President Erdoğan announced that the name of the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, which is the biggest leg of the Istanbul-Bursa-Izmir Highway Project, will be "Osman Gazi Bridge".
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the name of the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, which constitutes the biggest leg of the Istanbul-Bursa-Izmir Motorway Project, will be "Osman Gazi Bridge".
Speaking after the placement ceremony of the last deck of the bridge, Erdogan said, “The highway, which is the continuation of the İzmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge, constitutes the first section of the Istanbul-İzmir Highway, which is a $ 9 billion project. The 20-kilometer İzmir-Kemalpaşa section will also be put into service this year, and the entire highway is planned to be opened in 2018. Total investment cost of $ 9 billion this finding motorway, Turkey's first completed in 2023 will be among those projects. "He said.
"We turn time into cash with all investments"
President Erdoğan said, “Our elders said“ Time is money ”. Here you are, this is economy, this is understanding from economy. With all investments, we turn time into cash. Thus, a vehicle that used to travel in 2-2,5 hours will have covered the same distance in less than half an hour. "
"This highway is a highway all of Turkey"
"This highway is not only the highway of Istanbul and Izmir, but also of Kocaeli, Yalova, Bursa, Balıkesir and Manisa." Using his statements, President Erdoğan said, “More precisely, this highway; All is Turkey's motorways. Why is that? By Thrace Edirne, henna, by the Istanbul Turkish Aegean Izmir highway, the highway Aydin, this combined with the Istanbul-Ankara highway project by the Marmara, Turkey is meeting with all the important axes. Even the 40-kilometer section that we are opening and the last deck we are currently screwing to, even the Gulf Crossing Suspension Bridge, which is planned to be put into service at the end of next month, will provide significant relief in the transportation of this region. He spoke in the form.
President Erdoğan continued his speech as follows:
"Turkey for 13 years, working day and night, building, doing. these services, Turkey has the will to make this investment, and yes, at the moment, Turkey is showing something to the world. With its president, prime minister, cabinet and all staff, every project is being built and revived step by step towards the future. Turkey's investments have trained human resources and companies to implement. "
"While we struggle to do it, someone is trying to demolish."
President Erdogan said, "While we struggle to do, to build, someone is trying to demolish." He noted the following:
“You are looking at the chamber of architects and engineers. Do you know what their power is? A monument will rise somewhere, right? To stop him, go to the judiciary right away, that's their power. Each time they go to judgment, they return empty-handed. But it's not about building, it's about destroying it. Be careful, our every project has been protested by someone, taken to the judiciary, and even preventive decisions were issued from the judiciary. Because they work together with parallel, or exactly parallel. "
“There were publications against us in the media. We build bridges, they are in front of us, we start a tourism project. We will build a complex for the Presidency. We make roads, airports, high-speed train lines in front of us. We build housing, hospital, school, these are in front of us. We build dams to generate electricity, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Erdogan said, “So who are they? With opposition parties, some professional chambers, intellectuals who suffer from ideological blindness, celebrities, consonants ... Yes, these are the demolition team. There are also those who support them from outside, such as the European Parliament. In this respect, we have not only developed projects, solved the technical and financial problems required to implement them, but also struggled with this demolition team. He spoke in the form.
"We will continue to unite cities, districts and hearts in this land"
Speaking after the plate placement ceremony, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said, “The most important characteristic of the AK Party governments is continuity in service and in love of the cause. Since our President, who took over the flag on November 2002, 3, we have always experienced the love of serving this land, this country with the love of the first day. " said.
Prime Minister Davutoğlu said, “We will continue to lay stone after stone in these lands and unite cities, districts and hearts in these lands. No matter what they do, if someone tries to trap this nation with terror traps, we will be reckoned with them. We will not stop, while fighting terrorism, we will not allow this nation's agenda to be occupied only by terrorism. We will both fight and continue our services as we do today. Because this country does not have a minute to lose. " He spoke in the form.
Davutoğlu continued his speech as follows:
"See, in the last three weeks, we first put the last deck of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, again with our President, and in May 2013, the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which was called 'not done', called 'we do not do it', I hope this August We will put it at the service of our nation. "
"Not Marmara, Turkey's brought together the two sides"
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim in his speech at the ceremony, Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge not only the Sea of Marmara, Turkey said that the two sides together.
"Today is not only the two sides of Marmara, Turkey, bringing together the two sides, who are living in Turkey's agenda for 50 years the world's 4th largest nation proud of completing the bridge." Using his statements, Yıldırım said, "We are also opening the 40-kilometer highway from Altınova to Gemlik from here." said.
"Its cost is more than the national income of 50 countries"
Minister Yıldırım, when the cost of the bridge from the world of small-scale compared to individual national income of the 50 countries that expressed more, the project was passed to the power of Turkey.
2 thousand 682 meters tall
With the build-operate-transfer model, the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway (including Izmit Gulf Crossing and Connection Roads), 384 km highway and 49 mileage route will be the total length of 433 kilometers.
The bridge, which has a tower height of 252 meters, a deck width of 35,93 meters, a middle span of 550 meters and a total length of 2 meters, is 682 percent of the northern and southern anchor blocks of the bridge, which is ranked 4th among the world's largest medium span suspension bridges. i complete it.
6 to reduce Gulf transit time
Turkey's leading defense industry company ASELSAN of the bay, the transition period will be reduced to 6 minutes Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, one of Turkey's biggest box-office established areas.