The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHM?) of Turkey has announced plans to launch a tender process for the development of a regional airport in Çukurova.
Çukurova Regional Airport is a projected airport to be built in Tarsus district of Mersin Province, southern Turkey. It will serve the provinces Mersin and Adana as well as the rest of Çukurova Region.
The airport PPP project is set to be developed through a build, operate, and transfer (BOT) model. The tender process is scheduled to be launched by mid January 2016.
Interested parties are expected to pay approximately €1 million or an amount equivalent of the central bank's exchange sales rate on the first contract announcement day as the amount of the bid security.
Çukurova is a region in mid south Turkey which includes the historical Cilicia of the antiquity. The Turkish provinces of Adana, Mersin, Osmaniye as well as a part of Hatay are in Çukurova. At the present all these provinces are served by Adana Åžakirpa?a Airport in the urban fabric of Adana city. But the increasing air traffic necessitates a higher capacity airport.