Along with 18 transport projects, north and south sides of Turkey will be connected to each other, Ahmet Arslan, Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication.
The north and south sides of Turkey will be connected to each other through the number of 18 transport corridors, according to the announcement of Ahmet Arslan, Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication. The Minister Arslan reminded they had crucial works in recent years. Stating the north and south parts of the country would be connected via 18 transport corridor to each other, Arslan continued; “The number of 18 corridors has been set in order to connect Turkey’s north to south, via the Black Sea region to the Mediterranean Sea region and via Eastern Anatolia to Southeastern Anatolia. 3 of these 18 corridors are being built to connect the Black Sea region via eastern Anatolia to the Mediterranean and southern region. One of them is Ovit Tunnel features a very important tunnel. With its continuity the tunnel which has spanning in the length of 14,2 kilometers will connect to the provinces of Erzincan, Erzurum via Kop Tunnel, via Gumushane to Trabzon.”
Ovit Tunnel will be in the force in 2018
The Minister Arslan informed about the works of Ovit Tunnel of which construction is continuing in full swing into the Ovit Mountain in 2,640 meters altitude in the district of Ikizdere, Rize province. Taking place among the longest tunnels of the world and heralding it would enter into force in 2018, Arslan said, “Ovit tunnel will be in service in 2018. So, we will have built a remarkable corridor which will connect the province of Rize to Erzurum via Ispir, from there to the south of our country. The Zigana Tunnel will connect Trabzon via Gumushane to Erzincan and Bayburt from there to Erzurum. In the continuity of the route, the Kop tunnel is a very crucial tunnel, so we will be completing a second tunnel, second route. I hope we will not suffice with these, we will also build lots of tunnel in other regions of our country in order to complete above mentioned road project.”
Transport between the Black sea and Mediterranean will be seamless
Arslan also reminded Tendurek passage between the cities of Dogubayazit and Van on the Tendurek Mountains was not proper for transition in winter months, he concluded, “We have planned a tunnel for the Tendurek mountains in order to exceed the Tendurek Mountains easily. I hope we will have connected the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea through the most eastern side of our country via constructing tunnel, viaduct and bridge.”