The sand of the Meriç River will be transported to Istanbul by wagons: Edirne Governor Şahin said, “20 wagons a day, each wagon takes 36 tons. Sand will be transported from here to Istanbul "
Edirne Governor Dursun Ali Şahin said that the sand obtained from the Meriç River will be transported to Istanbul by wagons.
Sahin, told reporters in a plant on the banks of the River Tunca, high-rise periods of high-rise river, the river dragged in front of millions of cubic meters of sand, he said.
With the decrease of the water, the sand accumulates in the river bed and sand islets indicating that the formation of Sahin, this situation creates a danger of floods increased the risk of flooding.
To reduce the flood hazard and ensure the flow of water in the river bed should be cleared of the sand, Sahin said, said:
“No serious buyers have been found for the Meriç River sand so far. Edirne Governorship took action to transport the Meriç sand. A company will be established first to transport the sand. Then it will be transported to Istanbul by sand wagons. Sand to be transported to a 10 decare land rented in Büyükçekmece will be offered for sale here. We are in agreement with state railways for the transportation of sand. 20 wagons a day, each wagon takes 36 tons. Sand will be transported from here to Istanbul. Meric sand will now be on the market. "
Şahin noted that cleaning the river will make a great contribution to DSİ.
"Edirnel people will benefit from this business"
Şahin said that the sand in the river will be sent to Istanbul under the supervision of DSI.
Stating that the Meriç River will continue to flow normally and harm to the environment will be prevented, Şahin continued as follows:
“The work to establish the company continues. I met with the General Director of State Railways yesterday. The price per ton was a little high. 20 wagons will be connected to the back of the passenger trains departing from here, and that's all. There were also such wagons. Thus, we will have shipped 20 wagons to Istanbul every day. Edirnel people will benefit from this business. "