CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu reserved Saturday for Istanbul. Kılıçdaroğlu, who first visited the İSTON facilities in Hadımköy and examined the construction site of Halk Ekmek, which is under construction in the same region, said, “Halkalı Metro Restart Ceremony ”. "Our success in local government, central government will provide a marker of success," said Kılıçdaroğlu, "Turkey cleanse from all questions in the shortest time, majestic, reliable reputation we will become a growing country. Democracy advanced, respecting human rights, women and men that ensure gender equality, the vaccine for everyone, it is the business, not abroad, the future of our children, we will build a beautiful Turkey they are looking at the geography of Turkey, "he said. Kılıçdaroğlu started the work of the TBM device that will perform the tunnel digging process. The construction of the line, which started in 2017, was stopped at 2018 percent in 4. The line was restarted with the proceeds from Ekrem İmamoğlu's bond issuance abroad.
Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairperson Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu attended a series of events in Istanbul with Deputy Chairmen Seyit Torun, Honorsal Adıgüzel, Yüksel Taşkın, CHP Group Deputy Chairperson Engin Altay and Istanbul deputies. Kılıçdaroğlu made his trips under the guidance of CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Canan Kaftancıoğlu and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu. Kılıçdaroğlu's first stop in the city was the award-winning facilities of İSTON A.Ş., an IMM affiliate, in Hadımköy. To Kılıçdaroğlu and the accompanying delegation, first of all, İSTON A.Ş. General Manager Ziya Gökmen Togay made a presentation about the facilities and manufactured products. Kılıçdaroğlu, who examined the facilities after the presentation, was informed by İmamoğlu and Togay. With employees sohbet Kılıçdaroğlu, Kaftancıoğlu and İmamoğlu had memorial photos taken with the workers. Experiencing the urban furniture exhibited in the facilities, the trio examined the new type of public bread buffets closely.
ALPKÖKİN: "FIRST PART, WE WILL OPEN IN 2023"
Kılıçdaroğlu, Kaftancıoğlu, İmamoğlu and their delegation, as the third stop, “Kirazlı-Halkalı Metro Restart Ceremony ”. Pelin Alpkökin, Head of IMM Rail Systems Department, made the first speech at the ceremony held in Bağcılar Malazgirt Metro Station of the line. When they took office in July 2019, Alpkökin shared the information that only 10 of the 2 subway sites were working and the remaining 8 were stopped and said, “This is our 7th project that we started today”. Kirazli - Halkalı and Mahmutbey - Esenyurt metro lines. It is a continuation of the Yenikapı - Kirazlı line. In the first stage, we will work here with our contractor company, our construction company, and our entire team until 9.7 to open the 3.5 kilometer project in 2023, the first part of our 2023 kilometer line, ”he said.
İMAMOĞLU: "WE LAY WITH OUR BUSINESS AND START WITH OUR BUSINESS"
Speaking at the ceremony, İmamoğlu said, “We are getting together for the 12th time in the last 12 months to cut the ribbon of new metro lines to Istanbul; but we started but finished ”he started. “We sleep with our business and get up with our business, so to speak. Saying that we focus on the solutions of the problems of 16 million people, İmamoğlu underlined that the accumulated problems of Istanbul cannot be solved with small corrections, temporary or limited measures. Stating that Istanbul needs big and permanent solutions, İmamoğlu said, “In this context, we have mobilized the transportation problem of Istanbul with the understanding of 'Great Move in Rail Systems'. With this understanding, we are absolutely determined to solve it ”. Emphasizing that the main backbone of Istanbul's public transportation system is rail systems, İmamoğlu said, “We know that the solution in rail systems also requires willpower. "It requires intelligence, plans, projects, labor and absolutely and absolutely huge budgets," he said.
"THE PROJECTS WERE DESIGNED THROUGH WASTE AND NAVIGATION"
Sharing information about the metro production in the past, İmamoğlu stated that between 1994 and 2019, less than 5 kilometers of subway on average were built in Istanbul annually. Stating that this figure is far below the world average, İmamoğlu said about the process, “Why were so few metro lines built in Istanbul? Why, in 2019, 10 lines, a total of 103,4 kilometers of subway construction had stopped progressing for 1 to 2,5 years, when we took office, ”he asked questions. Imamoglu, who gave the answer, "First of all, this process requires reason, belief in science, belief in technical people", said:
“Unfortunately, an integrated transportation plan, scientific understanding, transparency, rational budget discipline and financing seriousness management did not exist at that time. Instead, I express with regret that; unplannedness, unfortunately waste, a period in which political calculations were prioritized and unfortunately the priority of projects was designed over nepotism. I would like to remind you: In the middle of 2017, 7 lines were tendered simultaneously. This line is actually one of them. However, there was neither money in the budget nor a financing model developed for these auctions. Unfortunately, I witnessed the confused, curious gaze of the contractors and contractors who took over these jobs about this process when we took office. Due to this lack of money, lack of design related to these tenders, pits were dug around the city and left just like that. So to speak, friends can see them in shopping. "
"WE HAVE ENDED ALL THE APPLICATIONS BASED ON ISRAFA AND NAVIGATION"
Stating that the process was "carried out sloppy", İmamoğlu said, "Metro constructions had stopped. Because of the practices contrary to the seriousness of the state and the discipline of public administration, foreign financial institutions did not allocate funds for subway tenders that they did not find reputable and transparent. We have radically changed this dark picture, this painful picture on the citizen as a financial burden, transportation problem, and even as an environmental problem. We ended all practices based on wastefulness and favoritism. We ensured transparency and budget discipline in management ”. Saying, “We have increased our own budget allocated for the subway on the one hand and the institutional reliability of IMM on the other,” said İmamoğlu, “As a result, we were able to find financing from abroad under very favorable conditions. We continue to succeed. It was not enough; the bond issuance process that could not be done for many years; We did this in a difficult period, when the economy was unfortunately bad and it seemed disreputable abroad. By attracting 6 times more attention than we demand. As a result of all these, we quickly started the construction of the metro, which had to stop, on behalf of 16 million Istanbul residents.
"GOD BOOST OUR SPEED"
Giving detailed information about the subway lines under construction, İmamoğlu said, “More than 5 thousand people are currently working as workers and laborers in these construction sites. At that speed, we started to cut the ribbons. May God increase our speed. We started to open new lines one after another to the service of Istanbul residents. We will compensate for the lost years of Istanbul and bring our citizens to the metro as soon as possible. We will solve the transportation problem of Istanbul permanently, especially with the contribution of rail systems. I would like to thank everyone, especially Istanbulites, who supported and empowered us in the work we carry out with this belief and determination. I would like to thank our dear Mr. President for his interest and sensitivity in solving Istanbul's problems and his great support. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the rail systems network of Istanbul, who have nailed, completed projects and found financing. Good luck to the residents of the region and the people of Istanbul, ”he said.