The sub-sections between Orhangazi and İzmir were subcontracted to the Group Companies (NUROL-ÖZALTIN-MAKYOL-ASTALDI-YÜKSEL-GÖÇAY) of OTOYOL A.Ş.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony for Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway to be constructed as Build-Operate-Transfer Model was held on February 27th, 2011 in Alsancak Cumhuriyet Square with the participation of the Minister of Transport and Communication His Excellency Binali Yıldırım.
The ESIA-Public Consultation Meetings were held between 17th January and 2nd February 2011. The representatives of OTOYOL A.Ş. and Regional Directorate of Highways participated in the public meetings in 5 main towns.
A Stakeholder Engagement Plan was developed. The ESIA team has been undertaking wide consultations during the ESIA study involving:
Letters with accompanying project information being sent to a long list of government agencies (national, provincial, district and village) requesting their views on the Project,
Similar written requests going to non-governmental organisations representing environmental, social and business interests,
Public meetings in 12 locations along the route with invitations and publicity material(posters and leaflets) sent to Muhtars of 150-200 settlements along the route,
National and local advertising of the consultation process including dates of meetings and contact details for further information,
A website being established where all interested parties can view information and submit comments, Establishment of a stakeholder register for recording all comments.
Gebze Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway to be constructed as Build-Operate-Transfer Model was held on October 28th, 2010 in Kocaeli Province, Dilovası District with the participation of the Prime Minister His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the members of the Consortium.
The Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway (including İzmit Bay Crossing and Connection Roads) Build-Operate-Transfer Project was tendered on April 9th, 2009, and the proposal by Nurol – Özaltın – Makyol – Astaldi – Yüksel – Göçay group involving a period of 22 years and 4 months (construction + operation) was determined to be the best proposal. The Contract that was initialized by the General Directorate of Highways following the tender; was approved by the High Planning Council with the contributions of entities like the Treasury, State Planning Organization and Revenue Board, and was signed by all parties as the biggest Motorway Project of Turkey on September 27th, 2010.
OTOYOL YATIRIM VE İŞLETME A.Ş. was established in Ankara on September 20th, 2010 to realize the construction, operation and transfer of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway (including the İzmit Bay Crossing and Connection Roads) as a Build-Operate-Transfer Model
The proposals for the Suspension Bridge have been received from Chinese, Korean and Japanese Companies on October 01st, 2010.
Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway (including İzmit Bay Crossing and Connection Roads) Project was tendered on April 9th, 2009.
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