Kani Beko: Why was the Ankara İzmir YHT Project Three Years Later?

Why Kani Beko Ankara İzmir YHT Project Has Been Three Years Later
Why Kani Beko Ankara İzmir YHT Project Has Been Three Years Later

While the symbolic figures of one thousand liras received by İzmir from the 2022 Presidency Investment Program are keeping their agenda, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a statement in a TV program he attended, "It is a lie that we do not help the opposition municipalities". CHP İzmir Deputy Kani Beko, explaining the symbolic figures allocated from the budget and that many projects were left unfinished, said, “Dear AKP Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with the economic pressure you put on the people of İzmir, not your candidates, even if you were a candidate for İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, you would collect shoes!” found at the exit.

Republican People's Party (CHP) İzmir Deputy Kani Beko stated in Erdoğan's TV program "It is a lie that we do not help the opposition municipalities" and said, "If it's a lie; In that case; Why was the completion of the Ankara-İzmir High Speed ​​​​Train (YHT) line project, the tender of which was made and the contract signed in 2012 and still not completed, three years later? he replied. CHP's Beko said, “You will receive 271,8 billion TL in tax from İzmir in the last three years, and you will invest 5,61 billion TL in return. The foundation of the Ankara-İzmir YHT Project, whose contract was signed on June 10, 2012, was laid on September 21, 2013. The construction of the 2015 km long line, which was first announced to be completed in 2018, but later on until 640 and then postponed every year, could not be completed for 10 years. The estimated cost of the project, which was foreseen as 2013 billion TL in the 3,5 investment program, increased almost 8 times and reached 28 billion TL in the intervening period. The completion of the project, of which 1,2 billion TL was allocated from this year's budget, is difficult even in 2025.

CHP Deputy Kani Beko, according to the Presidential Investment Program for 15 published in the Official Gazette dated January 2022; He gave the information that symbolic budgets of 1.000 and 11.000 TL were allocated to projects that amount to billions of liras in sectors critical for the tourism and export potential of the city, especially transportation, and gave examples from these projects: The budget allocated for the first time this year is only 4 (thousand) liras for the line, which will connect the Selçuk districts of Turkey, with a cost of 794 billion 1.000 million liras. The resource allocated to the Ödemiş-Kiraz Railway Project in 4 years is only 1.000 (thousand) TL. For the first time in 7 years, funds were allocated for the Halkapınar-Otogar metro project. The resource allocated for 4 items with a total cost of more than 3 billion TL was only one thousand TL (1.000 TL). Only 12% of the required resources were allocated in 3.7 years for Izmir Port Modernization.”

“It's not time to invest in İzmir's highways either!” Beko said, “Only 1986 million liras of the 2 billion 284 million 821 thousand liras required for the completion of the Izmir-Aydın Highway project, which has been ongoing since 10, has been included in the program. After 14 years for the Aliağa-İzmir road, although the required budget is still at the level of 100 million TL, the resource allocated in 2022 was only 11 thousand TL. The budget allocated for the year 2022 for the Urla-Çeşme road is only 11 thousand liras. The total cost of the project is 146 million TL. The budget allocated for the Kemalpaşa-Torbalı road is only 11 thousand liras. The total cost of the project is 170 million TL. While the total project amount of the 22.4-kilometer divided road between Foça junction-Seyrek-İzmir Split was 408 million liras, the investment amount allocated was 11 thousand liras again. This amount is one 37 thousandth of the total cost of the project. On the other hand, while the rehabilitation works to be carried out on the 230 thousand square meter area of ​​Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport entered the Presidency investment program this year, the resource allocated for the project with a cost of 180 million lira was only one thousand lira (1.000 lira). A great acceleration with the exemplary projects developed by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with the vision of Tunç Soyer. kazanAt the same time, the agricultural sector was one of the most neglected areas in central government investments. It was observed that the share allocated to İzmir, one of the most important agricultural centers of Turkey, was much lower than the other cities.

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