President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made an examination at the 3. Airport which was started building June of 2014 in İstanbul.
The helicopter that carried Recep Tayyip Erdogan toured around over the construction area for a while. He and his entourages were given briefing about works that continues for airport construction by authorities of İstanbul New Airport. At the examination, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, ministry of environment and urbanization Fatma Güldemet Sarı and Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroglu attended. After the briefing which was lasted approximately one and half an hour, Erdogan looked around of the airport worksite with his official car.
The visit that Erdogan made to worksite lasted for three hours. Minister Yıldırım and chairman of the executive board and consortium member of Limak Holding Nihat Özdemir said that first stage is going to come into service on February 2018 and %20 of the work had been finished and all of the construction works are going according to stated calendar. Özdemir drew attention on the topic that 15.000 workers are working on this construction and this is a great number. Erdogan stated that it would be beneficial if the material that is used in building is supplied from native companies in maximum degree.
First Stage of the Construction Will Be Completed In 2018
The airport will be finished with 3 stages and first of these stages is being aimed to be completed on February 2018. When the first stage is completed it is going to have capacity for 90 million passengers. There are more than 15.000 workers from 16 different countries and they are working on the different parts of the construction are at the same time and continuously to be able to complete first stage until February 2018.