The foundation of the Rize-Artvin Airport was laid with a ceremony: The groundbreaking ceremony of Rize Airport was held with the ceremony attended by the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Ahmet Arslan.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who attended the mass opening ceremony in Rize, pointed out the importance of the project by mentioning Rize Airport in his speech. This work, Ordu-Giresun Airport after pointing to the second airport will be built on the sea Erdogan in Turkey, the last in 2021, said the project would be completed as per 2022.
Erdogan said that they would be happy if the contractor companies would be happy with the opening date and that they and their countrymen would be happy and that all the wishes were to be completed in an accident-free and trouble-free manner.
Following the speech of President Erdoğan, a live connection was made to the market district of Rize-Artvin Airport, where Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman and Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan were present.
In his speech, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications stated that they increased the number of airports from 25 to 55 and the number of passengers from 35 million to 185 million, upon the instructions of President Erdogan, "Let the airline be the way of the people".
Stating that Erdogan said, “Don't settle for this, make an airport that will compete with the world,” Arslan said, “Yes, the New Istanbul Airport… An airport that friends watch with envy but unfortunately, those who do not want us, are jealously followed by trips. . " said.
Reminding that there is an airport instruction in the sea that will serve Rize and Artvin in the north east of the country while the world airport is being built in the west of the country, Arslan stated that 85 million tons of stone filling will be made in the area.
Arslan stated that the airport will have a runway of 3 meters and 45 meters required for conventional airports in the world and will serve three million passengers annually and the total closed area will be about 40 thousand square meters.
Arslan stated that under the direction of Erdogan's instructions, 6 airports are continuing to expand the airports all over the country.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held after President Erdoğan wished the work would be beneficial for both cities.
After the groundbreaking ceremony, the mass opening ceremony was started. President Erdogan, "All works are to Rize, I say to Rize, a new resurrection mint." He made the opening with his accompanying ministers and deputies.
Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Youth and Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Presidential Secretary General Honorary Kasırga, some MPs, Governor Erdogan Bektas and Mayor Resat Kasap were also present.