Mega Projects Of Turkey Explained. Vision to 2023.
In recent years Turkey sped up the projects in fields like transportation, infrastructure, energy and defence. These big scale projects left behind 130 country’s GDP with their financial capacity.
Purpose of Mega-Projects
-To make easier to human life
-To create permanent marks in the world
-To connect trade, tourism and industry to the world
The cost of these mega projects are over 138 billion dollars. Turkey’s vision to 2023 comprises the following projects:
Southeast Anatolia Projects (GAP): 28 billion dollars.
Istanbul 3rd Airport: 22 billion euros. The total cost of the airport is 25,6 billion euros. Yearly passenger capacity is 150 million. With the biggest tender in Turkey’s history, they aim it to be the most important hub in the World.
Sinop Nuclear Plant: 22 billion dollars. Installed Capacity: 4.800 MW. Reactor Type: VVER-1200 (AES-2006). Unit Amount: 4 (1200 MW*4). In this kind of big nuclear plant, 500.000 type machine-equipment-tools are used. And it is also aimed to use local products.
Osmangazi Bosphorus Bridge: The pass from İzmir gulf reduces to 6 minutes from 1 hour. The total length of the bridge is 2.682 m and with a center span of 1.550 m. The bridge has world’s biggest 4 central span.
Marmaray: 5 billion dollars. Marmaray is a reformation Project of 76 km railway between Gebze- Halkalı. When the Project is completed it will consist of two suburgatory lines and one intercity line.
Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe HighWay: 8 billion dollars. 18 Mart 2017 (expected groundbreaking), 2023 (expected opening). That will connect Istanbul to the west side of Central Anatolia and North Aegean. It will be an alternative to Bosphorus Way.
When the Project is completed, Balıkesir will be connected to Istanbul over Çanakkale also with the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge. Çanakkale will get closer to Istanbul. Also this highway merge with Istanbul- İzmir HighWay and İzmir will be connected to Istanbul.
1915 Çanakkale Bridge: 5 billion dollars. The most important part of these mega projects is 5 billion cost 1915 Çanakkale Bridge.
Haydarpaşa Port Project: 5 billion dollars
High Speed Railway Line Project (Ankara-İstanbul): 5 billion dollars. Travel time 1,5 hours Ankara-İstanbul. Maximum speed: 350 km/h. The line will start from Ankara and reach to Halkalı over the 3rd bridge.
Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train: 4,2 billion dollars
Ankara-İstanbul High Speed Train: 4 billion dollars
Eurasia Tunnel: 1,3 billion dollars
Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Bosphorus Highway Tube Tunnel Project) is connecting two continents not only with the bridges but with the tunnel highway under the sea.
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