WHEN DELIVERING TO FİKİRTEPE
Asked about the progress of the urban transformation project in Fikirtepe, the Minister of Institution said that he had been involved in the process in 2020 by working to eliminate the problems of urban transformation and that it would deliver the houses to the citizens in 2023.
“SALE ABROAD IS NOT A SITUATION THAT INCREASES THE PRICE OF HOUSING”
Regarding the sale of residences to foreigners in Turkey, the institution said: “There are about 40-45-50 thousand foreigners sold every year. Last year, there were sales of residences to 59 thousand foreigners. This rate means 3% in a sale of 1.5 million. When you look at Istanbul in particular, it equates to 3.5. Selling to foreigners is not a situation that increases the price of housing. ‘ “We are talking about a globalized world. Are our citizens buying houses abroad? They do.” used phrases.
In response to the question whether low-income and middle-income citizens can easily buy a house in TOKİ projects, the institution said that 3 plus 1 cost 250,000 TL and 2 plus 1,200,000 TL in their 100 000 last social housing units.
“THE EARTHQUAKE IS OUR INVISIBLE TRUTH”
Stressing that the earthquake is the undeniable fact of Turkey and that 70% of the population lives in earthquake zones, the institution said: “We must make this transformation with our citizens. I visited 81 to 400 times on this topic, Let’s transform together. We will not leave our fellow citizens helpless in this process. We will provide moving and rental assistance. We have given 20 billion lire in aid for relocation, rent and expropriation since 2012,” he said.
Stressing that 1.5 million of Istanbul’s 5.8 million residences are at risk and that 300,000 of them need to be transformed urgently, the institution noted that it has built exemplary urban transformation houses in 39 districts of Istanbul.
“WE HAVE SECURED 65 PERCENT OF BUILDINGS IN TURKEY”
Minister Kurum said that they have transformed 3 million houses in Turkey so far, and the project to transform 140,000 houses is continuing: “We have secured 65% of the buildings in Turkey. Our goal is that when we get to 2035, we do. don’t want any area that hasn’t undergone urban transformation in Turkey.” ” he said.
When asked if Kanal Istanbul had reviewed the project to determine if there was any environmental damage, the Authority said it had investigated the environment, earthquake, tsunami and ecological structure with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, and that was the report prepared under that. scope.
Pointing out that the report was prepared by 200 scientists, the Institution also stated that Kanal Istanbul had no effect on Terkos, that although 60% of Sazlıdere remained under the project, he only responded to 3% of Istanbul’s water needs. project, other water replacements will be carried out.
Minister Kurum said that illegal structures have been built in some tourist areas, but these structures have been demolished following inspections and they will continue their fight against illegal structures.
Noting that Turkey’s largest national garden will be built at Ataturk Airport, the Institution announced that it will launch the project, which will be a cultural center and a center for social life, in May, and that the first phase will be completed in 2023.
Informing that there are currently 443 national garden projects in Turkey and they have completed 143 of them, the institution said it will raise the rest by 2023.
“OUR MARMARA WILL BECOME CLEANER THAN EVER”
When asked if there was mucilage in the Sea of Marmara, the Authority said there was no mucilage at the moment, but it was taking precautions and continuing inspections of mucilage, and that it would take measures in the medium and long term. term.
The institution explained the work done to clean up the mucilage as follows:
“Last year we were faced with mucilage in the Sea of Marmara. In this context, we conducted a participatory process with our governors, scientists and NGOs. We collected 11,000 cubic meters of mucilage from the surface of the sea and sent it We came up with the 22-point action plan for the protection of the Sea of Marmara There are 3 reasons for the mucilage: climate change, pollution of the Sea of Marmara, stagnation and the warming of the sea. We have determined how how much pollution there is in the factories, the workshops there, how much pollutant there is in Marmara, and we have changed our regulations. We will monitor all the installations instantly. We said, and we have installed monitoring devices. Our teams constantly carry out these inspections on the ground. We have examined all the sewage treatment plants. When we examine all the sewage treatment plants in Marmar a, 50% of them are advanced biological treatments and the remaining 50%. percent is the pretreatment. However, we need to develop the technologies for these pre-treatments. We have taken our measurements in the last quarter, we have cleared the mucilage and there is no risk of mucilage in Marmara, but that does not mean that there will be no mucilage. We have measures to take in the medium and long term. We need to improve the quality of treatment plants. Our concerned municipalities will build these facilities within 3 years. Now we have Marmara. cleaner than before. We’ll start seeing creatures we haven’t seen on the bottom of the sea.”
Regarding claims that ”the garbage was purchased in Europe”, the Authority said there is waste imported under environmental law, used in the recycling industry to make garden irrigation pipes or that they are used in textile products and recycled.
Recalling that they had taken a fast-breaking meal while meeting the paper collectors, the Institution added that the paper collectors would receive status and clothing would be taken care of.