Erdoğan: Turkey will hold a tender for Canal Istanbul project in coming weeks
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that in the coming weeks Turkey will hold a tender for Canal Istanbul, a mega-infrastructure project involving the construction of a 45-kilometre shipping canal in Istanbul, parallel to the Bosphorus Strait.
“Hopefully we will hold the tender in the upcoming weeks and kick off Canal Istanbul. The works for this were not initiated in a week, a month or a year; it was a step taken during the end of my mayoral term. We will actualize this,” Erdoğan said.
The president made these remarks during a speech at a meeting for service exporters at the Istanbul Congress Centre.