5 million trees will be planted for 5 thousand hectares in 10 years for Istanbul Airport. İGA company, which makes the airport, will be afforested in Istanbul, Edirne, Sakarya, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Eskişehir, İzmir and Konya, and 50 thousand trees will be planted in 80 hectare area in Çatalca. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan said, “The main target is the first step of 5 thousand hectares of afforestation project in 5 years. The number of trees is expected to reach 5-10 million. ”
5 THOUSAND HECTOR PROJECT IN 5 YEAR
Green field works carried out within the scope of Istanbul Airport construction were brought to the agenda of the Assembly. Minister Turhan, issues relating contractor in response to parliamentary questions firm HDI Airport Operator as a result of consultations between the General Directorate of Forestry with AS damaged in Turkey to be among the first in the Marmara Region, fragmented natural forests, said the plantation will be held in the fields of combating desertification and erosion. Stating that 50 thousand saplings will be planted in a total area of 80 hectares in the Çatalca region, Turhan said, “The main target of the works is the first step of the 5 thousand hectares of afforestation project in 5 years. The number of trees is expected to be 5-10 million aces ”.