20 November Tuesday

Mayor Uysal: “Most of the 2019 budget has been allocated to transport and the environment”

“The 2019 Consolidated Budget,” “the Performance Report of the year 2019,” and “the 2019 Implementation Program of the IMM” were accepted at the General Assembly of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. The mayor of Istanbul Mevlüt Uysal, who submitted the budget to the General Assembly, stated that they allocated the most of the consolidated budget for 2019 to transportation and environment.

The General Assembly of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has accepted the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, the Performance Report for the year 2019, and the 2019 Implementation Program. Mr Uysal, the Mayor of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, submitted the 2019 Consolidated Budget to the General Assembly of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and gave information about the investments in the stated meeting under the presidency of Mr. Ahmet Selamet, the First Deputy Mayor of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Dr. Hayri Baraçlı, the Secretary-General of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the Deputy Mayors of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality attended the meeting.

Mayor Mr. Uysal announced that the budget for the year 2019 was TL 23 billion 800 million and he said: “This means an increase of 18.41% in our budget as compared to the past year”.

The Istanbul Municipal Council met with the 7th session of the November meetings of the budget at the Istanbul City Council and they discussed the performance program, investment, and service program of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM). The mayor of Istanbul, Mevlüt Uysal, submitted the budget to the members of the Assembly and he said: “This year, we offered an investment-weighted budget to our assembly. We have a budget that sets priorities and needs. Our municipal budget for 2019 is 23 billion 800 million TL. We have increased our budget by 18.41 percent as compared to the previous year. With the involvement of our affiliates and 28 subsidiaries, our consolidated budget for 2019 is 58 billion TL. We have prepared the budget to provide the best services to the people of Istanbul. We will also spend it for this purpose. Everything we do is for beautiful Istanbul. With these feelings and thoughts, I hope that our budget will bring good services to Istanbul." 

Mayor Uysal noted that the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), which is the pioneer of Turkey was taken as a reference municipality with the investments it made for many years.

A total of 16,5 Billion TL was allocated to Investments

Mevlut Uysal continued: “Credit rating agencies in their reports indicated that the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) was Turkey’s institution with the best credit ratings. We, as the municipality, have a solid financial structure and a high performance. We have prepared our budget to provide the best service to the people of Istanbul. We will also spend it for this purpose. We are here to serve and we try to make the best of everything we do. We will continue to serve equally in every corner of Istanbul in the coming period. This year, we also offer an investment-weighted budget for our assembly. We have a budget bill that sets priorities and takes care of needs. Our municipal budget for 2019 is 23 billion 800 million TL. We increased our budget 18.41 percent as compared to last year. Our total budget is 34 billion 801 million TL with the institutions affiliated with our municipality, including Istanbul Electric Tramway and Tunnel Establishments (İETT) and Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ). In addition, the total turnover of 28 subsidiaries is around 24 billion TL. We have allocated 11 billion 300 million to the investment from the budget of the city administration of Istanbul. This figure is close to half of our municipal budget. If we consider the investments of our companies and affiliates, we have an investment budget of 16 billion 498 million TL. In 2019, our revenue budget will be 20.6 billion TL. We will use a significant portion of the $ 3 billion 200 million bonds as usual for investment in the rail system.”

The 2019 Consolidated Budget submitted to the General Assembly of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was accepted with 142 affirmative votes and 76 nay votes.








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