Speaking at the "Turkey-Serbia Business Forum", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a date for the Canal Istanbul project.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the "Turkey-Serbia Business Forum" in Serbia's capital, Belgrade.
President Erdogan stated that the economy, which grew by 7.1 percent in 2011-2015, reached a growth rate of 5.1 percent in the first half of this year, thus indicating that Turkey has reached a point that is in line with its targets again.
Erdogan, who stated that Turkey will catch a growth rate of 5.1 per cent this year, said, "Turkey is reaching a growth rate of 100 per cent." In fact, the change in Turkey's general economic outlook over the past 15 years is a complete success story"
Erdogan stated that they are aiming to be one of the 10 biggest economies in the world and continued: "We are continuing our large scale projects and investments without internal and external turbulence." As a matter of fact, each year we have invested in world-wide Osmangazi Bridge, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the opening of the Tunisia of Eurasia ".
Erdogan said, "In March we set the foundation for the 1925 Bridge of the Dardanelles, which will be the world's longest intermittent bridge. Istanbul continues to work for the first airport of the world's largest airport to be served until the end of next year."
Indicating that the airport will have a capacity of 90 million passengers per year in the first stage, Erdogan said, "When our Airport is completed in 2023, it will reach 150 million passenger capacity per year and reach 200 million / year passenger capacity if necessary. an airport he built, "he said.
Kanal Istanbul project will be a base of 2018
Erdogan said, "We call it 'Canal Istanbul', especially the opening of a new channel parallel to the Istanbul Bosphorus and and I hope that this will probably be the basis for this year or 2018."