Karaismailoğlu said, “We cross the Devegeçidi Valley on the Diyarbakır-Ergani Road, which connects Diyarbakır to Elazig, with a bridged crossroad and connect to the Eğil road. "With the completion of the connection roads, the traffic on the Eğil Junction will be provided in a safer and uninterrupted way.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, inaugurated the Diyarbakır-Ergani-Elazığ Highway Devegeçidi Bridge and Connection Roads, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also attended and made a speech via video conference method.
"We cross Devegeçidi Valley, which connects Diyarbakır to Elazig, with a bridged crossroad and connect to Eğil road."
Minister Karaismailoğlu, stating that they continue to support agriculture, industry and exports with transportation and communication projects that touch human life; He stated that they have completed projects one by one that will eliminate the differences in terms of development between the east and west of the country, mountain and plain, city and village for 18 years.
Karaismailoğlu continued his explanations as follows: “Our bridge on Devegeçidi Valley on Diyarbakır-Ergani Road, which connects Diyarbakır to Elazig, which we have opened today, is in the standard of divided road and is 142 meters long. Our project reaches 3 thousand meters with connection roads. With the structure we built while preserving the existing historical bridges in the valley, we cross the Devegeçidi Valley with a crossroad and connect to the Eğil road. With the completion of the connection roads, the traffic on the Eğil Junction will be provided in a safer and uninterrupted way. "
"We increased the length of Diyarbakır's divided highway 10 times from 44 kilometers to 448 kilometers"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that with the project, it is possible to travel safely and comfortably on the Ergani-Elazig Road, which is the gate of Diyarbakır to the north, and stated that the high slopes in the valley have been improved with the bridge; he said:
“While saving time and fuel, exhaust gas emission has decreased along with maintenance and repair costs. We increased the length of Diyarbakır's divided highway 10 times from 44 kilometers to 448 kilometers. With 10 highway projects continuing throughout the city, we will have built more than 214 kilometers. "
President Erdogan said: "Turkey is on its way without compromising their development agenda"
Attending the Opening Ceremony of Diyarbakır-Ergani-Elazığ Highway Devegeçidi Bridge and Access Roads with a video conference, President Erdoğan said; “Thanks to the bridge and connection roads, transportation between all cities in the region, especially Diyarbakır and Elazig, will become easier, more comfortable and faster. I would like to thank our ministry and all our friends who contributed. The world's political and social chaos in the coronavirus outbreak so many praise at a time when Turkey is on track to grapple with the problem without compromising their development agenda, "he said.
Minister Karaismailoğlu; Before performing the opening of Diyarbakır-Ergani-Elazığ Highway Devegeçidi Bridge and Connection Roads, he visited Diyarbakır Inner Castle Museum and View Terrace and then Diyarbakır Governorship in the castle. Karaismailoğlu carried out a test drive on Devegeçidi Bridge and Connection Roads after the opening.