The opening ceremony of the Fethiye Wastewater Treatment Plant, completed by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality, was held. Speaking at the ceremony, Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Osman Gürün emphasized that with their investments, Fethiye will not have any sewage and treatment problems until the year 2050. He also announced that the technical infrastructure for cleaning Fethiye Bay has been prepared and they will clean the bay.
The opening of the Fethiye Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was upgraded from a capacity of 25,000 m3/day to 50,000 m3/day with an investment of 147 million 323 thousand TL by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality, was held. With the Ölüdeniz Wastewater Treatment Plant, opened in 2019 by the Metropolitan Municipality in Fethiye, the total treatment capacity has increased to a level that can serve approximately 280,000 people. The opening ceremony of the Fethiye Wastewater Treatment Plant was attended by Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Osman Gürün, CHP Muğla Deputy candidates Gizem Sayar Özcan and Mehmet Demir, Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca, Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Osman Çıralı, district chairs and executives of the National Alliance, neighborhood heads, and many citizens.
During the inauguration ceremony of the Fethiye Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was completed by the Muğla Metropolitan Municipality, Muğla Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Osman Gürün emphasized that with their investments, Fethiye will not have any sewage and treatment problems until 2050, and announced that the technical infrastructure has been prepared for the cleanliness of Fethiye Bay.
The opening of the Fethiye Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was upgraded from a capacity of 25,000 m3/day to 50,000 m3/day with an investment of 147 million 323 thousand TL by the Muğla Metropolitan Municipality, was carried out. With the Ölüdeniz Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was opened in Fethiye by the Metropolitan Municipality in 2019, the total treatment capacity increased to a rate that can serve approximately 280,000 people. The opening ceremony of the Fethiye Wastewater Treatment Plant was hosted by Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Osman Gürün and was attended by CHP Muğla deputy candidates Gizem Sayar Özcan and Mehmet Demir, Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca, Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Osman Çıralı, Millet Alliance district presidents and administrators, neighborhood heads, and many citizens.
During the opening ceremony, Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca stated that Fethiye had been saved from a great problem with the efforts of Muğla Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Osman Gürün. Karaca mentioned that when they took office, they identified all the shortcomings one by one with Dr. Gürün, and the most important issue was that Fethiye had become a city with a bad odor, which was also damaging tourism. He added that with the investments made in the large-scale sewage and treatment plants starting from Ölüdeniz, a total of 400 km of infrastructure work has been carried out in collaboration with other institutions, and bad odor has been eliminated. Finally, CHP Muğla deputy candidate Gizem Sayar Özcan emphasized the importance of protecting clean water sources for the future and praised the advanced biological treatment facilities as a significant step towards leaving a green and clean environment to future generations, thanking Mayor Dr. Osman Gürün and his team for bringing the project to life with great efforts.
Mayor Gürün: “We Have Eliminated the Bad Smell from Fethiye and Solved the Sewage and Treatment Problems Until 2050”
Speaking at the opening of the Fethiye Wastewater Treatment Plant, Osman Gürün, the Mayor of Muğla Metropolitan Municipality, stated that they promised to eliminate the bad smell from Fethiye and increase the capacity of the treatment plant to a level that will suffice until 2050, and expressed their happiness in fulfilling this promise. Emphasizing that they have realized the investments despite all difficulties and financial constraints, Gürün said, “We continue to produce from Bodrum to Fethiye, despite all shortages and financial difficulties. See us after May 15th. We do not seek privilege, we only want equal support to be given to all municipalities. We want this for our citizens of Muğla. We had nothing in 2014. We established the Metropolitan Municipality. In the meantime, we identified all the problems and drew our roadmap. The most important problem was financing. We could not get a loan from the Provincial Bank. We started looking for loans from outside and found it. We have been working on the construction of this facility since 2015. However, we searched for resources for more than three years. As a result of those negotiations, we finally started all infrastructure works in the province and completed them in many places. All the places we dug for infrastructure in Fethiye were organized. And these areas will not be dug again by any other institution. Different infrastructures such as water, rainwater, and telecommunications were built. Now, if there is a malfunction, excavation will be performed and since the lines are new, this is very difficult. We have offered a trouble-free infrastructure service for a long time. Ovacık had been trying to serve tourism without sewage for many years. Now, sewage has been completed there. There will be no facility or enterprise left unconnected to sewage there. Although Ovacık is closer to Ölüdeniz, we did not connect its sewage to the Ölüdeniz facility. Despite the great distance to the center, we connected it to the center and made an important expenditure. We also protected Ölüdeniz by preventing excessive load on the facility. With these investments, we have eliminated the bad smell in Fethiye and completely solved the sewage and treatment problem until 2050.”
President Gürün: “We Will Clean the Fethiye Bay”
President Gürün stated that they have made great efforts to eliminate Fethiye’s most important problems and said that they have conducted extensive research for Fethiye Bay and created a technical report, adding that they will conduct a cleaning operation. Gürün said, “We have started working for Fethiye Bay. We are measuring all water currents here. We have identified a 13-meter sediment accumulation. Scientifically, this cannot be entirely removed. 3 to 5 meters of sediment should be removed. The channel currently being constructed by the State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) should not be concrete and has not been built properly. All agricultural pesticide-contaminated water is flowing into the bay, continuing to fill it up. We will request technical equipment from the Ministry of Transportation, pay for it, and begin cleaning the bay. Our necessary technical preparations are almost complete. We will finance and clean our bay, making it worthy of Fethiye. We will continue to work to raise our citizens’ living standards and provide them with a happy and peaceful life. We walk hand in hand towards a better Fethiye, a better Muğla, and a better Turkey for the future.”
Source: (BYZHA) Beyaz News Agency