Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, met with members of the press in the city made important statements about the agenda.
Kocaoğlu first mentioned the municipality practices and investments. Mayor Büyükoğlu stated that the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has made an actual investment of 2018 billion TL in 2.5 including ESHOT and İZSU.
“During the 2004-2008 period, we were able to invest a total of 5 billion annually in 2.5. In the 2009-2014 period, we made an investment of 4.5 billion. During the 2014-2019 period, we reached more than 10 billion TL investment. Currently, 15's annual investment amount is 17 billion 600 million TL. This is how we caught exponential growth. We have big projects that we started in 2018 and are under construction. One of these is the opera house. We laid the foundation, the work continues rapidly. We are realizing the first building designed as an opera house in Anatolia. In addition, the Narlıdere metro is moving fast. The 7.5 kilometer double tunnel and the 2.5 kilometer viaduct in an 2.2 kilometer main artery collecting Buca and Bornova from the Konak tunnels we call Homer Boulevard are continuing rapidly. It is a work that will relax the main arteries of Izmi r's boulevard from the north and Homer boulevard from the south. In addition, our support for rural development continues. As of today, we have supported 1 billion 78 million TL actual support for rural development. Urban transformation works are continuing rapidly with the İzmir model. İzmir made a huge leap in rail system investments. Today, we carry around an average of 70 thousand citizens per day by İZBAN and subway and tram. This corresponds to 800 percent of the total passenger we carry. Although 40 has a monthly İZBAN strike. When Narlıdere metro is over, this ratio will increase even more. The number of passengers we carry in the target rail system exceeds 1 percent. More importantly, the majority of the kilometers traveled have been added by rail. 50 million passengers passed the bar again. We're opening our new piers. We agree with TCDD about İZBAN which will extend from Aliağa to Bergama. So we're going to go to the underpass station tenders. Buca subway is currently awaiting approval from the ministry. After approval, his work will begin next year. The financial structure in the world can extend and shorten these processes. We'il act on it. also KarşıyakaWe are planning to extend the tram to Çiğli. Their projects have been prepared and we will start to work when the ministries receive approval. ”