Saturday, 20 July 2024
Landscaping of ‘Closed area of Maraş’

Landscaping of ‘Closed area of Maraş’

Konya Metropolitan Municipality carried out landscaping works in the Closed area of Maraş region, which has been closed for 46 years and started to be opened gradually with the decision taken in the TRNC. After the Turkish government mobilized for the Maraş region, which was closed for 46 years in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and started to be opened gradually with the decision taken, Konya Metropolitan Municipality took responsibility for the reconstruction of the region. By the Konya Metropolitan Municipality, landscaping is being carried out in public areas in the Maraş region, some of which were opened to the public on October 8.

President of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities and Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay, who made investigations in the region with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, made some statements on the issue.

600 bikes from Konya to Closed area of Maraş

Describing the responsibility they will assume in the reconstruction of the region, Altay uttered that ‘We participated in the Cyprus trip of our President, we conveyed the greetings of the Turkish world and our citizens of Konya to the Cypriots. Of course, the bond between Cyprus and Konya goes back a long way. We also carry out various works to strengthen this bond. Konya Metropolitan Municipality established a 'town twinning' relationship with Gazimağusa Municipality. In this context, we sent and installed 600 bicycles to them to be used in closed area of Maraş. We have also included a cleaning vehicle, a garbage collection vehicle and a sprinkler in the inventory of Gazimağusa Municipality as a gift from the Konya Metropolitan Municipality.’

Emphasizing that they are carrying out works for the reconstruction of the region with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Public Housing Administration, Altay stated that ‘We carried out the preparation of the asphalt, landscaping and the arrangements on the beach together. We have always been with Cyprus until today, and we will continue to do so from now on.’