İdard Akbıyık, Governor of Hakkâri, made observations at Mergabüt Ski Center located at 2.500 altitude.
Governor Akbıyık, Mountain and Commando Brigade Commander Brigadier General Muammer Alper, Chief Public Prosecutor Mustafa BALIK, Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Brigadier General Nuri Ozturk and Provincial Police Chief Suleyman Suvat Dilberoglu visited the Mergabüt Ski Center located about 12 kilometers from the city center.
Akbıyık, the construction of the recently expected to be completed in the four-wheel chairlift and runway area by the Youth Services and Sports Provincial Director Reşit GÜLDAL'dan received information about the work.
Later on, Governor Idris AKBIYIK told reporters that the protocol signed between Hakkari Governorate and Eastern Anatolia Development Agency (DAKA) and the Hakkâri Winter Sports Capacity Development Project approved by the Ministry of Development were at the stage of completion.
Governor AKBIYIK, said:
“We are in Mergabüt Ski Center. This is a candidate for being an important center of skiing and mountain tourism of Hakkari, Van, Iraq and Iran. Currently the maximum thickness of the snow in Turkey where Mergabüt Ski Center. There is about one and a half meters of snow here. Neither in Erciyes nor Uludağ or Palandöken, there is no profit. We're about to finish our chair lifts now. A ski area of about 3 kilometers will be revealed. The chairlift length is 1.180 meters. This project is carried out by DAKA and Hakkari Governorship Special Provincial Administration. Good luck to the Hakkâril. Today, skiing is not possible due to snowfall. But next week, our citizens will enjoy winter tourism here, snow, mountain, will enjoy life. Hafta