Environment and Urban Planning Minister Murat Kurum made examinations in the areas where urban transformation projects will be carried out in Kızılay and Hocabey neighborhoods within the scope of his programs in Erzincan. Minister Kurum said, “We will carry out the construction activities of the second phase of the urban transformation area, the first phase of which was initiated by the Erzincan Municipality, by our TOKI Presidency.”
Environment and Urban Planning Minister Murat Kurum gave information about ongoing projects and planned new works in Erzincan, where he came.
The Minister Institution made important statements after attending the provincial assessment meeting at the Erzincan Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Situation.
“Our understanding is to make our cities strong”
Minister Institution, “We, under the leadership of our President, have been going in harmony with our ministers, our deputies, our mayors, our citizens for 18 years in each province of our country for 780 thousand square kilometers. Our understanding is to make our cities stronger. We, as the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, visit our cities within the framework of the Manifesto announced by our President, and together with our team, together with our stakeholders, we consult the problems of our cities and take decisions.
“We have to learn to live with earthquakes”
Our Erzincan suffered tremendously due to earthquakes. Many of our citizens lost our lives and in this context, our Erzincan always relieved these pains by being together and doing the best. The 1939 earthquake is an important earthquake in this region and even in the world, an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude occurred and 33 thousand of our brothers died on that day. 117 thousand houses were destroyed, of course, our Erzincan immediately healed its wounds. They tried to take the necessary steps in the name of the new city. Of course, there is an important memory there, the Erzincan prosecutor of the time and despite its demolition, he goes to the prison by placing his family in the barracks set up next to the house and tells the prisoners in the prison that Erzincan needs you in the wreck, I release you in the morning. You will return in the evening, and all the prisoners supported our Erzincan brothers in the debris removal efforts and returned to the prisons in the evening. This is an important stance, the stance of Erzincan, which has shown heroism. Of course, we, as a country, always display this stance. In this context, we have to learn to live with earthquakes, together we have to prepare our cities for earthquakes. Today, we consulted together on the work to be done with our Erzincan regarding urban transformation. Erzincan Municipality initiated the 1st Stage of an area of 203 thousand square meters in total in Hocabey and Kızılay Neighborhood, now we are declaring the whole area of urban transformation area, after the first stage, the area where 693 beneficiaries are planned to be built in the second stage is our Ministry’s Infrastructure Urban Transformation General Directorate. They will start to meet with our citizens again together with our Erzincan Municipality and then our Presidency of Mass Housing Administration will carry out the construction activities of the 2nd Stage. Here, we will conduct it with the consent of our citizens. We will offer opportunities in this project to our citizens who want to buy housing from the housing we will build, whether the price or the new ones.
“The consent of our citizens is before everything”
I hope it will be an exemplary urban planning project with its green areas, social facilities and infrastructure when it is finished. We hope to start the project, where the local architecture will be used and the local materials will be taken into consideration and the needs of life will be taken into consideration. The consent of our citizen is before everything. We have always acted with the consent of our citizens. We will act with the consent of our citizens in the next period.
“We are starting an urban transformation project in the Central Market”
Another region of ours built in 1939 is an area we know as the Central Bazaar, we have 480 eligible citizens in our 55 thousand square meter area, and we are launching an urban transformation project here. We will realize a project there in order to ensure that our citizens live in safer and safer residences in order to continue the trade there, as we know it in the old Erzincan area of 55 thousand square meters. He will also hold the meeting together with our Municipality and the Ministry’s Infrastructure and Urban Transformation General Directorate. We will carry out projects that will give our citizens their values or enable them to be entitled to a new project. We are mostly planning to implement the central market project, provided that we have an agreement. Another important area of yours is the area we know as the police lodgings in Başbağlar District, where we have 83 eligible citizens, these buildings are in the status of risky buildings, and we want to make our meetings in this area and start an urban transformation project here. In this context, we will do our work and negotiate until the end of the year, and we will start construction in three areas in the next year and hopefully deliver our citizens safe and secure residences as soon as possible. In this context, we will provide our citizens with all kinds of support that will allow them to suffer the least in this process by providing both relocation assistance and rent aid. Again, in order to renew the building stock in your city and increase the number of solid residences, we are building our 1,192 social housing in Erzincan, within the scope of 50,000, 100,000 social housing announced by our President, and within this scope, our Directorate of Mass Housing Administration made the tender of half of them. The tender processes for the remaining half are still ongoing, and hopefully we will be delivering these guests to our citizens as soon as possible.
“We allocate 23 million loans to Erzincan Municipality from Iller Bank”
We met with our municipalities one by one, both with our central and district municipalities, we received their requests, they tried to make our support in line with their demands both at the point of equipment and landscaping projects in line with the instructions of our Ministry and our President, and in this context, both the cleaning tools and the cleaning tools we promised in our Provincial Municipality in our previous meeting At the point of garbage collection vehicles, we allocate our grant to our provincial municipality, and we have a project for solar energy, to our municipality for 10 million TL solar energy, again to solve the problem with the electricity administration, 13 million, and a total of 23 million TL to our Erzincan Municipality from İller Bank.
Within the scope of infrastructure, we have completed the construction of 134 projects worth 266 million in Erzincan so far and offered them to the service of our people. We currently have 8 projects worth 3000 million ongoing and our infrastructure investments continue within this scope. As you know, people’s gardens, our Millet garden projects continue on an area of 81 million square meters in 81 provinces. In our Erzincan, a nation garden was opened before. In our meeting today, we held our consultations during the construction of two more public gardens.
2 million lira grant to the municipality for bicycle paths
Erzincan is a flat city, we need to increase the bicycle paths on this issue, and we had a detailed interview in this context, a Master plan will be prepared within this framework and within the framework of this Master plan, there is a 25-kilometer project that will connect our university with the city center in the first place. We provide 2 million lira grant support to our municipality for the bicycle path that will both go to the recreation areas and provide transportation to the city center, and we will complete the first phase of 5 kilometers and have built the bicycle path that will connect the university and the city. Our goal is a strong powerful Erzincan, Turkey for all projects in need of our citizens is to make sense of the scope of our city in harmony in harmony, “he said.
Following the announcement, the Minister Institution, Governor Mehmet Makas, AK Party Erzincan Deputies Burhan Çakır, Süleyman Karaman, Mayor Bekir Aksun and Kızılay and Hocabey made examinations in the areas where urban transformation projects will be carried out.
The Institution, which had a conversation with the construction workers working in the urban transformation field for a while, then visited Erzincan Governor Mehmet Makas and Mayor Bekir Aksun in their offices and discussed the investments in the city.
The Minister Institution, who became the AK Party Provincial Presidency and chatted with the party members for a while, left the city after examining the recreation area of Vasgirt Creek. – ERZİNCAN.