Construction of Balçova Cable Car Facilities now requires approval from the General Directorate of Forestry: The General Directorate of Forestry must now approve the construction of the Balçova Cable Car Facilities, the foundation of which has been laid in April after six years of closed.
The people living in the demolition and construction process of the Balçova Cable Car Facility, which was laid with a ceremony attended by Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu in the beginning of last April, after being closed for almost 6 years, bored the people of Izmir. Reacting to the developments, the people said, "Finish this construction and let us relax now." The facility, whose construction could not be started for months due to objections to the Public Procurement Authority and the court proceedings as a result, has now started to await approval from the General Directorate of Forestry.
Contractor STM Cable Car Systems Company has demolished the revolving casinos and the lower and upper stations, which are foreseen to be demolished within the scope of the project, within the 3-month period after the delivery of the site. While the steel poles carrying the passenger cabins were removed, the construction of the productions to be made within the framework of the renovation project could not be started. The renovation project for the facility, which is owned by the Regional Directorate of Forestry and rented by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, was sent to the General Directorate of Forestry for approval last June, in accordance with the lease agreement. Metropolitan Municipality officials stated that construction cannot be started until approval is received. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality closed Balçova Cable Car Facilities in 2007 on the grounds that there was no life and property security within the framework of the report prepared by the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers İzmir Branch. In the meantime, three tenders were made for the renovation of the facilities. But every time, misfortunes did not chase the project. Some of the tenders, appeals made by the bidding companies to the Public Procurement Authority, were canceled by a court decision. Finally, the contractor STM Cable Car Systems Firm brought the decision of the Public Procurement Authority to cancel the tender to the court. Ankara 14th Administrative Court found the company right and decided to cancel the decision of the JCC. After the loss of time due to tender cancellations and objections, STM Firm was confronted with the rope and a place was delivered to the firm at the beginning of April. Then, on April 6, the foundation of the renovation project was laid with a ceremony attended by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu. Within the scope of the project, the contractor first demolished the rotating casino, which has been idle for many years and turned into an ugliness monument. Later, the demolition of the lower and upper stations and the removal of 8 steel poles carrying the passenger cabins were carried out. Since the ownership of the area where the facilities are located belongs to the Regional Directorate of Forestry, the municipality sent the parcel amendment, which includes all these changes, to the Regional Directorate of Forestry for approval in mid-June.
Within the scope of the project, the destruction of the revolving casino first took place in the cable car facilities, the foundation of which was laid with the ceremony attended by Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu last April. This was followed by the demolition of the upper and lower stations. Again, within the scope of the project, 8 poles were dismantled between the lower station and the upper station, and the ropes carrying passenger cabins pass. Orders were placed for the production of 8 pillars to be installed between the upper and lower stations. Ground studies were conducted and architectural projects were prepared accordingly. Steel chassis productions and flywheel productions started at the lower station.
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