Completion date of high-speed railway's construction in Istanbul disclosed

Türkiye Materials 4 April 2019 20:58 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 4

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The construction of the high-speed railway linking Istanbul’s new airport with the city center will be completed in 2020, Trend reports referring to the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry of Turkey.

The ministry noted that a tender for the construction of the high-speed railway linking Istanbul’s new airport with the city was held in March 2018, and the winner was a consortium of companies Ozgun Yapi Sanayi, Kolin Insaat Turizm Sanayi and Ticaret Anonim Sirketi.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport will close on April 6, and the last flight from the airport will take off at 02:00 (GMT +3), on April 6.

The final work on dismantling and removal of equipment will be carried out on April 5.

The process of dismantling and removal of equipment from Ataturk airport to the new Istanbul airport was earlier postponed until March 2019.

The opening ceremony of the new airport took place in Istanbul on October 29, 2018, which was attended by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan.

The third airport of Istanbul was built in the vicinity of Lake Terkos, located in the northern part of the city.

The construction of the airport cost 10 billion Turkish liras (TL), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend earlier. The following Turkish banks granted loans for the construction: Ziraat Bank - 1.54 billion euros (EUR), Halkbank and Vakıfbank - 1 billion EUR each, Denizbank - 500 million EUR, Garanti and Finansbank - 300 million EUR.


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