A masterpiece of Turkish Japanese cooperation, Marmaray
Marmaray Project is a masterpiece of Turkish Japanese cooperation and is unique to world city Istanbul, said Turkish Transportation Minister Yildirim
Marmaray Project is a masterpiece of Turkish Japanese cooperation and is unique to world city Istanbul, said Turkish Transportation, Maritime and Telecommunication Minister Binali Yildirim on Monday speaking at the reception for the opening of the Marmaray tube tunnel crossing the Istanbul strait in Istanbul's Ciragan Palace.
Stating that the Project has many firsts in terms of the technologies used and it reflects the strong ties and cooperation between Turkey and Japan, Minister Yildirim went on “We are witnessing one of the great days reflecting the long lasting Turkish-Japanese friendship.”
Giving the details about the Project, Yildirim thanked the contracting corporations for their efforts to realize the dream of century.
Yildirim also said that normally in Turkey the government doesn’t hold any other program on the anniversary of foundation of Republic of Turkey. But on Tuesday they are going to celebrate the 90th anniversary of foundation of Republic of Turkey together with the opening of the Project of Century.
In the reception, Japanese Prime Minister also gave a short speech to greet people attending the reception.
- Topbas meets the Japanese PM
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbas said all precautions concerning the Marmaray have been taken and advanced high technologies have been used in the Project in order to zero in the risks speaking to journalists on Monday after his meeting with the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
Stating that the test drive are done in order to remove all technical minor problems, Topbas said that they have been informed that there is not any problem on the line.
Topbas also said that they have integrated the Municipal mass transportation buses to the Marmaray taking all demands of public into consideration.
Concerning his meeting with the Japanese PM Abe held closed to the press, Topbas said that the Japanese PM wanted to have a meeting with him and they have talked on the possible contribution of the Japanese technologies to the ongoing traffic system and metro rail system works.(AA)