MEGA PROJECTS OF TURKEY IN 2017
Great Bosphorus Tunnel Unions Two Continents The three Level Great Istanbul tunnel which is located on Bosphorus strait is the multi-use highway and railway undersea tunnel. The tunnel is the first three – level tunnel in the world. Also with 6.5 km length the project will be the sub – sea tunnel that is located in the lowest level from the sea. The mega project will be a solution for Istanbul’s traffic. Continuous Railway From West to East According to the three countries’ foreign ministers announcement; Kars, Tbilisi and Baku regional rail link project which directly connects Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia is going to be completed in 2017. The line called as “ Iron Silkroad” is also important at transmission of culture and trade between Far East and Europe by creating uninterrupted rail line.
Second Bosphorus of Istanbul is Became Definite. Announced in 2011 the Canal Istanbul Project is an alternative waterway for Bosphorus between Marmara and Black Sea. The new canal project which both ease the Bosphorus Ship Traffic and provide an opportunity for city of New Istanbul will be started in 2017 after bidding process. Aegean Region Meets with Marmara Region The Dardanelles strait (Canakkale – Marmara Region) bridge that is going to be started to construct on March 2017 will be the longest suspended bridge in the world with its middle span more than 2000 m. The bridge which is located between Canakkale and Tekirdag includes railway in addition to highway. The project will link Istanbul to Aegean Region.