Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that the Ministry contributed 5 million TL to the 30 megawatt Hancagiz Solar Power Plant, which was completed in Gaziantep's Nizip district, and said, "With the power plant we have built here, we will be able to cover all of the irrigation and electricity costs." said.
Minister Varank inaugurated the 5-megawatt Hancagiz Solar Power Plant, which was completed in Gaziantep's Nizip district. Stating that they know that Gaziantep has a great potential and that every investment made here contributes to the Turkish economy as added value, Varank stated that they come to the city at every opportunity to open the works and consult about the projects to be done.
Varank said, “This place has very fertile lands, these regions have the potential and capacity to feed not only Turkey but also the world. But what did our farmers need here, they had problems with irrigation. Here, our farmers had problems with the energy costs of pumping stations, we met with our mayor, minister, deputies and governor. We said, "What kind of a project can we do, we can increase the irrigation here and increase the yield and yield." This is how this solar power plant project was designed and implemented.” used the phrases.
30 MILLION TL CONTRIBUTION
“As the Ministry, we contributed 30 million liras here.” Varank said, “With the power plant we set up here, we will be able to cover all of the irrigation costs and electricity costs. I hope the electricity bill will not come to this region anymore on 35 thousand decares of land. We will give our support to increase the 5 megawatt plant here to 15 megawatts. We will receive support from the Minister of Treasury and Finance in the costs related to the irrigation canal and hopefully we will make the whole Barak Plain here completely irrigable. We will increase the yield, our farmers will earn more, our country will earn more.” he said.
WE WILL CONTINUE SUPPORT
Noting that they will continue to support the producers, Varank said, “Hopefully, we will completely eliminate the electricity costs here with the power plant we will establish, and we will make this place irrigable with irrigation channels. We will give the energy, you will give the harvest and I hope we will develop these places much faster. How can we do these things? We are able to do these things because our citizens and fellow countrymen have stood behind us for 20 years. For 20 years, we have been able to invest in whatever infrastructure Turkey needs because our valuable compatriots stand behind us. Yes, we will give the energy, but we need the energy that you will give us in the 2023 elections. We believe that our fellow citizens from Nizip will give us that energy at the turn of 2023.” he said.
ECONOMY GROWED 3.5 TIMES
Stating that they made a great revolution in this country in 20 years, he said, “We have grown the Turkish economy 3,5 times and increased the national income. Hopefully, we will overcome the turbulence in the world, and we will keep the Turkish ship on the route under the leadership of our President, in a world where troubles are experienced. And after 2023, we will build a much more prosperous and bright Turkey together.” said.
Gaziantep Governor Davut Gul said that the region has very fertile agricultural lands. Emphasizing the importance of irrigation in agriculture, Gül said, “There is 101 thousand decares of land here, but not all of this land was irrigated due to energy prices. Approximately 18 thousand hectares of land was irrigated. With this project, the irrigation problem of 101 thousand decares of land has been eliminated.” said.
Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin stated that the city is an industrial and agricultural city and said, “Everything starts from the soil. We are in the middle of the fertile crescent. Thanks to the support given to the project for the last 20 years, the productivity of the soils is increasing. If the farmer is happy, we are happy too.” used the phrase.
Former Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül, Nizip Mayor Mehmet Sarı, Nizip District Governor Oğuz Alp Çağlar and many farmers attended the program.