The 5 Thing You Need To Know About The Canal Istanbul Project

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The Kanal Istanbul project has been spoken for many years and many comments have been made on it. Kanal Istanbul, which was introduced to Istanbul as the “Crazy Project” in 2011 by the prime minister of the period at the Haliç Congress Center; It includes Avcılar, Küçükçekmece, Sazlıdere and Durusu corridors.

In the coming days, we will gather more information about Kanal İstanbul and what we need to know, latest situation and other information.

Channel Istanbul Route and Where to be?

The route of the project, including an artificial waterway; exactly 45.2 km length and according to the latest plan Avcılar, Küçükçekmece, Sazlıdere and Durusu between the covers, starts from the lake Küçükçekmece.

The Canal Istanbul route starts from the isthmus that separates the Sea of ​​Marmara from Küçükçekmece Lake. Continuing from Sazlıdere and Altınşehir neighborhoods, the project will proceed along the Sazlıdere Dam Basin. It will reach the Black Sea on the edge of the Terkos and Durusu neighborhoods. Arnavutköy will be 28.6 km, Küçükçekmece 7, Başakşehir 6.5 and Avcılar 3.1 km within the boundaries of the district.

Why was Kanal Istanbul Needed?

During the Montreux Straits Treaty, signed in 1936, 3 thousand ships were passing through the strait annually. However, this number has increased gradually over the years. The triggering of the project was the increase in the Bosphorus traffic and the start of alternative searches for freight ships crossing routes and planning. Currently, the number of ships reaching 50 thousand annually pass through the Bosphorus. This number is expected to reach 2050 thousand by 100. It uses 2500 fish strait with daily fishing and city lines. Annually 17 thousand ships pass through the Suez Canal. Of course, it may not be very healthy to compare due to geographies, but there is a big difference in terms of situation. According to some lawyers, there is controversy that this project may also have some violations against the Montreux Agreement.

Kanal Istanbul Project Details and History

Kanal Istanbul project dates back to the Roman Empire as of history. The reason for this is the attempts and ideas of an alternative waterway to the Bosphorus. It was also brought to the agenda during the Suleiman the Magnificent in 1550. In the recent past, in the Science and Technical Journal of Tübitak, he was quoted by the Energy Ministry Consultant Yüksel Önem in 1990 with his article titled “I Think of Istanbul Channel”.

Kanal Istanbul, officially known, will come to life on the European Side of the city. It will take the task of being an artificial waterway between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea in order to relieve the traffic of ships in the Bosphorus, which is an alternative gateway between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. At the point where the canal meets the Sea of ​​Marmara, one of the two new cities that will be established by 2023 will be established.

The length of the channel is 45 km; its width will be 145-150 m at the surface and approximately 125 m at the base. The depth of the water will be 25 m. With this channel, the Bosphorus will be completely closed to tanker traffic, and two new peninsulas and a new island will be created in Istanbul. The project will also be linked with railways and the 3rd airport.

What is the Project Cost of Kanal Istanbul?

The cost of the project, which is planned to be employed by 1500, is estimated to be 65 billion TL. The soil to be removed during the project period is also the 3. It is aimed to be used in the airport project.

Real Estate Values ​​of the Areas with Kanal Istanbul Project Will Fly.

There will be areas to be expropriated and emptied in the areas where the project will be realized. Şahintepesi, which has the highest number of people among these areas, comes first with 35 thousand people. It is planned to make many constructions and various projects to the places near the project other than the expropriated areas. It is also among the agenda items that the limitation of the structure will be introduced. For these reasons, it is of course expected that real estate values ​​will fly in these regions. While the real estate values ​​of Arnavutköy increased by 50% last year, there was no change in Başakşehir.

What is the Latest Situation in Kanal Istanbul? When Will It Begin?

As of February 2018, Kanal Istanbul works are continuing rapidly. President Erdogan urged the Italians to join this project with the call of a consortium during his business people meeting during his visit to Rome on 7 February. While the drilling works were being completed, the tender process of the project has started to begin. The project is aimed to be completed in 2023.

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