Scanning in the Gulf will begin in the autumn of 2017

The screening in the Gulf will begin in the autumn of 2017: After the suspension period of the Izmir Izmir Bay and Port Rehabilitation Project, which will be made jointly by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD, was sent to the Ministry for approval. Within the scope of the project, the tender preparations will begin after the approval, it is aimed to start the screening works in the autumn of 9, which will improve the water quality in the Gulf, increase the ecological vitality and ensure that the port serves new generation ships.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD, which cooperated to increase the ecological and economic value of the Izmir Bay, to make the bay floatable, to increase the live population, to enable the expansion of the port and the berth of the new generation of ships, signed a protocol in 2011 to cooperate in the Izmir Gulf dredging works. Studies made within the framework of the protocol turned into a project. Within the scope of “Izmir Bay and Harbor Rehabilitation Project”, clean water inflow to the bay will increase with the navigation channel to be opened by the General Directorate of TCDD along the southern axis of the bay. Thanks to the circulation channel to be opened on the north axis by the Metropolitan Municipality, the amount and circulation of clean water entering the bay along the Gediz Delta Wetland area will accelerate and the water quality and ecological diversity will increase by accelerating the ecological more sensitive northern shores.
APPROVED TO MINISTRY IN SEPTEMBER 9
The EIA Report of the project was delivered to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization EIA Permission and Inspection General Directorate in April 2013. The first meeting of the Review and Evaluation Board was held in June 2013. The process has prolonged due to some deficiencies. The second meeting took place in June 2016. The report was evaluated positively. The plan, which was suspended after the opinions received from the relevant institutions, was sent to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization for approval on 9 September 2016 after the objections were evaluated.
THREE TENDERS WILL BE MADE
After the approval of the EIA, after the approval of the Ministry, the İzmir Büyüküşehir Municipality will first conduct the tender for the purchase and installation of pumps and pipes for the transmission of the material to be scanned with existing ships. In the same process, the tender for the preparation of the site where pools where the material will be dried and removed will be held in the Recycling Area in Çiğli where the screening material will be delivered. A tender will be held for the development of natural life islands, development plans and implementation projects in the project.
2017 WILL START TO BEGIN THE GULF
Metropolitan Municipality officials aimed to hold tenders towards the end of the year. Within the scope of these tenders, considering the manufacturing time of the pipes and pumps, their assembly on the sea and land, and the preparation processes of the recovery area, screening operations can begin in autumn 2017. Within the scope of the Great Bay Project, İZSU will scan the 13.5 kilometers long and 8 meters deep and 250 meters wide circulation channel on the north axis of the bay, while TCDD will scan the 12 km long and 17 meters deep and 250 meters wide Harbor Approach Canal on the southern axis of the bay. Some of the scanned material will be used as filling material in the 2nd Section Container Terminal Site. The remaining materials will be dried for recycling purposes at the Çiğli Wastewater Treatment Plant and will be evaluated as garbage storage areas, top cover material in quarries, filling and ground improvement materials in the park gardens and construction industry. In addition, this scanned material will be used in the creation of 2 natural islands determined on the northern axis of the gulf.

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