Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the Gulf 70-80 the year before the giant project will return to take a very important step. The design of the 13.5 kilometers circulation channel to be opened on the north axis and the preliminary preparations on the island of 2 natural habitat to be built with the materials to be extracted from the gulf were completed. Following the implementation projects that will be delivered in October, İZSU will start the tender in stages and start the channel screening.
An important step has been left in the ulaşmak İzmir Bay and Port Rehabilitation Project “which has been prepared to prevent the asylum in the Gulf and to reach the Proj swimable Gulf ve target. The company that won the international consultancy tender of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, 5 at the end of the monthly work, the hydrodynamic modeling of the bay, the design of the circulation channel, the design of the screening method, the area of recovery and the design of the natural life islands, the transfer of the materials to the recycling area material preparation. After this stage, the company will prepare the application projects according to the method approved by İZSU and deliver it to İZSU in October. IZSU, according to these projects, will start the tender of the circulation channel by going to tender.
What to do?
Within the scope of the studies carried out by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality IZSU General Directorate, 13.5 km long, 250 meter wide and 8 meter deep circulation channel (discharge channel) will be opened on the northern axis of the Gulf. Until the protection walls of the islands of the natural habitat are built, İZSU will start scanning its channel with mechanical dredging vessels and equipment. The scanned materials extracted from the bottom of the bay will be sent to the dubbed discharge platform and then to the 'recovery area' with trucks. The scanned material will be transferred to the dewatering ponds at the Recovery Area next to the Çiğli Waste Water Treatment Plant. Here, dewatered screening material will be used as top cover material in Harmandalı Landfill Storage Area and landscaping will be used in park gardens.
The materials scanned from the circulation channel will be transmitted to the recovery area and also the work will begin to create the island's protection structure with natural stones. Following the completion of the island protection structure, the transmission of the materials scanned from the circulation channel to the recovery area will be stopped and the scanned materials will be transferred to natural islands with mechanical and hydraulic dredging vessels and equipment.
Both the environment and the economy will win
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality will carry out this study while TCDD General Directorate will carry out a scan channel on the southern axis of the Gulf with 12 kilometers, 250 meters wide and 17 meters and 22 million cubic meters. While the clean channel will be provided to the Gulf via the Navigation Channel to be opened along the South axis, the circulation channel to be formed on the North axis by the Metropolitan Municipality will increase the flow rate in this region. Water quality and biodiversity will be improved. With the natural islands to be created, birds and water creatures will contribute to the flora and fauna of the region. The habitat areas in European standards will be acquired in İzmir Bay. At the same time, the capacity of İzmir Port will increase and it will become the main port by starting to serve the new generation ships. The region and the country's economy will win.
When the project, which is carried out by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and one of the world's largest ecological recycling projects, is completed, the Gulf will return to 70-80 years ago. Most importantly, with this project, a gulf which can be used in all social and sportive areas integrated with the sea will be presented to the people of Izmir, and İzmir's role in the Mediterranean will also be strengthened.