Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, regarding the tender for the 3rd Bridge and the connected highway, said, "The project can be financed, it has become feasible in a shorter period of time and therefore the proposal has come."
Organized by the Association of Economy Journalists (EGD), Yildiz, who met with the economic journalists at the meeting, answered questions from journalists.
On a question about the Sirkeci project, Minister Yıldırım said, “When Marmaray is activated, Sirkeci is bypassed. The first exit is from Yenikapı. There is no rail system between Sirkeci and Yenikapı. In this context, Sirkeci will be evaluated as a project in the historical peninsula, Topkapı Palace, Gülhane Park. It will be made by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. "We will not do it."
- Upon a question about the bridge tender, Minister Yıldırım reminded that there are 13 companies that received files for the tender, 6 offers were received and 4 of them were considered valid.
Yildirim said that they changed the scope of the project before the tender and turned the project of 10 billion pounds into a project of 4-4,5 billion pounds.
“We reduced the volume of the project. We took the bridge and the 100-kilometer highway, we undertook the others ourselves. Second, we slightly increased the vehicle warranties. Not aphakic, we reviewed the numbers we lived in, and increased them as we think it would be realistic. We have a loss of 3,5 billion lira of workforce and fuel from vehicles passing through the first and second bridges. '3. what do you need a bridge? ' they say. The answer is here. Red all around. (Traffic density map) Although today is Saturday… What will this be, it will be able to pay off even before 1,5-2 years. We will not have traffic problems there. I'm trying to say it. There is also a railway on this bridge. We also introduced VAT exemption. They tried to get the VAT exemption here and there. There is no tax loss here. The man will do it in 4 years, spend 4 quadrillion, find financing for 600-700 million VAT. In other words, it will find a financing to fund the state. This increases the financial cost. What is it doing, let's say we gave 10 years of operation time. It will be deducted from the VAT there. Now there is no need for this embarrassment. From the very beginning we say 'we do not buy it, brother.' By adding all of these, the project could be financed and feasible in a shorter time and therefore the proposal came. I don't know what will come out yet, but the offer came. There was enough competition. "
Stating that there is no Turkish company bidding on its own, Yıldırım said, “This is not a new thing, but also for the Izmir project of the Istanbul Izmit crossing, which is a larger project, in March 11, when the global crisis was the most intense. we received an offer. This shows that; There is now a strong political power in Turkey, there is stability, there is trust. Now Turkey is not tomorrow, it can be invested in the following 2009 years. We have become that ”he said.
-The Bosphorus bridge is closed to traffic during the storm… -
Minister Binali Yıldırım said the following on a question about the Bosphorus Bridge being closed to transportation during the storm that occurred the day before:
“Bridges have a safe working condition. The bridge works up to a certain wind load. It is necessary to close up from a certain wind load. Here it was 128 km. We had to turn it off. If we hadn't turned it off, if we had a resonance, God wouldn't show it, hundreds of thousands of vehicles and people on it… We could not endanger their safety. This is a measure. This measure also exists in aviation. There are measures such as if the crosswind goes above the value, it will not take off. These are measures for safety. They are the standards applied for every vehicle. "
-The bridge collapsed in Çaycuma ... -
Yildirim Çaycuma accident on a question about the said:
“15 of our citizens died in the Çaycuma accident. Some were found, and the bodies of some others could not be reached. Studies are continuing uninterruptedly. The thing here is; A bridge built in 1951. Later, the controls of this bridge were made continuously. Their maintenance has also been done. And then we built another bridge in 2009 upon request. This time, the new bridge is actually a bridge that will handle all the traffic. They made one coming and one going. It was transferred to the municipality, but its maintenance continued by the Highways. This subject is being studied, I gave instructions. Administrative investigation continues. The judicial investigation continues at the prosecutor's office. The first determination is that when sand was taken from different parts of the river, pits were formed. When the snow waters melted, the flow of the incoming water increased to 1000 tons per second due to these pits. Moving forward with those hollows, he carved the pile part of the bridge up to 5 meters under the platform where the piles were sitting. With so much water, there was a total collapse. There is nothing in the materials. The iron or something is intact. They still couldn't. They couldn't cut it. So solid but not collapse from the bottom. The bridge collapsed when the pile system flooded. In short, the investigation and investigation continues.