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Minister Mekuira Haile Visited Mayor Gökçek At His Offıce

13 June 2013, Thursday

GUEST MINISTER EXPLAINED THEIR CHOICE OF ANKARA AS MODEL FOR URBANIZATION:

etyopya_330_14052013.jpg“Urban transformations are incredible for us. You have built so many beautiful parks, over and under passes in such a short time”

Mayor Gökçek:

“We are ready to offer you our help on municipality services such as parks, solid waste, urban and social projects”    


Mekuira Haile, Ethiopia Urban Development and Zoning Minister and the team constituted of government and municipality executives visited Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Melih Gökçek at his office.

Mayor Gökçek noted his pleasure to welcome guest minister Haile and his team stating “Ankara is selected as model for urbanization in Ethiopia” and said “We are ready to offer you our help on municipality services such as parks, solid waste, urban and social projects”.

Guest minister Haile emphasized their admiration to project areas such as Dikmen Valley they visited and also illustrated with cine-vision show, and thanked for the hospitality and said “We would like to establish technical teams and benefit from your experience. Urban transformations are incredible for us. You have built so many beautiful parks, over and under passes in such a short time. It is obvious that you are pioneering in many areas with your works”.

 

-“WE ARE READY TO WELCOME OUR ETHIOPIAN BROTHERS AND OFFER TECHNICAL SUPPORT”

Mayor Melih Gökçek informed that 164 social and cultural projects were implemented by Metropolitan Municipality and said they will welcome technical teams of any field in any number at Capital Province Ankara and help them learn municipality projects with the assistance of technical personnel. 

 

-“WE DID NOT SEE MUNICIPAL WORKS JUST AS ROAD, WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS”

Mayor Gökçek emphasized that municipal works is not considered as road, water and sewage works and they also place importance on social and cultural activities, and crime should be prevented in order to set peace in a province, and said:

“We help the poor citizens to be able to obtain a ball, a musical instrument and computer they cannot afford for their children. We are preventing crime and theft. We are present at every stage of human life. We transport pregnant women to hospital for delivery. We are organizing child care courses for mothers. We are offering services to young people in primary, secondary, high schools and at university age by our Children Council, day cares and youth centers. We also support our citizens in older ages by our Family Life Centers and Nursing Center for Retired. May God bless them with long life, but we also provide all kinds of support in case of death as Metropolitan Municipality.”        

Ethiopia Urban Development and Zoning Minister Haile stated they not only impressed with mayor Gökçek’s municipality works but also with the activities to increase life quality of people in Capital Province.

Mayor Gökçek and guest Minister Haile exchanged gifts and had a photo together at the end of the visit.