Istanbul, MINA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, inaugurated the Tersane Project as Europe’s biggest science center in Istanbul’s historic Halic Shipyard (Golden Horn).
Erdogan hope that the project could pave the way for a giant project that will showcase centers of science and culture, hotels, museums and world tourism.
“This Istanbul Tersane Project will make a positive contribution to Turkey’s tourism revenues,” he said in front of the audience. Anadolu Agency reported.
Turkey targeted as 30 million people would visit Tersane Istanbul and the first phase of the project is scheduled to open in November 2020.
He added the project will feature three museums, including the first women’s museum in Turkey, the Sadberk Hanim Museum, which will be moved from the Sariyer district of Istanbul to a new location, and a museum of Turkish-Islamic art.
Last year, Erdogan said the science center would present an exhibition on digital and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, maritime affairs, shipyards and the history of science.
The science center is expected to have an “internationally reputed technology center, digital thematic library and innovation center, training programs, workshops and science activities.”
The Halic Shipyard was founded in 1455, two years after Istanbul was liberated by Sultan Mehmet II. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)