Gebze-Izmir highway tender to be held within a week

The New Anatolian - Turkish transportation officials are planning to held within a week a tender for the construction of a 421-kilometer highway between the western province of Izmir and the northwestern province of Gebze. The project includes the construction of a bridge over the Izmit Gulf. Officials expect that the project will be completed in four years. Turkish, German, Japanese, Italian and French companies expressed interest. The contract will be of the type build-operate-transfer (BOT).