Union of Municipalities of Turkey (TBB) by order to highlight the role and importance of local governments in national development, which will be held in 11 different cities "Pandemic Post Regional Development Meetings" the latter of Diyarbakir Metropolitan Municipality Sezai was held in Karakoçan Culture and Congress Center.
Opening speeches of the meeting were made by TBB and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin, Deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization Hasan Suver, Deputy Minister of Industry and Çetin Ali Dönmez and Diyarbakır Governor and Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Münir Karaloğlu. The meeting was held with the participation of the mayors of the Southeastern Anatolia Region, development agency representatives and academicians.
President Şahin: "There is no such abundance anywhere in the world"
TBB President and Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fatma Şahin stated that the region is very special and they came together as the children of Dicle and Fırat. Stating that the abundance and beauties of the region should be explained to the world better, Şahin said, “Hopefully, we will recover our life very quickly with our local vaccine in spring. These are results. Today the name corona is something else tomorrow. We are making a great effort to make the world a paradise. What will be the key codes in the world established after the pandemic today, if we do not see this today and adapt our own city and region to this, we will be defeated, we cannot manage the competition. That's why we worked as TBB where the world is going. " he spoke.
Stating that epidemics affect the economy and that rapid decisions cannot be made, they cause problems, Şahin stated that the green economy is on the agenda in the world and they should talk about them. Stating that they attach great importance to regional meetings as TBB and that the lands they step on are very precious, Şahin said, “This is economy, employment, future. My Lord has given all that he will give. It is a crimson earth and very fertile. Look at the world with this eye, there is no such abundance anywhere in the world. Our duty is to transform this development model. The world says green economy is the first place to do it in the southeast. " used the expressions.
Stating that healthy and resilient cities should be coded as soon as possible and high technologies should be used for smart cities, Şahin emphasized that digitalization is important. Stating that local and national energy, democracy and development started locally, Şahin said: “There is something called sustainable development. Economic development is not enough anymore. For social peace and peace, we need to ensure social justice and peace, increase your human development criteria, and see environmental development as a whole. We will not just expect the state. We will not say let Ankara give it, we also spend it. There is no such world. How do we increase our own resources? We are at the command and service of Diyarbakır and the region. We have to achieve this together. We will hold festivals here when flowers bloom in the mountains of Diyarbakır. We will collect flowers with Diyarbakır's children. We want a Diyarbakır, a region where Diyarbakır mothers do not cry, laugh, look with hope when they put their heads on the pillow. The people of the region and region deserve this. We will join hands for this. "
Governor Karaloğlu listed his goals after the pandemic
Diyarbakır Governor Münir Karaloğlu said that the pandemic process changed everything and nothing was the same as before. Governor Karaloğlu said, "After the pandemic, we aim to get out of the pandemic in a standing and ready-to-run manner as the country, society and producer segment." said. Turkey's pandemic is one of the most successful countries in the fight against expressing Karaloğlu, noting that this is not a coincidence, especially those made in the last 20 years in the field of health stressed that brought such success. Stating that the production style, logistics, procurement and working styles have changed, Karaloğlu stated that no pandemic lasts until doomsday, and the purpose of the meeting is what kind of a world awaits them after the pandemic.
Stating that regional development is important in the process of getting out of the pandemic, Karaloğlu touched on the necessity of revealing the potential of the regions and carrying their power beyond with cooperation. In addition, Karaloğlu said that Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa and Mardin started to sell tours in the golden triangle of Mesopotamia in order to develop tourism and said, “We saw what will happen when we join forces regionally. In this meeting, we see that one province has the potential to complement the deficiency of another. " said.
Hasan Suver, Deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization, and Çetin Ali Dönmez, Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology, attended the meeting with a video and audio remote connection system and made speeches.
The meeting was attended by TBB Secretary General Assoc. Dr. It ended with the closing speeches of Birol Ekici.