Citizens affected by the October 30 earthquake in Izmir established the Izmir Earthquake Survivors Solidarity Association. Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, who attended the opening of the association, said that they almost reached an agreement with the World Bank for a fast financing solution of 250 million dollars, but the signatures have not been signed yet. President Soyer stated that they are about to conclude an agreement with a very low interest rate of 5 years and a 30-year term.
Those affected by the October 30 earthquake in Izmir were organized under the umbrella of the Izmir Earthquake Survivors Solidarity Association (IZDEDA). Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, to be used as the association building Bayraklı He allocated the İZSU building next to the Manavkuyu Mahallesi Muhtarlığı. The opening of the association building was held today with a symbolic ceremony. Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Bayraklı Mayor Serdar Sandal, CHP İzmir Deputy Atila Sertel, CHP Bayraklı District Chairman Pınar Susmuş, AK Party District Chairman Halil Polat, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Dr. Buğra Gökçe, İZDEDA President Haydar Özkan and earthquake victims attended.
"You helped us heal our wounds"
At the ceremony, İZDEDA President Haydar Özkan explained the problems they faced after the October 30 earthquake. Reminding that the housing problem of most of the earthquake victims was solved with the contributions of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Özkan said, “İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer and Bayraklı We have two chances like Mayor Serdar Sandal. They relieve our pain and become a great factor in solving our problems. After the earthquake, all our citizens helped us to heal our wounds. "Everyone has a great contribution in overcoming the first shock and in our return to life, in living the environment we are in," he said.
Credit call from the president of the association
Haydar Özkan, who stated that the earthquake victims whose houses will be rebuilt want an increase in precedent, said, “The earthquake victims in multi-storey skyscrapers want an increase in precedent without any profit making during the reconstruction of their destroyed houses. Citizens aged 65 and over living in our region have an anxiety of holding on to life as well as fear of the future ”. Reminding that the houses of the beneficiaries in the project area were demolished and reconstruction started in some areas and the floors were reached, Özkan said that despite all these, he did not know the projects of the houses where the right owners would live.
Stating that earthquake victims have demands, Özkan said: “Approximately 150 thousand people are waiting for urban transformation loans. The inhabitants of Izmir do not have a culture that expects everything from the state. We shall pay but at a reasonable level. The urban transformation loan should have a maximum interest rate of 0.30, a 2-year grace period and a 18-year repayment. "
"As İzmir, we have signed a huge campaign"
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer gave information about the works carried out by the municipality after the earthquake. Saying that they are working quickly to bring citizens who continue their lives in tents together with a nest that can put their heads before winter, Tunç Soyer reminded that over 42 million lira was collected with the “Bir Kira Bir Home” campaign. President Soyer pointed out that the people of İzmir showed an extraordinary example of solidarity in this process and said, “With the“ One Rent One Home ”campaign, those who were badly damaged would be paid. We put forward the same figure for those with moderate damage. As İzmir, we signed a very big campaign. Later, we pondered what we had to do to avoid paying such a large price in a similar disaster. We made a building stock inventory. We allocated 200 million lira from the municipal budget. With this, we started a study to determine the earthquake resistance of the buildings and to reveal the earthquake report of the buildings, ”he said.
"We are about to complete the 5-year grace period and 30-year term agreement"
Chairman Soyer announced that they have come to a good point in their search for funding sources. He said that they almost reached an agreement with the World Bank for a fast financing solution of $ 250 million, but the signatures have not been signed yet. Stating that they are about to finalize a very low interest rate, 5-year grace period and a 30-year term agreement, Soyer said, “Experts from the Ministry of Treasury and Finance are also participating in these negotiations. "We are working together to reveal this resource," he said.
Continuing his speech with the words "If the state is the father, the municipality is the mother," Mayor Tunç Soyer said, "We, together with the parents, will protect our citizens. That is why we continue our journey without putting dust in the reconciliation processes. You have no worries. We have no way to fight with anyone and leave. We continue our work in a way that everyone's contribution ”he said. Turkey could not afford to be justified, it should come out with a strong voice at the right voicing Soyer, he said: "I am very fond of these associations for him. I congratulate those who contributed to this. The real struggle starts after that. We will stand by you until the end. The issue is that you fight together. We will never leave you alone in your search for rights. "
After the speeches, the association building was opened.