension bridge in the world with a rail system” with its total length.

Indicating that the work was made for 3,5 billion dollars, Arslan said that he has a total of 4 lanes in the round-trip directions, 2 roads each and 10 railway lanes in the middle. Noting that the width of the bridge, which is the first in the world, is 59 and the height of the tower is 322 meters, because the rail pass system is on the same deck, Arslan stated that the work has a record in this area as well.

Arslan said that it is planned to prevent 1 million 450 million dollar energy loss and 335 billion 1 million dollar economic loss annually.

Indicating that the bridge, the Paşaköy-TEM Kurtköy connection road was put into service on July 4, Arslan stated that the entire Northern Marmara Highway will be put into service with a total of 2018 kilometers of highways that are planned to be completed by the end of 257.

Tunnel Tuning Mountains

Explaining that the Ilgaz 15 July İstiklal Tunnel, which connects the Central Anatolia to the Western Black Sea, brought the Ilgaz Mountain, which is 875 meters high, to the knees, said: Transportation is provided faster and safer on Ilgaz Mountain, which came to the fore with accidents. he spoke.

Arslan, referring to the importance of Zonguldak Filyos Port, which is vital for the development of foreign trade, said, “We laid the foundation in the project on December 9, 2016. When the port is completed, it will have an annual loading and unloading capacity of 25 million tons and will be the main export center not only of Zonguldak but also of the Black Sea, especially Karabük and Bartın. ” found the assessment.

The deepest tunnel under the sea

Reminding that the Eurasia Tunnel (Istanbul Bosphorus Highway Tube Crossing), which is considered as a “Vision project”, was opened on December 20, Arslan pointed out that this building was shown among the best engineering projects in the world.

Indicating that the Eurasia Tunnel, which connects the Asian and European continents with the passage of tubes, is the deepest tunnel passing under the sea in the world, Arslan stated that the part of the project, which has a total length of 14,6 kilometers, reached 3,4 kilometers under the sea.

Arslan pointed out that the project, which employs 800 people, contributes 560 million liras annually to the region, “The project, which will bring approximately 100 million liras to the state's safe, will reduce the amount of emissions by 82 thousand tons and will save 38 million liters of fuel.” said.

Historical Silk Road comes to life

Explaining that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, also known as the “Iron Silk Road”, is planned to be put into service at the end of the year, after the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum projects, 1 million passengers are put into operation with the third largest project carried out by all three countries. and 6,5 million tons of cargo can be transported.

Arslan, noting that Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project would be completed by the end of this month, Turkey side, he continued:

“On these tracks, the train will become operable. This line not only for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, including China important. Likewise, it is equally important for Europe as it will make the load movement uninterrupted with Europe. We plan to increase the capacity of carrying 2034 million passengers and 3 million tons of cargo on the project line in 17. ”

The biggest project in Turkey

Arslan stated that the work is accelerated at the airport on the European side of Istanbul, between the Yeniköy and Akpınar settlements, on an area of ​​76,5 million square meters on the Black Sea coastline, “Work continues at full speed in Istanbul New Airport, 55 percent of its construction Completed." he spoke.

Minister of Housing, made the biggest projects in Turkey in the nature of this work will serve as the country of Turkey, as well as transfer center said.

Indicating that the foundation of the tower to be built at the airport was laid on October 26, 2016, Arslan stated that the Istanbul New Airport, whose first phase will be opened on October 29, 2018, will provide direct employment to 120 thousand people annually.

Studies for the route of the Mega project started

Minister Arslan stated that deep drilling works were initiated on the land and at sea for the 3-storey Grand Istanbul Tunnel Project called “Mega Project” and stated that it is aimed to complete these works at the end of the year.

Arslan pointed out that there will be both road and rail in a single tube in the tunnel that will pass under the Bosphorus, and that the tunnel will have a two-lane road suitable for the passage of the vehicle, with the tire on the top and bottom, as well as the arrival and departure.

Arslan, one leg of the project, which will be the first in the world with its size and scope, is from the high-capacity and fast metro system on the European side starting from İncirli on the E-5 axis and passing through the Bosphorus and going to Söğütlüçeşme on the Anatolian Side, and the second leg is Europe. He stated that he will consist of a high-capacity and fast metro system that connects to Çamlık Junction and a high-capacity metro system starting from Hasdal Junction on the TEM Highway on its side and passing through the Bosphorus to Söğütlüçeşme on the Anatolian Side.

The tunnel will be integrated with the TEM Motorway, the E-9 Highway and the Northern Marmara Motorway with the 5 metro line.

“The tunnel, which is planned to be completed in 5 years after its construction with the build-operate-transfer model, will be reached from Incirli on the European Side to Söğütlüçeşme on the Anatolian Side in 31 minutes, with a fast metro line consisting of 14 stations. It will take approximately 40 minutes by road from Hasdal Junction on the European Side to Çamlık Junction on the Anatolian Side. 14 million passengers are expected to benefit from the line daily. ”

World's second longest double tube tunnel goes into service

Arslan, when completed Turkey's first and Europe, will be the world's second longest double-tube highway tunnel also drew attention to the importance of Ovit Tunnel.

Stating that the Ovit Mountain Pass connects Rize and Erzurum, and the Ovit Tunnel in İkizdere-İspir location is completed, Arslan will say that the road will remain open for 12 months and the distance will be shortened by 3,8 kilometers. He said they expect an economic contribution of 17,3 million liras.

Arslan stated that the Zigana Tunnel, the foundation of which was laid on March 17, will connect Trabzon to Erzincan and Bayburt via Gümüşhane, and from there to Erzurum, and that they will complete the second route and corridor with the Kop Tunnel at the end of the tunnel.

The world's sea made will be the third and Turkey's second airport Rize and Artvin Armstrong reminiscent thrown on April 3, the core of the Airport, the world can come from anywhere in the outgoing air and noted that a runway may land.

Stating that Rize-Artvin Airport will be completed on October 29, 2020, Arslan stated that the airport can serve 3 million passengers a year.

The foundation of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge was laid

Reminding that the foundation of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which is one of the projects that transcend the continents in the world, was laid on the 18nd anniversary of the 102th March Çanakkale Victory, Minister Arslan said, will be long. ” used the expression.

Arslan stated that the bridge and the 100-kilometer highway is planned to be put into service in 2023, and its total length will be 354 kilometers. he spoke.

Minister Arslan, all Referring to them July 15 to freeways after the bridge of the coup attempt, too much so to airports tunnel project is completed, said: "Feton coup attempt after Turkey's 2023 targets under the field of transport 'giant projects' pace continued unabated." said.

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