Tramline Work in Kocaeli: Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality made a statement regarding the allegations that the trees on the rail system line route, which was started to be built within the scope of Akçaray Tramway Project, were cut.
In the written statement made by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, it was noted that the municipality received the "Green Certificate Award" from the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs as a result of the afforestation works.
In the statement, which stated that the Metropolitan Municipality did not damage the trees, “The attention paid to the tree and green continues during the route works of the Akçaray Tramway Project, which will start the rail system era in Kocaeli. The Walk Road, which is among the route alternatives related to the tram line, was abandoned due to the concern that the historical plane trees could be damaged. Within the framework of this sensitivity, the limited number of trees on the current route are taken without damaging their roots and branches and are replanted in more suitable places ”.
- "Uprooted trees are planted in different parts of the city"
Trees were moved to the roots and branches of the trees without damage, said in a statement, the trees were taken to the nursery and taken to the nursery.
The statement, then highlighted that the trees are re-planted in different parts of the city, the following statements were given:
“The Metropolitan Municipality increased a green area of 2004 square meter per person in the city in 1 to 10 square meters as a result of afforestation works. During the 12-year period in Kocaeli, 6 million 793 thousand saplings were planted in the city. While the number of saplings planted was well above world standards, the green area, which was 2004 square meter per person in 1, increased 2016 times in 10. "