Minister Turhan, who came to Çorum after his programs in Samsun, visited the Kırkdilim Tunnels site, which was built with an investment of approximately 570 million liras, in the Kırkdilim location on the Çorum-Osmancık highway, which is one of the most important routes connecting the Black Sea Region to Central Anatolia.
Easily shortening the road that connects Turhan, Çorum to Osmancık, Dodurga, Laçin and Kargı districts and also forms an important part of the north-south axis starting from Sinop and reaching the Mediterranean via Boyabat, Kargı, Osmancık, Çorum, Yozgat, Kayseri, Niğde and easily. General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu and contractor company officials received information about the status of the 3 tunnels that were put into practice.
Turhan, who later examined the Çorum-Laçin Highway, which is still under construction, also examined the construction and location of the airport in Celilkırı, which began in 1996 but remained unfinished due to lack of funds.
Minister Turhan, here, received information from the Special Secretary of the Special Provincial Administration Recep Nakil and his deputies about the previous work.
Turhan, who examined the underpass that is planned to be built in the region where Hitit University Erol Olçok Training and Research Hospital on Ankara Highway is located, later examined the road construction works carried out on Çorum-Ortaköy Highway.
“Ankara-Samsun high speed train project” description
Turhan made a statement to the journalists before the evaluation meeting held in a hotel in the city after his visits and investigations in Çorum.
Expressing that Çorum is developing in all areas, Turhan said that as the Ministry, they examined the transportation-related investments in the city on site.
Turhan, referring to the developments in high speed train which is one of the biggest expectations of the city, said:
“Our Çorum is waiting for the high-speed train. We have come to the last stage of the high speed train project from Ankara to Samsun. Until the end of the year, we start the tender preparations for the completion of the project and construction works. With the completion of the project at the end of the year, I hope we will start the tender between Delice-Çorum-Samsun and start working. ”
Pointing out that the biggest expectation after the railway in the city is the airport, Turhan said, “An important transportation service expected by Çorum is the airport project that started in the 2000s but was removed from the investment program. We have seen and examined this on the spot. After the project is updated about this place, we plan to take it into the investment program and hopefully bring our airport to Çorum. ” shared his knowledge.
Minister Turhan stated that the provision of this service to Çorum, whose industry, trade, especially exports are higher than other provinces, is the debt of their governments, and continued as follows:
“Good luck. An airport project was carried out in the early 2000s, with a physical realization of 24,17 percent. The dimensions of that airport are not enough to meet the needs of today's Çorum. The airport is 30 meters wide and 2 thousand 10 meters long. We want to make the new airport according to the current conditions. Our friends will examine their dimensions on the spot again. I gave the order to our General Manager. After these are done, we will include them in the investment program and carry out the process together. We did not leave any promises we made to our nation. ”
Turhan explains that the Kırkdilim Tunnels built on the Çorum-Osmancık Highway, which is one of the most important routes connecting the Black Sea Region with the Central Anatolia, with an investment of approximately 570 million lira, will be completed and opened to traffic next year, and in some places where traffic is concentrated in Çorum. He said that junctions with bridges will be built.
Turhan then held a closed evaluation meeting with the participation of Governor Mustafa Çiftçi, AK Party Çorum Deputies Ahmet Sami Ceylan, Oğuzhan Kaya and Erol Kavuncu, Mayor Halil İbrahim Aşgın and bureaucrats.