M. Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, visited the construction in the Balıkesir section of the İzmir Motorway, where he made a speech. One of the important transportation axes connecting the Marmara Region to the Aegean Region, Western Mediterranean and Western Anatolia Region in his speech. would be.
Reminding that the construction works of the project started at 2010, Turhan said, dik We have come to 2019 and we are in the process of being completed. Hopefully, we will open our entire project in the coming days. To date, in our project, in recent years, the main body 201 kilometers, 33 kilometers of the connection road was opened. In the coming days, the main body of the 183 kilometers, 9 kilometers of the connection road, including the total 192 kilometer section will open to service. ”
404 kilometers from Istanbul Izmir
Turhan stated that the total length between Istanbul and Izmir is 404 kilometers and he said: N The 20 kilometers of this project were built within the scope of Bursa Ring Road. There will be a highway project that will reduce the current state road between 515 kilometers between Istanbul and Izmir to 404 kilometers. The current road was a project that was completed and put into service in the early years of our government's divided roadwork program, at the beginning of the 2000 years. We are realizing this project with the aim of making a high standard road in which our country's development, growth and consequently the increasing traffic volume on our roads will be transferred (safer, more comfortable and more economical). Şekil
3,5 will have the opportunity to reach Izmir from Istanbul in an hour
Turhan emphasized that thanks to the project, drivers will save time and fuel, and said:
“Our current route, now the route between Istanbul and Izmir could travel at 8,5 hours. So the speed of the average traffic could be between 40-45 kilometers. This new road, 404 kilometer Istanbul-Izmir highway under normal conditions, under the appropriate operating conditions 3,5 hour from Istanbul to Izmir will be able to reach. This will provide a significant economic contribution to road users and will save time and fuel and will provide important opportunities and facilities especially for the transportation of industrial products, agricultural products both in Turkey and abroad on this route. ”
7 Billion Dollar Investment
Turhan recalled that 7 billion dollars have been spent for the project so far: “2,5 billion pounds have been spent by the administration for expropriation. To date, an average of 5 thousand people have found jobs at the construction site. When the project is completed, when the construction works are completed, close to 1000 people will be employed in the maintenance and operation services of this project. In this sense, it is seen from these figures that this project will make significant contributions to both transportation service and employment to our economy. I hope that when the project is completed and put into service in the coming days, the road users will benefit from and benefit from the economic and economic savings I mentioned. ”
Minister Turhan, 7 billion dollars of financing spent for the project, the project is met by the responsible company to make and run the project, he added that a public resource is not used.
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