Ministry of Transport Day to Day Channel Istanbul Program

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Sözcü According to the Kanal Istanbul work schedule reached by the newspaper, the construction of the project is planned to be completed in 2 425 days. Half of the works to be done in the project, which has 17 stages, has been completed so far.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan said in the program he participated in a private television channel yesterday, the first digging for Kanal Istanbul will be hit this year and the work will be completed in 2026. AKP President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on 21 December 2019 that the tender for Kanal Istanbul will be held in the coming weeks.


While 45 kilometers long, 275 meters wide and 20 meters deep, the channel continues to debate about Istanbul. Sözcü The newspaper reached the Kanal Istanbul Project Work Program at the desk of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure officials.

Accordingly, the tender announcement, preparation and submission of tenders and contract phases are planned to be completed within a total of 282 days.

The construction activities in Kanal Istanbul will take 2 thousand 425 days. During this period, channel excavation, surface coating and stream connections will be made. Works that will start at the north and south of the channel at the same time will meet a point. It is envisaged that parts will be assembled in 30 days. It will take 180 days for the channel to be accepted and put into operation. According to the workflow, all work is planned to be completed on February 18, 2026.

Field works, application projects, mobilization and construction roads are expected to be completed within 540 days.

For 752 days, construction of clean water and wastewater lines, treatment plants, power transmission lines, treatment plant, roads and bridges will be completed. Railway, oil and gas pipelines, Terkos - Alibeyköy anchovy line will be reorganized in 1128 days.

In 180 days, Sazlıdere Dam will be emptied. On the other hand, with the excavation to be extracted from Kanal Istanbul for 900 days, 38 kilometers long hail areas will be created in the Black Sea.


Since the year 2011, according to Channel Istanbul program of work on Turkey's agenda, the project was completed in half the steps to be followed. Following the completion of the EIA process, the tender calendar will be operated and the contract will be delivered to the site.

The work flow and the stage of the project is as follows:

1 - Current Situation Determination
2 - Channel Route Studies
3 - Field Inspection / Evaluation of the Corridor
4 - Detailed Field Studies and Works of Selected Corridor
5 - Establishing Business Scenarios and Determining the Channel Width to be Applied
6 - Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Models
7 - Preparation of Channel Preliminary Projects and Conceptual Projects of Other Structures
8 - Preparation of Infrastructure Displacement Recommendations and Conceptual Projects
9 - Preparation of EIA Report and Related Operations
10 - Expropriation Services
11 - Planning of Canal Construction
12 - Preparation of Investment Plan
13 - Preparation of Feasibility Report
14 - Preparation of Tender Documents for Works
15 - Finalization of the tender
16 - Beginning of Construction Works
17 - Commissioning of the channel

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