Turkey talks commissioning of new airport in country’s north-east
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The new Bayburt-Gumushane airport in Bayburt province in the north-east of Turkey will be commissioned in 2020, the country’s Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications told Trend Nov. 20.
The total cost of the project is 285 million Turkish liras ($73.251 million as of Nov. 20), according to the ministry. The ministry also noted that the budget for the Bayburt-Gumushane project was confirmed in May, and the construction started in June 2017.
“As much as 28.5 million Turkish liras were spent in 2017 as part of the airport’s construction,” the ministry said.
The new Rize-Artvin Airport and Istanbul’s third airport are also being built. The third airport is being built near the Terkos lake in northern Istanbul.
Besides, a tender for construction of an airport in Turkey’s southwestern province of Karaman was announced on Oct. 10, and it is planned to commission the airport in 2020.
Thus, the total number of airports in Turkey will reach 59.