Connect with us

Armenian Aggression

Turkish president announces start of shipping canal’s construction in Istanbul

Avatar

Published

on

By Trend

Construction of a shipping canal in Istanbul will begin in the summer of this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Trend reports on Apr.7 referring to the local media.

"Turkey won’t refuse from the construction of the shipping canal in Istanbul," noted Erdogan.

Earlier the president said that the implementation of this project will change the city’s view for the better.

According to him, this is an extremely important and strategic project.

"Turkey doesn’t receive income from the passage of ships through the straits of the country, but after the construction of the shipping canal, everything will change," he said.

In the third quarter of 2019, a total of 32,414 ships passed through the Turkish Dardanelles (Canakkale) Strait, of which 10,981 were cargo ships. Meanwhile, 30,352 ships passed through the Turkish Bosphorus Strait, of which 13,759 were cargo ships.

The length of the shipping canal in Istanbul will be 45 kilometers, and the depth – 25 meters. The canal will be able to let pass 150-160 vessels per day.

The purpose of the construction of the Istanbul canal is to reduce the burden of shipping on the Bosphorus Strait, as well as to prevent the threat of environmental and man-made disasters on one of the most intense sea routes in the world.

The Bosphorus is used by an average of 150 vessels per day, of which about 30 are oil tankers. Annually, about 150 million tons of oil and oil products are transported through the Black Sea Strait, while the throughput capacity of the Bosphorus is estimated at 200 million tons.

The Istanbul canal will run parallel to the Bosphorus and will actually turn the European part of Istanbul into an island and separate it from Europe. It will pass from the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea through the Kucukcekmece Lake.

On the banks of the canal, it is planned to build new residential complexes, which will be connected with other areas of the 15 million metropolis via modern transport infrastructure including metro and high-speed trains, as well as with the third airport in Istanbul.

As part of this project, the construction of a new port is also expected.

It will be possible to use tankers with a length of 275 meters, a width of 48 meters and a capacity of 14,500 DWT on the Istanbul shipping canal, which is being built as part of the government’s ‘Vision 2023’ plan.

The construction of the navigable canal will continue for five years and the minimum service life of the canal will be 100 years.

Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz

Original Article

Continue Reading

Armenian Aggression

Rainless weather expected in Baku

Avatar

Published

on

By Laman Ismayilova

Changeable cloudy and mainly rainless weather is expected in Baku on April 20. Mild south-east wind will blow.

The temperature will be +11-14 °C at night, +19-24 °C in the daytime on Absheron peninsula, the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry reported.

In Baku, the temperature will be +11-13 °C at night, +19-21 °C in the daytime.

Atmospheric pressure will drop 761 mm Hg to 758 mm Hg. Relative humidity will make 70-80 percent at night and 50-55 percent in the daytime.

The weather will be mostly rainless in the regions. However, short rain is expected in some mountainous areas. Mild west wind will blow.

The temperature will be +12-17 °C at night and +25-30 °C in the daytime, +7-12 °C in the mountains at night, +15-20 °C in the daytime.

The day is expected to be favorable for weather-sensitive people.

Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz

Original Article

Continue Reading

Armenian Aggression

Visit of Israeli journalists to Aghdam ends

Avatar

Published

on

By Trend

A trip of Israeli journalists to Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district ended, Trend's Karabakh bureau reports on April 19.

Israel Hayom correspondent Dean Shmuel Elmas and political analyst for The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Press Arye Gut took part in it.

Israeli journalists visited the Juma Mosque in Aghdam, the ruins of the Drama Theater and witnessed the consequences of Armenian vandalism in the Museum of Bread and on the territory called "Imaret".

The journalists’ trip to Fuzuli, Zangilan, and Gubadli is scheduled for April 20.

Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz

Original Article

Continue Reading

Armenian Aggression

Israel Hayom newspaper reporter saddened by destroyed mosque in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam

Avatar

Published

on

By Trend

It is very sad to see that mosque [in Aghdam] has been damaged, destroyed during the occupation Azerbaijani territories, Israel Hayom correspondent Dean Shmuel told Trend.

Shmuel made the statement during the trip of Israeli journalists to Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district began on April 19.

Shmuel said what was done to Aghdam's mosque, it is a sad fact, regardless of whether you are Jewish, Christian or Muslim.

Shmuel also added that the main challenge for Azerbaijan now is the restoration work that will be carried out from now on.

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation from late Sept. to early Nov. 2020, Azerbaijan pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was introduced on Nov. 10, 2020.

Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz

Original Article

Continue Reading

Facebook

Trending