Two bids submited for Turkey's undersea tunnel project

The tunnel under Bosphorus is expected to be completed within 3 years.

Two bids submited for Turkey's undersea tunnel project

Two consortia submitted bids on Monday in a tender for the construction of an undersea tunnel in Istanbul which will be open to only tire-wheeled vehicles .

TKJV Turkish-Korean Joint Venture comprising of Turkey's Yapi Merkezi and South Korean SKEC-SAMWHAN-HANSIN-NAMKWANG-KUKDONG companies, as well as a consortium of Turkish firms Cengiz Insaat-Makyol-Dogus Insaat and the French firm Vinci submitted offers for the construction of the tunnel that will connect the two districts of Istanbul.

The consortium which has submitted the best offer in terms of feasibility, investment and operation period will undertake the project, officials said.

The project is expected to be completed within 3 years, they added.

The tunnel to be constructed in Bosphorus will have two storeys and two lanes. The storeys will be separately used by the vehicles travelling to opposite directions. The tunnel will be closed to heavy motor traffic.

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