All Symbols of İzmir Gathered in One Place

Arkas Logistics Transported the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality

The Main Service Building of the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, the evacuation of which was ordered due to security purposes following the earthquake on October 30, was transferred to new areas. Among those are especially the fair halls in Kültürpark, where the units will offer services from now on.  With its experience in special project transports, Arkas Logistics transferred all units in only one month by means of approximately 100 personnel.

Twenty-three thousand material units of 1,195 tons were transported using 166 trucks, 52 panel vans, 15 semi-trailer trucks and 34 elevators in the transport organization run by Arkas Logistics. Furniture, office equipment, electronic appliances, archive and documents etc. every single item belonging to the units that served in the building were packed and coded one by one before the transportation process began. These were moved to the service areas of Kültürpark halls, Sovereignty House, Oğuzlar Additional Service Building, Fire Brigade and Police departments, where the units will operate from now on.

The Building that Served for 38 Years Will be Replaced by a Symbolic Building

The projects of the İzmir Metropolitan Main Service Building were determined as a result of the “Architectural Project Competition”, launched in 1966. The construction of the building started in 1968, but it was only in 1982 when it was opened. In the post of the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Tunç Soyer, shared from his social media account on November 27 regarding the building that was to be moved after the earthquake on October 30, he stated that they did not prefer to strengthen it and continued with these words: “We will demolish the Municipality Main Service Building, make a symbolic presidency and council building instead, which is integrated with the Government House, and add the remaining area to Atatürk Square. I wish that this will be beneficial for İzmir and all our citizens. And I hope that it will serve as a model for other public institutions in Konak, too.”