The largest urban transformation project after the Elazig earthquake

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The largest urban transformation project after the Elazig earthquake

The Minister of Environment and Urban Planning, Mourad Koroum, has announced the launch of a huge housing project for his government to bridge the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the east of the country.

Gürom confirmed that Turkey aims to finish building housing for earthquake victims in the states of Alazig and Malatya by the end of this year.

“We will launch the largest urban transformation project in the history of the province of Alazig.”

The Turkish minister stressed that his country’s government will never condone endangering the lives of its citizens in buildings that were damaged in the earthquake.

On January 24th, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck the eastern regions of Turkey, centered on the province of Alazig

According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), it was felt by residents of several neighboring countries, and 41 people were killed.

And two earthquakes hit an Iranian region on the border with Turkey, on Sunday

The Turkish minister said that 254 homes, 297 hangars had collapsed, and 694 facilities were badly damaged by the earthquake in the Turkish state of (east) bordering Iran.

Corum stressed that his country’s government launched work to build permanent housing for its citizens whose homes were damaged by the Iran earthquake, in Van Province.

And on Sunday, two earthquakes of 5.7 magnitude struck West Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran.

As a result of the earthquake, 104 people were injured in Iran, 9 Turks died and 37 were injured in Van Province, according to official data.

“As in other states, we will enter the stage of healing the wounds of our citizens in one state, and soon, God willing,” he added.

He pointed out that the Justice and Development Party’s governments have spent 28.5 billion dollars on urban transformation since taking power in the country

Pointing to the existence of projects worth 38 billion dollars in implementation.

He explained that the justice and development governments have established a million and 350 housing units within the framework of the urban transformation, and that this number is spread in all Turkish states.

He pointed out that the goal of the Turkish government is to create 100 thousand new housing units every year.

Regarding the Istanbul Canal, which will connect the Black Sea to Marmara Sea, Korum said that 52 percent of the Turkish people supported this project.

By voting for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the last presidential elections, as he has the idea.

He stressed that the Istanbul Canal project will not harm any of the natural resources in the city

Indicating that a city will be established on the outskirts of the canal with a capacity for about 500,000 people.

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