The Istanbul Metro and Tunnel Project and the Istanbul III Airport Project have entered the competition for the AEC Excellence Awards, one of the most prestigious international awards to be held in Las Vegas, USA.
The metro line (Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey) is 22.5 km long and consists of 19 stations, and 83% of the excavation has been completed and planned to be opened in 2019.
Istanbul's third airport will be one of the world's largest and most modern airports. It will provide services to 200 million passengers a year on completion. while the operation of the airport is expected to generate revenues of 22 billion euros in 25 years and will provide more than 100,000 jobs annually at the opening of its first phase.