Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Ahmet Arslan said, “Our aim is to finish the distance between Niğde and Ankara in a short time like 2 years and to make the highway from Edirne to Gaziantep uninterrupted.” said. Arslan, who came to Niğde for various visits, received information from the authorities by examining the construction of Nevşehir crossroads crossroads and Çiftlik-Tepeköy mountain road, which are under construction and planned to open on 20 June.
Later, Arslan visited Niğde Governor Yılmaz Şimşek in his office and signed the governorship's book of honor. Minister Arslan, at the press conference held at the governor's office, stated that transportation projects are important in the growth of economy, industry, trade and industry in Niğde, and said:
“In this context, as the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, the amount of investments we have made in the last 16 years, including the ministry of our Prime Minister, is 5 billion 552 million Turkish liras. 5 quadrillion 552 trillion, sometimes I have to say with the old figure. This is just the price of our ministry's investments in Niğde. While Niğde had 2003 kilometers of divided roads in 54, in a period of 16 years, we built a total of 260 kilometers of divided road on it. We have increased the 54 kilometers to 314 kilometers. While Niğde had 2003 kilometers of hot-mixed bituminous roads in 80 years until 50, we have added 228 kilometers on top of it. It has reached a total of 278 kilometers. Thus, within the framework of the corridor concept, Adana, Mersin, Kayseri, Konya, Nevşehir, Aksaray became accessible faster and more comfortably. "
Referring to the highway project to be built between Ankara and Niğde, Arslan continued his words as follows:
“As a result of the tender we made last year, we made the tender with the build-operate-transfer model, with a price of approximately 1 billion 30 million Euros and approximately 5,5 billion Turkish Liras, and the work started in August last year. It was mainly started by Ankara. However, the reason for this is that we have another 2-3 months in the expropriations ongoing in Niğde. As soon as the expropriation is over, we will start from Niğde. Our aim is to work everywhere as a construction site on this entire road. So to work across the entire 277 kilometer area and 57 kilometers of connection roads, and work there as well. Our aim is to finish the road between Niğde and Ankara in as little as 2 years and to make the highway from Edirne to Gaziantep uninterrupted. "
Minister Arslan, the ministry of the ongoing projects that many of the transfer, 7 construction is continuing that the cost of 346 million pounds, he said.
Referring to the airport to be built in Niğde, Arslan said:
“When our prime minister came here at the end of last year, they consulted with us as well and told us 'Start the project of Niğde Airport as soon as possible and then it is time for the construction.' said. When the 2018 budget was published, the preparation of the Niğde Airport project was included in the investment program, we made its tender, and within the scope of this tender, feasibility, EIA and projects are carried out. I hope we will have finished all of these within this year and we will soon hit digging and bring Niğde Airport to our country as the 64th airport. We prepared the project, 2 thousand 757 by 30 meters of runway length, 80 by 50 meters of apron, this means the size that 4 aircraft can park at the same time. We are also considering a 125 thousand square meter terminal building, including a 18 by 15 meter runway and a taxiway that will connect the apron. The 15 thousand square meter terminal building means that it serves 2 million passengers a year. "