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The Hatay Sea Bus Project has come to an end

Mutual sea bus services between Hatay and TRNC have come to an end. It has been reported that in the Hatay Sea Bus (HADO) Project carried out by the Hatay Metropolitan Municipality, it is planned to make reciprocal flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in the first place.

According to the statement made by Hatay Metropolitan Municipality, HADO Project, which will make a great contribution to Hatay’s trade, tourism and economy, has come to an end.

After the completion of the terminal, passenger lounge, customs area and security buildings at the port in the Madenli district of Arsuz district, X-ray devices and auxiliary apparatuses that will allow citizens to travel safely were installed.

In addition, 6 pier bollards, 12 ship rests, diesel and electric fire pumps, fire hydrant circuit and life buoys were placed in the port.

Hatay Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Bülent Ok stated that with the implementation of the project, there will be an increase in the number of tourists coming to Hatay and it will add vitality to the socio-cultural life of the city.

Ok, underlined that they fulfilled the requirements of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Commerce, General Directorate of Customs for the facility to be declared a Sea Border Gate.

Noting that they also submitted the Emergency Response Plan to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ok said in his statement:

“We plan to make a reciprocal voyage to the Famagusta Port of the TRNC in the first place. We will be able to carry about 330 passengers on a ship. The Hatay leg of the project is complete. However, the Famagusta Port, which has been quarantined for 15 days due to the epidemic, needs to be opened to transportation. HADO is beyond being a ship for cultural and commercial activities. is an interaction and development project with artistic, historical, economic, social and universal values. It is our biggest dream to grow HADO and take it to many more ports.”


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