IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu reacted to the announcement of the Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Murat Kurum, that the Channel Istanbul project will begin this year. “Let's talk about the priorities of Istanbul. The first line is earthquake, unfortunately the second line is now drought ”.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu answered journalists' questions after presenting plaques to the winners of the square designs competition at the IMM Presidency Building in Saraçhane.
The occupancy rate at the dams fell below 20 percent. Rain bomb is discussed. Is there such a topic on your agenda? İmamoğlu said, “Technically, many topics can be discussed. We have both consultants and technical friends. The drought and environmental problems of Istanbul are our daily agenda. How can we make Istanbul green and beautified every day without further destruction of this city, frankly, without experiencing the drought; we are working on this. We have A, B, C, D plans to prevent Istanbul from experiencing water problems. As top management, we discuss, talk, and evaluate it daily. Currently, unfortunately, in December, it has passed the seasonal normals with a rainfall of less than 5 in 1. January didn't start well. We expect a rainy season after tomorrow, according to the information we received from meteorology. We will live and see.
Is Istanbul's First Issue Channel Istanbul? "
Reminding the announcement of Murat Kurum, Minister of Environment and Urbanization that the Kanal Istanbul project will start this year, İmamoğlu said to all members of the press; Look, if vegetable prices are getting almost 25-30 percent today, the reason for this is in line with the expectation of a decrease in agricultural production and even the drought, which is the primary source of this, while all these are happening, the Minister of Environment and Urban Planning, 'We will start Kanal Istanbul' I'm waiting for the press to go and ask questions. I expect the Minister of Environment and Urbanization to ask questions, "Is this his first issue or is it other issues?" Please don't let them make such ashamed and embarrassing statements. Let's talk about Istanbul's priorities. The first line is earthquake. Unfortunately, drought is now the second place. " he replied.