Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan stated that they planted three trees instead of one tree in the projects they have implemented, such as Istanbul Airport, "However, the company in charge here showed the dedication of planting five trees instead of one tree." said.
Minister Turhan talked about the opening process of Istanbul Airport in his speech at the tree planting ceremony titled “We Sprout Our Future” held in collaboration with Istanbul Regional Directorate of Forestry and İGA.
The airport is located on an area of 75 million square meters, other parts of the stage will be put into service, Turhan said, will make the center of the world civil aviation, he said.
As the projects are put into operation, it is stated that they compensate for the environmental problems and they are compensated according to the environmental legislation and contract provisions and that they will plant trees in this context.
Turhan, rehabilitated the area of the airport by revealing that they have created a beautiful facility, said:
“Instead of the trees cut down here, according to the information given to me about 2 million 300 thousand, this had to be compensated due to the removal of such forest assets in accordance with the legislation. Within the scope of the protocol we have made with our General Directorate of Forestry, we plan three trees instead of one tree in this type of projects, as in other infrastructure projects. However, the company in charge here showed the dedication of planting five trees instead of one tree. This afforestation activity should generally be carried out mainly in the region where the project is established. We will carry out this afforestation in the places that our General Directorate of Forestry, our Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry showed us. ”
Turhan, not only in these projects, but they have used three times in all of the forest projects they use, they emphasize that they have afforestation.
“Because our forests are our national values, our greatest capital.” Turhan said that they are constantly improving their capital.
Turhan added that they will protect and develop not only the forest but also other natural resources and added that this issue has responsibilities towards future generations.
The first seedlings met with the soil
After the speeches, Minister Turhan and Regional Director of Forest Fire, IGA CEO and General Manager Samsunlu and those accompanying him first seedlings brought together with the soil.
Minister Turhan the first seedlings of the land and his retinue then took a collective photo.
İGA, which will operate the Istanbul Airport for 25 years, will enable more than 50 million saplings to be planted on a total area of 10 square kilometers within the scope of the afforestation project spread across the country.
Environmental features projected annual savings of 30,7 tons of carbon dioxide, implementing HDI Istanbul Airport, Turkey with the completion of the afforestation project will be spread over the surface to prevent the average of 70 thousand tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.