İmamoğlu: 'Ayamama Stream Has Investigated Rehabilitation Works On Site'

imamoglu ayamama creek studied the improvement works on site
imamoglu ayamama creek studied the improvement works on site

IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, made a study trip to the study area in Ataköy to see the improvement works carried out in Ayamama Creek and to inform the press about the progress reached. Stating that 2021 will be a very valuable working period for Ayamama and its surroundings, İmamoğlu said, “Now this region is always remembered with tragic events. We're going to get Ayamama back to his old spirit. The first phase will be finished here in March. It has many stages. Landscaping will begin in March. Therefore, we will actually see a serious example in 2021,” he said.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu, made a study trip to the study site in Ataköy to see the improvement works of the Ayamama Stream, which caused serious problems in many districts when it overflowed. Mayor İmamoğlu was accompanied by Bakırköy Mayor Bülent Kerimoğlu, İBB Secretary General Can Akın Çağlar, İSKİ General Manager Raif Mermutlu and other İBB bureaucrats.

In order to prevent disasters from occurring with the overflow of the creek, İBB conducts rehabilitation works at three different points: Marmara Sea - World Trade Center, World Trade Center - TEM Highway and TEM Highway.

İmamoğlu, who received a presentation from İSKİ General Manager Raif Mermutlu about the works carried out between the World Trade Center in Ataköy and TEM Highway, which is one of these areas, then made statements to the press members.


Expressing that he finds the rehabilitation works in Ayamama Stream very valuable, İmamoğlu said, “Ayamama Creek is actually a very important area for Istanbul. Even a period; Unfortunately, it is a stream of tragic events and casualties. As a result of floods, it is an area where both vehicles were flooded and people who were left in their vehicles died, and tragic events took place. It is very valuable to collect the wastewater of Ayamama Creek, which causes environmental pollution, and to transport it to our treatment facility. In addition, Ayamama Creek's transformation into a very precious living space for Istanbul. I mean, we look at the issue in two ways, ”he said.


Expressing the information that they carried out a cross section of 25 meters wide and 4 meters high for the rehabilitation of Ayamama Creek, İmamoğlu said that the length of the stream is 21 kilometers. Stating that the districts will be positively affected by the breeding work, İmamoğlu continued:

“We have districts of Bakırköy, Bahçelievler and Küçükçekmece around the stream. I mean, there is actually a transport axis within hundreds of thousands of people. How? We want to create a system where people can both breathe, do sports and meet transportation axes with pedestrian, bicycle or some modern transportation vehicles of today. For example, Marmaray, our other metro lines, we are talking about meeting with the metrobus. In other words, if we create such breathing corridors, we will truly ensure that Istanbul attains a more humane process. "


Stating that he found improvement in other streams such as Imamoğlu, Ayamama and Kurbağalıdere very valuable, he continued as follows:

“A former citizen of Istanbul said to me, 'It's not so old, we were fishing in Ayamama 45 years ago.' When we say fished, we are not talking about the Sea of ​​Marmara; We are talking about the lower part of Küçükçekmece, Sefaköy. In fact, this is a basin with such a natural depth. Here, we aim to transform this 21 kilometers into a river and waste water position, and to bring the green axis of hundreds of thousands of square meters to Istanbul. kazanwe want to climb. We continue at full speed. Both İSKİ will work and our joint work with our Park Bahçeler Department will continue. Other institutions will also contribute.”


Pointing out that the water flowing from the Ayamam Stream causes bad odor in Ataköy and its surroundings, İmamoğlu said, “The order of this place will also refresh this place. My friends in our facility carry out the treatment here. Previously treated waters were transferred to the sea via the stream. Now, we will deliver it directly to the sea with a 600, 2-meter line, which will be an important work to eliminate odor. I wish success to my friends. I will be a follower day by day. At the same time, social spaces will be created here. Public spaces will be created. By supporting such areas with sports-themed elements that will contribute to the city, we will restore Ayamama to its old spirit. 2021 will be a very valuable working period for Ayamama and its surroundings. "We came here to share this work with the people of Istanbul."


Upon the question of a journalist, “Will the project be finished in 2021?”, İmamoğlu replied: “The first phase will end here in March. It has many stages. Landscape application will begin in March. So in 2021 we will actually see a serious example. Another issue here are the E5 transitions. There are pedestrian crossings in the viaduct section of that E5 section. My friends are working on this. Because we want to create an uninterrupted transportation axis here - there are historical bridges there - there is a historical bridge remains even here. İSKİ also takes him under protection. We are also working on a landscape arrangement where some of the historical areas above can be felt. Therefore, we define 2021 as the year we will begin to see, feel, and even live. Of course we have expropriation works. Especially on the E5. Our IMM Secretary General Can Akın Çağlar is following the expropriation processes with some institutions there. Of course, compromise will of course be made whatever the law requires. But on the other hand, efforts to create a solution by strengthening the one-on-one dialogue there will not necessarily be avoided. Sometimes communication on paper can be prolonged. One-to-one communication can speed up the work. He is also an important point, let me remind him. "


When asked by a journalist about the allegations that Muharrem İnce was going to leave the CHP and establish a party, İmamoğlu said, “I am the IMM President. "Ask me about Istanbul issues."


Bakırköy Mayor Bülent Kerimoğlu, accompanying Mayor İmamoğlu during the inspection tour, stated that he closely followed the work carried out and said, “I would like to express my gratitude to you and the IMM employees on behalf of the people of Bakırköy for being here to solve the problem of Ayamam Creek, which is one of your election promises. It has been a pending problem for many years. We have repeatedly promised our people about the rehabilitation of Ayamama Creek and the regression of its surroundings. But despite all the negativity and the pandemic process, you are working quickly to solve this problem. I thank you again and we will open it as soon as possible with the wide participation of you and our people ”.


General Manager Raif Mermutlu, who made a presentation about the work carried out by ISKI in Ayamama Creek, shared the following information: “Ayamam Creek is one of the chronic problems of Istanbul with its overflow in every rain. We are trying to solve the problem here by working in three regions. The stage work in the main branch was previously completed. The second stage is the area between the TEM Highway and the World Trade Center. This is the most problematic area. This is also the region where problems occur in every rainfall. This place is also being expropriated by IMM. Some values ​​were also determined by the court. If these values ​​are deposited or an agreement is reached, this region will be opened. Our other field of study is the region between the Sea of ​​Marmara and the World Trade Center. We will lay a 200 meters long wastewater collector between the Ataköy Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant and this shade. In this way, we will have relieved the region. Our works will be completed by March and the cost will be 45 million TL. ”


When rehabilitated, the region will turn into Ayamama Yaşam Vadisi, after the work that will eliminate the flood risk in Başakşehir, Sultangazi, Küçükçekmece, Bağcılar, Bahçelievler and Bakırköy districts. After the completion of the rehabilitation of Ayamama Creek, the valley of life is planned to be opened in the beginning of summer 2021. The rehabilitation of 21 meters of the Ayamama Creek, whose main tributary is 15.800 kilometers long, has been completed in previous years. In the remaining part of 5.200 meters, reclamation work, wastewater collector manufacturing, expropriation operations and zoning practices continue.

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