The tender for Levent Marina, allocated to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, was held at the marina social facilities. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality İZDENİZ General Directorate won the tender in which 10 offers were submitted and then organized by auction method.
The Izmir Metropolitan Municipality İZDENİZ General Directorate's problem of tying and towing for years has finally been resolved. IZDENIZ won the tender for Levent Marina, organized by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation.
In the tender, with a monthly price of 152 thousand TL and 10 legal entities participated, the auction started after the envelopes were opened. On behalf of İZDENİZ General Directorate, the General Secretary of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Buğra Gökçe made the proposals. At the end of the 15th round, İZDENİZ rented Levent Marina for five years with a monthly bid of 480 thousand TL. Officials of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation stated that the official result will be announced within a few days and the contract will be signed.
Soyer: It will also be a center of attraction
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer expressed his pleasure in resolving the problem of mooring and towing of Izmir's ships. Emphasizing that hiring is also made from the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, Soyer said, “We are proud that we will contribute to our army in this way. We will change the face of the region that has been idle for years. Here, both the needs of our İZDENİZ business will be met and our city will gain a brand new attraction and education center with the social, sportive and academic facilities we will create. ”
Why is it important for İzmir?
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality was looking for a place to connect İZDENİZ ships for a long time. Applications previously made to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure for the allocation of Bostanlı and İnciraltı fishermen shelters did not yield positive results, as the fishermen could not be accommodated. İZDENİZ ships cannot be repaired or maintained in İzmir since there is no mooring or shrinkage in the Gulf; He had to go to Istanbul every time. Especially in stormy weather, they cannot connect to the piers to avoid hitting each other; they were waiting openly. All of this created significant extra costs. There are still 15 catamarans, 4 ferries and a Bergama ferry in the İZDENİZ fleet. In addition, 5 Turyol boats serve for rent.