Ballıkayalar Nature Park Will Be Destroyed For The Northern Marmara Motorway!

to be destroyed nature park in the north of marmara project ballikayalar
to be destroyed nature park in the north of marmara project ballikayalar

The Northern Marmara Motorway Connection Roads Project, which will lead to the discontinuation of the 17 bin tree in the Ballıkayalar Nature Park in the Gebze district of Kocaeli, was approved. The Chamber of Environmental Engineers related to the project was rejected. A second problem for the region also emerged in the Metropolitan Municipality Council of Kocaeli. In line with the request of the Ministry of Transport, a new zoning change was made for the project to expand the Old Istanbul Road passing through the natural park.

SPOKESMANAccording to the news of Uğur Enak; The construction of the connection roads project for the Northern Marmara Motorway, which is currently under construction, was on the agenda last year. Kocaeli Chamber of Environmental Engineers objected to the project at the end of the year.


17 thousand trees in the region will be cut, said the EIA report related to the project was accepted without proper examination in the room management appeal petition, adan the endangered species of the little owl on the route, freckled partridge, red-legged partridge, rock breeder, wild goose There are bird species such as blackwater. Approximately 17 will cut thousands of trees. It is foreseen that the road planned to be constructed will shorten the journey time by 35 minutes. This shortening of time; . It is obvious that the existing farmland and 200 will not be worth cutting a thousand trees, ged said Ballıkayalar.


The mentioned connection roads project, which was declared by the Regional Commission on Conservation of Natural Heritage of Kocaeli, was approved by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

Despite the negative opinion of the institution and the objection of the Chamber of Environmental Engineers, the project is expected to start in the upcoming days.

On the other hand, it will be hit for the works of expanding the old Istanbul road at a stroke to the Gebze Ballıkayalar Natural Park, where the connection roads will do great damage. The road expansion project, which is claimed to cause great harm to the Gebze Ballıkayalar region, which is one of the most important natural wonders of the Marmara region, which was formed during the 200 million years, also came to the agenda at the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Assembly Meeting. The CHP Group stated that the region would suffer a great loss in the meeting and put opposition to development plans related to this enlargement.


CHP deputy Unal Özmural said that the road enlargement work would do great harm to the region. Ünla Özmural said,, If we move a few kilometers north of the road, there will be no problems. We must claim this natural wonder area. Bu Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tahir Büyükakın said: Kocaeli There is an old road in the region. The city of Gebze has been using the old Istanbul road actively. Traffic is busy. That road needs to expand. However, it is not currently in the investment plan. We will only approve the zoning change. Ya

The zoning change related to this road expansion project was passed by parliament with majority of AKP and MHP members.

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