Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said, “The construction work of the North Marmara Motorway, which is 400 kilometers long together with the connection roads, has been completed. The Northern Marmara Motorway cost a total of 8 billion dollars. We foresee that this cost will return in a very short time. In terms of project benefits, our savings in time, fuel, CO2 emissions exceed 2,5 billion TL annually ”.
Karaismailoğlu in the transport area of Turkey is one of the most prestigious projects in North Marmara Motorway Section 7. viewed Habibler-Hasdal work at construction sites around. Karaismailoğlu, who made important statements to the press, also talked about the Channel Istanbul Project. Drawing attention to the fact that the Kanal Istanbul Project is the most strategic project that will add value to the Marmara Region, Karaismailoğlu said, "By building Kanal Istanbul, we will strengthen our claim in world trade and secure our world heritage Istanbul and Istanbulites in every way."
"Projects made with PPPs do not pose a burden and financial risk to the state budget"
Turkey's 19 years both socially and economically our country in the world with the Minister Karaismailoğlu stating that the phenomenal speed that connects the transport and communications investment, transport and all investments made in the communication that stimulate the country's economy, its growth was noted that sustain it and enhance their employment opportunities.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Unfortunately, I would like to say a few sentences about our Public Private Sector investments, which have been subjected to unwarranted and purposeful criticism. Our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure determines which projects will be carried out by public tenders and which projects will be carried out by PPP by considering the short-medium and long-term interests of the country. All tenders made with PPPs are open tenders, and all companies can enter and the tender that gives the most suitable offer remains. While transferring the operating rights of our projects for a period of time, we have contractor companies have all maintenance and repair services, financing expenses, renovation works and operating expenses, as well as construction, over the toll fees. In this way, these projects are handed over to our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure when the time comes, while they are maintained with the first-day qualities and delivered in a brand new way, without creating burden and financial risk on the state budget, ”he said.
"Large budget projects have been completed in a very short time and brought to our country."
Stating that the PPP method has always been preferred in large-scale projects such as the Northern Marmara Motorway, Izmir-Istanbul Highway, YSS Bridge, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, Eurasia Tunnel, Istanbul Airport, Ankara-Niğde Highway, Minister Karaismailoğlu said: It was completed in a short time and brought to our country. As a result, all these works are finished business contracts and the citizens of the Republic of Turkey will be self-own property. For example, the Northern Marmara Motorway 3rd Section, which includes the yavuz sultan selim bridge, will be handed over to our state in 2027 as if it was newly built. "
"The completion of the Marmara Highway Ring is very important in terms of ensuring international logistics mobility"
Minister Karaismailoğlu, underlining that by increasing the operational performance of the roads, savings of approximately 19 billion liras annually from time and fuel have been achieved as follows: “As you know, the Northern Marmara Motorway is a component of the Marmara Ringi. The completion of the Marmara Highway Ring in the Marmara Region, where most of our country's industry and trade takes place, is very important in terms of ensuring international logistics mobility. We have 9 provinces in interaction with the Marmara highway ring. These provinces make up 37 percent of the country's population, 75 percent of exports and 65 percent of gross domestic product. On the other hand, the Middle Corridor, one of the most important trade routes in the world, passes through our Marmara Region and forms a belt from England to China. It is obvious that the Marmara Region will be the crossroads of this economically growing geography of the world in the coming years. "
"We will strengthen our claim in world trade by building Kanal Istanbul"
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who stated that he completed the Northern Marmara Motorway and that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will be opened next year and the Marmara ring will be completed, drew attention to the fact that the Channel Istanbul Project is the most strategic project that will add value to the Marmara Region.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Today, all countries in the region are trying to transfer their loads to the Black Sea from the Straits to the South and to the Middle Corridor. As Istanbul, which is located at the intersection of the Middle Corridor and the North South Corridor, becomes the focus city of world trade, it is clear that the amount of cargo passing through the Straits will increase every year. 43 thousand ships pass through the Bosphorus today. In addition, the strait traffic in the city continues with this. The ship volumes of these ships passing through the Bosphorus have grown enormously. Considering that 20 percent of the ships passing through the Bosphorus carry dangerous goods, we see that the shores of the world city of Istanbul will face more and more risks. That is why, by building Kanal Istanbul, we will both strengthen our claim in world trade and secure our world heritage Istanbul and Istanbulites in every way ”.
"We have accomplished an extremely important job by bringing the Northern Marmara Highway to Istanbul"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the construction works of the 400 kilometers long Northern Marmara Motorway, which was collected together with the connection roads, were completed, and shared the information that the Northern Marmara Motorway cost 8 billion dollars in total.
Karaismailoğlu said, “We foresee that this cost will return in a very short time. In terms of project benefits, our savings in time, fuel, CO2 emissions exceed 2,5 billion TL annually. In terms of its contribution to the environment, the reduction in CO2 emissions we achieve is equivalent to 16 thousand trees. We have accomplished an extremely important job by bringing the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Marmara Highway to Istanbul. If we did not have these investments, Istanbul would be squeezed on the southern line, city life would almost be locked, and travel time would be extended by hours. "
“We have completed the 390 km of the Northern Marmara Motorway so far and offered it to the service of our people. We have reached the final stage in the construction works between the Hasdal junction of the 10th section of 7 km and Habipler Junction. With the opening of Habipler and Hasdal section to traffic, we will put the entire 400 km long Northern Marmara Motorway into service. The length of the remaining part to be opened to traffic in the coming days is 9,16 km. "
"With the opening of the 7th section to traffic, a new fast, safe and comfortable transportation corridor will emerge as an alternative to the 2nd Ring Road."
Karaismailoğlu, “On the route; Separating from the TEM highway Hasdal junction, we will pass the Sultangazi Gazi neighborhood through tunnels and reach the northern Marmara highway from Cebeci, and Başakşehir junction after the habibs. There are a total of 1 art structures including 2 4 × 6 double tube tunnel, 4 viaducts, 1 bridges, 8 overpass, 14 underpasses and 34 culverts. Including the cut-and-cover structures, the left tube is 3815 meters long, and the right tube is 4005 meters long. Thus, this tunnel will be Istanbul's longest and widest with 4 lanes. In addition, the total length of 6 viaducts within the project is 2 thousand 75 meters in both directions ”.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that with the opening of the 7th section to traffic, a new fast, safe and comfortable transportation corridor will emerge as an alternative to the existing 2nd Ring Road which is exposed to high urban traffic volume, “While the Northern Marmara Highway provides the connection between Istanbul Airport and the city center; It also connects North and South Marmara to Western Anatolia by joining Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Highway and Istanbul-İzmir Highway, which are under construction. In this way, it facilitated transportation from Istanbul to Kocaeli and Sakarya provinces with dense industrial and industrial areas, and the travel time between Istanbul and Ankara has become much shorter, ”he said.