PM inaugrates 'Black Sea Highway'

A dream of 20 years has become true, said Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the inauguration of the Black Sea Coastal Road, and reminded that only 35 pc of the road was completed when they took over.

PM inaugrates 'Black Sea Highway'

"A dream of 20 years has become true", said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the inauguration of the Black Sea Coastal Road in Unye and Fatsa districts of northern city of Ordu, on Saturday.

Erdogan who delivered a speech at the ceremony in Unye said, "a dream of 20 years has become true. It is the 542 km. long Black Sea Coastal Road whose construction has started in 1987."

He reminded that when Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to office, only 35 percent of the road was completed and added they completed the rest in 4 years.

Erdogan traveled from northern city of Samsun to Unye and Fatsa by bus, and has delivered presents to children on the road.

PM Erdogan said his dream is to connect the Black Sea Coastal Road to Istanbul, adding "when we do this, Turkey will have the longest coastal road in the world."

Afterwards, Erdogan inaugrated the tunnels located in Bolaman, near Fatsa district.

Black sea coastal road

Black Sea Coastal Road is 542 kilometers long, and starts from northern city of Samsun and ends at Sarp Border Gate.

It costed 4.2 billion USD. The road will serve 6 cities, 63 towns, 17 districts, 9 ports and 2 airports. There are 263 bridges (27 km), 12 single tube tunnels (41 km) and 20 double tube tunnels (18.5 km) on Black Sea Coastal Road.

Source: AA
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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