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Turkey Maritime Summit has come to an end

The Maritime Summit of Turkey, which started on 1 July, ended with the closing session. Speaking at the closing of the summit held in Shipyard Istanbul, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “We will bring much more water to Istanbul that will be lost from Sazlıdere.”

The closing session of the Turkey Maritime Summit, which was organized as a hybrid in Shipyard Istanbul under the leadership of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, took place.

Answering the questions of the journalists after the session, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “The establishment of a connection between a movement thousands of meters below and Kanal Istanbul is an activity. The experts and scientists have already made the point that this will not have any effect on the earthquake.”

Speaking at the closing session of the summit, Karaismailoğlu gave information about the Shipyard Istanbul project and said, “The Shipyard Istanbul will be put into service in stages as of the end of next year. When it is finished, this place will give great value to Istanbul, Beyoğlu and Kasımpaşa with its museums, theater and cinema halls, and social areas. a field.” he said.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said that Shipyard Istanbul will be put into service in stages by the end of next year. After the session, he answered the questions of the journalists.


Expressing that they brought the region where Shipyard Istanbul is located to Turkey’s social life as a ministry, Karaismailoğlu said, “It is very important for us to come and discuss vision projects that will add value to our country here. The summit will add value to Turkey’s maritime vision. We received all of their ideas and opinions, we recorded them. “They will stand in front of us as a homework, a lesson. They will definitely contribute to our upcoming projects. Of course, it doesn’t stop there. We are holding the 7th Transportation Council at the beginning of October. We will discuss and talk about all transportation methods in an international forum. We are preparing there very hard,” he said.


Karaismailoğlu stated that Turkey has carried out serious studies and implemented projects for all types of transportation and said that mega projects have been implemented in transportation for 19 years.

Expressing that a great deal of emphasis was placed on road investments in the first place and the deficiencies were completed, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the airline is the way of the people thanks to the airport investments.

Karaismailoğlu noted that the amount of cargo transported by sea in the world is 12 billion tons and continued his words as follows:

“1.7 billion tons of this is circulating in the Black Sea. But it is expected to double in 2030, to 25 billion tons in the world, and to 3.5 billion tons in the Black Sea and the Black Sea basin. Even today, there are very serious problems that we are experiencing here. . We need to be prepared for 2030. We definitely need to direct the 3.5 billion-ton trade movement in the Black Sea region from Istanbul. Turkey and Istanbul need to have a say in the world trade activity that will reach 25 billion tons. For that, we are prepared with serious projects. We need to be.”


Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu stated that Canal Istanbul will have a length of 45 kilometers, “Currently, 78 percent of it is a natural canal. There will be a serious land movement in the remaining 22 percent. There will be a serious land movement in approximately 30 sectors related to water resources. “Studies, feasibility studies and studies were carried out with more than more than one scientist. As a result of these studies and reports, we talk about them. This route was determined at the end of those studies. The experts and scientists worked on it,” he said.


Emphasizing that with the three new dams they will build, they will bring much more water to Istanbul than they will lose from Sazlıdere, Karaismailoğlu said that there will not be any water shortage. Karaismailoğlu, reminded of the allegations that Kanal Istanbul will trigger the earthquake, gave the following answer:

“The depth of the canal is 20.75 meters. There is a Vezneciler metro station right next to us at a depth of 60 meters. There is also a metro station in Bağcılar, at a depth of about 60 meters. If there were no metros at that time. That is, the connection between Kanal Istanbul with a movement thousands of meters below. In fact, experts and scientists said that this will not have any effect on the earthquake, Karaismailoğlu said that Kanal Istanbul will not cause a problem in the field of defense and regarding the Montreux Straits Convention.


Karaismailoğlu, on the question of which countries are interested in the financing of Kanal Istanbul and which countries are interested in this project, “We are actually planning alternative income generating works here in order not to burden the general budget with the 15 billion dollars of finance we said here. Here, a significant income will be provided from ship transits. This will be the main main income item. Apart from that, there will be very important port investments, especially on the Black Sea coast. After the Kanal Istanbul investment, there will be a very serious port manufacturer here. Again, there will be a serious income source in the ports we will build in the Black Sea, which is an alternative to this. “We are trying to produce a Kanal Istanbul that will produce its own ecosystem. Together with the income-generating works here, it will be a very important investment that will both meet its own construction financing and generate income for our country later on.” In such a big project on nya, all big infrastructure companies want to be. They also come with us, get information about the project, and prepare for the finance and construction works. We continue our negotiations with the world’s largest infrastructure companies that build the Suez Canal and other canals.



The opinions expressed herein are the author’s and not necessarily those of News2Sea.

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