Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal met with the members of the press at the Florya Social Facilities.
President Uysal 40 said that he was elected to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality the day before and that he had come together with all the departments of the municipality and was informed about the works.
President Uysal answered the questions of journalists on various subjects ranging from the new AKM building and the renovation of Halk Ekmek to İstiklal Street.
Talking about the new projects of Halk Ekmek, President Uysal said, Başkan Halk Ekmek's production quality and capacity is very high. Nevertheless, it only covers 5 of bread production in Istanbul. We're not planning to close Halk Ekmek. With our experience and capacity, we will help the bread producers with public facilities. I believe that we will be more beneficial to the public in this way. Bu
The new AKM (Atatürk Cultural Center), providing information about the project President Uysal, Merkezi The project is really beautiful. AKM project will bring sound in the world, konu he said.
Responding to a question about the bureaucrat changes in the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor Uysal continued as follows: “We have made a few changes so far, there will be changes again from now on. As long as we continue, there will definitely be changes because all of you are working somewhere, even with the people you say 'this friend works very well' at the time you start now, maybe 6 months later we will think different things on certain issues. We may have the right not to work with him or that friend of ours may not work with us. So change will always happen. We set out with general principles, we started to operate. If there is no problem with our way of handling, we continue with those friends. There will be change in the next period, but we do not have an understanding that 'we have come as of today, we are changing existing friends'. "
"What do you think about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement 'We betrayed Istanbul, including me'?" President Uysal replied: “Partly, we are living what many countries in the world have experienced. However, we can say that the renovation of a city in Istanbul or urban transformation, the reconstruction of earthquake-resistant residences or economically, our country has come to a good point, people renew their homes. In this process, we could not set a very good principle from the very beginning, since we could not, if we say who is wrong with this? "We all have our flaws, as the municipality, government, citizen and private sector."
Emphasizing that 70-80 percent of the building needs renovation throughout Istanbul, Mayor Uysal continued his words as follows: “My principle in Istanbul will be this; 'If an urban transformation is to be made, urban transformation will definitely be done on site. Yes, when we come to the question of how to do this while the urban transformation is being carried out on site, it will be done without any additional zoning increase. In other words, the building will be demolished and built as the same building, no additional apartments will be made. Then how can a renewal be made? As the Metropolitan I am thinking now, we have allocated 2018 billion lira for urban transformation in our 1 budget. When making on-site transformation, the square meter of the citizen's home will be 20 percent less than his own. That is to say to the citizen, 'Let's demolish your apartment and build a new one. But if it is 120 square meters, let's give 100 square meters, 20 square meters lower. We calculate that that 20 percent square meter will meet the costs of 60-70 percent in Istanbul on average. As 30-40 percent, as our municipality support, we want to demolish it on site. This is our basic principle. We will not have a request for money from the citizen. Citizen, 'Let 120 square meters be 120 square meters. But if he says, 'I'll pay 20 percent,' it could be that way. There may be a sale to the citizen. We will give the key to the citizen's key. We will give 120 square meters of zero apartment to 100 square meters. With a budget of 2 billion TL, we estimate that 1-4 billion TL worth of houses will be produced. "
Mayor Uysal stated that citizens will not object to this project and the discussions on this issue will come to an end and said, “Approximately 800 thousand houses in Istanbul should be renewed in this way. I suppose a 15-20 thousand residences may be in the position of let's start we are ready. With such a study, I think the transformation in Istanbul will be completed in 10-15 years. So how and why did he betray Istanbul? Instead of his argument, "many mistakes have been made in the past, let's not make this mistake in the coming period." This is our approach as Metropolitan, "he said.
- Renovation Work on Istiklal Street
Stating that the work carried out on Istiklal Street is a correct project, Mayor Uysal shared the following information regarding the overall project and the date of completion: “Every blessing is a burden, every burden is a blessing. I think the work done on Istiklal Street is correct. İstiklal Caddesi is a historical place from pre-Republican times. It was said that we should do a thorough study and not go there again. We are planning to finish by the New Year.
- Üsküdar, Ümraniye and Çekmeköy Metros-
Üsküdar, Ümraniye, Çekmeköy Metro, which gave information that the end of the work of President Uysal, gave the good news that the subway line will be completed within a short period of a month.
"Çekmeköy Metro is the first driverless subway to work in Turkey. His tests have been going on for a long time. The tests are over now. I think it's going to be certified this week. Therefore, we can say that it will be put into service this month.