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Turkey Eurasia Tunnel



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ESIA disclosed:

07 Mar 2011



Approval date:

13 Jun 2012

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

EBRD is considering providing loan financing to Avrasya Tüneli İşletme İnşaat ve Yatirim Anonim Şirketi (“ATAS”), a special purpose company established by the Turkey Korea Joint Venture consortium, the preferred bidder competitively selected by the Turkish Government to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing (the “Eurasia Tunnel”). The Project key purpose is to address the growing traffic congestion in the Istanbul region.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

The ‘Disclosure Package’ for the Project includes the following documents (available in both Turkish and English ) at:

  • Non-Technical Summary (Vol I);
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Main Report (Vol II);
  • Annexes (Vol III);
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan ; and
  • Various public consultation materials such as leaflets and posters (all available on the Project web site)

NTS (English) (807KB - PDF)
NTS (Turkish) (1MB - PDF)

SEP in English (1MB - PDF)
SEP (Turkish) (2MB - PDF)

ESAP (English) (282KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


EBRD Resident Office – Istanbul Turkey

Buyukdere Caddesi, 185
Kanyon Ofis Binasi, Kat: 2
Istanbul 34394


Tel: +90 212 386 1100
Fax: +90 212 386 1199

Digital versions of all materials available at:


Eurasia Tunnel Project ESIA Consultation

Kutadgu Consultancy
Caferağa Mahallesi,
Safa Sokak,

Information can also be obtained by emailing:


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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