Turkey's first and Europe's largest 'Waste Incineration and Energy Generation Facility', the construction of which was completed by IMM in Kemerburgaz; CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, IYI Party Chairman Meral Akşener and IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluIt was put into service with the participation of . Stating that Turkey does not deserve the recent economic picture, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “We have the power, we have the opportunity. If we are in Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, Mersin, Aydın. If we can achieve great things in Eskişehir and İzmir and if we can account for every penny we spend on our nation, think about it, when we rule Turkey, the whole world will look at us with envy.” Attention to the importance of the service race in the state Akşener said, “Whatever you say, buying this facility with 20 percent, completing 100 percent and opening it is more than all words. I was very happy to witness the opening of such a facility.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) opened Turkey's first and Europe's largest 'Waste Incineration and Energy Production Facility' in Kemerburgaz Işıklar Mahallesi. The opening of the facility that will meet the electricity needs of 1,4 million people; CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, IYI Party Chairman Meral Akşener and IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluIt was held with the participation of Three names, who commemorated the late Kadir Topbaş, the former İBB President, who started the construction of the facility that was put into service, made a speech at the opening ceremony. In his speech, Kılıçdaroğlu stated that Istanbul is an ancient city and said, “It is really a privilege to serve in Istanbul and the people of Istanbul. You will make 3 million people happy. You will try to solve the problems created by 16 million people without their knowledge. Thousands of tons of garbage will be collected and returned to the public as a service, without polluting the environment. Istanbul is a city that is the apple of the eye not only of Turkey but also of the world. And in this city, people want to live happily. And while living in this city, they do not want nature to be destroyed,” he said.
FROM KILIÇDAROĞLU TO İMAMOĞLU: “TURKEY WITNESSES YOUR EFFORTS”
Noting that Istanbul has recently turned into a "concrete forest", Kılıçdaroğlu said, "Such an Istanbul has been taken over by the President. Now you are trying to create green spaces. You serve the people of Istanbul. You do your best to make Istanbulites see green and be at peace with nature. Not only me, not only my esteemed President, but actually the whole of Turkey witnessed this effort. In that respect, the struggle and the effort are appreciated by all of us," he said. Pointing out the importance of the facility they opened for the environment, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “Nature is preserved in this facility. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. Again, an extremely valuable target for the climate. It also provides energy to millions of people. We're reducing money going to power lines. Something from the municipality kazanhe's eating. You are creating additional employment,” he said.
“GOVERNMENT MUST BE TRANSPARENT”
Kılıçdaroğlu clarified the reason for telling these with the following words:
“They say they're investing. Beautiful; be invested. They build roads, bridges, hospitals; Let's face it, we have no objections. But these investments should be made with the taxes I pay, not by borrowing my grandchildren. If my grandchildren are in debt, why am I paying this tax now? There is one more thing. They are investing. It's pretty good; let them do it. We thank you. How much are you making these investments for? 'Sir, we don't know the trade secret.' Why don't we know? Why shouldn't I know the cost of an investment I paid for? The government should be transparent, transparent. It should act within a framework that is accountable to its citizens. Neither do they.”
MUNICIPALITIES SHARED SOCIAL AID INFORMATION
Emphasizing that the main goal of the Nation Alliance municipalities is to account for every penny they spend, Kılıçdaroğlu shared the following information:
“Our mayors are trying to do what the existing government has not done. Due to the winter winter fund, between 3-16 November, 35 thousand 407 families; They provided 3 million 180 thousand 460 liras in cash aid. to 215 thousand 124 families; They provided food aid worth 4 million 566 thousand 916 liras. to 21 thousand 271 families; It distributed 9 thousand 504 tons of coal worth 844 million 4 thousand 597 liras. to 108 thousand 708 families; They provided educational aid worth 3 million 217 thousand liras. to 60 thousand 324 families; They provided transportation assistance of 1 million 21 thousand 66 liras. 291 families; The electricity bill of 54 thousand 874 liras was paid. 3 thousand 638 families; 153 thousand 831 liras of water money was paid. 198 families; The natural gas bill of 64 thousand 546 liras has been paid.”
“IMAGINE THAT WE MANAGE TURKEY”
Emphasizing that the Nation Alliance municipalities are ready to come to the aid of all people in Turkey, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “We do not want any child to go to bed hungry. We do not want any mother to put her child to bed hungry. Someone bears his guilt, but we do not want to be a witness to that plague. It is the duty of each of us. The rulers are not aware of this. Make sure they don't know. Two worlds have formed in Turkey. The world of a palace and the world outside the palace. There is a 180 degree difference between them. We are concerned with the world of the people. We are trying to solve existing problems. We are trying to do this despite all the pressures, all the obstacles. Not long now. Turkey will elect its 13th President and Turkey will enter into a new process. No one should worry. Within 6 months at the latest, the wheels of the economy will enter a healthy process. We are determined to bring peace to this country, abundance to this country, and beauty to this country. Turkey does not deserve the current sad picture. We have the power, we have the means. If we are in Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, Mersin, Aydın. If we can achieve great things in Eskişehir and İzmir and if we can account for every penny we spend on our nation, think about it, when we rule Turkey, the whole world will look at us with envy.”
IRONIC RESPONSE FROM AKŞENER TO İMAMOĞLU: “YOU SHOULD BEAT THEM WITH A KICK”
Stating that the facility opened by İBB is an example for the continuity of the service, Akşener addressed İmamoğlu, who spoke before him, “While you were talking, I thought of the Istanbul elections. However, it is claimed that you should have knocked them down with a kick. But it means that nothing gets kicked when the election is made on the basis of competition over service and our nation's choice is respected. On the contrary, if the right work is done, it is possible to walk the road without feeling any psychological problems and thanking both the contractors and the late Kadir Topbaş and his teammates for the continuation of those right works.” Noting that they are here as the 2 Presidents of the Nation Alliance, Akşener said:
“THANK YOU FOR ENDING THIS FACILITY”
“I hope the Nation Alliance will expand even more. On the way to the presidential election, we will be faced with similar allegations, similar slanders, similar slanders. We are staying from today. So it started with me. Fortunately, I was hospitalized for tinnitus. Now, however, this is a relay race, everyone should thank those who put stone on stone, without feeling any bad feeling, without feeling any inconvenience, and the competition should be based on I serve better and solutions, we now, through you; In Istanbul, we will tell you through Mr. Mansur in Ankara, Mr. Zeydan in Adana, Mr. Muhittin in Antalya, Mr. Tunç in Izmir, as a lady, let me not forget, Ms. Özlem in Aydın, We continue to tell. But no matter what you say, buying this facility with 20 percent, completing 100 percent and opening it is more effective than all words. I was very happy to witness the opening of such a facility. Thank you for your invitation. Thank you for finalizing this facility. Thank you on behalf of Istanbulites. And I hope this performance will continue.”
İMAMOĞLU: “Electricity will be provided for 1 million 400 thousand people”
Speaking at the opening, İmamoğlu shared detailed information about the facility. Stating that the facility they put into service will dispose of 15 percent of the domestic waste generated in Istanbul by the 'incineration' method, İmamoğlu said:
"Facility; With the 85 megawatts of electricity it produces, it will contribute to the elimination of the energy deficit of approximately 1 million 400 thousand Istanbulites. The facility was started in 2017, and as of the 2019 elections, 20 percent physical progress was achieved. We built this facility within 2 years, with determination, which had a contractual deadline, with an extraordinary effort, by closing the financial gap, by making international contracts regarding this, and especially by the special efforts of the contractor companies doing this work. Today, we are experiencing the success and pride of reaching the conclusion of a project all together. It is another source of pride for us that our facility, which also supports domestic production, contributes to the elimination of Turkey's energy deficit. Our facility; Thanks to its daily capacity of 3 tons and an annual capacity of approximately 1 million tons, it will actually reduce the amount of waste going to landfills in line with our green solution vision. We will use the most advanced technologies here. Our emission values will be below the European Union limits. In addition, thanks to the reduction in fossil fuel use, the existence of this facility will prevent 700 million 1 thousand tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which corresponds to the annual emission of 1 thousand vehicles on average.”
“I HOPE THIS FACILITY WILL BE EXEMPLARY”
Emphasizing that İBB subsidiary İSTAÇ will obtain another 1,5 million tons of carbon credit with the addition of this facility, İmamoğlu said, “Thus, it will become an institution with approximately 3 million tons of carbon credits annually. We all know very well that waste management and prevention of fossil fuel use are among the most important topics in the fight against climate change. And that this issue is embraced by children and young people, especially in the world, is a valuable basis and guarantee for us. Of course, at this point, we are of course very happy to open Turkey's first waste incineration and energy generation facility. I hope this facility will set an example and we will see that many investments that will benefit our country in terms of both environmental protection and energy production are implemented throughout the country; It will make us very, very happy on behalf of our country, nation and state.”
The facility was put into service with the ribbon cutting after the speeches. Kılıçdaroğlu, Akşener, İmamoğlu and their delegation made a short tour of the facility.