Turkish megaproject Kanal Istanbul aims to boost country’s global trade
The Turkish Environment Minister, Murat Kurum said on Dec. 28, the megaproject Kanal Istanbul will make Turkey a leading country and place it forward on global trade.
The planned canal will provide relief to shipping traffic between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, particularly oil tanker traffic, through the Bosphorus.
The 45-kilometer canal will eliminate the rising risk posed by ships carrying dangerous goods through the Bosphorus.
The canal is to be built west of the city center on the European side of Istanbul province, is to boost capacity to 160 vessels a day.