Noise maps of major cities were removed

The noise map of the major cities was prepared: Strategic noise maps caused by industrial sources including road, rail and port were prepared in Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Ankara and Kocaeli.

Minister of Environment and Urbanization Fatma Güldemet Sarı stated that a noise map of industrial resources, including roads, railways and harbors in residential areas in Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Ankara and Kocaeli, was prepared within the scope of the "Technical Assistance Project for the Implementation Capacity of the Environmental Noise Directive".

In his speech at the closing meeting of the "Technical Assistance Project for the Implementation Capacity of the Environmental Noise Directive", Minister Sarı emphasized that the rapid developments in the field of industry and technology, on the one hand, increase the quality of life while bringing environmental problems.

One of the environmental problems that noise is striking Yellow, noise, environmental quality and human health negatively affected the recalled.

Stating that noise has occurred due to the increasing motor vehicle and rail traffic, airport and industrial facilities, especially in big cities, Sarı said, “The majority of our people living in our metropolitan areas are affected by this noise. In this context, the purpose of my ministry is to work to ensure that our people live in a quiet and calm, more peaceful, healthy, quality environment, away from noise ”.

Ministers Yellow, the European Union about the effects on human health of exposure to environmental noise that a comprehensive directive issued in 2002. Recalling prepared in 2003 in Turkey's National Program for the adaptation of the directive in question is determined the target of 2005, while the environmental legislation that is reflected in July 2005 he said.

Emphasizing the need to prepare strategic noise maps and action plans for noise sources in accordance with the “Environmental Noise Assessment and Management Regulation” in compliance with the European Union Environmental Noise Legislation, Sarı, as the ministry, has submitted to the EU IPA 2009 program, “Technical Capacity for the Implementation Capacity of the Environmental Noise Directive”. Aid Project ”reminded them.


Stating that the project officially started in June 2013 and lasted for 30 months, Sarı, under the coordination of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Kocaeli, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Antalya, Adana, Samsun, He explained that it was carried out in cooperation with Eskişehir and Muğla Metropolitan Municipalities and Edirne and Nevşehir Municipalities.

Minister Sarı said, “Strategic noise maps of industrial resources including road, railway and port within the 5 major cities of Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Ankara and Kocaeli were prepared within the scope of the project.”

Stating that noise maps for different noise sources have been prepared in pilot areas in 10 selected cities, and preparation of action plans according to these results, Sarı said, “Strategic noise maps have been prepared for the urbanized areas of our 20 provinces with the projects carried out by my Ministry. The prepared noise maps will be used to identify problem areas and to prepare action plans that include control measures. ”

Stating that the action plans of the provinces whose noise maps are being prepared should be prepared by the municipalities, Sarı commented, “It is important to make acoustic planning in our cities, to be based on the strategic noise maps prepared for the protection of quiet and calm areas, and the action plans prepared according to the map results”.

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