Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın announced at the first assembly meeting of the year that he would provide fuel support to public transport tradesmen for 3 months and the decision was passed by the parliament. In this context, 2 million TL, the first tranche of the 3 million TL support to be given to approximately 15 thousand public transport tradesmen for 5 months, was deposited into the accounts.
SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Covidien-19 outbreaks of the trades by mobilizing their first date, which as of March 2020, all possibilities can be seen in Turkey, rushed to the aid of the public and citizens. Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, which serves with the understanding of social municipality, has been shown as an example with its work and support during the pandemic, and added a new one to these works.
15 MILLION TL SUPPORT
One of the most troubled tradesmen during the pandemic period was public transport tradesmen. Due to the epidemic, the number of passengers decreased and the public transport tradesmen, who work at half capacity due to social distance, provided 17 million 600 thousand TL support during the pandemic process. Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın gave another good news and announced that fuel support would be given to public transport tradesmen in Kocaeli for 3 months. With the decision taken unanimously in the January assembly, 15 million fuel support proposals were accepted.
THE FIRST PAYMENT OF 5 MILLION HAS BEEN MADE
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Balamir Gündoğdu and Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Chamber President Mustafa Kurt came together for a support of 2 million TL, which concerns 180 thousand 15 public transport tradesmen across Kocaeli. Head of Transportation Department Ahmet Çelebi was also present at the meeting. The first tranche of 15 Million TL support to be provided by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality to public transport tradesmen, 5 Million TL was deposited into the accounts of public transport tradesmen.
“WE ARE WITH OUR TRADE”
Turkey has struggled with the coronavirus outbreak expressing Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Balamir Gundogdu; “After the epidemic, workplaces were closed. In this process, our only tradesman, who has limited capacity of 50 percent and continues to the number of trips, is our public transport trades. They both lost customers and people continued to work even though they did not go out. We previously had a support of 17 million 600 thousand liras to our public transport tradesmen. A new decision was made in our January assembly. Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. He stated that with the suggestion of Tahir Büyükakın, fuel support will be given to public transport tradesmen in Kocaeli for 3 months. We got together for this today. 15 Million TL, the first tranche of the promised 5 Million TL fuel support, has been deposited into the accounts today ”.
"KOCAELİ BECAME THE PIONEER AGAIN"
Stating that Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality is always with the tradesmen, Mustafa Kurt, President of Kocaeli Busers and Minibuses Association; “During the pandemic, we had a serious financial loss. In this process, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality is always with us. A support of 17 million TL was given before. Now, a 15-month fuel support for a total of 3 million TL will be provided. The first tranche of this aid is accounted for today. Our Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tahir Büyükakın and our General Secretary Balamir Gündoğdu made a very important work in terms of our loss. I thank both of them for their support. This still works made by the pioneers in Turkey, "he said.