Silkworm tram Izmir is in the tender kazanbut lost the job: The readers of these columns will remember… İzmir Metropolitan Municipality opened an international tender for the 22-kilometer tram line. 15 world giant consortiums, including very ambitious wagon manufacturers, participated in the tender.
Gülermak company's Silkworm tools by proposing the tender kazanWe announced in these columns on February 28, 2014, with the title “The pride of Altepe: Silkworm will roam the streets of İzmir”.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu's statement to Yalçın Bayere from Hürriyet Newspaper “Bursa's Silkworm has become an important item of the election in İzmir!” We announced it on March 18, 2014 with the title. Kocaoğlu had said the following:
“As with our ferries and our digger ship, a Turkish firm in Bursa also awarded the tender for the tram pullers. kazanwas. From now on, our municipalities that make trams will buy tram pullers from a local company. That industrialist will develop. Thus, technology will develop in Turkey and foreign dependency will be removed.”
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Contractor Gülermak awarded the tender with İpekworm kazanDespite the agreement, he informed the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality that Rotem company will use Hyundai vehicles instead of Silkworm at the contract stage. He also agreed.
Selection kazanNo one could understand why Hyundai, which has never produced a tram, was preferred instead of the Silkworm tram, which was Kocaoğlu's trump card.