Environment, Urban Planning and Climate Change Minister Murat Kurum said, "We will support agricultural production in cities as much as possible, and we will facilitate our citizens' access to locally produced food." said.
“Turkey is a heavy burden, it cracks the bone!”
The General Assembly of Iller Bank was held at the Green Park Hotel in Kocaeli province Kartepe district. Minister Murat Kurum, who attended the General Assembly with a live link, said that the poet Süleyman Çobanoğlu said, “Turkey is a heavy burden, its bones crack!” By reading the verse, being able to serve Turkey is not a burden that everyone can bear; He stated that serving Turkey requires trouble, sorrow, love, passion, claim and vision.
“Our Provinces Bank has completed more than 19 thousand projects in 100 years”
Emphasizing that Iller Bank has successfully completed more than 19 thousand projects in the last 100 years with the environmental and urban planning experiences, recommendations and leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister Kurum said, “Our Iller Bank has brought an investment of 100 billion liras to this country. 2 billion TL was supported for nearly 7,5 projects of our municipalities, and nearly a thousand giant projects were completed within the last year alone. Today, our bank continues with enthusiasm in the field in all of our 750 provinces, nearly 81 projects whose investment costs exceed billions.” gave the information.
Minister Institution listed the services of Iller Bank as follows:
“While doing the landscaping of the Istanbul Finance Center, which is one of the pride projects of our Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, which will make Turkey the heart of the world economy, it also works to restore Mogan Lake, Uzungöl and Ayder Plateau to their original state. On the one hand, while making street beautification and façade renovation all over our country, from Konya to Erzurum, from Istanbul to Ankara; On the other hand, it carries out hundreds of projects, from the construction of walking and bicycle paths, so that our nation can live in healthier cities.”
“Municipalities are no longer just institutions dealing with garbage”
Underlining that municipalities are no longer just institutions dealing with roads, sewerage, water, garbage and cleaning, Murat Kurum said, “Besides these, social, cultural, artistic; It has become a service in every area that touches our people. With our Presidential Government System; this developing model has taken it to a much more advanced level.” used the phrases.
“Local governments were at the top of our main agendas at the Climate Council”
Minister Murat Kurum, who said that the main agenda of the Climate Council held in Konya last month was local governments, said, “Now, our municipalities have entered a brand new era in our fight against climate change. Our cities; from local Climate Coordination Boards to District Climate Change Action Plans; from climate finance to thousands of innovative education programs; They will meet dozens of innovations, from the establishment of disaster early warning systems to local renewable energy facilities. We will increase the number and variety of our bicycle and shared micro-mobility systems, which will almost revolutionize transportation, and we will make macro projects and hopefully expand them to 81 provinces together with you. We have to increase the variety of both artificial intelligence metaverse digital transformation and the installation of renewable energy sources locally. We will support all these targets, investments and projects financially until the end. We will continue to maintain this support, both within the framework of the financial means of our Iller Bank, within the framework of the work we have done with the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, and with the financial supports we have obtained from international funds.” said.
“We will facilitate our citizens' access to locally produced food”
“We will support agricultural production in cities as much as possible, and we will facilitate our citizens' access to locally produced food.” Saying that, the Minister Kurum concluded his speech as follows:
“We have a debt to these ancient cities, each of which was founded with great sacrifices. In the new period, we will make every effort to ensure that the understanding of urbanism, which is suitable for our own civilization, dominates our 81 provinces. We are aware of the burden and responsibility on our shoulders. Municipalities are our colleagues, our business partners. We will continue to work together with our municipalities. As the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change; We will continue to be the strongest with our Iller Bank, all our general directorates, and our municipalities.”