Why did Konya not prefer a local tram? : MHP Konya MP Mustafa Kalaycı brought the tram problem of Konya to the Assembly.
Interior Minister Muammer Guler by writing a question to be answered by asking the MHP Konya deputy Mustafa Kalayci, "Why the local production of tram is not preferred to buy?" He said.
“Konya Metropolitan Municipality ordered 60 trams to a Czech company with a contract of 104,7 million Euros with the contract signed last month. While the result will be 'green-white', and a world was spent with the campaign 'you choose the color of the tram' which is of no importance. Kalaycı said that instead of the place of purchase, brand, quality, money and production in Konya, the color of Konyalıya was asked. “Bursa Metropolitan Mayor, who is a guest on a program on a TV channel in Konya; He explained that as a result of intensive studies in Bursa, domestic tram production was started under the name of İpek Beetle, and a certificate of European and world standards was received. The question of why Konya did not buy these trams; He said that Konya Metropolitan Municipality wanted to bring trams as soon as possible because the elections were approaching and said 'Let me be elected with new trams'. ”
Deputy Kalaycı asked the Minister Güler the following questions: “Why wasn't domestic production preferred in the purchase of trams? Since the order was ordered abroad with the election account, why wasn't the requirement to use domestic material? Why not ask the industrialist of Konya whether to produce the tram, instead of asking the color of the tram? Why is this facility not sought? From which bank, how much maturity and interest rate is the loan that is said to be used for the purchase of tram? How much is this loan fishy with its interest and expenses and with what resources will it be repaid? How much interest and debt was put under Konya? How much was spent for the “Choose the color of the tram” campaign? What was paid to the print and visual media organizations for the advertisement and promotion of this campaign, how much was spent on billboards and stands? Are you going to have a review on the transactions made with the election account instead of considering the interests of the country and Konya and the expenditures made for a certain campaign, which does not matter at all, what will be the result? ”
Source: Konya Yenigün