Thursday, 13 June 2024
Transformation process ongoing at ‘unprecedented speed’ in quake zone

Transformation process ongoing at ‘unprecedented speed’ in quake zone

The construction of 244,000 buildings in the 11 quake-hit provinces will start in two months, as the first constructions have already been initiated in 11 quake-hit provinces, Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Minister Murat Kurum has announced. 

In the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes that hit the southern parts of the country, at least 45,960 people lost their lives and thousands of survivors were left homeless after the severe destruction in the cities.

Providing information on the rebuilding process of the cities, Kurum announced that they will lay the foundation of 244,000 housing units in the 11 provinces within two months.

Reminding that the Feb. 6 quakes affected nearly 14 million people, the minister emphasized that the priority of his ministry is permanent housing.

“We launched the largest housing mobilization in the history of our republic. The transformation process in 11 provinces is ongoing at an unprecedented speed,” Kurum stated.

Nearly 212,000 buildings were identified as heavily damaged and in need of immediate demolition, he added.