In the Yusufeli Dam, which was built in Yusufeli district of Artvin, the “casting of 75 million cubic meters of concrete”, which completed 3 percent of the body, was held with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu also attended the ceremony.
In his speech at the ceremony, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli emphasized that 79% physical realization was achieved throughout the Yusufeli Dam and said:
“When Yusufeli Dam, which we plan to complete in the fourth month of 2021, is operational, annual production of 560 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity will be generated with an installed power of 1,9 megawatts. This production figure means meeting the annual energy needs of a city as large as Antalya. With the commissioning of Yusufeli Dam and HEPP, our country's hydroelectric power generation capacity will increase by 2 percent. With the 4 million cubic meters of concrete that will be used in the body of the dam, a 13 meter wide concrete road from Artvin to Edirne can be constructed. ”
Over 2 billion lira was spent for road construction
Emphasizing that the dam, which can be expressed as “engineering wonder”, will also be inherited to the future as a gigantic work that shows what Turkish people can do, believed that not only the dam, but also 110 kilometers of roads, 45 tunnels, 22 bridges and 92 culverts. Minister Pakdemirli said that only 2 billion liras have been spent in road construction works so far.
Pakdemirli asked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to see the images of the new settlement of the district and to accelerate the afforestation work in this region and said, “Our entire plan, our program is ready. Following the completion of the constructions will be lush, we promise in this regard. ” said.
President Erdoğan attended ceremonies in Rize, Bayburt and Artvin via video conference
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the participants at the Presidential Complex with video conference method, Yusufeli Dam 3 Million Concrete Casting ceremony and Bayburt Demirözü Irrigation, Rize Center and Güneysu Districts and Taşlıdere Valley Reclamation 5th Section Commissioning Ceremony.
Turkey's largest regional development project, the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) is a very important part of the project within the body of President Erdogan stated that done during their power, "removing the size of land irrigated under the GAP to 19 percent from 53 percent the efficiency of the Southeastern Anatolia our fertile soil We increased. Today, we are witnessing another proud project, the 3 million cubic meters of concrete casting of Yusufeli Dam. ” used expressions.
Stating that three-quarters of realization is left behind in the Yusufeli Dam, which will be built with a total of 4 million cubic meters of concrete, President Erdoğan said, “The Coruh River and its tributaries are a very active basin in terms of water. Currently, 2 power generation plants with an installed capacity of 500 megawatts operate in this basin. ” spoke in the form.
on the Coruh River "as chokers" Muratlı the sequence, and each Borçka as deep Stating that Turkey serve the huge size of the dams and power plants, he said:
“Yusufeli Dam, which will have an installed capacity of 540 megawatts, which we plan to complete in April of next year, is almost an imam of this choker. Our dam is equivalent to the height of a 275-storey building with a total body of 100 meters. With the controlled release of the waters that Yusufeli Dam will hold, the electricity production of other dams on the basin will also increase.
This work, which is completely the product of our own engineers, will not only contribute 1,5 billion lira per year to our economy, but will also protect the Coruh Valley from floods. Along with the dam, roads, bridges, culverts, tunnels and, of course, our new Yusufeli district has been built and its construction continues. ”
“When the world sees it will be surprised”
Noting that a brand new life space has been established in Yusufeli, President Erdoğan said: “When we go under control, this work is a rare work, a giant work and I hope that the more we boast when we open it. The world, 'What is a hydroelectric power plant, what is irrigation?' he will be surprised when he sees it. said.
Having made such a work in the mountains, this Turkish companies, Turkish engineers, Turkish architects, emphasizing that it is a separate source of pride of being made of Turkish workers Erdogan, Turkey last labor in imparting this boast transmitters work, sweat shed ministers of State Hydraulic Works Congratulations to the staff, from the engineer to the worker, and the contractor.
Wishing that the Taşlıdere Valley Breeding Project will be beneficial to Rize, Erdogan noted that 58 residential areas and 9 decares of agricultural land will be protected from flood risk with the facility opened in Rize, where 1000 breeding projects have been implemented.
Bayburt Demirözü Irrigation Project from 18 settlements on 113 thousand to increase the yield of close to the land per hectare said President Erdogan congratulated those who contributed both projects at the implementation, in the struggle to gain work in Turkey offered their gratitude to all those who support them.
After his speech, President Erdoğan, who was connected to the ceremonial areas in Rize, Yusufeli and Bayburt with a video conference, received information about the projects from Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu and other officials.
Following the speeches, upon the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister Pakdemirli, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Artvin Governor Yılmaz Doruk, AK Party Artvin Deputy Erkan Balta, AK Party Erzurum Deputy Selami Altınok, the contractor firm Limak's Board of Directors President Nihat Özdemir and other interested parties poured the 3 millionth concrete in Yusufeli Dam by pressing the buttons on the platforms prepared by considering the social distance rule.
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure works without interruption to complete the road to the dam
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Turkey's highest dam, the title will be launched to provide access to the villages in the region to the Yusufeli Dam and 39 tunnels and 17 bridges undertake construction work.
While 39 tunnels' excavation support productions are at the stage of completion, 78 percent progress has been achieved in bridge productions.
The route length of the Yusufeli Dam Relilization roads is 69,2 kilometers in total, as well as 55,3 tunnels with a length of 39 km, as well as 17 tunnels, 4 custom-made bridges and 10 intersections with different levels.