Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has accelerated its efforts so that earthquake victims of Izmir can spend the winter months comfortably, carried out another important work. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said that they will open the 23,5-star hotel building, 5 percent of which belongs to the Municipality, to the earthquake victims. President Soyer also called out to lawmakers, asking them to claim at least one household each.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality continues its efforts to heal the wounds of the earthquake. Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, who held a daily informative meeting about the post-earthquake process at the Izmir Transportation Center (IZUM), announced the decisions they made to facilitate the lives of earthquake victims. Mayor Tunç Soyer stated that he did not want citizens to live in difficult conditions in tents due to the approaching winter season and said, “Therefore, we aim to solve this problem by using all our possibilities by evaluating all alternatives. We are opening 23,5 rooms of the 5-star hotel building, known as Hilton, whose 380 percent share belongs to our municipality, to our earthquake victim families. We met with Ata Holding. We open all of these 380 rooms to our citizens for at least 3 months. It will be used for earthquake victims from tomorrow ”.
"There is an extraordinary service"
Stating that 5 days have passed since the earthquake and the work of the search and rescue teams have ended as of today, President Soyer said, “Our heart has been hit for these 5 days in the hope of the only life that will get rid of the debris. There were survivors, but we have 114 deaths. At first metropolitan, the firefighters, the team would like to thank AFAD search and rescue teams from all over Turkey. I am grateful to all of them, ”he said.
President Soyer said that they are conducting an extraordinary effort and a near-flawless organization to ensure that the citizens whose homes were destroyed continue their lives in a healthy way. Mayor Soyer stated that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has over 8 thousand personnel in the field and said, “Our citizens are living in the tents set up by us and around 786 by AFAD. We installed 200 mobile toilets and 223 shower cabins. We provide psycho-social services at 120 points. There are quilts, blankets and many more supports. I visited the wreckage and tent areas. There is an extraordinarily great service. Preparations were made to meet all the needs of our people living in tents, ”he said.
"100 months rent of a thousand 5 families will be paid"
Providing information about the campaigns launched for earthquake victims, Soyer said, “The food support received from the People's Grocery reached nearly 13 million. We receive support from 81 different points, not from 340 provinces. 10 million 180 770 thousand TL has reached to our 'one rent a home' campaign. What does this mean? We are at a point where we can pay the 100-month rent of 5 families. There is tremendous demand before 24 hours are up. We thank everyone very much ”.
Stating that there were buildings that were severely damaged, urgent demolition decisions and demolished buildings were found after the earthquake, President Soyer said, “There are 3 thousand 680 independent units. This 3 thousand 680 households mean family. This many people have no home. Therefore, our target is for 3 thousand 680 households. There is huge damage in our 4 neighborhoods. Justice, Bayraklı, Mansuroğlu and Manavkuyu neighborhoods. Damage assessment studies here have been completed at the levels of 95-97 percent. After that, it will reach 4 thousand. Our target here is 4 thousand families. We are then creating a home where 662 households will be able to put their heads, with the facilities of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, ”he said.
762 households will be living spaces for earthquake victims
Explaining that they will open the residences of the Metropolitan Municipality in Uzundere for earthquake victims, Soyer said: “We have 4 blocks in Uzundere. There are 56 apartments in each. We are in a position to open 56 of them tomorrow. Minor deficiencies will be completed in 3 separate blocks. You can add 224 residences in total to 380. We will also use 58 living spaces for our earthquake victims in the Gaziemir old district terminal area. We have guaranteed the 100-month fee for one thousand 5 households. We are again in a position to use 662 houses at the disposal of our citizens. We are in a position to offer a living space for our 762 households as of today. "
White goods of 224 houses are also from the Metropolitan Municipality
Soyer also asked the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to share the list of earthquake victims with them, “We request the Ministry and AFAD. If they give us the name Bin 762, we will bring our resource to them. It won't end with that either. We will also supply the washing machine, refrigerator, stove, oven, bedstead and bed needs of our 224 residences in Uzundere residences. We are in a position to put these opportunities into use for our 762 households as of tomorrow. Our goal is to save all of our citizens, who continue their lives in 2 thousand 900 tents today, from tents and bring them together with a house that will put their heads on. We have a race against time; we want to do these before the rains begin. "The priority will be on the apartment staff."
"Our hands are not worth the money"
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said the following regarding the concerns that the collected money will be confiscated: “We do not receive the money here as the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. There is no money worth our hands, there is no money to be confiscated. Therefore, there is no situation to be prevented. We only spoke to the hearts and consciences of our powerful citizens, and they also displayed sublime volunteering. This anxiety can disappear. The buildings we will give were also examined. There is no problem against earthquakes. They can be safely transported to buildings. We have no choice but to enlarge this campaign. We have to find the equivalent of 4 thousand households. "
Call to MPs
Addressing the members of parliament in his speech, Soyer said, “Each of them should protect at least one house. If our voices outside Turkey where he went I would ask of all; As this winter approaches, we should not leave our citizens in tents. "We have to save at least these 4 thousand households as soon as possible." İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer stated that they will not take rent from the earthquake victims who will settle in İzmir Metropolitan Municipality's residences in Uzundere and Gaziemir for at least 1 year and stated that they will bring the decision about this to the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Council.