Rize Governor Kemal Çeber shared the latest status of the ongoing Rize Artvin Airport construction at a press conference in front of the Governor's Office with the members of the press.
New business together with daily updates of 90 - 95 thousand tons due to the filling made that said slipping, he said that the construction of Rize and Artvin Airport continued at full speed.
Stating that the pandemic process affects everything as well as the airport, Çeber said, “Currently, infrastructure works have reached 69 percent. We have about 85,5 million of the 60 million tons fuller history. 120 thousand tons of filling was made before the pandemic. With the new job update, around 90-95 thousand tons of fill is made daily. ” said.
Çeber stated that the airport's completion date will be affected a little, and added: “The official end date of the project was January 2022. Our pass was 29 October 2020. Maybe this could be a little delayed. When the airport is over, it will benefit the region's trade, tourism and transportation. We will provide uninterrupted air transportation in our Eastern Black Sea Region. Its airport is 34 kilometers from Rize city center, 54 kilometers from Hopa and 125 kilometers from Artvin. When your transfer ends, the problem of both cities will be solved. Our airport runway will be 3 kilometers. According to the decision, the airport's tower 'cup of tea' figure will be. The largest hull aircraft in the world will land at this airport. Our capacity to serve 3 million passengers yearly. An investment that benefits our region significantly will be completed as soon as possible. ”
“Tourism has become the second sector for us in recent years”
Noting that the size of tourism was also taken into consideration while the airport was being constructed, Çeber continued: “The tourism of Rize has increased from 13 thousand to one million people in the last 250 years. The amount of tourists coming to Rize in the last two years has changed between 950 thousand and 1 million 100 thousand people. About 250 thousand people are foreigners. They are waiting for this airport to open. As of today, foreign tourists coming to our city arrive through Trabzon. Rize and Artvin with airport will no longer have begun direct flights. We have many thoughts and projects such as tourism in Rize. Ski centers, we plan to have a lot of meaning. Our plans for them continue. investments will be started soon. Nature, eco, environment and health tourism are all very important investments and projects in our province forward-looking perspective. All of these will benefit when your airport is opened. an investment in tourism in Turkey itself. Black Sea in terms of our tourism sector has become the second in recent years. "