Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey did not remain indifferent to the demand from around the public transport. Metropolitan Municipality donated buses to 9 different district municipalities regardless of political parties. The vehicles were delivered to the mayors at a ceremony held in Kültürpark before the last session of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council in October.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey responded positively to the request of the 9 bus from different districts. The municipality donated buses to Arapgir and Arguvan in Malatya, Edremit in Balıkesir, Nurhak in Kahramanmaraş, Ovacık and Pertek in Tunceli, Piraziz in Giresun, Simav in Kütahya and Tuzlukçu in Konya.
A ceremony was held in the Gediz Workshop of ESHOT General Directorate for the delivery of the renewed vehicles. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, Tuzlukçu Mayor Nurettin Akbuga, Ovacık Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül, Piraziz Mayor Hüseyin Görgülüoğlu, Nurhak Mayor İlhami Bozan, Simav Mayor Adil Bicer, Pertek Mayor Ruhan Alan, Arguvan Mayor Mehmet Kızıldaş, Abdullah Demirel representing Arapgir Municipality, Engin Keskin representing Edremit Municipality, as well as İzmir Metropolitan Municipality's Deputy Chairman of CHP Group Nilay Kökkılınç, AK Party Group Deputy Chairman Özgür Hızal, İYİ Party Group Deputy Chairman Kemal Sevinç, MHP Group Deputy Chairman Selahattin Şahin, Ödemiş Mayor Mehmet Eriş, Kemalpaşa Mayor Rıdvan Karakayalı and Güzelbahçe Mayor Mustafa İnce, ESHOT General Manager Erhan Bey and councilors attended.
"We will make such contributions regardless of the party difference"
İzmir Metropolitan Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu drew attention to the importance of solidarity in the program. Özuslu said, “This is actually a means of giving our sense of solidarity to those who need it by evaluating what we have, and making them work. It is a manifestation of the feelings of cooperation and support in Anatolian culture. We had a pleasing ceremony. I wish all of them an accident-free journey. Let them serve the citizens of their own district. As İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, we will make such contributions regardless of the party difference ”.
Special design for Tuzlukçu Municipality
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality turned the vehicle donated to Tuzlukçu Municipality into a library and a kindergarten. Tuzlukcu Mayor Nurettin Akbuga said that the district has 15 neighborhoods. Akbuga said, “Reading rates are very low in places that have turned into neighborhoods. In our research, we determined that children could not receive kindergarten education. We do not have the chance to open 15 libraries in 15 neighborhoods. We don't have a chance to send teachers to all of them. For this reason, we planned to solve the problem with this tool, which will serve both as a nursery and a library. We wanted to fulfill the longings of our children and make them a generation that reads. This was really important to us. I would like to thank Tunç president and his team. I wish this project to be an example for the whole municipality ”. At the ceremony, Özuslu and the deputy group chairmen of political parties handed over the keys to the mayors.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality had previously donated a bus to Bayramiç of Çanakkale and Gömeç districts of Balıkesir.