Minister Murat Kurum: We Will Move 1.5 Million Risky Residences in Istanbul
After the earthquakes that caused great destruction in Kahramanmaraş and caused the death of tens of thousands of our people, eyes are now on Istanbul. Making a statement on the subject, Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum said, “We will move 1.5 million risky residences in Istanbul to two reserve areas that we have determined on both the Anatolian and European sides.”
1.5 MILLION RISKY HOUSES TO BE MOVED IN ISTANBUL
Minister Kurum stated that the necessary steps will be taken for a possible Istanbul earthquake and said, “We have to carry out the urban transformation process with the awareness of mobilization. We must show our determination by joining hands here. Our President” We will announce our important projects in the coming days. With our urban transformation target for the Marmara Region, we will work with our satellite cities without bringing in additional population in the new reserve areas to be created. 94 thousand independent sections. We will transform 1.5 million risky houses on both the Anatolian and European sides in 2 reserve areas. In this context, we will reduce the density,” he said.
“NEW TECHNOLOGIES SUITABLE FOR THE GROUND WILL BE USED”
The institution continued as follows: “We held consultations today so that our industrialists can also stand up. Our urban transformation works will be carried out within the framework of the consent of our citizens. I express that new assembly areas will be opened in the city. It will be done in a way that will not make our citizens suffer, and the new structuring will be implemented with new technologies suitable for the ground.”
On the other hand, giving information about the buildings to be demolished, the Minister Kurum stated that a re-examination will be carried out in the previously determined buildings and said, “We have determined that 582 thousand independent sections and 202 thousand buildings will be demolished. They will immediately be demolished, severely damaged or demolished.” used expressions.