Karaismailoğlu: 'We Increased the Highway Investments 24 Times in Ağrı'

Karaismailoğlu: 'We Increased the Highway Investments 24 Times in Ağrı'
Karaismailoğlu: 'We Increased the Highway Investments 24 Times in Ağrı'

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu examined the work done on the Tutak Yolu Viaduct on site. Stating that they have increased their highway investments in Ağrı to 24 billion 4 million liras by 91 times, Karaismailoğlu said, “Our Ağrı-Hamur-Tutak-Patnos State Road is an important part of the North-South axis connecting our Eastern Anatolia Region to our Southeastern Anatolia Region. We are planning to open the whole road next year, before it is today.”

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made inspections and inspections on the Ağrı-Hamur-Tutak-Patnos Road Viaduct. Making a statement after the examinations, Karaismailoğlu said, “With the breakthroughs we have made as AK Party governments since 2003 and the investments we have made, you have a completely different Turkey today. We are touching every part of our country with the investments we made to become the logistics super power of the Middle Corridor and the world, which is the western end of the Iron Silk Road Line, and we continue to work on the infrastructure and superstructure that will make the lives of our people easier.”


Karaismailoğlu, who noted that they equipped Turkey with transportation and communication channels throughout the AK Party governments, continued his speech as follows:

“While some could not even dream of these, we implemented them one by one. Three days ago, we walked from Asia to Europe with our working friends on the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the project of the century. We will realize the opening of our bridge, which is an engineering marvel, on March 18, 2022 together. We continue to realize many more investments from the west to the east, from the north to the south of Turkey, regardless of geography.”


Drawing attention to the investments made in the last 19 years, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said that they have invested approximately 2002 trillion 1 billion liras in Turkey's transportation and communication infrastructure since 119.

Expressing that they have increased the length of the divided road to 28 thousand 339 kilometers, Karaismailoğlu gave the following information about the investments:

“We have increased our highway length to 3 kilometers. We increased the number of active airports from 532 to 26. We made the airline the way of the people. We have completed many giant transportation projects such as Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge, Eurasia Tunnel, Marmaray, Istanbul Airport, Izmir-Istanbul, Ankara-Niğde and Northern Marmara Highways.”


Karaismailoğlu said, “This country-wide success is a partner in our province of Ağrı, which has received the investments it deserves.”

Karaismailoğlu said, “During our governments, we took the divided road length of Ağrı from 17 kilometers and increased it 22 times to 386 kilometers. Throughout the province of Ağrı, we increased the divided road ratio in the entire road network to 75 percent. We built 250 bridges in Ağrı with a total length of 20 meters and put them into service. The total cost of our 9 highway projects, which continue throughout the province of Ağrı, exceeds 1 billion 700 million liras. We have completed the runway expansion and terminal building construction of our Ahmed-i Hani Airport, which we opened in 2003.”


Underlining that the Ağrı-Hamur-Tutak-Patnos State Highway is an important part of the North-South axis that connects the Eastern Anatolia Region to the Southeastern Anatolia Region, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu stated that they have opened 79 kilometers of the total 36 kilometer road line to traffic. Noting that the construction of 302 bridges with a total length of 3 meters on the road has been completed, Karaismailoğlu made the following assessments:

“We have completed the tender for the construction of the sections between the 6th and 15th kilometers of the Ağrı-Hamur-Tutak-Patnos Road, as well as the sections between the 36th and 44th kilometers. Within the scope of the project, along with the Tutak Viaduct, there is also a 100-meter-long Dough Bridge. Our Tutak Viaduct has 9 legs, 8 spans and a maximum leg height of 40 meters. Within our 2021 work program, we are working on earthworks and art structures related to Tutak Viaduct. On our way, we will complete the 42 kilometer line by putting the 79 kilometer section under construction into service. We are planning to open the whole road next year before it is today.”

Pointing out that the eastern provinces never lag behind the west in transportation and communication investments, Karaismailoğlu said, “We see roads as rivers. Our roads give life to the production, employment, trade, education and culture of the places they reach. Hopefully, we will continue these services by adding new ones, with the strength we get from our people, first from God," he said.

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