The 1915 Canakkale Bridge, where the tower foundation and piling ceremony took place on 18 March, financed 2 billion 265 million euros from 10 different countries. The full name of the company established by Daelim-Limak-SK-Yapı Merkezi Joint Venture is Çanakkale Otoyolu ve Köprüsü İşletme Yatırım A.Ş. Limak Investment Chairman Ebru Ozdemir stated that the financing of the project is done from many countries including China and Denmark. "The credits were drawn from 24 banks, including KSURE, Deutsche Bank, Bank of China, ICBC and 17 foreign banks."
Working With 10 Thousands Workers
Özdemir reminded that the world will see the longest span and the highest towers bridge, "There is a 30,000 vehicle guarantee and it will not take long to reach this number, and the transit fee will be 15 euro + VAT (80 TL with current exchange rates). We will finish the project early in line with the spirit of the build-operate-transfer model, "he said. Ozdemir stating that the project is done with a thousand of workers, said: "Probably this number will be up to 10 thousand". Başar Arıoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yapi Merkezi, stated that the demand from abroad was exceeded and he said that the canal between İstanbul and Çanakkale will be reduced to 2.5 hours when the motorways are completed. Arıoğlu said, "Land prices will double to 50 meters along the coast of the bridge. According to the analysis we have done for Deloitte, the contribution to the economy in 15 years will be 16 billion euros.''
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Tower Pile Çakım Ceremony with the 1915 Canakkale Bridge and the Malkara-Canakkale Highway Tower Base Concrete on Sunday, March 18th. Erdogan announced to the public that the Çanakkale Bridge will be opened on 18 March 2022.