Murat Kurum

Government plans new housing campaign

The government is working on a new plan to help people buy existing homes, Environment and Climate Change Murat Kurum has announced.

Kurum recalled that the "My New Home Program" announced last week is designed to provide cheaper loans to middle-income groups but the new project will provide opportunities for people to buy existing houses.

Gov’t to announce housing project for mid-income group

The government is preparing to unveil the details of a housing project for middle-income groups.

The project will be announced on Jan. 4 at a press event in Ankara to be attended by Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati and Environment Minister Murat Kurum, according to the statement from the Environment and Climate Change Ministry.

Over 225,000 people apply on 1st day of housing project’s launch: Minister

Over 225,000 people have applied for the housing project, which aims to help low-income citizens own houses and tackle problems regarding property prices and rents, on the first day of its launch, Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Minister Murat Kurum has said.

"Applications for land and industrial workplaces will be made between Oct. 10 and Nov. 7," Kurum said.

500,000 cubic meters of bottom mud removed from Lake Van

In line with the Lake Van Basin Protection Action Plan, efforts have begun to clean up mud from the lake bed, which is causing a pungent smell and making it look not so appealing to the eye.

After the commissioning of the Van Central Wastewater Treatment Plant and the reduction of pollution caused by animal waste, the removal of bottom mud has gained momentum.

Government mulls housing project for mid-income groups

As part of its efforts to address the growing problems regarding property prices and rents, the government considers launching a new project to build houses for middle and upper-middle income groups.

Emlak Konut Real Estate Investment Company will coordinate the project, but private developers will also take part in the scheme.