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Giant highway to boost regional economies - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
It will connect Izmir to Istanbul. In-between, important industrial cities will be connected to the route. The project will effect 18 provinces, ensure 10.000 direct jobs and 50.000 indirect jobs. It's completion is set for 2017.
- 30 viaducts
- 4 tunnels
- 209 bridges
- world's 2nd longest suspension bridge
Project cost is 11 Billion $.
Ground-laying ceremony was yesterday.
Pictures of ceremony
Vatan - Fotogaleri
Last edited by ekrem; 10-29-2010 at 04:45 PM.
3 new city-centers will be constructed in Istanbul.
6 world-famous architects are competing for the project.
Let me begin with the first proposal
Zaha Hadid's project:
land mass to be affected about 6 million m²
Description of the project on her personal website:
Zaha Hadid Architects Kartal Pendik Masterplan
Zaha Hadid with Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas
Ken Yaeng from Malaysia wants to lay a public park through the Bosphorus
Mayor Kadir Topbas inspecting the model
4th tallest dam in the world
A Monumental Hydroelectric Power Project in Turkey
will be completed 2012
Bosphorus bypass project.
PM envisions 2nd strait in İstanbul as hedge against environmental disaster
PM envisions 2nd strait in ?stanbul as hedge against environmental disaster
Mr. Erdogan will reveal the project to the public on 1st November on World Congress of International Project Management Association (IPMA) in Istanbul
Sabah - Çılgın Proje 1 Kasım'da açıklanacak
It will resemble Manhattan, with 85-100 km² it will be 3rd biggest island in whole Turkey.
Financial districts of Levent + Maslak will be on the island.
About the SAP (Southeast-Anatolia-Project) I will write later.
But the exports from SAP are processed through Mersin port.
Its capacity will be raised from
1.7 Million TEU to
12 Million TEU
Ministry of Transport and Communication
It will replace Rotterdam port as Europe's biggest Port.
Rotterdam = 10.8 Million TEU
Port of Rotterdam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is designed to function as the central Hubport of South-Coast Turkey.
Blue is the expansion.
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CERN... In the Middle-East there will be a mini-CERN built in Jordan under the SESAME project.
SESAME is coordinated by UNESCO, and its components come from recycled components of USA, Germany, UK, Switzerland and France.
Under SESAME, scientists from Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine Authority and Turkey come together.
It will be a mini-CERN of Middle-East.
...but Turkey has started to look at its national needs for an accelerator center. TAC would be a much larger facility built in Turkeys backyard, making the study of particle physics much more accessible.
The design plan for the TAC is to have a combination of an electron linear accelerator and a positron storage ring that could be used individually or as a unit for a wide range of experiments. This would be the second combination complex build in recent years; the Beijing Electron Positron Collider also combines a particle collider and an X-ray light source.
symmetry breaking Blog Archive Turkey plans an accelerator center
It will be built on Ankara University, Ankara University also is coordinator between the involved universities:
- 3 German Universities
- 10 Turkish Universities
Ankara University - Turkish Accelerator Center Project
German Science Minister was also present at signing ceremony
Deal signed on establishment of Turkish Accelerator Center [ WORLD BULLETIN- TURKEY NEWS, WORLD NEWS ]
Southeastern Anatolia Project
... one of the largest series of hydroelectric power plants in the world
Southeastern Anatolia Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2010, it supplied 22% of Turkey's energy.
But it is not yet finished.
- 22 Dams
- 17 Hydro-Power
- 4.2 million acres new farmland
Once it is completed, 28.5% of Turkey's water potential will be put under control.
Also Euphrates and Tigris are under control.
usda.gov - Turkey Precipitation
Intercontinental under-water tunnels, Marmaray
Deepest immersed structure in the world
Railway Technology - Marmaray Railway Engineering Project, Istanbul
Tunnel finished in 2008.
Whole Project finished in 2013.
rail transportation in Istanbul is predicted to rise from 3.6% to 27.7%,
which would see Istanbul's percentage rate of rail transportation usage as the third highest in the world, behind Tokyo (60%) and New York City (31%).
Melen water project
Istanbul's water demand
So in the red circle is the Melen water reservoir
Now to the European Side
Last edited by ekrem; 10-29-2010 at 05:53 PM.
Submarine Cyprus - Turkey water Pipeline
80 km long. Finish in 2014.
North-Cyprus will get 75 Million m³ water from Anamur river in South-Turkey.
Turkey, Turkish Cyprus sign water transport deal [ WORLD BULLETIN- TURKEY NEWS, WORLD NEWS ]
Turkey and northern Cyprus sign long-awaited water deal - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
Meanwhile the South-Cypriots face water-shortages
CNN.com - Cyprus facing up to life after 'peak water'