In the General Assembly of the TGNA, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, speaking at the budget negotiations of 2020, said that the project and planning works of Kanal Istanbul will be completed and the construction of the channel will continue.
Minister Turhan, Turkey's maritime policy that they move with a well planned to make the best use of the advantages of geographical location, he said.
Turkish owned fleet, 19 in the world from 15 to 190 stating that Turhan, total cargo handling from 460 million tons to XNUMX million tons, he said.
Referring to the Canal Istanbul Project, Turhan said, ik We have determined the route of Kanal Istanbul, which will provide an alternative to the Bosphorus and will be the guarantee of the safety of goods and lives. We will complete the project and planning works and start construction. We respect the criticism of those who do not have direct information on this subject, but we have made the feasibility of the project to the smallest detail, without any doubt. We do all this with the love of the great state and the homeland. ”