No techno-fiscal snags in building mega uplift projects: Turkey

Ankara—There has been no disruption to Turkey’s major infrastructure projects amid the July 15 coup attempt, the country’s transport minister said Wednesday. Ahmet Arslan struck an upbeat note, saying: “If possible, they will be finished earlier.”
In remarks made at Anadolu Agency Editor’s Desk in Ankara, Arslan denied there had been any technical or financial obstacles to finishing the country’s mega projects which include Istanbul’s third airport, a finance center and the Kanal Istanbul artificial sea route.
“The third airport project was financed despite a liquidity problem… It is a notable success,” Arslan said. He said the new airport should not solely be regarded as a transport hub: “Its added value to the country will be significant.—Agencies

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