The "Commagene Nemrut Focus Tourism Revitalization Project", which was prepared with the partnership of the Adıyaman Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism and the Middle East Technical University, is entitled to receive grant support under the European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).
With the project, environmental arrangements will be made on Nemrut Mountain. In this context, a rail system will be installed in order to easily reach the summit of 2 meters high, where giant statues are located. Elderly and disabled people will be carried to the summit with the wagons of mules.
In the center building of the city center, miniatures of historical and cultural monuments will be presented and local dishes and handicrafts will be introduced.
Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Mustafa Ekinci said that the rough construction of the visitor reception center, which was built as a smart building by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on the Nemrut Mountain in a closed area of 2 thousand square meters, has finished and they have started their landscaping with a multi-faceted project.
Stating that the total cost of the Commagene Nemrut Focus Tourism Revitalization Project is 5 million 852 thousand euros, 80% of the financing will be covered by IPA and the rest of the ministry, Ekinci is one of the project's 5 million lira environmental arrangement, from the Cultural and Natural Assets Protection Board. noted that he passed.
Ekinci said, “There is a 3-year period between the start and the end of the project. We are planning to start this year. ”
Expressing that the project, which deals with Adıyaman tourism in general, has a publicity and social dimension, Ekinci will organize environmental arrangements of Mount Nemrut and Perre Ancient City, and miniatures and local dishes of historical and cultural monuments in the focus building to be integrated with the museum in an area of 3 thousand square meters. and that there will be workshops where handicrafts will be introduced, a computer game will be prepared using Kommagane era characters, a festival area will be organized, and home pensionism will be developed in villages close to the ruins.
Ekinci pointed out that the middle and upper age group generally participated in cultural tourism, and said that the disabled and the elderly had climbed to the top of the mules but the road was not very healthy. Ekinci stated that they will establish a rail system where the disabled and the elderly will be easily transported.
”A 2-kilometer rail will be laid on the west terrace from the point where the hike starts on Mount Nemrut. There will be two rails going and going. We will have 6 wagons, each acting independently and able to work simultaneously. It will attract two mules each. A paralyzed mechanical engineer prepared the prototypes of the wagons considering all the needs of a disabled person. Pedestrian walkways will also be organized. The mountain climbing distance is 800 meters. Since it is in a difficult geography, it takes about 20-25 minutes. With the rail system, the summit will be reached in a shorter time. This system will be the first in the world. People with disabilities and middle-aged people abstained or did not come here. With this project, such a problem will disappear. ”
'CAN ATTRACT AT LEAST 2.5 MILLION TOURISTS
Stating that 500 thousand tourists came to Adıyaman, which is the center of faith and cultural tourism, and that 47 thousand people visited the Mount Nemrut, 80 thousand foreigners, Mustafa Ekinci said that they gave great importance to the culture tourism of the Far East countries, they carried out promotional activities in this context and He said that they expect very serious tourists from Japan.
Expressing that they expect at least 2012 percent increase in the number of foreign tourists at the end of 50, Ekinci emphasized that Mount Nemrut has a great tourism potential, said:
“When 1980 million tourists came to Turkey in the 3s, 100 thousand tourists came to Cappadocia and Nemrut. In 2011, 30 million tourists came to Turkey. 2,5 million tourists visited Cappadocia and 80 thousand tourists visited Nemrut. According to my projection, Nemrut can attract at least 2,5 million tourists. Infrastructure is very important for this to happen.' – Source: Gazete24