Karaismailoğlu: 6 Million Cubic Meters of Sludge Will Be Dredged in Mogan Lake

Karaismailoğlu: 6 Million Cubic Meters of Sludge Will Be Dredged in Mogan Lake
Karaismailoğlu: 6 Million Cubic Meters of Sludge Will Be Dredged in Mogan Lake

Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that a total of 6 million cubic meters of sludge will be dredged within the scope of the Mogan Lake Bottom Sludge Cleaning Project, and said, "We will complete our work on June 9, 2022 and leave a much cleaner, odorless and lively Mogan Lake to our citizens."

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made investigations in Mogan Lake, Bottom Mud Cleaning Project II. He made a statement about the stage. Stating that as the Ministry, they approach environmental and sustainability issues with great sensitivity, Karaismailoğlu said, “Environmental sensitivity for development and sustainable infrastructures for the future are very valuable to us. economics on both issues. kazanWe will also guarantee the future," he said.

Karaismailoğlu stated that with the protocol signed with the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, the cleaning works of mud, plant roots and algae that cause pollution in Mogan Lake are continuing intensively, and continued his speech as follows:

“With this beautiful environmental project, we are dredging 3,3 million cubic meters of sludge at the bottom of Lake Mogan. We have left behind an important part of the 2nd Stage of the Bottom Mud Cleaning Project of Lake Mogan, located in the Gölbaşı district of Ankara. Thanks to our efforts, we have made 91 percent progress in sludge screening. Likewise, the purification of the collected sludge from water was achieved at a rate of 88 percent. In the works that we started on October 9, 2020, we have dredged more than 3 million 12 thousand cubic meters of mud so far. We filter the sludge taken from the lake with filters and release the clean water back into the lake. Thus, we lay 580 thousand cubic meters of dewatered waste on the recycling area. By completing our work on June 9, 2022, we will leave a much cleaner, odorless and lively Mogan Lake to our citizens.”


Noting that with the completion of the project, they will ensure the revival of the ecosystem on the lake, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said that in this way, methane gas explosions in the lake will prevent odor and fish deaths. Karaismailoğlu said, “The lake, which will come to life after our works, will continue to be a habitat for aquatic creatures and birds,” and made the following assessments:

“This is our 2nd project on Mogan Lake. We realized our first project between 2017-2019. In our first stage cleaning project, we dredged and filtered 3 million cubic meters of sludge. We also evaluated the 125 thousand cubic meters of plant roots and moss formed in this way in the same way. When our second project is completed, we will have dredged 6 million cubic meters of mud in Mogan Lake.”


Explaining that as the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, they have achieved great success in the dredging of sea and closed water basins, Karaismailoğlu said, “As you can see, we are not just an environmentalist, but a real environmentalist. We continue to work on the environment for the future of our country. As you know, in this period when the world is trying to cope with the disasters caused by global warming and climate change; We continue to take steps that will serve nature, the environment, people and a sustainable life.”


Reminding that, in addition to all these efforts, the Paris Climate Agreement was published in the Official Gazette on October 7, 2021, with the Presidential decision, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu emphasized that Turkey's most important medium and long-term projection is the "Green Development Revolution". Underlining that the target for 2053 is to reduce the emission rate to zero, Karaismailoğlu continued his speech as follows:

“The Green Development Revolution is the first and most ambitious goal of our 2053 vision. In this direction, under the leadership of our President, we will continue our determination to implement the 'Green Development Model' together with all our Ministries. Creating environmental benefits has always been one of the primary goals of both our Ministry and our governments. With the investments we made for this purpose, the annual total; We achieved carbon emission savings of 975 million tons, paper savings of 20 million dollars, and carbon emissions equivalent to a total of 780 trees. With our projects, annual savings from time, fuel and emissions will be 3,2 billion liras on the Northern Marmara Highway, 2 billion liras on the Eurasia Tunnel, 2,9 billion liras on the Osmangazi Bridge and Istanbul-İzmir Highway, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Highway 2,3 billion liras, Aydın-Denizli Highway 733 million liras. These savings will return as a service to Turkey's future and its youth as much as it does today. We will set an example to the world in this regard and leave a 'livable world' to our youth.”


As a result of the efficient use of both human and material resources of Turkey, including 6,6 billion dollars in transportation investments, 700 million dollars in railways, 2,6 billion dollars in airlines, 600 million dollars in shipping, and 3,3 billion dollars in communications, only in 2020. Emphasizing that 13,4 billion dollars of savings was achieved, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have been proud of every project we have done, but we have never been satisfied with it. We planned 10 years ahead. We have always worked to offer better and more beneficial to our people. These figures that I have shared with you are the embodiment of the benefit we provide.”


Stating that Sunday is a very important day for Ankara and Turkey, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu concluded his words as follows:

“At Türksat's Gölbaşı campus, we are launching our Türksat 5B satellite into space at 6.58 am on Sunday morning with the Space X Falcon 9 rocket. One of the turning points for Turkish space history. We will now take place in space with our 8th satellite. We will witness his journey together.”

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