Turkey discloses longest tunnel commissioning date
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The first branch of the Ovit road tunnel, which will connect Turkey’s 2 northern provinces, namely, Rize and Erzurum, will be put into operation in late November, the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications told Trend on Nov. 21.
According to the ministry, the length of the Ovit tunnel is 14.3 kilometers. The project is worth 1.114 billion Turkish liras.
In early 2012, Turkey announced a tender for the construction of the tunnel. Turkish Cengiz İnsaat company won the tender.
The construction of the Ovit tunnel was launched on May 13, 2012. According to the initial calculations, the construction of the tunnel was to be completed in 2015.
At present, there are 39 road tunnels and 3 railway tunnels in Turkey. Today, New Mount Zigana, Mount Kop Tunnel, Sabuncubeli, Cankurtaran and Dolmabahce-Fulya tunnels are being constructed in the country.
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