1915 Çanakkale Bridge contract has been signed: 1915 Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway cutting contract, including Çanakkale Bridge, Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan and South Korea Republic Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Ho-In Kang was signed with the participation of.
In his speech at the signing ceremony, Arslan said that he is pleased that the company, which consists of 1915 companies that made the bidding, which is the final operation of the Çanakkale Bridge of 4, was established and the stage of signing the contract with this company was reached.
Reminding that the foundation of the 18 Çanakkale Bridge will be laid on March 1915 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Arslan said:
“Why is this bridge important? Firstly, it is very important because it has connected Europe to Asia for the fourth time with a project that goes beyond the continent. However, if you also consider the Marmaray and Eurasia under the sea, we will have done a project in excess of the continent six times, probably would not share any other country except Turkey. We make 101 kilometers of motorways up to Malkara with the bridge. We will create a ring around the Marmara Sea with Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge plus connection highways, Osmangazi Bridge plus connection highways and 1915 Çanakkale Bridge plus connection highways. In this ring, in this geography where all of this geography, a very important population of our country and a very important part of trade, industry and industry are realized, this region will both facilitate the lives of the inhabitants and ensure the growth of the industry and economy in this geography. ”
Explaining that the bridge will ensure that all the cargo movement in the west of the country, namely the Aegean and the Western Mediterranean, will go to Europe via Çanakkale, Tekirdağ, Edirne, Arslan said that the relationship between the west of the country and Europe will shorten the time, a significant saving in terms of fuel and products originating from non-economic transportation. He said he would make his imports affordable.
“Limited to the dreams that countries can do”
Arslan, the President and the Prime Minister of the project when talking about, someone said that this project can not be realized, said that the dream, he said:
“There is a fact that people are already limited to the dreams that countries can make. If you can imagine, you will make it happen. We have come to realize their dreams, their processes and initiatives with our colleagues today. Starting a job means getting half the job done. We actually accept that we have done most of the work. It was very important to bring such a project to the construction stage. Especially the games played on our country and at the end of this game, the fact that a project of 10,5 billion lira was realized with the BOT model in an environment where they tried to show our economy weakly, and the fact that the most important companies of the world offered offers is another indicator of our satisfaction. They have submitted proposals as a joint venture between Limak and Yapı Merkezi, one of our countries, which have accomplished successful projects abroad, which gave the most appropriate time, and SK Daelim, which is involved in the construction of the Eurasia Tunnel in South Korea, and four important companies of the two countries. As of today, they established the company in charge and brought it to this stage. It is a matter of importance not only for these companies to submit bids, but also for these companies and 13 financial institutions around the world saying 'yes, we will finance this project' and giving their letters about it. ”
“The project is an indication of walking confidently to 2023 targets”
Stating that realizing a project of this magnitude in such an environment is an indication of walking towards 2023 goals with firm steps, Arslan said, “It is very satisfying for us that we will lay the foundations of our President and Prime Minister with auspicious hands.” he spoke.
Arslan stated that ferry crossing between Europe and Asia is possible in Çanakkale, and said that the 1-hour pass, including the ferry's transit time and waiting times, will decrease to 3 to 4 minutes.
Explaining that the suspension bridges are compared based on the span between the two legs, Arslan said, “The Akashi Bridge, which was built in Japan so far, has a 1991 meter foot span, we hope that we will have the largest bridge in the world with the 2023 Çanakkale Bridge with a foot span of 1915 meters. In this way, we have done half the work, our goal is to complete the project in 2023, the foundation anniversary of our Republic, and even before that, to give the world to our country, our people, our region and the world because it is a world project. ” found the assessment.
Arslan, including 5,5 year construction period 16 2 year 12 XNUMX day of operation is very assertive, stating that at the end of the said period will be transferred to the General Directorate of Highways.
He added that friendship with South Korea lasted for many years. After this agreement, Long Span Cable Supported Suspension Bridges, R & D in Transportation Technology and Railroad Sector Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding will be signed.
After the speeches, General Manager Ismail Kartal and Çanakkale Motorway and Bridge Construction Investment Enterprise Inc. (ÇOKİYİ), Nihat Özdemir, Ersin Arıoğlu, Jason Ahn, Taeseob Yoon, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway were signed.
Then Minister Arslan and the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of South Korea, Mr. Ho-In Kang signed the long-lasting cable-supported suspension bridges, R & D in the field of transport technologies and the railway sector. 3 signed a separate agreement.