The First Stage Of The ”kasaba” Project Started In Hatay Samandağ TÜrkonfed, Sedefed And Habitat (2)

The First Stage of the ”KASABA” Project Started in Hatay Samandağ / TÜRKONFED, SEDEFED and HABITAT

The First Stage of the “KASABA” Project to Consist of a Total of 1,800 Containers Has Started in Hatay Samandag

TÜRKONFED, SEDEFED and Habitat Association came together under the umbrella of the “Joint Cooperation Platform” to establish sustainable living centers that will meet the social needs of the people of the region as well as shelter until permanent residences are built in the cities affected by the earthquake. Planning to establish sustainable living centers called “KASABA” with a total capacity of 1,800 containers in Hatay-Samandağ, Kahramanmaraş and Adıyaman, Platform started the installation of a 266 container area in Samandağ in the first place.

It is also aimed to prevent the loss of workforce thanks to the TOWNS, which are planned to be integrated into organized industrial zones and small industrial sites.

Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED), Sectoral Associations Federation (SEDEFED) and Habitat Association, which are based in Kahramanmaraş and have been carrying out extensive studies to heal the wounds in the region since the first day of the earthquakes affecting 11 cities, are working to create “sustainable living centers” until permanent residences are built in the region. established the “Joint Cooperation Platform” with the participation of a wide stakeholder network. Platform, which will create living centers called “KASABA” in Hatay-Samandağ, Kahramanmaraş and Adıyaman, which were heavily damaged in the earthquake, started to establish its first center in Hatay-Samandağ.

Under the presidency of AFAD, under the coordination of the Samandağ Coordinator Governor and the Samandağ District Governorate, the KASABA project, which started to be installed on a 16-decare area left for use as a shelter in the Cavecık and Kurtderesi location by the Samandağ Municipality, will cover 266 living spaces at the first stage. With the area to be put into use in the second phase in Samandag, the Sustainable Living Center with a total of 600 buildings consisting of 500 living spaces and 100 reinforcement areas will be completed.

The First Stage of the ”KASABA” Project Started in Hatay Samandağ TÜRKONFED, SEDEFED and HABITAT (1)

Houses, social facilities and work areas together

Within the scope of the project, centers consisting of 600 containers in each city and a total of 1,800 containers will be created in the scope of the area to be left for use by the state institutions. The containers, consisting of two rooms and a bathroom, to be established for shelter, will be delivered ready-made, including all the basic requirements of a house. Other containers are health services such as infirmary, health center; educational areas such as kindergartens and classrooms; social facilities such as games, libraries, women’s centers, special areas for the elderly, and a tea house; It will cover working areas such as workshop, trade, industry, warehouse, security and management areas. It is planned to meet the social and cultural needs of 6 thousand people, including accommodation, in the centers to be established in three cities.

It is aimed to prevent loss of workforce

Another important goal within the scope of the KASABA project, which was implemented with the cooperation of public institutions and local governments, was determined as the integration of these centers into the economic activity areas in the cities. In this context, it is also aimed to integrate the living centers to be established in the areas that will be left to the use of the Joint Cooperation Platform, into organized industrial zones or small industrial sites. Thus, while supporting the people of the region to rebuild their lives, on the other hand, it is aimed to prevent migration from the cities affected by the earthquake, to prevent the loss of employment and workforce and to contribute to the retention of production in the region. It is also envisaged that after the permanent residences are completed, these centers can be prepared to be transformed into social and cultural areas, especially disaster preparedness training centers for organized industrial zones and small industrial sites and workers in the regions.

Container mobilization from the business world

In the first KASABA in Samandag, infrastructure works continued rapidly, while the business world took action to purchase containers. In addition to the mobilization campaign, which started with the donation of 50 containers by the Denizli Young Business People Association (DEGİAD), 25 containers by the Adana Industrialists’ and Business People’s Association (ADSİAD) and 10 containers by the OMEGA Group, all necessary items and equipment for shelter and social areas were also provided. will be supplied with the support of the business world.

The First Stage of the ”KASABA” Project Started in Hatay Samandağ TÜRKONFED, SEDEFED and HABITAT (3)


TÜRKONFED, which has more than 60 thousand companies over 30 federations and more than 300 national-international associations under its roof, provides 83 percent of total (non-energy) foreign trade and 55 percent of registered employment in agriculture and non-public sector with its member base. Istanbul, Western Anatolia, Marmara and Central Anatolia, Thrace, Western Black Sea, Central Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Northern Anatolia, Eastern Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Southern Aegean, Eastern Marmara, Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Southern Marmara, Çukurova, Northern Marmara, Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia, Southeast, Zafer, İpekyolu, Cappadocia, Mevlana, Doğu, Serhat, Dicle and Fırat Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Federation, as well as the Federation of Sectoral Associations, the Fashion and Ready-made Clothing Federation, and the Construction Products Manufacturers Federation are members of TÜRKONFED. TÜRKONFED is a member of the European SME Union (SMEunited), which is the umbrella organization of European SMEs and represents 12 million companies and 55 million employees.


The Federation of Sectoral Associations (SEDEFED), which has brought together 46 member associations with 12 thousand business people and companies since 2004 and is a part of the TÜRKONFED family, represents the strongest sectors of Turkey, and provides content and advocacy for increasing the competitiveness of our country and the making of economic policies. It contributes to the extent of its activities and creates added value for the non-governmental organizations of the business world. SEDEFED derives its strength and effectiveness from the voluntary, transparent and independent identity of sectoral associations.

About Habitat Association:

Habitat Association, which was founded in 1997 by young people who came together for the Copenhagen Social Development Summit in 1995 and the United Nations Habitat II Summit in 1996, is a non-governmental organization that produces social capacity building and social impact-oriented projects on the basis of strong partnerships aiming at sustainable development in harmony with the digitalized world. . With thousands of volunteers in Turkey’s 81 provinces, it carries out activities for all segments of society, regardless of religion, language, race, political opinion, gender identity and sexual orientation. Habitat Association supports the Sustainable Development Goals, working on equipping disadvantaged groups with the digital skills required by the age, providing access to opportunities, supporting their participation in decision-making processes, and increasing their social and environmental awareness.

For information:

TÜRKONFED / Deputy Secretary General-Corporate Communication / Vital Perspective / 0 533 480 88 35 / / /

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