Turkey to continue implementing megaprojects: ministry(Exclusive)

Business Materials 29 October 2018 14:32 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Turkey will continue implementing megaprojects, which are a clear evidence of the country’s development, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend Oct. 29.

The ministry was commenting on the opening of a new airport in Istanbul.

The ministry noted that megaprojects in Turkey are being implemented in line with the government’s plan Vision 2023.

The ministry added that the opening of the new airport in Istanbul is an important event for Turkey.

“Implementation of such important projects as the Channel Istanbul and the Canakkale 1915 Bridge continues,” the ministry said.

The opening ceremony of a new airport will take place in Istanbul on Oct. 29.

The Ataturk Airport in Istanbul will end operating flights at 00:00 (GMT +3) on Dec. 31.

Beginning from 00:00 (GMT +3) on Dec. 31, all passenger and cargo flights will be operated from the third airport of Istanbul.

The third airport was built near the Lake Terkos in northern Istanbul.

The first airport in Turkey was built in 1912 and was used for military purposes.

In 1953, Istanbul airport was opened for international flights for the first time, and in 1985 it was renamed in honor of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.


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