Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the number of employees in the construction of the new airport in Istanbul has reached 30 thousand, “Our goal is to increase the number of employees to 35 thousand within a short time. We anticipate that the number of direct and indirect employment will increase to 225 thousand when the airport is completed. ” said.
Minister Arslan, said in a statement, the construction of the new airport in Istanbul evaluated the work.
Stating that the target of 30 thousand employees set for the summer months when the works in the airport construction reached the highest level, Arslan said, “An application was made to the Envision certificate, one of the most important references in terms of sustainability, and the registration process was completed. With the certificate, Istanbul new airport will be the first infrastructure project to receive the document outside of North America. ” he spoke.
The world's largest airport under the roof will be one of the largest airport in Istanbul will be completed a new turning point voicing Arslan, 25 30 66 employee as of July as the gate opening to the world's Istanbul airport construction continues to be the full speed, he said.
Arslan, 2017 30 thousand employees at the beginning of the target was also noted, he continued:
“In the summer, it was aimed to increase the number of employees to 30 thousand. With great pleasure, I would like to state that we have reached this goal as of July. Despite the heavy summer rains, the work is ongoing with an increasing momentum. The next target is to increase the number of employees to 35 thousand within a short time. We anticipate that the number of direct and indirect employment will increase to 225 thousand when the airport is completed. ”
“The target is to be the first outside of North America with the Envision certificate”
Explaining that the Sustainable Infrastructure Institute's Envision Sustainability Certificate has been applied, evaluating the environmental, social and economic impacts of the infrastructure projects, Arslan said, “We expect that Istanbul will be the first and the largest infrastructure project in the world, outside of North America, which has earned the prestigious certificate worldwide.” used expressions.
“57 percent of the airport construction has been completed”
Arslan noted that 29 percent of the airport project, which is planned to be opened on October 2018, 57, has been completed and said:
“While the steel roof works of the terminal building have been completed to a great extent, the terminal main block facade and roofing works have also started. While 65 percent progress was made in the construction of the luggage system, installation of 28 blowers (passenger bridge) was started. More than 300 elevators, escalators and escalator equipment were brought to the field and assembled. Rough construction works of the Air Traffic Control Tower were completed and the facade and roofing works were started. The tower is a candidate to be one of the most important symbols representing Istanbul. In addition, asphalt paving works of the first runway and connected taxiways, which were built with a length of 3 meters and a width of 750 meters, have come to an end in airport construction. ”
Minister Arslan, the airport opening at the opening of the 4 thousand 100 meters long, 60 meter-wide second runway and connected taxiways in the ground works while continuing, some parts of the simultaneous sub-baseline work began in the front of the terminal in front of the large apron concrete coating works continued, he added.