Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, April 11, in Istanbul made a speech at the Congress of urban transformation. According to the president, currently about 6 million homes in 179 districts in 48 provinces should be demolished and then rebuilt in the framework of “urban transformation”.
As the President said, the Government increased the plan for the construction of housing until 2023 from 500 000 to 1.2 million units. He also raised the issue of the construction of bicycle paths in Istanbul where “their number is practically zero.” He asked to pay attention to Konya, where the number of cycle paths as cyclists is increasing with a record speed.
Erdogan also spoke about the construction of the Canal Istanbul (Kanal İstanbul), which will be the replacement of the Bosporus. “Canal Istanbul will be built. We do not care what anybody thinks and talks about. We will build this channel “, – the head of Turkey summed up .