Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said, "We are launching a new, large cruise port project in Istanbul where 6 large ships can dock at the same time without filling the sea." said.
Arslan, in his speech at the 3rd Tourism Conference held at Beştepe Millet Culture and Congress Center, said that transportation is the locomotive of all sectors and that while increasing the living standards of people all over the country, transportation and access are also facilitated by tourists.
Arslan stated that all their work also serves the tourism sector, and gave information about the works carried out within the scope of the Transport Master Plan Strategy. Arslan stated that the construction of the highway between Ankara and Niğde continues with the Build-Operate-State (BOT) model in order to complete the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge and the Istanbul-İzmir Highway connected to it, and the motorway from Edirne to Şanlıurfa. Increasing travel comfort on those routes, tourists prefer our country is important for the development of the tourism sector. 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will technically be one of our country's pride projects. It is also a very important project in terms of access for our people. " found the assessment.
Arslan, 2 thousand 357 kilometers long 89 project to facilitate the transportation of major tourism centers, said they are working on a thousand 64 km-long 48 project.
"70 percent of tourists use the airline"
Stating that 70 percent of the tourists use the airline, Arslan said that the number of 26 airports has been increased to 55, the number of airline passengers has reached 174 million, and the number of international passengers will increase from 25 million to 84 million this year.
Arslan stated that Istanbul 3rd Airport will also be a "hub" with its capacity and will give serious support to tourism, and that the first part will be opened on 29 October next year, which will serve 90 million people. Arslan explained that in places that have values in terms of history, belief and cultural tourism, they do not only build modern airports, but also facilitate transportation and access with modern terminals.
Pointing out that they attach great importance to yacht tourism, Arslan said that they increased their yacht mooring capacity from 8 thousand 500 to over 18 thousand 500. Arslan stated that construction continues in 695 marinas with a capacity of 6 yachts.
Arslan, over 5 thousand foreigners on the shores bayraklı Stating that the boat was on the Turkish flag, he said, “The total potential was predicted to be 6 thousand. In this sector, we made 10 thousand people who seem to be working outside work inside, and this is a serious contribution. " said.
Emphasizing that information and communication sector is very important, Arslan said that the international internet output capacity has reached 20 terabyte with an increase of 500 from 9,3 gigabytes.
Stating that the work done by all ministries is complementary to each other, Arslan said, “We are launching a new, large cruise port project in Istanbul where 6 large ships can dock at the same time without filling the sea. We will do it with the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. At the same time, we will make an arrangement in that area, where you can take a nostalgic train from Yenikapı to Sirkeci Station. It will make a serious contribution to the sector. " he spoke.