Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that there are only a few days left for the opening of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Highway, which are among the mega projects, and emphasized that the project, which will reduce the transit time to 6 minutes, will also make a great contribution to the economy. Explaining that the GDP impact of the project is 2 billion 442 million Euros and the impact on production is 5 billion 362 million Euros, Karaismailoğlu stated that the annual impact of the project on employment is 118 thousand people directly and indirectly.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made a statement about the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Highway. Noting that the opening of the project will be held on March 18 with the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Karaismailoğlu stated that they made history with mega projects. Pointing out that the investment amount of the project is 2 billion 545 million Euros and that this mega investment was made without a penny coming out of the state's coffers, Karaismailoğlu pointed out that despite the developments in the world, the project was completed 1,5 years ago.
415 MILLION EURO SAVINGS ANNUALLY WITH THE PROJECT
Karaismailoğlu said, "We will present our project, which we have completed by working day and night with approximately 5 personnel and 100 construction machines, to the service of not only our people, but also the world," and stated that the project will make a great contribution to the economy. Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said, “With our project, 740 million Euros will be saved from time, 382 million 31 thousand Euros from fuel consumption, 300 million 3 thousand Euros will be saved in the environment with the reduction in carbon emissions equivalent to 234 thousand 1 trees. Thus, the total amount of savings will reach 900 million Euros per year. With the opening of the project 415 years ago, 1,5 million Euros will be contributed to the economy," he said.
Noting that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Highway had an impact of 2 billion 442 million Euros on GDP and 5 billion 362 million Euros on production, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the impact of the giant project on annual employment is 118 thousand people directly and indirectly.
THE ROUTE WILL BE SHORTENED 40 KILOMETER
Noting that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge is within the scope of the Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Highway Project with a total length of 89 kilometers, including 12 kilometers of highway and 101 kilometers of connection roads, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu gave the following information about the project of the "most"s:
“1915 Çanakkale Bridge is 2 meters long with 23 thousand 770 meters of middle span and 3 meters of side spans. The 563-meter middle span will symbolize the 2th anniversary of our Republic and will have the title of 'the world's largest mid-span suspension bridge'. Together with the 23 and 100 meter approach viaducts, the total crossing length reaches 365 meters. The 680-meter steel towers of our bridge will mark March 4, 608, when the Çanakkale Naval Victory was won. Our Bridge between two steel towers is one of the rare suspension bridges designed as twin decks in the world. It will go down in history as the first bridge designed and built as a twin deck over a 318-meter middle span in the world. Considering the 18-meter tower height and 1915-meter architectural cannonball figure, it will reach 2 meters above sea level and will be the suspension bridge with the highest towers in the world. The Malkara-Çanakkale Highway will also shorten the route by 318 kilometers.”
RESPECT TO OUR ECDAD, A GIFT TO OUR FUTURE
Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport, said, “Our 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will reduce the transit time, which takes 1.5 hours with the ferry service between Lapseki and Gallipoli, to 6 minutes, which takes long hours with waiting times in the ferry queue, as a project of the 'best's. It will put a seal on the Dardanelles Strait, which was watered with the blood of our ancestors. Our project is 'Respect for our ancestors is a gift to our future'. The red and white color of the towers also represents our red flag. 1915 Çanakkale Bridge; It is an indication that the new Turkey, which is working diligently to enter the world's top 10 economies, is at the last turning point on this road. It is a badge that will show the whole world the distance Turkey has taken since the Çanakkale Naval Victory on March 18, 1915. Growing despite the pandemic and breaking the record of the Republic in exports, it is a seal of a fully independent Turkey with a vision of 2053, not tomorrow.