The first mortar was poured in the renovation of the Balçova Cable Car Facilities, which is among the symbols of the city and was closed in 2007 due to 'security risk'.
The first step of the project, which will restore Izmir residents to the Teleferik Facilities in Balçova, one of the symbols of the city, was finally taken. The Metropolitan Municipality laid the foundation yesterday for the construction of the new cable car facility, which was closed in 2007 due to the 'danger of life safety'. 200 million lira will be spent for the construction of the ropeway facility, which is stated to be completed in a year and can transport 12 people per hour. Mayor Kocaoğlu, mayors and members of parliament attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Balçova Cable Car Facility.
In his speech at the ceremony, President Kocaoğlu asked all parties to support the fight against subcontractors and said that the request for the cancellation of the tender was unacceptable. Kocaoğlu said, “All unions and NGOs should work to abolish subcontracting. Parliament should abolish subcontracting. This should be our real struggle. The leaders of the unions come out and say 'we will not have the workers fired'. The law is clear. I'm not taking shelter anywhere. It is not necessary to make a recommendation to the mayor, his institution, which rooted out subcontracting in Turkey in 2009, saying, 'Take and give 650 workers'. Our hearts are already on fire. We know our job and we do the right politics. İZELMAN company in court kazanIf not, we have to part ways with 650 workers. As the municipality, we have come to the point where we can hold offices in the corridors of the courthouse and we have been acquitted. It is not right to burden such a municipality, such a bureaucracy. The municipality, which has proven to the whole world that it works in accordance with the rules, is told to "cancel the tender". I reject this. What matters is the official regulation. The important thing is to end subcontracting,” he said.
Stating that some government deputies answered him after their Saturday speeches, Kocaoğlu said, “It is said that he doesn't even hammer a nail into the city. In the last 6 months, we brought 516 million lira of investment and service to İzmir. Some deputies should make an effort for Izmir in the Parliament instead of giving me words after every statement I make. For example, we ask them to remove the incentive imbalance between us and other provinces ”.
Kocaoğlu, addressing the ruling lawmakers, said, “We expect the Solid Waste Disposal Facility to be a unifier to solve the problem of location. We expect them to lobby in Ankara for the demand for exploration increase, which is our most natural right for the Izmir metro. "We hope that the files of the tram project will come off the dusty shelves of the capital."
Stating that they had problems during the tender process of the Cable Car Facility, Kocaoğlu said, “We did not participate in our project tenders. The project designer could not enter the construction tender. The obstacle was then fixed. Since everyone wanted to participate in the construction tender, they did not participate in the project tender. We could not do the project either. After that, the tender was canceled three times. There have been processes in the Public Procurement Authority. We said 'patience, no strength, get late'. Our run is jogging. "We continue on our way despite the obstacles." Balçova Mayor Mehmet Ali Çalkaya thanked Mayor Kocaoğlu for laying the foundations of the Cable Car Facilities.