Diyarbakır Light Rail System Works Will Be Started This Year: Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Gültan Kışanak said, “After the credit problem is resolved within a few months, the work on the Light Rail System, which has completed all the stages and received the approval of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Development, will begin this year” said.
Speaking at a press conference held in a hotel Kışanak, light rail system related to the World Bank Iller Bank, European and French Development Banks have made talks with various financial institutions, said the project has reached an important stage.
Stating that all financial institutions find the project perfect and that they are positive about their financing, Kışanak said, “We say to them, 'Let's see the uniqueness of all of you and decide which is the most profitable.' We need the process to choose the one with the longest interest rate. ”
The same financial institutions have pointed out that the talks with Turkey Kışanak, said:
“The World Bank, Islamic Countries Development Bank, France Development Bank are discussing with Iller Bank about opening loans to local governments. Our project also appears first in there. We see that if such a cooperation is made, it will be a priority project to be financed. It takes time to find money for such large projects, but according to the trend, the work on the Light Rail System, which has completed all the stages after the credit problem has been resolved within a few months, and which has been approved by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Development, will begin this year. ”
Decision to return to clean energy
The city's metropolitan municipality 118 public transport and private public buses and a large number of minibuses that draw attention to the Kışanak, argued that they are not enough in terms of cleaning.
Kışanak, they decided to return to clean energy, this is a critical decision, expressed that they decided to change this change without being under pressure.
Kisanak said that they prefer to move to a new system that works with clean energy with natural gas and at the same time cuts the operating cost by almost half.
“This is an important exchange program that will reduce environmental pollution immensely. In this context, we will buy 45 natural gas powered buses. Budget was prepared. We initiated the procurement process through the State Materials Office. However, these buses do not come immediately. 22 buses are expected to arrive in May. In parallel, we need to build a natural gas filling facility. Because they use compressed natural gas. The project is ready, the tender has been released. This facility will be established as soon as possible. We will no longer have to buy fuel from outside.