Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said, “Infrastructure and superstructure construction works continue meticulously at our Çukurova Airport. Physical realization has been achieved by 92,3 percent so far. I hope we will complete the 2022st Stage in XNUMX and open our airport to service ”.
Karaismailoğlu came to Mersin for a series of visits and examinations. Minister Karaismailoğlu, who visited the Çukurova Airport Construction Site and received a briefing; He noted that they are planning to complete the 2022st Stage in XNUMX and open the airport into service.
"Physical realization has been increased by 92,3 percent"
Stating that the infrastructure and superstructure construction works are continuing meticulously at Çukurova Airport, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the infrastructure construction of the Airport started at the beginning of 2017. Karaismailoğlu, who noted that 92,3 percent physical realization has been achieved so far, said that they plan to complete the project by the end of the year.
Karaismailoğlu said: “Within the scope of our project; We are building a parallel taxiway of the same length as the runway of 3500 meters long. We also envisage 30 high-speed taxiways of 4 meters each and the same length and number of connection taxiways. Along with the apron of 1000 meters by 243 meters, we are also building a special aircraft apron measuring 464 x 120 meters. The cargo terminal apron of our airport will be 252 × 243 meters in size. While two ground services vehicle parks are being built, guard boxes and perimeter security road will be constructed together with the perimeter fence of the project. "
"I. We will complete the stage in 2022 and open our airport to service. "
Reminding that the superstructure constructions of Çukurova Airport are carried out with the build-operate-transfer method, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, by finding additional financial resources besides the general budget with public-private cooperation projects; increasing investments; noted that they speeded up.
Karaismailoğlu said, “In the last 18 years, we have made 18 percent of our budget with PPP projects. We held the tender for the superstructure on 20 November 2020. The extraordinary interest shown to our tender in the environment where there are mask wars where the whole world is fighting Kovid-19 is a work of trust in our country. For the 8st Stage constructions, 2021 thousand square meters of Domestic and International Terminal Building, 60 thousand square meters of indoor parking and viaducts, 30 fixed and mobile passenger bridges, DHMİ Service Building, technical block and control tower, accident and fire station, power center, fuel oil station, waste water treatment facility, heat center and warehouses, aircraft fuel hydrant facility and landscape areas. I hope we will complete the 6st Stage in 2022 and open our airport into service. "
"2 million 700 thousand passengers were guaranteed"
Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The company in charge of the superstructure, terminal and complete structures to be built with the build-operate-transfer tender procedure will make a total investment of 155 million Euros. As in all public private cooperation projects, no payment will be made from the public budget for the construction. In addition, the winning company will pay a total of 297 million 100 thousand Euros of rent to our state after the airport construction is completed and put into service. 12 million 2 thousand passengers are guaranteed, provided that it is limited to the first 700 years of the operating period, which is half of the current passenger. "
Minister Karaismailoğlu will also visit Mersin Governorship and Mersin AK Party Provincial Presidency within the scope of Mersin visit. Karaismailoğlu, who will also participate in the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Mersin Port Expansion Project and the Port Tour with Tugboats, will then visit the Vessel Traffic Services Center, the Mediterranean Municipality and the Toroslar Municipality.