Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure did not release figures despite June
The number of vehicles passing through Osmangazi Bridge, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Eurasia Tunnel, which were implemented as Build-Operate-Transfer projects, decreased by half compared to the same period of the previous year. According to the information given by CHP Kocaeli Deputy Haydar Akar, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan, there was no expected increase in the number of vehicles passing through bridges and the Eurasia Tunnel. The declining number of vehicles will put the Treasury on the obligation to pay higher bills to private companies that are guaranteed to pass. Akar said, "Taking into consideration the decrease in the number of vehicles in the first four months of 2019, this amount will surely be over 2019 billion liras in 3".
2018 payment not announced
One dayAccording to the news of Nurcan Gökdemir from the Treasury, in 2017, 1 billion 659 million liras for Osmangazi Bridge, 417 million liras for Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and 132 million liras for the Eurasia Tunnel were paid to the operating companies.
Akar reminded that the difference should be paid in April of each year according to the contract, although the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure did not announce this figure despite reaching June. Akar, "The figure is hiding, because the amount is big enough to lips lip," he said.
2 billion 4 million pounds per year 451
Akar said in his statement that the transition fees in these projects are determined each year according to the 2 January dollar exchange rate, 2017 and 2018 years due to the companies undertook the project 4 Billion 451 Million pounds, he said.
“The hidden figure is 2 billion 243 million”
Akar also shares his calculations based on the number of vehicles passed in 2018 and said:
“Therefore, 2018 billion 2 million pounds were loaded on 243 for these three projects. I explain this figure that the Ministry is afraid to explain, let them deny it. The number of vehicles passing is obvious, the warranties given are known. Given the decline in the number of vehicles in the first four months of 2019, it is certain that in 2019 this amount will exceed 3 billion pounds. ”
Akar stated that the economic crisis and the increase in tolls had a negative impact on vehicle transition figures. “2018 Million 2 Million 482 Thousand vehicles passed by Osmangazi Bridge in the first four months of 350 This number decreased to over 2 thousand and 132 Million 10 thousand. 489 Million 4 Million vehicles passed through Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in the first four months of last year, and this number remained in 279 Million 2018 thousandth this year. The painting is the same in the Eurasia Tunnel. 5 Million 909 thousand in the first four months of 5, and 600 Million XNUMX thousand this year. ”
“The hole opened in the Treasury will get bigger”
If this situation does not change during the year, Akar said that the guaranteed black hole in the Treasury will grow even further and said that the amount to be paid only to the operating company for Osmangazi Bridge in 2019 billion will be 2 billion 277 million pounds. Akar pointed out that the table in other projects will be the same, 2019'da Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge for the approximately 700 million pounds, 161 million pounds for the Eurasian Tunnel 2019 billion 3 million pounds will be over, he added.