İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and representatives of business world held a three day official visit to Kazan and Moscow to better promote İzmir in Russia and to increase cultural and commercial relations. Major steps were taken in the visit to cooperate in commerce, culture and education.
Visiting the Republic of Tatarstan for a state visit, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, was hosted yesterday by Tatarstan President Rüstem Minnihanov in Kazan. Bilateral discussions resulted with decision to pursue cooperation in numerous areas between Tatarstan and İzmir.
Agreement signed between İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the initial finance of Üçyol - Buca Metro Project.
In addition to 80 million euro financial support for Üçyol-Buca metro, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development also donated 300 thousand Euros for İzmir green plans.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer announced that they have started to prepare a comprehensive inventory of touristic attractions in Izmir for improving the alternative tourism potential.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor hosted 15 mayors from the Middle East and West Asia during UCLG-MEWA Management Board meeting.
We are the first Turkish municipality preparing a logistics plan Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has prepared Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (LOPI) of Izmir so that the passenger and cargo transportation in the city can meet the European standards and be in the light of scientific criteria.
On November 25, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality filed a candidateship application for adding Gediz Delta to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The European Cyclists’ Federation accepted Izmir’s application and added Izmir to the European Cycling Route Network. Thus İzmir became the first city added to this route from Turkey.
Ari Pekka Maki, the Ambassador of Finland in Ankara, and the accompanying delegation visited Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
The Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) selected Izmir as the host of Culture Summit to be organized in 2021 by the union.
37th General Assembly of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe was organized in Strasburg, France.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has signed a protocol for “Turkey and Germany Cooperates for Development of Professional Skills” Project (TAMEB) that is financed by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer received a delegation from the representatives of the Mediterranean Network of Cities which included Izmir.
The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Sailboat Blue Panda, sailing for drawing attention to the plastic pollution in the Mediterranean, anchored in Izmir for the events in Turkey.
“Terra Madre”, a gastronomy fair organized biennially in Torino, Italy and led by the world’s major good initiative Slow Food, will come to Izmir in 2021.
Thanks to the joint efforts of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Chamber of Commerce, cruise ships will restart to call on Izmir port regularly.
Iddrisu Musaf, the Metropolitan Mayor of Tamale City in Ghana, came to Turkey as a guest of African Trade Center and visited Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
Marble Izmir Fair organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality signed a cooperation protocol with Ptak Company based in Poland.
“Turkey – People’s Republic of China Business Forum” was the event of second day of International Izmir Business Days organized as a part of the 88th Izmir International Fair.
Li Deng, the Ankara Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Izmir Metropolitan Mayor in his office.
In the 88th İzmir International Fair People’s Republic of China is the “partner”, India is Focus Country and Kahramanmaraş and İstanbul are Guest of Honor provinces.
Nine successful athletes of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality’s Youth and Sports Club will be competing in the world and European Championships in different branches.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Wolfgang Salazar, the Mural Artist from Venezuela, started a collaboration that will set the bar for coexistence of different cultures in Izmir. After the walls were colored with the children, the locals celebrated the event with Roman tunes.
Representatives and retired ambassadors of 37 countries attended to the meeting held in the Historical Coal Gas Factory.