Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, Channel Istanbul Project within the scope of the 5 separate route is working, the project is at the stage of completion, he said.
Canal Istanbul Project Turhan Turkey stressed that one of the project's vision, the project will provide value to Turkey, it would raise the brand value and the Istanbul Strait maritime traffic would be the solution to a growing problem.
Turhan pointed out that the Bosphorus caused problems in the city transportation, touristic travels and the passage of international maritime vehicles as required by the Montreux Agreement, and that accidents were experienced from time to time, and that the strait was the most difficult and the most critical passage in the world.
Turhan reminiscent of ships given to the ships passing the Bosphorus Turhan, despite the non-recyclable at times in the Bosphorus said that the values were destroyed.
Turhan pointed out that the most economical transportation in the world trade is the seaway. The Canal Istanbul Project was designed with an understanding that will bring a new vision to urbanism in the world, with the idea of 'let's make a project that will contribute to the city' while there is a need for such a channel, and a waterway to see the works of the Bosphorus. ” said.
“The project has reached the final stage”
Under the Channel Istanbul Project, Turhan said that 5 is working on a separate route and the most suitable route is Küçükçekmece-Yeniköy line, the sea water tests are carried out with tests and the project is at the end stage.
Turhan stated that the project reached the last point in 1 / 100.000 zoning plans, and continued as follows:
“The Bosphorus is the most precious place in Istanbul in terms of urbanism and real estate value. As a result of the Bosphorus Construction Law, construction is limited here, almost nonexistent. There is also an urban transformation project in Istanbul against earthquake risk. Especially the settlements along the Marmara coast are at risk. It is necessary to move the security-deprived buildings here somewhere with urban transformation projects. While moving, it should not be unplanned and unprogrammed, and it is necessary to relieve the very dense regions. In this regard, we also reflect the sensitivity of our President to urbanism to this project. ”
“Bidders of the project are not only Chinese”
Turhan pointed out that in the region where Kanal Istanbul Project will be carried out, the reserve area areas in the borders of Küçükçekmece, Arnavutköy and Başakşehir districts were determined.
Turhan also mentioned the number of bridges and tunnels in the Kanal Istanbul Project and noted:
“We have 6 bridges available now, one of which is the railway line. These are to be renewed and an additional 4 bridges are considered for the needs to be created here. 10 bridges are planned to be built within the scope of Kanal Istanbul Project. Bidders not only of the project, but also investors from different parts of the world come and receive information about the project. They state that they want to participate as an investment project. We share our project with them, there are turns from time to time. Of course this will be tendered, this is a public project. We are in search of doing this with the build-operate-transfer method or with external credits. ”
Transferring the existing transportation, communication, energy, water and natural gas lines to the construction of the channel after the displacement of the transfer Turhan, these issues are evaluated by investors and plans to start work on the displacement of existing structures in the coming days, he added.
Turhan, regarding the tender date of the project, “We are planning to start the tenders for the displacement of the existing buildings in accordance with the Canal Istanbul Project at the beginning of 2019. The construction of Kanal Istanbul should not remain until 2020. ” said.
Source : www.uab.gov.t is