Bodrum Türkbükü to get new marina .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} BODRUM - Türkbükü Mayor Halil İbrahim Kaynar announced that the town will build a new 600-yacht-capacity marina.

Kaynar said that the marina in the Aegean region vacation city, will cost almost $30 million and its construction will last for two years.

"Türkbükü is a popular place for many important names from the art, sport and business industries. When this project, which will be conducted to European standards, is completed, the tour district will gain more importance," he said.

Kaynar also said that the project, which will use the build-operate-transfer model, will also host a space for fishing boats.

"The project will start as soon as we get the license from the Ministry of Public Works," said Kaynar.

"The marina project has consolidated the position of the on-going Urban Design Project. The new ports to be constructed in the region will be wooden like the previous ones. We are waiting for the right time to start the arrangements so they are not left half finished. This project is not a cheap one, so we need to act in accordance with our budget," Kaynar said.

Marinas work at full capacity

Gündüz Nalbantoğlu, chairman of the Bodrum Chamber of Maritime Trade said that the Bodrum Peninsula has three marinas, all of which work at full capacity. A fourth marina will be good for the district.

"The marinas in Europe are full so there is a tendency to come to Turkey. The marina planned for Bodrum will not harm nature and the bays in any way. The choice of location was very important. Another important factor in the construction of the marina was the practicability, not the luxury," he said.