Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD sit for the second time at the Izmir Bay

Gulf of Izmir that went hand in increasing the recovery and port capacity without shallowing Metropolitan Municipality with TCDD, just sample again Aliaga-Menderes in Turkey as it is in line to reveal a model of cooperation.

TCDD and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which exhibited an exemplary cooperation in order to bring the 80-kilometer rail system to Aliağa Menderes line, settled for the second time for the Izmir Bay.

Aiming to open a circulation channel in the north of the Gulf and to prevent the shallowness by constantly clearing the creek mouths, the Metropolitan Municipality and the State Railways aiming to increase the capacity by expanding the port have reached an important point in their studies for months. Within the scope of İzmir Bay and İzmir Port Rehabilitation Project, TCDD has signed a contract with the company that will provide consultancy services to prepare the EIA report and to take the decisions of the EIA.

IZSU, TCDD and DLH officials, who came together for this new cooperation that started in the Gulf, exchanged views on the studies and methods to be carried out. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu also attended the meeting at İZSU General Directorate.

Urban economy will also strengthen

Stating that the Büyük Körfez Project is directly related to the survival of the inner gulf of Izmir, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “There is an alluvial flow from the creeks to the Gulf. These alluviums gradually fill and fill the gulf. We have significantly revised the Grand Canal Project, which started with a work of more than 20 years, with the works we have done for the last two years, such as cleaning and additional line construction. We will ensure that the gulf is continuously scanned and the incoming alluviums are removed by carrying out deepening studies in the creeks and certain parts of the Izmir Bay with the dredging vessel, which will start serving at the end of the summer. In addition, the circulation channel to be opened on the northern axis of the Gulf will increase the quality of the water and bring vitality to the Gulf. ”

President Kocaoglu, the last four years, Dokuz Eylul University and the Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology to carry out the project to form the scientific base of the project by recording, due to the heavy tonnage ships could not approach the harbor lost blood every day, together with the increase of the depth of the Izmir economy will be strengthened, he added.

TCDD officials also gave information about the work to be done at the port. Company officials who will provide consultancy services within the scope of the tender opened by TCDD also attended the meeting.

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