The mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tunç Soyer, spent the Eid al-Fitr in Osmaniye, where the general coordination of the earthquake relief efforts is being undertaken by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. As part of the program, which was also attended by the leader of the Democrat Party, Gültekin Uysal, Mayor Soyer performed the Eid prayer at the Osmaniye Zafer Mosque. He then met with earthquake victims at the Toprak Mahsulleri Office.
Efforts to heal the wounds of the earthquake continue in Osmaniye, where the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is overseeing the general coordination. Mayor Soyer, who frequently visits Osmaniye to meet with earthquake victims, spent the first day of Eid al-Fitr in Osmaniye. Mayor Soyer’s program in Osmaniye began with the Eid prayer. Following the prayer, which was attended by Osmaniye Governor Erdinç Yılmaz and local residents, Mayor Soyer went to the coordination center established by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in the city. Mayor Soyer was accompanied by Democrat Party Leader Gültekin Uysal, CHP Party Assembly Member and CHP Izmir Deputy Candidate Rıfat Nalbantoğlu, CHP Osmaniye Deputy Baha Ünlü, CHP Osmaniye Provincial Chairman Şükret Çaylı, and other political party provincial leaders.
Mayor Soyer also met with earthquake victims at the coordination center set up by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality at the Toprak Mahsulleri Office in Osmaniye. Osmaniye Mayor Kadir Kara also came to see Mayor Soyer at the TMO. The two mayors chatted briefly during their meeting.
What did Izmir Metropolitan Municipality do in Osmaniye? After the earthquake on February 6th, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality carried out many works in Osmaniye. The municipality provided uninterrupted support to the city since the early moments of the earthquake and has deployed nearly 200 personnel to the region to date. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality distributed meals to 6,000 people daily through the soup kitchen until Ramadan. During Ramadan, meals were delivered to citizens during iftar and suhoor.
Support was provided for pistachios İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is also carrying out work for the city to recover and continue production. The Yarbaşı Agricultural Development Cooperative was supported with machines and packaging to obtain peanut oil and make peanut butter. 5 tons of peanuts and 4 tons of olive oil were also purchased from the same cooperative. The Gökçayır Agricultural Cooperative also resumed production with the support of the municipality.
737 bags of animal feed were distributed The carpet loom and mill damaged in the earthquake were made operational by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. 737 bags of animal feed purchased by compassionate citizens through the Umut Movement were prepared within the cooperative and distributed to those in need. Container support was provided for the Kümbet Agricultural Development Cooperative, which deals with cattle breeding, to be able to have a sales outlet. With the support of the local community, carpet motifs that were about to disappear were framed and hung on the walls, and women started weaving carpets. In addition, the Yaşar Kemal Seed Center was opened. Meetings were held with hundreds of farmers in all districts, including the center of Osmaniye.
A container city with 150 households was established in Osmaniye Animal feed was also provided in the region. As the climate conditions are suitable for olive cultivation, 3,000 olive seedlings were distributed to the producers. At the same time, 16,000 more olive seedlings will be distributed according to the requests received from the citizens. A container city with 150 households was established in Osmaniye to solve the housing problem of the citizens, and its infrastructure was completed. After the electricity and water subscriptions of the containers are completed, they will be ready for use.
Association established for permanent civil ties Izmir Metropolitan Municipality took the lead in establishing the Osmaniye Earthquake Association for the creation of permanent civil ties in order for the relationship established with Osmaniye to be long-term and permanent.
Source: (BYZHA) White News Agency