Privatization studies of Palandöken Ski Center: There can be neither a private institution nor a public institution that will operate this mountain better than us. There are some deficiencies on the mountain now, if we had them, we could quickly remove them and offer this service to tourists in a more prepared way.
Mehmet Sekmen, Mayor of Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality, regarding the privatization works of Palandöken Ski Center, said, “There can be neither a private institution nor a public institution that will operate this mountain better than us. "There are some deficiencies on the mountain right now, if we had them, we could quickly resolve them and offer this service to tourists in a more prepared way."
Sekmen stated at the press conference held at Müceldili Mansion that they wanted to inform the public and make an evaluation about their work since the day he took office.
Expressing that they are making zoning plans for protection in Erzurum Castle and its surroundings, Lalapaşa Mosque, Yakutiye Madrasa, Hacıcuma, Taşmağazalar, Cedid, Ayazpaşa and the historical site area, Sekmen said, “The company that won the tender started to work on the land. This is a very important project for Erzurum. Since the day we arrived, we continue to nationalize the castle and its surroundings. In the first half of 2015, you will see that many buildings with no date have been expropriated and demolished. The restoration of historical buildings will also begin, ”he said.
Sekmen, 960 acres of an area in the beginning of this work, stating, 5 urban regeneration plans in the area of urban plans, they said.
Emphasizing that the 1/5000 scale zoning plan, which means the reconstruction and revival of the city, will be removed from the Metropolitan Municipality Council this week, Sekmen stated that a modern beautiful city will be created.
Under the Science Nature Museum Project carried out with Ataturk University, the university has allocated a land of 600 acres.
“The disabled center, congress and cultural center, historical library, earthquake museum, astronomy center, science museum, numbers museum, history museum, pond and water games, landscape in this land is an investment of one billion liras with the current price. First, we prepared the plans of 5 thousand and one thousand for this place. Layout plans were made. Currently, friends about the center for the disabled, the history wall, the astronomy center, the pond and the landscape have submitted to the project tender. Anyone who says the Center for the Disabled is the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, the History Wall 'let me have a stone here, too', a foundation will be established and these centers will be realized. We will make the Pond and Water Games Center built by DSI. These meetings were held. We, as the Metropolitan Municipality, will build the infrastructure and landscaping. AFAD will make the Earthquake Museum. "
- Winter Festival
Reminding that they organize a Winter Festival in the organization of Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality, Hotels and Ski Federation, Sekmen said that they will organize skiing and ice skating competitions with concerts of Murat Dalkılıç, Sagopa Kajmer and Mustafa Ceceli.
Reminding that the 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF) was given to Erzurum, Sekmen said, “We also need to train young people who will compete in these Olympics. We shouldn't just think about hosting. We should definitely have athletes who will be ranked, ”he said.
Expressing that they will hold an international ice climbing competition in Uzundere in January, Sekmen stated that they will hold a Snow festival again in February.
Saying that they will add new facilities to the high-altitude camp center, Sekmen said they would meet with the Minister of Health for the Health valley project in order to make the region attractive.
- Privatization of Palandoken Ski Center
Sekmen stated that the privatization works related to Palandöken Ski Center are on the agenda and said, “When our Prime Minister came to Erzurum, we informed him. There can be neither a private institution nor a public institution that can operate this mountain better than us. There are some deficiencies on the mountain right now, if we had them, we could quickly remove them and offer this service to tourists in a more prepared way. We took the word of it. Tomorrow, we will have a meeting with our Interior, Finance Ministers and the president of the Ski Federation to make this issue official ”.