Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tahir Büyükakın shared with the public the projects he brought to the city in the last 31 years since the local elections on March 2019, 2. Speaking at the program held at Kocaeli Congress Center with the slogan "Our love is Kocaeli", Mayor Büyükakın said, “This life is a life dedicated to this city. "We put our body under the stone," he said.
"Our concern is to gain the consent of God and the people"
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tahir Büyükakın started his speech by recalling a promise he made during his candidacy period and said, “Before the election, we said 'We will work by thinking about the time we will rise, not the time we will sit on the seat'. Our concern is to gain the consent of Allah and the people. We started our work for this. Last year, we served our people day and night. We didn't even take a vacation. Because we said that we aspire to the trust of the citizen and that we will give his due ”.
"WE ARE THE MUNICIPALITY THAT PRODUCE THE MOST WORKS AND SERVICES"
Emphasizing that they stay away from unnecessary quarrels, Mayor Büyükakın said, “We have been rewarded for our efforts in 2 years. There have been internal and external economic difficulties due to the pandemic. Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, we have many projects that we will share with pride. The real captain is evident in the stormy sea. We became Turkey's relatively municipality produces the most work and service. We realized 2.3 works worth 226 billion ”he said.
"WE DID NOT DELIVER TO POPULISM"
Stating that they stay away from populist policies, President Büyükakın said, “When we took office, the number of our personnel was 11 thousand 65. Now we have 10 thousand 863 employees. We did not inflate our staff. We did not surrender to populism. We strengthened our financial discipline. We owe this city and our children, ”he said.
"THERE IS 550 MILLION TL IN OUR BANK"
Stating that they have no debts other than the Yuvacık Dam, Mayor Büyükakın said, “We reset our debts to the markets at certain intervals. We paid a debt of 950 million lira. We pay 22 million TL to Yuvacık Dam every month. Despite all this, we have 550 million TL in our safe deposit box. We look at this city comfortably for a year. We are the insurance of the city. "The last two years have been two golden years in which we have struggled with the pandemic and protected our budget while continuing investments without slowing down."
ONLY COMPLETED AND ONGOING PROJECTS
Stating that he will only tell about the projects that have been completed and are still under construction, Mayor Büyükakın said, “Even projects whose tenders are imminent will not be included in our present presentation. For example, our cable car project is not included in our presentation. We have no intention of inflating what we do. In fact, we did not put many of our projects in the presentation to save time ”.
1.54 BILLION TL FOR TRANSPORT INVESTMENTS
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality allocated 1,54 billion TL to transportation projects. While 694 works and services with a total amount of 43 million TL have been completed, the construction of 845 works and services worth 44 million TL continues.
INVESTMENT OF 82 MILLION TL IN TRAMVAY
Continuing the tram project, Metropolitan spent 82 million 380 thousand TL within the scope of the Izmit Plajyolu tram line and purchase work. 2.1 stops were made for the 4-kilometer new line and 6 new vehicles were purchased.
258 MILLION TO STREETS AND INTERSECTIONS
Metropolitan, avenue, crossroads and superstructure arrangements, spending 258 million 711 thousand TL, 209 streets and 214 kilometers of superstructures were arranged.
72 MILLION TL ASPHALT, PARQUET AND BORDER
On the other hand, 36 million 980 thousand TL was invested for asphalt works throughout the province. 364 thousand tons of asphalt patches, in other words 18 thousand 200 trucks poured asphalt on Kocaeli's roads. 35 million TL was spent for parquet and border works throughout the province. 607 thousand square meters of parquet and 99 thousand 200 meters of border were laid.
144 MILLION TL ROAD INVESTMENT
İzmit Salim Dervişoğlu Street, Çayırova-Tuzla Şifa District Crossing, Dilovası Eynerce Junction Side Roads, Gölcük Yüzbaşılar Junction, Side Roads, Çayırova and Fatih Stations Connection Roads, Körfez İlimtepe Road, 4 New Bow Overpass, 4 New Parking Lots, 5 New Connections in Rural Areas A total of 144 million TL investment was made within the scope of the Stabilized Road works for the Bridge and the Villages.
Gebze-Darıca Metro construction work continues, which will eliminate the traffic problem of the Gebze region to a great extent. While the realization rate of the project will reach 19,5 percent, the project will be 15,6 kilometers long and will have 11 stations.
CITY HOSPITAL TRAM LINE
The City Hospital Tram Line project is also among the ongoing investments. The tram line, with a daily capacity of 39 passengers, will be 3 kilometers long and will include 5 stations in the project. Within the scope of the project, there will be 4 underpasses and overpasses and 2 pedestrian overpasses.
109 NEW BUSES FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Büyükşehir signed a contract for the purchase of 109 new buses to expand its transportation fleet. The total cost of 109 buses exceeds 266 million 371 thousand TL.
IZMIT KURUÇEŞME TRAM LINE
Izmit Kuruçeşme Tram Line is among the ongoing projects. In the project worth 85 million TL, 322 meters of steel bridge, 812 meters of double line, 1 station and 2 spring bridges will be manufactured.
ONGOING 200 MILLION TL PROJECTS
Karamürsel Tunnel, Gebze-Tem Highway Bridge Connection Roads, Körfez İlimtepe Road 1st Stage, İzmit Solaklar Road (Çayırbaşı Street) and Road Construction works will cost 200 million TL.
INFRASTRUCTURE 1.15 BILLION TL
Within the scope of infrastructure works, 572 works and services worth 36 million TL were brought to Kocaeli. The construction of 577 works and services with a total value of 4 million TL continues. 503 kilometers of Drinking Water Lines, 244 kilometers of Sewerage Lines, 86 kilometers of Rainwater and Stream Rehabilitation, new infrastructure for 116 villages, 47 Drinking Water Depots and ISU superstructure works have been completed. Construction of 350 kilometers of Drinking Water Lines, 194 kilometers of Sewer Lines, 48 kilometers of Rainwater Lines and Stream Improvements and 61 Drinking Water Depots continues.
SUPERSTRUCTURE 283 MILLION TL
Within the scope of the superstructure works, 168 works and services were completed, amounting to 37 million TL. The construction of 115 works and services with a total value of TL 15 million continues. Construction of 4 New Sports Halls, 3 New Semi-Olympic Swimming Pools, 5 New Cultural Centers, Kartepe City Square, 2 New Fire Brigade Detachments, 2 New Academy High Schools, Restorations and İzmit Pişmaniyeciler Square has been completed. Kandıra Municipality Service Building, Gebze Sportsman Training Center, Renovation of Stadiums, Gebze Cumhuriyet District Swimming Pool, Kocaeli Fire Department New Service Building and Training Area, Kocaeli Tradesmen Chambers Union Administrative Building, Tavşantepe Cemevi, İzmit Children's Traffic Education Park and Darica Closed Marketplace continues.
337 MILLION TL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND URBANITY
Within the scope of Environment and Urbanization works, 337 works and services with a total amount of TL 38 million were completed. The construction of 100 works and services worth TL 22 million continues. Urban Transformation Projects, Millet Gardens, recreation areas, beach arrangements and environmental cleaning works bring a sigh of relief to the residents of Kocaeli.
363 MILLION TL TO SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Within the scope of the Metropolitan 41 Card support, 65 million TL support was provided to those in need. Patient Transport Services, Fuel Supports, Heart Boiler Project, Stationery Supports Accommodation and Accommodation Centers, Milk and Water Aid to Mothers, Home Care, Support to Amateur Sports Clubs, Public University KO-MEK and Robotic Coding Workshops are among the social and cultural projects of Metropolitan. took.
EMPLOYMENT AND PRODUCTION PROJECTS
Metropolitan mobilized to increase employment in Kocaeli. With the Medicinal Aromatic Plants Project, komeksepeti.com, USTAM Kocaeli, Agricultural Supports, Greenhouse Supports, Natural Release Poultry Supports, Fruit Sapling Support, Beekeeping Supports, it is aimed to increase employment and ensure local development.
SUPPORT OF 311 MILLION TL DURING THE PANDEM
Turkey for over a year and the epidemic in the world, under the influence of Metropolitan, was next of Kocaelili. Support in the amount of TL 311 million was provided within the scope of ISU Supports, Hygiene, Food and Health Supports, Driver Supports, Tradesmen Supports and Training Supports.