Chamber of Geological Engineers: TCA Report Justified Our Concerns

📩 09/02/2021 23:47

Chamber of Geological Engineers: The Court of Accounts report has justified our concerns. The Chamber of Geological Engineers stated that the Court's report once again justified their concerns and determinations. Room, fast train and 3. He drew attention to the fact that the necessary studies were not carried out in projects such as the airport and the public resources were wasted unnecessarily.

Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) Chamber of Geological Engineers, written statement on the subject as follows:

“In the high speed train project route selection of TCDD, the geological-geotechnical studies did not make the desired quality and on time, there was an increase in exploration due to reasons such as route changes and ground improvements due to the lack of these studies, some projects could not be completed despite the approximate cost costs, and many issues were It is seen that it is reflected in the year report. In a statement made to the press and the public on the 2013th anniversary of the Marmara Earthquake on 17 August 1999, our chamber drew attention to the high-speed train projects carried out by TCDD and said, '' It has been said that important engineering structures such as tunnels, dams, high-speed trains and highways are about earthquake / disaster safety. The negativities encountered as a result of not being adequately examined by the institutions, not having the geological-geotechnical research done or not having the required qualifications, not being evaluated and inspected by the relevant professional disciplines, especially geological engineers, continue to cause significant increases in investment costs. The most typical example of this issue was the 'geological problems' experienced in the High Speed ​​Train Route, and the decision of the Council of Ministers, which allows an increase of 15% of the contract price, was published in the Official Gazette dated 40 March 29 and numbered 2011. The lack of sufficient geological-geotechnical research for this investment, which is located in the most active fault zone like the NAF, or their enthusiasm to open them to service as soon as possible with political rent expectations created a serious additional cost and caused a significant amount of public damage. He had made determinations in the form.


The TCA's 2013 TCDD report also confirmed how accurate these determinations of our chamber were. It is seen that; In recent years, the country's prestigious (?) projects should not be made within the scope of site selection and route studies, or the geological-geotechnical studies that should not be carried out in the desired quality and quality, and the geology-geotechnical studies or research units that should be established within the institutions within the framework of their own needs, and monitoring, inspection and control services Their failure to do so causes the consumption of a significant amount of public resources. This situation also causes some organizations undertaking the contracting work of important projects to gain unwarranted profits by putting forward the geological-geotechnical conditions of the site selection areas or transition routes and bringing expensive solutions and methods.


Istanbul 3. In the project prepared by our Chamber, which is similar to the situation in the airport project, the geological-geotechnical and structural features of the region, all scientific and technical researches and works that have been carried out have been started. It was stated that the location of the airport indicates the wrong choice, and that the risks mentioned and the work to be done against these risks would cause additional economic cost to the public, but not the solution to the problems, and the spending of the billions of dollars on making the airport into a swampy area does not contain any public interest. Mr. Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, on the other hand, had to admit that our Chamber was correct in its determination to make politics, and to accuse geology engineering of not knowing the scientific and technical developments.


Today, high-speed train projects, some highway routes, tunnels and bridges and Istanbul 3rd Airport projects, which are under construction in our country; TCDD report of the Court of Accounts, which determined that the projects where the route and location selection were made without adequate and qualified geological-geotechnical surveys were not based on real scientific technical data and that serious cost increases were made to overcome them, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, who accused our Chamber who made similar criticisms. Mr. Elvana has been in response to one aspect.


As the Chamber of Geological Engineers of TMMOB, we once again say; People of our country, Istanbul 3. The same fate does not deserve in the construction of the airport. This project should be immediately abandoned if billions of dollars are not intended to bury public resources in a marsh area. Municipalities, TCDD, General Directorate of Highways, geological-geotechnical administrative units should be established within the body of the investor organizations, and the existing staff and the quality of the personnel and strengthening of the infrastructure and superstructure surveys, planning, construction, monitoring, control and inspection services should be executed and geological-geotechnical reasons foreseeable resources and unnecessary wastage of the resources of the country should be stopped. hizmet

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