Tram will reduce carbon emissions: Alsancak Port, which is in the privatization process, was discussed at the Izmir Economic Development Coordination Board. Stating that the canals to be opened with the Great Bay Project are of great importance for the development of the port, DTO President Öztürk said, “İzmir will either become terrestrial and be like Ephesus Port, which was erased from history, or it will be like Amsterdam Port, which is integrated with the world. Arkas Holding CEO Önder Türkkanı stated that it is not possible to privatize the port until the dredging activity in the bay is completed. While Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu drew attention to the delayed EIA report, Demirtaş, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, said, “The EIA process, which started in 2013, wanted the approval process to be completed in late 2015 or early 2016.
At the 55th meeting of the Izmir Economic Development Coordination Board (İEKKK) held at the Historical Gas Factory, the new zoning plan of İzmir Alsancak Port Karşıyaka and Konak trams were put on the table. Meeting Chairman Mehmet Tiryaki, who made the opening speech, stated that they expect the economy to come to the fore more with the election atmosphere lagging behind. Tiryaki, last week in Brussels to outgoing Mayor of Izmir delegation led by Aziz Kocaoglu, noting also the theme of the European Union before, "Izmir is a city as it is a very important step in terms of showing Turkey's EU stability. Izmir to contact with EU countries showed that Turkey does not consist in Istanbul, "he said. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said that they had the opportunity to observe the positive image of İzmir among EU countries at the end of the meetings they held in Brussels.
Tram will reduce carbon emissions
The first agenda item of the IEKKK meeting, Karşıyaka and the tram projects under construction on Konak lines. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Dr. Buğra Gökçe shared the details and the latest situation of both projects with the Board members. Expressing that the construction works are continuing as planned, Gökçe explained with the visuals that the tram will bring advantages to urban transportation, its contribution to reducing air pollution and that it will add to the visual texture of the city. Gökçe drew attention to the fact that a full tram can carry passengers carried by a 2 articulated bus or 145 passenger cars. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey is a party that stressed that they fulfill one of the Kyoto Protocol's important prerequisites Mr. Grant Gokce, expressed in carbon dioxide emissions with the entry into service of the tram to the annual 19.271 XNUMX tons of reduction achieved. Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Gökçe said that the tram will make a significant contribution in terms of urban aesthetics thanks to the green section application on grass ground.
Let's not waste time for the port
Another presentation at the Izmir Economic Development Coordination Board meeting was made by Yusuf Öztürk, Chairman of the Izmir Branch of the Chamber of Shipping. Informing the board members about the situation of İzmir Alsancak Port in the privatization process, Öztürk said, “The implementation of the new plan will be a great motivation for İzmir, which has been dead for 8 years”. Öztürk pointed out that the precedent construction in the new zoning plan decreased from 1,25 to 0,50 and the shopping mall project was canceled, emphasizing that Mersin Port, which was put out to tender on the same date as İzmir, has a capacity twice the size of İzmir. He then said that no more time should be wasted.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Shipping İzmir Branch, Yusuf Öztürk, noting that the Big Bay Project, which will be implemented in cooperation with the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD, is of great importance for the development of Alsancak Port, said: "It will be like its harbor."
Our eyes are in Ankara
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu stated that they are waiting for the EIA Report for the screening of the port road within the scope of the Big Bay Project, which will be carried out together with TCDD, and said, “The circulation channel we will make is very important in terms of the city economy and the activities of the port. "The EIA report should be done immediately and screened."
Not without a scan!
Önder Türkkanı, CEO of Arkas Holding, one of the members of İEKKK, reminded that the target was set for the second quarter of 2016 for the privatization of Alsancak Port and said, "Privatization is not possible until the dredging activity in the Gulf is completed". Expressing that it is not possible for the private sector to undertake a screening activity that the state has not finalized, Türkkanı said, "It would be more correct to complete the screening activity first and then go out for privatization."
We expect EIA approval
Izmir Chamber of Commerce Chairman Ekrem Demirtaş pointed out that the EIA process of the Büyük Körfez project, which started in 2013, is still continuing and said, “We expect the approval process to be completed in late 2015 or early 2016. "The rehabilitation project is of great importance for Alsancak Port." Ekrem Demirtaş, adding that the construction areas in the port land have decreased considerably with the new planning and the density has decreased considerably, stating that this plan should be approved and tender on behalf of the city, emphasizing the importance of the tender conditions to encourage the participants.