Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, came together with the youth at the launch of the “Forward Together” Project on May 19, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day; answered questions from them. Karaismailoğlu said that the Kanal Istanbul project will be completed in a minimum of 5 years.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, upon a question asked about the stage of the Channel Istanbul Project, said, “While we are implementing our projects, we are planning the next century, not 5-10 years. We are making plans for 2053 to 2071. Currently, the world trade volume is 12 billion tons, this will increase to 15 billion tons in the next 35 years. 90 percent of this is transported by sea. We are in the middle of Eurasia. We need to turn our logistics position into advantage. Traffic will increase much more on the North-South axis. We need to be prepared for these. There are transit ships on one side and inner city ships on the other. I hope we will start our project with the first bridge at the end of June. We have 6 bridges on the route. Kanal Istanbul is an indispensable project for us to become a logistical superpower, ”he said.