Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said that the 2 Çanakkale Bridge, which is the world's largest project, with a medium span of 23 meters laid last year, carried out all efforts to open it to service on March 1915, 18.
In his speech at the opening of the 68th Highways Regional Managers Meeting, Arslan stated that a period in which accessibility became the most important criterion in both the national and international arena stated that accessibility increased the quality of life and provided competitiveness in all respects.
In an era where transportation is so important, Arslan said that almost 90 percent of the transportation is done by road, and that this makes the road sector and the directorate of this area important.
Arslan, Turkey's social and roads, the locomotive of economic development under the responsibility of running the highways agency to deliver the highest standard of 67 thousand 620 kilometer road network expressed that the present, the surface of 40 thousand 728 kilometers of roads, 23 thousand 559 kilometers noted that the hot mix asphalt pavement.
Providing information about the important projects they carry out as a ministry, Arslan said that the project, which will reduce the distance between Istanbul and Izmir to approximately 3,5 hours, is planned to be completed in 2019.
Arslan pointed out that the 2 Çanakkale Bridge, which is the most project in the world, with a middle span of 23 thousand 1915 meters, which was laid last year, carried out all the works to open it on March 18, 2022. Çanakkale, which will not and will not give the enemy a comfortable way, will make a transition. ” used expressions.
- “In 2023, we will increase the motorway network over 5 thousand kilometers”
Arslan stated that they aim to increase the motorway network over 2023 thousand kilometers in 5, and that Halil Rıfat Pasha changed his statement, "The place you cannot go is not yours," which has become the motto of the highways, is not yours. Minister Arslan stated that the world could not believe the divided road network that has exceeded 26 thousand kilometers as of today.
Indicating that they have significantly reduced traffic accidents caused by head-on collisions thanks to the divided roads, Arslan stated that while the number of vehicles has increased by 15 percent in the last 149 years, the number of people who lost their lives at the accident site has decreased by 2016 percent according to 30 data.
- “We will connect 2 provinces in a split way in 81 years”
Stating that the number of provinces connected to each other has been increased from 6 to 76 with the divided road network, Arslan said, “However, the target is 81 provinces. In 2 years, we will connect all 81 provinces in a divided way. ” he spoke.
Arslan, using the latest technology every day with the addition of roads, passageways and tunnels that people can easily meet with each other, the last 15 years of work, the history of the Republic during the history of the 3 solid, he said.
Emphasizing that it is a revolution in transportation by piercing the mountain and crossing the valley with bridges and building these art structures as part of highways instead of walking around the foothills of the mountains and the roads of the valleys, Arslan said that they aim to increase the total divided road network to 2023 thousand 33 kilometers until 250.
- “Establishing the target modern road network”
General Director of Highways İsmail Kartal emphasized that as a company responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of the country's infrastructure, its objectives are to establish and maintain a modern road network in harmony with other transportation systems, safe, comfortable, economical, environmentally friendly, connected with international transportation corridors.