Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan announced that 29 people will be employed by 3 at the 2025rd Airport to be opened on October 225.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan made evaluations about the agenda at TRT Haber.
The prominent headlines from Minister Arslan's statements are as follows;
The second holiday is the festival of democracy. There is of course the selection process in the process of the festival of democracy. We collect energy with the energy of meeting with people in squares, villages, districts rather than fatigue. We will continue with that energy in the last week.
“We have made groundbreaking projects in the world”
Mr. President has listed hundreds of projects in the declaration of election and said that what I do is the guarantee of my actions. I'm gonna do these projects. On the other hand, the opposition had two ways. The first way was to say that I was going to make better projects, but not just discourse but projects and convincing the citizen. Because they could not choose this path, they chose the second way because they could not take the project and convince the citizen.
The second way was the opposition of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the contrast of the projects put forward by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. When we went through the opposition, of course, they went through the project opposition for many projects, including Kanal Istanbul. Unfortunately, transportation has been much talked about. As the Ministry of Transport, we have carried out projects that will revolutionize the world under the leadership of our esteemed Prime Minister, under the leadership of our esteemed President, during the AK Party governments over the past 16 years. The world is watching it with envy. Our citizens actually see it using it. When the projects carried out during the AK Party governments made by the Ministry of Transport in the eyes of people became so prominent and spread all over the country, then it was necessary to develop a counter discourse, a counter-discourse, and unfortunately, I would stop these projects. Most importantly, bridges. When Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stands out with bridges. Mr. İnce came out and gave messages on this.
“The prices used by İnce come out of the word acrobatics”
We have drawn ourselves from every criticism made by the opposition so far. If there is a criticism, we have done it. But if I say that this time is really slander, information is used as a lie and wrong to confuse people. Mr. İnce said that the bridges built by Mr. Demirel and Mr. Özal are being passed to 11 liras and he used and used different figures to confuse people.
Let me tell you the numbers, autobobiles from the July 15 Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge pass 8 lira 75 cents. Our third bridge in the straits connecting Anatolia to Europe and Asia to Europe is 11 liras 25 kurus. Light trucks, not cars, but panels and minibuses are 11 lira 25 kurus. On the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the cars are 13 liras 5 cents, and light commercial vehicles are 17 liras 40 cents. One is 8 lira 75 kurus, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is 13 lira, and the other is 11 lira 25 kuruş. The number used by Mr. İnce is this 11 lira 25 kuruş minibuses, van vehicles, the price on the July 15 Martyrs Bridge Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in 17 lira 40 kurus. 100 lira, 114 lira where come from? Let me tell you where it came from, it comes out of the talk. You will not compare apples and pears. You will compare apples with apples. 15 July Martyrs Bridge counterpart Fatih Sultan Selim Bridge is their counterpart Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. You will compare these three and you will compare them correctly.
Sliming campaign for success in fine transport
Look, the fees in our first two bridges are one way and the other way is free. We are doing the same practice on Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. But he turns around to confuse the citizen, saying that it is 17 lira 40 kurus as 114 lira. He says it is not enough, he also takes double-sided from you. We take the double-sided fee in one go, which is 17 lira 40 kurus. Ultimately, the bridge that Özal and Demirel made is obvious. One started in the 1970s and ended in 1973. One of them started in 1985 and finished in 1988. This country has constructed 80 airports that it can construct as well as two bridges that have been able to construct two bridges in 26 years. At the airports, there were slum-like buildings that were needed to call a terminal. Turkey's singing did not fit and had towers. He did not fit towers to Turkey's singing. When it comes to this environment from that environment, when they are so successful in transportation, they are making a smear, slander campaign on transportation. More importantly, the guides may be transmitting false information. But the citizen actually uses, sees and sees the convenience of it.
“You do big projects from the budget, you have no resources”
We made a bridge in 1970. We made a bridge in 1985. As we, as the country, we paid the taxes we collected from the citizens to pay their debts together with their interest. So we paid from the public source, that is, from the budget. As we were doing these big projects from the budget, we could not project to the rest of 780 thousand square kilometers or to other parts of our country. You do it with the income you collect from taxes, and when you do it, the whole country pays that money. Yesterday I was in Ağrı, I gave an example, a total of 17 kilometers divided road was built. Hot asphalt was built at 2 kilometers. We have traveled 17 kilometers exactly 20 times of 340 kilometers, why? At that time, when you made the first two bridges with the taxes collected and paid them to the citizens, you could not serve other provinces. For this reason, there is 2 kilometers of hot asphalt and 2 kilometers of divided road in Ağrı. So what did Recep Tayyip Erdoğan do? Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Eurasia Tunnel, 17 Çanakkale Bridge, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osman Gazi Bridge, North Marmara Motorways, Istanbul-İzmir Motorway and 1915rd Airport, Ankara-Niğde Motorway do these with the Build-Operate-Transfer model and private sector When we borrowed and paid for them, we returned with the income we collected from taxes and brought services to other parts of the country.
Transportation and communication are the locomotives of all other sectors. Therefore, transportation projects cannot be translated. Moving them away means leaving the country's development. We don't have that kind of luxury.
“These projects provide great employment”
Now we have 2 thousand 134 construction sites. This is all over Turkey. Since we do big projects with Build-Operate-Transfer, we have the chance to spend the resource in the rest of the country. There are 2 thousand 134 construction sites because we spend it, this is an important figure. 154 thousand people work at these sites. Only 154 thousand people work in the projects we carry out as General Directorate of Highways. This means that approximately 600-700 thousand people go to their homes. You are spreading this hot money all over the country because projects continue all over the country.
225 will run in Istanbul at the new airport
Currently, we have 8 projects that we do with the Build-Operate-Transfer model. 7 of them are highways and one of them is airlines. Currently, 28 thousand people work on the highways with the Build-Operate-Transfer model. At the Third Airport, 35 thousand people are working, and let me give one more figure while continuing from here. The 3rd airport is currently running 35 thousand people. Since its opening on 29 October, 100 thousand people will work annually. I do not count these direct-working indirect sectors. In 2025, our goal is to work 225 thousand people. The number of personnel employed by companies directly operated and served by Istanbul Airport will be 225 thousand. Our country is always proud We have a facility like TÜPRAŞ. Less than 5 people work at TÜPRAŞ. See koskoca TÜPRAŞ is working less than 5 thousand people Istanbul New Airport will employ 225 thousand people, and now will employ 100 thousand people as of 29 October. Therefore, they tried to confuse our people, these projects both provide transportation communication, provide employment in the construction period and provide employment in the operational period, I think these are very important figures.
How will Istanbul's new airport be commissioned?
I hope that we are waiting for our first President. We expect our President to visit our construction site and our colleagues in the near future, he will be the first aircraft. As an official expedition, we will officially open our airport on 29 October with the participation of our President and many visitors from abroad, but scheduled flights will start at 30. The companies serving at Ataturk Airport at 30 and 31 will be moved to the new airport by midnight, 31 of which will be the last step by Turkish Airlines. Both airports will serve simultaneously in 30 and 31 of them. Stage airline companies will shift to the new airport.
Of course, the 3rd Airport will have a name. But there is no study right now. Hopefully, when we start the official opening program, the name will become clear in the last days and we will have given the good news on the opening day.
“The primary purpose of the project is to protect the Bosphorus”
They criticize Kanal Istanbul for not understanding or understanding. Kanal Istanbul is not just an ordinary project. Kanal Istanbul is a project to protect the city of Istanbul, which is very important in the world history, especially for our country. Because there is thousands of years of civilization. Istanbul, which has been the capital of many civilizations, has many values in the field of faith and cultural tourism. In order to protect these values, we first need to protect the Bosphorus and for this an alternative waterway idea has emerged. This was the primary aim of our President. Protecting and saving Istanbul from a possible explosion from a possible explosion cannot be measured with money. Therefore, there is no cost to protect Istanbul, the primary purpose of Kanal Istanbul, from danger. There is no such city in the world yet, and there is no money to measure it or to pay it.
See, the ship hit the waterside, damaged the waterside, followed by a tanker. Tugboats affiliated to our coastal safety general directorate immediately stopped the tanker and turned it to the Black Sea. If that tanker would come with that oil load and clash with that ship, it would be called a clash in maritime, it would be a disaster for Istanbul. For this reason, we are doing this project in order not to confront Istanbul with such a disaster.
Our second goal is to transform the city in a certain corridor on the Canal Istanbul route, to undertake urban transformation, and to realize the area that will breathe the city, as our President explains, logistics centers will be built both on the Marmara Sea side of the city and on the Black Sea side with artificial islands. These will also generate income economically. We will be both a touristic area and a logistics center, which means contributing to the economy of our country's industry. We will have done two works by evaluating the materials found during excavation in Marmara.
Source: TRT Haber - I www.trthaber.co