Canakkale 1915 Bridge Project
An agreement was signed to build Çanakkale 1915 bridge hanging on the Dardanelles Strait west of Turkey by the Turkish Minister of Transport and Maritime Navigation and communication Ahmet Arslan and The South Korean Minister of Infrastructure and land transport Hwan Kang, where he expressed his country’s readiness to share its experiences with Turkey in the field of economic development and that was in his speech during the signing ceremony in the capital, Ankara.
And also, he stressed in his speech that his country planning to continue developing the strategic partnership relations with which it has with Turkey in all fields, and he pointed out that the project of Çanakkale 1915 bridge will push Turkey and South Korea relations to another step forward.
Four Turkish and Korean companies have won the tender of the bridge project of Çanakkale 1915, and that is according to the declaration made by the Minister of Transportation and the Turkish Minister of Transport and Maritime Navigation and communication Ahmet Arslan at the end of last January.
The winner companies of the tender are Limak Company, which is one of the most important Turkish contracting operating companies inside and outside Turkey and the Turkish company Yapı Merkezi and the two Koreas companies Daelim and SK.
The ministry has offered 16 years, two months and 12 days’ period for the construction of the bridge and the roads connected to it and the four companies have won the tender after presenting the offer with the shorter period of time, amounting to 5 and a half years, where it will reach a total cost of 10 billion, 354 million, 579 thousand and 202 Turkish Lira which is equivalent to 2.77 billion $.
Minister Ahmed Arslan pointed out that groundbreaking of the foundation stone of the bridge will be tomorrow 18 March 2017 with the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim, where it is expected that the bridge will enter service in the first centennial anniversary of the Turkish Republic
This bridge which will be the longest bridge between two shores in the world, will contribute in decreasing the traffic crisis in Istanbul, especially on the hanged bridges linking the two halves of the city.