📩 29/11/2018 17:12
The city with the most rail system network after New York: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş expressed his important goals for Istanbul as a municipality ...
Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, said that Istanbul will become the city with the highest rail system network after New York. In his speech at the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) November Assembly Meeting, Topbaş said that they agreed to establish an industry and commerce commission, so that they would be in closer relations with the industrialists. Topbaş noted that after the preparations were completed, they came together with many ministries as TOKI, ISO officials and the municipality and reached an agreement for a new study on the future, rehabilitation and status of the industrial areas. Stating that the increase in urban populations is inevitable and the world is discussing this, Topbaş stated that the urban and rural population in the world were equalized in 2005, the population in the cities increased after 2005, and 2050 percent of the population will be in cities before the 70s.
Stating that everyone should take measures accordingly, Topbaş stated that cities are innovation centers. Stating that they anticipated an investment of 2014 billion lira in 8,5 as the municipality, Topbas underlined that the investment amount they made for 10 years was 60 billion lira. Emphasizing that they allocate the biggest part of their investment budget to transportation, Topbaş said that the biggest problem was for transportation and that they made the biggest investment in the metro. Stating that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has no internal debt and foreign debt, Topbaş stated that the borrowing limits are at 38 percent and that they have reached these levels as foreign currency increases. Providing information about the works they have done as a municipality so far, Topbaş underlined that Istanbul will become the city with the highest rail system network after New York.
Stating that they made the tender for 17,5 kilometers of Mecidiyeköy Bağcılar Mahmutbey metro tender, Topbaş said: “We will sign a protocol. With the other end Kabataş The work of the line that will come to the region has been completed. Üsküdar-Ümraniye line continues. It is a 38-month process and on a scale that we can call a world record. Again, our project for Bağcılar Kirazlı Bakırköy İDO pier will be made by the Ministry of Transport. Likewise, the projects of the subway that will go from Bahçelievler to Beylikdüzü have been completed, tender files have been prepared and we have submitted it to the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Maritime Affairs. I hope the trial process of the line to Etiler Hisarüstü will start in March. In other words, we are working under the city and above the city. " Answering the questions of the council members after the speech, Topbaş said that Halk Ekmek will turn all its products into sourdough in the near future. Taking the Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) President Mehmet Büyükekşi also gave information about Turkey Innovation Week which will be held tomorrow and industrialists were invited to the program.