President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Çanakkale 1915 Bridge Tower Completion Ceremony with a video conference together with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu.
Erdogan and Karaismailoğlu made statements at the ceremony of the completion of one of the towers of the bridge.
The highlights of the statements made at the ceremony are as follows:
Hopefully we will keep our promise to keep this bridge in March 2022, we will open the service to all of Turkey
The 2023 middle span of the bridge is an example of our 2023 goals.
Bridge construction in Çanakkale Strait is the dream of centuries. Like many dreams in our country, it was our praise to make it a reality.
In the world that will be reshaped politically and economically after the coronavirus, this bridge will be a very important infrastructure for us.
With this process, all blocks of all 4 towers are completed and an important stage in the construction of the bridge is now left behind.
Başakşehir City Hospital II. on May 21, together with the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Abe, through videoconferencing.
While we were doing these, a section led by the CHP was always trying to prevent our works, to intercept us with lies and slander.
Attack on the loyalty support group in Van is a terrorist act involving HDP members. HDP's actions are carried out in the same way as CHP members. The method is different.
Minister of Transport Adil Karaismailoğlu: Today we witness history. We are assembling the world first towers of 1915 Çanakkale Bridge. The ferry service between Lapseki and Gelibolu will take 1.5 hours with the bridge, while it will take 6 hours. Freight and passenger transportation on our highways increases every day. The bridge will connect Thrace and the Aegean Region, and will greatly benefit economic viability. The state road will be shortened by 101 kilometers with the 40-kilometer highway. 567 million TL will be saved annually. As in over 1000 construction sites across the country, we act according to the principles of health first and work safety first.
Hibya News Agency