- 9 million trees will be planted for the bridge and the airport: Minister Arslan made statements on the “tree cutting” debates that have been brought to the agenda in Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Istanbul New Airport projects from time to time.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, one of the biggest projects in the history of the Republic 3. noting that the number of trees to be planted for both projects will find 9 million.
Arslan made explanations regarding the “tree cutting” discussions, which were occasionally discussed in Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Istanbul New Airport projects.
Reminding that a protocol has been signed between the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs for these projects, Arslan said, “As a protocol, 5 times the trees cut under the projects must be planted. As the ministry and the contractor consortiums of both projects, we pay great attention to this issue. ” spoke in the form.
For the North Marmara Motorway Project, which also includes the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Arslan said that 381 thousand trees were cut or transported so far. .
“More than 5 million trees will be planted for the airport”
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Arslan, as required by the protocol with the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Istanbul New Airport, the number of trees cut for the construction of the 5 floor had to be planted, but the undertaking consortium aims to rise far above this figure.
Arslan continued his words as follows:
As a matter of fact, every tree that has been cut down is recorded even if it is at a minimum level. It is seen that the vegetation in the area is not large and large, as the tree lengths and sizes increase as we move away from the sea. Within the scope of the project, in which there are small oak-like vegetations, 5 million trees, which correspond to more than 5 times the number of the cut, are planned. In this direction soon will begin planting 5 million trees in certain regions of Turkey. "