Turkey reveals launch date of Istanbul Canal construction
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Construction of the Istanbul Canal, a waterway linking the Black and Marmara seas, will begin this year, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey said in a message Feb. 26.
“Work is underway to design a logistics center expected to be built as part of the canal’s construction,” the ministry said.
The length of the Istanbul Canal will be 45 kilometers.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed intention to implement the Istanbul Canal project in 2011.
The depth and width of the Istanbul Canal will be 25 meters and 400 meters, respectively.
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