Mayor of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç, connected live with the Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum and Deputy Minister Fatma Varank to the Sabah 35th Age Sector Meetings held in Istanbul and explained the activities of Kayseri in the field of environment and urbanism. While Kayseri and Erciyes were praised in the program, which was attended by Süleyman Çetinsaya, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Artaş Construction, the charitable businessperson, Büyükkılıç, emphasized that it is “Kayseri's Attraction Center”.
Sabah Newspaper 35th Age Sector Meetings took place this year with online participation within the scope of coronavirus measures. Panels were held on the topics of Environment Urbanism, education, insurance, tourism, retail, agriculture, food and energy sectors. Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Treasury and Finance Lütfü Elvan, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan also attended the relevant panels. They shared their experiences and visions by connecting online.
PRESIDENT BÜYÜKKILIÇ SPEAKED AT ENVIRONMENT AND URBANIZATION PANEL
Mayor of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç took place as a speaker at the “Environment and Urbanization Panel” with Murat Kurum, the Minister of Environment and Urban Planning, and Deputy Minister Fatma Varank. In the panel moderated by Sabah Newspaper Ankara representative Okan Müderrisoğlu and important representatives of the sector, especially Süleyman Çetinsaya, the benefactor of Kayseri, Kayseri and Erciyes were praised and the importance of Erciyes for foreign tourists during the pandemic process was pointed out. Kayseri's development in this area, which the Minister Institution and Deputy Minister Varank exemplified in terms of urbanization and urban transformation, was appreciated. Mayor Büyükkılıç, on the other hand, reminded that Erciyes received the "International Safe Ski Center" certificate and that the ski season has begun, and explained Kayseri's environmental and urban activities.
Emphasizing that Kayseri is a metropolitan city with a population of around 1 million 407 thousand and 100 districts of 1.5 million with 16 thousand guests, Mayor Büyükkılıç continued his words as follows: “Kayseri is an important city that offers the comfort of the metropolitan cities but does not cause problems. Our city is also known for its 6-year-old commercial and cultural history, with the way that trade is literally ingrained in our genes. I am a tradesman child, my deceased father had wholesale grocery store, we were engaged in trade in that respect, although we were a doctor, we were deputies and mayors of the metropolitan municipality, before we served in Melikgazi for 20 years and were intertwined with our city. We are processing a process that knows and knows our city and exhibits horizon-generating approaches. Kayseri is lucky in terms of being a municipality. An understanding that is based on continuity, like our mayors and elders who have served as mayors until this time, and that adds even more beauty to our city with the process initiated by our President in Istanbul and our team in Kayseri, 94 municipalities for us. We continue our work day and night to make more contribution. I would like to share that in Kayseri, which has a commercial history of 6 thousand years, we have not ignored trade and industry as well as cultural and tourism studies recently.
"WE WILL TURN OUR DIRECTION TO KAYSERİ, NOT TO THE WEST"
Mayor Büyükkılıç stated that the Erciyes project is an indispensable project and said, “We have achieved a first in such a project, which is our pride and initiated by our Minister Mehmet Özhaseki, by obtaining an international security certificate. We are working on High Altitude Sports Center and hot water to develop it further. We started the season as of December 15 in Erciyes, which will become a center of attraction. Hopefully, we will provide the necessary opportunity and service to all our guests coming from abroad, especially Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, with charter flights as of December 19 at our Erciyes Ski Resort. Our aim is to provide services without taking shelter in excuses and ignoring the rules in the pandemic. Our ski center is ready. We will turn our direction towards Kayseri, not west. Kayseri is a center of attraction, a city of universities, a livable and planned city, a city that is not a burden, but a city of philanthropists, ”he said.
Büyükkılıç stated that they are environmentally friendly and caring about green in their urban transformation works and that they are implementing green areas two-thirds, and that the environmentalist project will suit Kayseri with the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Millet Garden of 1 million 260 thousand square meters ongoing.
Sabah Newspaper Ankara representative Okan Müderrisoğlu said, “The Erciyes project is a project that must be seen by those who do not see, and that those who are curious should research. Switzerland, Austria and Italy, which are an example of the beauty of this caliber in Turkey, revealed a trace of excellence through working together will have the absolute difference. Is an important tourism center of Turkey in terms of foreign exchange earnings, "he said.