While the world was struggling with the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19), construction work had started recently on the shore of Lake Salda.
CHP Burdur Deputy Mehmet Göker announced that trucks and work machines entered the Salda Lake, which was closed due to the coronavirus epidemic, in his sharing on his social media account. Following the reaction of citizens and politicians, the work in Lake Salda was stopped.
“The Process About The Responsible Has Been Started”
Burdur Governorate made a written statement about Lake Salda. In the statement that it was determined that the contractor firm carrying out the landscaping work in Salda Lake, which was tendered by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Housing Development Administration, was determined to have leveled and transported with the construction equipment in the White Islands Region without the permission of the competent authorities, and that the activity was stopped. It was recorded that the necessary judicial proceedings regarding the firm and the consultant firm were carried out.
“The staff whose responsibilities are finalized have been removed from their duties”
The Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Murat Kurum, made a statement regarding the images that came to the fore in social media about Lake Salda through his Twitter account. In the statement of the Minister Institution, “Salda Lake is our heart, one of our most valuable assets. We initiated the necessary investigation into images on the social media about Lake Salda that we will never accept. The raft will reach the future in its most natural form. May our nation be good cheer. There is no irregular coup. The procedure is as important as the original. The project, which will protect Salda, should be as environmentally friendly as the project itself. Therefore, everyone, from our workers to our landscape teams, will be much more careful. We will not allow even the smallest rudeness. Necessary penalties were given to the contractor company for performing an application not included in the project. In addition, an investigation was launched into the consulting firm and responsible personnel. The personnel whose responsibilities are finalized have been removed from their duties. The negative images shared do not necessarily reflect our project based on the protection of Lake Salda. Our project is the project of preserving Salda with its white beaches and turquoise color to future generations in the best way possible. ” used expressions.
“We will install a camera system that operates on a 24/7 basis in the project area”
In its statement, the Minister Institution noted:
“In the first place, we ended unplanned, crooked construction and unconscious use of the lake in Salda. We banned the entrance of the car right to the shore of the lake, saved the lake from camp and caravan images, eliminated the accumulated garbage. Working together with our scientists, we disassemble and install 800 meters from the lake, and use wooden materials that are compatible with nature. We do not allow any construction other than these structures. One gram of cement, one gram of asphalt will not be poured, not a single nail will be nailed. In order to keep our nature protection sensitivity at the highest level, we will install a camera system that operates on a 24/7 basis in the Salda Lake project area. In this way, our citizens will be able to watch our project on the internet anytime they want. ”