Speaking at the 2020 budget negotiations of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure at the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Minister Cahit Turhan said that the project and planning works of Kanal Istanbul, whose discussions are continuing, will be completed and started, and that the route of Kanal Istanbul is determined.
Minister Turhan, Turkey's maritime policy that they move with a well planned to make the best use of the advantages of geographical location, he said.
Turkish owned fleet, 19 in the world from 15 to 190 stating that Turhan, total cargo handling from 460 million tons to XNUMX million tons, he said.
Touching on the Canal Istanbul Project, Turhan said, “We have determined the route of Kanal Istanbul, which will provide an alternative to the Bosphorus and will be the guarantee of property and life safety. We will complete the project and planning works and start construction. We respect the criticism of people who do not have direct information on this subject, but we have done the feasibility of the project to the finest detail, no one doubts. We do all this with great love of the state and homeland. ” he spoke.