Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said that they aim to complete the construction of Çukurova Regional Airport, which is under construction in Mersin, within 2 years.
Karaismailoğlu, along with Governor Ali İhsan Su, Parliament Plan and Budget Commission President Lütfi Elvan and other interested parties made a study in the construction of Çukurova Regional Airport.
Karaismailoğlu, who made a statement to the journalists after the field visit, said that they will examine the on-site transportation projects in the city.
Referring to Turkey's airway Karaismailoğlu investment, "Mr under the leadership of our President, the AK Party government we have increased the number of airports which period 24 to 56. We increased the number of passengers from 30 million to 210 million. The airline became the way of the people. ” used the expression.
Stating that they are working for an airport that will suit Çukurova, Karaismailoğlu said, “We are working hard to make an airport worthy of the nation, our esteemed citizens, to the Çukurova region. All work is going on quickly. We are now on the runway work. Hopefully we will complete all our infrastructure works until the end of the year. Again, work on airport connection roads continues rapidly. We will have finished the airport road connections early next year. ” he spoke.
Emphasizing that the work is continuing at the airport, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have also completed our projects regarding the superstructure. In the first stage, we completed the airport terminal projects that will serve 8 million passengers in the first stage. Then, we designed an airport with a capacity to serve 12 million passengers. Hopefully, we are aiming to make the tender in the coming days and start the construction this year and complete the construction within 2 years at the latest. ” found the assessment.
“The first plane will land on the runway in 2 years”
Expressing that they will be followers of the project, Karaismailoğlu said: “We will put into operation an airport worthy of our nation that Çukurova has long waited for to provide the service as soon as possible and Çukurova Regional Airport will serve this region. Let's not only think of this place as an airline of Çukurova. This place will serve all sectors such as necessary OIZ, industry, sea, port, tourism and agriculture. It will be a very valuable investment. We hope that we will get the return of our investment here in a short time. We made our plan and preparation in that way. ”
Minister Karaismailoğlu, a journalist, "When does the first plane land on the runway?" "All our plans are to land our airport in 2 years before the end of 2 years. That's our work and our goal. ” she replied.
Karaismailoğlu, who was accompanied by AK Party Mersin deputies Hacı Özkan, Zeynep Gül Yılmaz and Ali Cumhur Taşkın and Akdeniz Mayor Mustafa Gültak, received information about the work of the field officials. Karaismailoğlu also took a souvenir photo with the workers.