Speaking at the Istanbul Earthquake Workshop, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu was assigned to the “Channel Istanbul” project. Stating that Canal Istanbul is not just a sea transportation project, Imamoglu pointed out that the project includes risks that could change the ecological balance system of the city both on land and at sea.
Am Lakes, basins, agricultural areas, habitats, groundwater system and the entire transportation system of the city are critically affected by the project. Apart from the destruction of agricultural land, the island will be formed between the Strait of Istanbul and the new channel to be opened, a situation of imprisonment of a population of 8 million emerges. With this freak project, 8 million will be imprisoned in the earthquake risk zone of the country. ” İmamoğlu pointed out that many centers of attraction, cities, factories, schools and jobs can be created with the money to be spent on Kanal İstanbul and said, am Another issue that millions of citizens on the hunger border can be employed in their own cities and villages. In summary, this project is not even a betrayal project to Istanbul. It's officially a murder project. It is an unnecessary disaster project for Istanbul. When this project is finished, Istanbul will be finished..
The “Earthquake Workshop ğı, which deals with the earthquake issue, one of the biggest disasters in front of Istanbul, began at the Istanbul Congress Center. Tayfun Kahraman, Head of the Department of Earthquake Risk Management and Urban Improvement, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) made the first speech at the workshop which will be held between December 2 and 3 December. After taking the microphone, Kahraman, IMM President Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul, due to the settlements affected by one of the world's most risky earthquake fault lines were established on the stressed. In this workshop, İmamoğlu said that they came together to make a clear road map of the city. Imamoglu said that in the past, things did not work at all or did not work as they should, gerekti There are, of course, various reasons why things have stopped or come to a halt. But the most important reason is not 'We' but 'I' is the form of management, “I know” approach is anlay The understanding of the voice and will of the nation. Therefore, since the day we came to the administration, we set out for a management that would mobilize the common mind. We started to carry out workshops about every area of life and every need of Istanbul. We bring together the relevant people, experts, partners and beneficiaries. ”
EN THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE WORKSHOPS WE HAVE HELD TODAY ”
Imamoglu said that the city should not be a jigsaw area, therefore, democratic participation, mind and science, they emphasized that they have guided. İmamoğlu pointed out the importance of the event with the words “The most important of the workshops we have done so far,, because birincil The primary duty of a municipality administration and a mayor is to ensure the safety of life and property of every citizen living in that city. So you can first, then goods. Needs, projects and services in all other areas can only come after it. On the other hand, there are so many areas that what you do in these areas, how much effort or what you achieve is often unclear. Very unknown. Very negligible. Indeed, it is not possible to bond the labor, time and resources that you will spend in those areas. Earthquake and disaster preparedness area is one of those areas. However, and only when you encounter an earthquake or disaster, how much of your previous preparations, how strategic and how life-saving is understood. Perhaps this is why politicians, especially populist politicians, do not pay much attention to these fields. Just as they ignore the issue of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions. We are not that kind of politicians, ”he said. Referring to their work on the earthquake during the period of Beylikdüzü Mayor İmamoğlu, said:
PR EARTHQUAKE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RISK OF THIS CITY ”
“We can't put our heads in the sand. We bites. The most important risk of this city is earthquake. And this risk is not such a small risk. Moreover, this risk is not only the risk of Istanbul. All Turkey's risk. We are talking about the possibility of a great chaos and a national disaster in which life will stop and the economy will suffer great damage. We are talking about a major risk facing the current 1.2 million structures. We are talking about a risk that the 48 thousand buildings will be severely damaged and tens of thousands of citizens will die. Therefore, as a new management, our primary goal is to make Istanbul a city resistant to disasters and especially to earthquakes. Our most concrete goal is to produce a roadmap by taking into consideration all the scientific solution proposals at international and national scale. We want to find an approach based on scientific data and taking into account the views of all relevant stakeholders and take action. ”
Imamoglu found that Istanbul had lost a lot of time on earthquakes and said, nasıl How can a society be under such a great risk to be ignored? I do not mind. ” Stating that they do not want to waste any more time, İmamoğlu said, hepsi All of the universities, institutes, non-governmental organizations, central and local public institutions; competence, training and expertise. Everyone should be involved in all preventive and rehabilitative processes. Because it is a mobilization. ”
SA IF YOU HAVE A LIMITED BUDGET, HOW DO YOU SPEND? ”
While there was a burning issue like the earthquake, İmamoğlu criticized the “Channel Istanbul” project and added, im I would like to ask all Istanbulites: If you have a limited budget, how do you spend that budget? If you have difficulty in getting the food to feed your family members. If you do not have enough income to feed and teach your children in a good and healthy way. Would you go into debt to buy unnecessary and luxurious furniture in your house or would you borrow from the bank and go on holiday? As a family, a father, a mother, what do you care about when you plan to spend your own budget? If you are a tradesman, a trader, a businessman, how do you behave? As smart tradesmen, traders or smart businessmen, do you buy yachts with your winnings? Or do you want to make investments that will ensure the survival of your company ”. Stating that the answers to these questions are certain, İmamoğlu said:
M CAN OUR PRIORITY BE CHANNEL ISTANBUL? ”
Sorumlu Responsible parents with limited budgets think responsible business people ten times before spending every penny. Buttermilk does not act like the so-called human type that starts drinking. But how should a wise public administrator, a wise politician, plan to spend the public budget? Isn't it a priority to improve the quality of life for the nation, employment, production, education and health? Will you spend the resources of the nation on a raw dream? There has been a talk about a Channel Istanbul project in this city for a while. Did they ever ask us? Did they get our opinion? Hundreds of thousands of young people, young people, 4 million talented people are unemployed and hopeless. When all these people are poor. With all the production needed. When there's a need to build so many factories. The children of this city of 16 million, the future of this big city, cannot feed enough. While the very weighted part can not receive preschool education. When studying in crowded classrooms, can our priority be Kanal İstanbul? ”
Stating that Canal Istanbul is not just a sea transportation project, Imamoglu pointed out that the project includes risks that could change the ecological balance system of the city both on land and at sea. İmamoğlu listed these risks in his speech as follows:
Proj The project is critically affected by lakes, basins, agricultural areas, habitats, groundwater system and the entire transportation system of the city. Apart from the destruction of agricultural land, the island will be formed between the Strait of Istanbul and the new channel to be opened, a situation of imprisonment of a population of 8 million emerges. With this freak project, 8 million will be imprisoned in the country's highest earthquake risk zone. There is no state in the world that will transfer such a high population to another geography during an earthquake. What kind of project is this for God's sake? What is the reason? Look, the channel in the project is about 45 kilometers long, 20,75 meters deep and the narrowest part 275 meters wide. A channel passing through Sazlıdere and Terkoz Basins. In other words, the project destroys Sazlıbosna and Terkoz Basin Areas. It carries the risk of groundwater and salting of Terkoz Lake. It is clear that Istanbul poses a tremendous threat to the need for drinking water. This alone is a reason enough not to do this project! Will the people of Istanbul drink sea water? On the other hand, the project will bring 1,1 million new population to the region. In other words, new population equal to the size of 6 Beşiktaş or 5 Bakırköy district will be added. Because of this project, 3.4 will create million new journeys. Istanbul traffic will increase at least percent 10. 23 million square meters forest area, 136 million square meters agricultural area will be destroyed. There will be no Sazlıdere Dam. The State Hydraulic Works (DSI) therefore gave a negative report to the project. According to the report, 29 of the water basins that meet the water needs will be destroyed. With the construction of the channel will be a huge excavation. According to the TMMOB report, 2.1 will have a billion cubic meters of excavation. Daily 10 thousand excavation trucks will participate in Istanbul traffic. It is unclear where the excavation will fall! Excavation, for example; If Güngören-Esenler-Bağcılar spills over these districts, these districts will rise about 30 meters. ”
“THERE IS A DECREASE IN ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS TRAFFIC!”
1., 2., And 3. degree in earthquake zones indicating that Imamoglu, “11 kilometers from the North Anatolian Fault, 30 kilometers from the Cinarcik Fault passes. Scientists say that the Channel Istanbul Project will disrupt earth and underground stress balances, and overloads will invite new earthquakes. The preservation of the historical fabric of the Bosphorus is cited as the reason for the project. However, with the project, 17 affects the SIT area of million square meters. Bathenoa Ancient City on the shores of Küçükçekmece Lake and Yarımburgaz Caves which is one of the first settlements are in the project area. I would like to draw your attention to the Bosphorus traffic. As claimed in the EIA application file, Bosphorus traffic is not an increase compared to years, but on the contrary, especially in the last 10 year, a decrease of 22,46 percent is observed. Yılda Stating that the negativities will not be limited to Istanbul, İmamoğlu emphasized that Marmara Sea and Region are also in serious danger:
“The highly fertile agricultural and forest area of 45 kilometers long and average 150 meters wide will be eliminated forever. Since the Istanbul Peninsula will leave Thrace, new connection bridges will be needed. Due to the unilateral discharge from the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea, the Marmara Sea will be heavily polluted. This situation jeopardizes the living life of the Marmara Sea as well as the fisheries and the people living in this business. The channel will also cause climate changes. Along with the destroyed land, the wildlife there will be destroyed. ”
“WHEN THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETED, ISTANBUL WILL BE COMPLETED”
İmamoğlu pointed out that many centers of attraction, cities, factories, schools and jobs can be created with the money to be spent on Kanal İstanbul and said, am Another issue that millions of citizens on the hunger border can be employed in their own cities and villages. In summary, this project is not even a betrayal project to Istanbul. It's officially a murder project. It is an unnecessary disaster project for Istanbul. When this project is finished, Istanbul will be finished. This wonderful city will be an uninhabitable city. Clean air, water infrastructure will be left alone with the problems that can not be solved in terms of traffic. Neither the Bosphorus crossing nor the maritime sea traffic crossing, nor is it economically necessary. It was prepared only to create new areas of rent, and its destructive consequences were never considered. We cannot and will not allow the destruction of the natural environment, habitats and watersheds of this ancient city in case someone makes money. We will prevent mistakes with your expertise, sensitivity and courage.
With your common mind, we will make our city safer, more livable and more attractive for 16 million. Thank you, be there ”.
Specialist participants, 2-3 will be held between December to sit, the subject of the earthquake in Istanbul will invest.