Trabzon Metropolitan Mayor Murat Zorluoğlu has been working hard to develop tourism and spread it to 12 months since the day he took office. Considering Trabzon and tourism as a whole, Mayor Zorluoğlu is working effectively to make the city a tourism center. Stating that they attach great importance to tourism and diversification of tourists at every opportunity, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Murat Zorluoğlu is implementing tourism projects one after another. Stating that their aim is to make Trabzon, famous for its historical and natural beauties, a center of attraction, Mayor Zorluoğlu made statements about the projects completed and ongoing in Uzungöl, Altındere Valley and Sümela Monastery, Atatürk Mansion, Çal Cave, Barma Plateau, Boztepe and Kizlar Monastery. .
UZUNGÖL 1st STAGE STUDIES COMPLETED
Mayor Murat Zorluoğl only spends working intensively regarding Uzungöl'de situated between the tourist destinations of Trabzon in Turkey is not numbered. Stating that they are working to increase the attraction of Uzungöl even more, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “As the Metropolitan Municipality, we made an arrangement in the area we received from our Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. Within the scope of the 1st stage works of Uzungöl's Environmental Rehabilitation Project, landscape works, tretre and lighting arrangements were made around the lake. Park Uzungöl has been renewed. Again, Uzungöl Museum environment, infrastructure and landscape works, drinking water, rain water and sewage works were carried out. "We have created a very beautiful area in a green area where people can comfortably sit, stay, eat and drink."
AROUND THE LAKE WILL OPEN FULLY
Stating that the Uzungöl 2nd stage project work has come to an end, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “We are working on the project together with our Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. There will be very nice touches in the 2nd stage works of Uzungöl. After finalizing the project, we will realize our project by going to the stage by stage tender. Our approach will be to completely open up the lake. We are trying to create a much greener lake environment. Our goal is to reveal a much different Uzungöl by the end of 2022. It will be a much greener, transportation and park issue resolved, and Uzungöl will have its infrastructure, superstructure, roads, sidewalks, landscape and the Metropolitan Municipality itself. From this year on, we will be present in the region 7/24, both as an operator and with our police and security units ”.
CABLE CAR PROJECT FOR SUMELA IS IN TENDER PHASE
Sumela Monastery visitors to facilitate the transport and found that the valley from the top saw the opportunity of reaching President Zorluoğl providing relevant information with the cable car project will be set up to provide one of Turkey's most important tourism centers, "the two prepared to be with stops cable cars Our project is completed. Its first leg starts from inside the valley and reaches a point far away from Sümela but higher. The second leg carries you to a point close to Sümela, so it is a two-stop cable car system. At the first stop, there will be an area where you can easily spend 3-4 hours, such as scenery, viewing terraces, walking paths, restaurants, which offer completely different beauties. You get on the cable car again, and from there it takes you off at a very close point to the Sümela Monastery, which we call the second leg, and from there you go to Sümela ”.
DIRT COFFEE AND DIRTY RESTAURANT IS MADE IN ALTINDERE VALLEY
Stating that they have also implemented an important project in order to ensure that visitors have a good time in Altındere Valley, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “The realization rate of our investment, which has a country coffee, a country restaurant and a visitor center, has reached the level of 70 percent. . When we put it into service with the tourism season, we will have created eating, drinking and resting places for our local and foreign visitors. In addition, we will operate the gift shops as the Metropolitan Municipality. Sümela Monastery is currently a place on UNESCO's World Heritage Tentative List. With the process we have started, we will complete the work for the Sümela Monastery to be included in the World Heritage List in the coming years. And Sümela Monastery will now become a much better known destination in the world that visitors will want to come to, ”he said.
THE TRAFFIC MESH WILL REMOVE
Stating that there is a huge traffic and transportation mess in Altındere Valley, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “We have taken precautions to prevent this completely. We have created 2 large parking areas for both buses and regular vehicles. Our visitors will park their vehicles in the parking lots below that we have prepared in extremely modern conditions. We will take our visitors to this area in a much more comfortable and safe way by minibuses, with a ring-shaped transportation system, and then bring them back to the parking lot where their vehicles are located. Thus, the traffic jam will be largely eliminated. While doing this, we also considered the necessary precaution for our citizens who will go to Çakırgöl, the plateaus and villages above. We have created a new 11-kilometer road that will not be a problem, ”he said.
THE HIDDEN PARADISE ÇAL CAVE IS INTERESTING
Mayor Zorluoğlu stated that they are working to make Çal Cave, which is described as the 'hidden paradise' underground with its stalactites, stalagmites, stream, waterfalls and ponds in Trabzon, more attractive. It is one of the most important natural and touristic places in. Within the scope of the works, the wooden walkway inside the cave was renewed in stainless steel. In addition, camera system, lighting systems, alarm systems, emergency exit points were arranged according to the emergency plan inside the cave. In addition, the ticket and product sales area, cafe and viewing terrace that will serve our visitors have been renewed in a way that will make a positive contribution to the silhouette of the cave. After the completed works, our tourism center has become much more attractive in every respect ”.
COMPREHENSIVE WORK IS CONDUCTED FOR ATATÜRK KÖŞKÜ
Stating that Atatürk Mansion, one of the important historical and touristic places of Trabzon, attracts great attention by local and foreign tourists, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “Atatürk Mansion is a very important area of our city in terms of tourism on the one hand, but on the other hand, the founder of our Republic, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk , a place with memories. It is a very important place for us in both respects. Partial work was done in 2014 and 2016. After taking office, we established a commission including our expert professors in order to carry out a much more comprehensive study in terms of both the exterior and the interior of the furniture and the landscape. We will move the Atatürk Pavilion, for which restoration work has been created, to a better spot. Despite the coronavirus epidemic process, Atatürk Mansion attracted great attention from our local and foreign tourists this year. We believe that the Atatürk Mansion will host more guests as the effect of the pandemic decreases in the new tourism season ”.
WILL BOZTEPE FACE A NEW IDENTITY?
Mayor Zorluoğlu emphasized that they want to have a completely different identity in Boztepe, which is the frequent destination of both citizens from Trabzon and local and foreign tourists in the city center, and said, “We have a joint project work with our Ortahisar Municipality in Boztepe, a very important tourism destination. The existing tea gardens look like very old years. In order to make Boztepe much more attractive for people, we will bring it to Trabzon with a viewing terrace, wooden walkways, better quality tea gardens, resting, eating and drinking places, lighting and parking facilities. "We will make Boztepe aesthetically beautiful and make it more useful for our people."
THE GIRLS MONASTERY IS READY TO OPEN
Providing information about the Girls Monastery, one of the important tourism destinations whose restoration has been completed, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “The ownership of the monastery has been transferred to the Metropolitan Municipality as of December 2019. Our Girls' Monastery, one of the distinguished venues of our city, will contribute to tourism as a culture and art center in every field of art, from music to theater, from painting to literature, with its new face. Without the coronavirus process, we would have already opened the Girls' Monastery, whose work was completed and was also illuminated at night. When we open, our Girls' Monastery will also be an important destination center ”.
WORKS IN BARMA PLATEAU DO NOT DECREASE
President Zorluoğlu also made a statement regarding the Barma Plateau work, which was declared as a protected area with the decision of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and said, “We are working on the Nature Education Museum, wooden observation terraces and walking paths in Barma Plateau together with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. With the project, we aim to protect the areas where our citizens of Trabzon can look at those natural beauties in a unique way. We aim to finish the project in August 2021 ”.