“This is the first highway project contracted using BOT”
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan spoke at the highway ribbon-cutting held in the Bursa province.
Cahit Turhan said it was the largest project in EU history using the BOT system.
“This is the first highway project contracted using BOT,” he said, adding that the project was realized with sizeable contributions from local firms.
According to Turan, the project is also environmentally friendly as it will reduce gas emissions significantly given the shorter commute.
The highway project created job opportunities for 8,500 people during its construction, and another 6,100 people will be employed during its operation.