President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated the Beğendik Bridge built in the Pervari District, Şırnak at a ceremony held on July 11 via videoconferencing, where he also addressed the audience.
In his speech, President Erdoğan stressed how Turkey proved its “true power and potential”, while most other advanced economies of the world bore the brunt of the novel coronavirus.
“At this time, we have not only provided the highest-level healthcare services for our citizens, but also proven that we have not veered off course to realize our real agenda, by completing and inaugurating our ongoing investments in all fields," said the President. "We consider each investment that we inaugurate, one after another, from healthcare and transportation to energy and irrigation; to be a light shed on our future. Each light we shed further bolsters our hope to achieve our goals for 2023.”
Beğendik Bridge has been built solely by Turkish engineers and laborers despite the challenging natural conditions, Erdoğan added. Connecting Turkey’s southeast to its east, the 165-m long bridge is the highest in the country.