Turkey to commence construction of Canal Istanbul in 2019

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Turkey to commence construction of Canal Istanbul in 2019Building of artificial sea-level waterway scheduled to be concluded by 2023

Turkey plans to launch the construction of artificial sea-level waterway Canal Istanbul in 2019, the transport and infrastructure minister said on Thursday, aa.com.tr reports in the following article:

“Construction of Canal Istanbul should not be delayed till 2020, we hopefully will start it in 2019,” Cahit Turhan told Anadolu Agency’s Editor’s Desk in the capital Ankara.

Turhan clarified that 10 bridges are planned to be built as part of Canal Istanbul project — an artificial sea-level waterway that will connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and the Mediterranean.

The planned canal is meant to provide relief to shipping traffic between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, especially oil tanker traffic passing through the Bosphorus.

The 45-kilometer (nearly 28 miles) canal, which will be built in Istanbul’s Kucukcekmece-Sazlidere-Durusu corridor, is to boast a capacity of 160 vessels daily.

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