Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Saturday, August 18, 2018

Headline

Eurasia tunnel to be commissioned in 2016 in Turkey

The project cost will exceed $2 billion

Share on Facebook October 31, 2014, Reporter : Trend, Reader : 585

news

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.31 By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: Eurasia tunnel will be put into operation in Turkey in 2016, the country’s Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lutfi Elvan said.

He said the construction of the underwater tunnel crossing the Bosphorus strait will enter a new phase soon, TRT Haber TV channel reported on Oct.28.

The minister said the construction of the tunnel which will connect the European and Asian parts of the Istanbul city, is conducted at a depth of 95 meters.

Elvan added that the construction of 1.27 of the planned 5.4 kilometers of the tunnel has been completed. “Over 40 percent of the work on the tunnel has been completed.”

Eurasia tunnel will link the Kazlicesme and Goztepe districts of Istanbul and reduce the travel time between them from 100 minutes to 15 minutes.

The project cost will exceed $2 billion.

Turkey’s General Directorate of Highways said that 187 tunnels have been constructed in the country and the length of 113 of them exceeds 500 meters.

The length of 28 tunnels reaches one kilometer, 14 tunnels – over two kilometers and three tunnels – three kilometers. The length of the largest tunnel in Turkey exceeds three kilometers. The length of the rest of the tunnels is up to 500 meters.

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Y'ld'r'm Discuss Political Relations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected today to accept Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. In a televised interview, he...

Photos Trumps Properties have Brought New Accusations of Conflicts of Interest

Sixty-four trade organizations, foreign governments, Republican candidates, and others have stayed or held events at properties related...

Photos Turkish President, Jordanian King Unite Against US President

ISTANBUL, PAKISTAN - The news of the United States' intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel dominated talks...

Photos About 300 IS members detained in Turkey

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2 By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: Over the past ten days, 283 members of the Islamic State (IS) were detained...

Photos Rights activists face trial over terror charges in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Facing terror charges, 11 human rights activists, including two senior Amnesty International officials, have gone on...

Photos Turkish Court Remands German Journalist in Custody Over Terrorism Charges

ANKARA - A German journalist went on trial for terrorism charges in Turkey on Wednesday, saying she was innocent and demanding her...

Photos Ties between U.S. and Turkey worsen, visa services suspended

ISTANBUL, Turkey - After Turkish authorities arrested a U.S. Consulate employee of Turkish nationality for alleged links to the network...

Photos Turkish President’s Speech in New York witnesses violence

NEW YORK, U.S. - Controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech in New York witnessed scenes of violence after...

Photos Writer who recognizes Armenian Genocide may be handed to Turkey

PanARMENIAN.Net - A Turkish-born German writer facing extradition from Spain to Turkey, which accuses him of "terrorism", on...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery

FEUILLETON