We feel the need to make a statement regarding the recent hearsay, a major portion of which results from misinformation in our opinion, about the “Mugla-Milas Tourism Premises”, located near the Milas – Bodrum Airport.
Our Group, which has been one of the large-scaled real estate developers in Turkey for 40 years and which has substantial investments also in the fields of renewable energy and tourism, strives for accomplishing the Mugla – Milas Tourism Premises project with a mentality that is based entirely on sustainability with no precedent in Turkey and in line with the current conditions and expectations. The process for development of our project is in progress in accordance with our environmental and social considerations and our efforts to leave a better future for our children, as well as the international standards. The project is being planned entirely in accordance with the worldwide recognized, environmentally-conscious international guidelines as required by the LEED-ND (Leed for Neighborhood Development) certificate, granted by the USGBC (US Green Building Council).
In line with such objectives, the priority target of the Mugla – Milas Tourism Premises has been set as becoming the pioneer for a sea change in Turkey in respect of the social, regional, environmental and economic benefit criteria without utilizing any public or municipal funding.
HOUSING SPACE WILL NOT EXCEED 10% IN THE LAND OF 4.8 MILLON SQUARE METERS
It is envisaged that the base housing space on the land of approximately 4.8 million square meters, which is zoned and owned by us, will not exceed even 10 percent as part of the project. It is planned that the remaining portion of 90 percent of such land will serve as green spaces and the smart agricultural areas to be developed together with the local community and the landscape areas and the sport grounds and the cultural and art areas and also as the playgrounds for the children.
The project’s architecture, which is designed on a considerably broad area on such a large-scaled land, and its own infrastructure will not place a burden on the region but bring a benefit to it.
THE PROJECT EMPLOYS THE MOST PROMINENT STAFF OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, CONSULTANTS AND ACADEMICIANS
Our project, which will reflect the understanding that the most sizable infrastructural investment would be made in the human being, and also our position to be the “Architect of Life”, and which will be materialized in the form of horizontal architecture that is entirely appropriate to the spirit of the region, employs the most prominent staff of architects, engineers, consultants and academicians in Turkey.
All support will be provided as required for the feeding of birds and sustaining their natural living. In respect of such topic, some activities are being carried out together with the ornithologist academicians, who are specialized in their fields, and the action plans, which are not just of preventive nature but improve the natural living of the birds, will be materialized.
The activities for the wooden viewing platform, etc., which would bring out the value of the wetland further, will also be actualized once again under the control of the specialists.
THE BIGGEST TREE AND PLANT GREENHOUSE IN THE REGION HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF THE PROJECT
We, also, have been regrettably observing the allegations on the social media, for which we feel ashamed even to reply and which purport that a project would be developed on the burned forestry land.
On our land, one of the biggest tree and plant greenhouses in Bodrum has been developed in the care of the leading environmentalist figures of the region as of 1988, and such greenhouse is being maintained regularly. We aspire to be able to build one of the greenest premises in the region with the trees and plants cultivated in pursuance of the texture of the region. The project is the only project with a ready green space infrastructure of such a large-scale in Turkey.
NOT A HOUSING BUT A LIVING SPACE PROJECT
The efforts for trying to introduce the project as only a housing construction do not reflect the truth at all. In fact, the project is being designed as based on an understanding which is addressed to all segments, including the children, youngsters, adults and elders and which includes various sub-concepts such as culture-arts, health, tourism, technology and sports, and which is of world-class nature. We are taking each of our steps gingerly by shouldering the responsibility for one of the most overarching and people-oriented projects accomplished in our country up to the present.
Together with such other golf course investments in the region, Milas Region will have the chance to become one of the outstanding destinations for golf tourism thanks to the 18-hole golf course that will be covered by the project. Golf tourism will make major contribution to the economy and employment in the region.
THE PROJECT WILL PRODUCE ITS WATER FROM THE SEA AND ITS ENERGY FROM THE SUN
Just as it is being done in the developed countries and also in all of the large-scaled hotels in the region, domestic water will be obtained by purifying sea water, and it will be ensured that the green areas are watered by re-purifying the waste water used. Solid waste treatment membrane technologies will be one of the key inputs of our project.
On the other hand, it is planned to have the energy requirement of the project satisfied by making use of renewable solar energy for which an investment will be made. Mugla – Milas Tourism Premises will be a project, whereby the waste water would be rehabilitated by being re-purified and which will be self-sustained and which will even make contribution to the region in terms of its benefits.
THE INFRASTRUCTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS WILL BE COVERED ENTIRELY BY OUR COMPANY
Investments with respect to the infrastructure and environment will be made by making use of the own resources of the company, and no additional burden will be brought to the municipality and the public.
The community dwellers and all of our friends with environmental sensitivity will witness that we will do our part far better in respect of protection of the Tuzla Wetland and enhancing its value, and also that we will assume such responsibility seriously.
ONE OF THE MOST EXTENSIVE SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS IN TURKEY
Our company is developing the Mugla – Milas Tourism Premises not like a foreign investor that is unfamiliar with the region, but as based on an understanding which is familiar with all requirements of the region and which looks out for its nature, culture and texture. The project will be realized along with an understanding of habitat where all living creatures would live together in harmony. Upon its completion, the project will brighten the value of the unprecedented historic and cultural fabric of Milas further. An accomplishment, in which all Aegean Region, in particular Mugla and Milas will take pride, will be gained.
We would like to unreservedly point out that we shall welcome any and all kinds of constructive criticism, interactions and opinions on this matter. We would like to announce that any fair comment, which would be expressed by the respective local administrations, community dwellers, non-governmental organizations, trade associations/professional chambers, academic circles, we regard as solution partners, will also be considered by us. All these steps, we have taken as part of collective consciousness and from the viewpoint of sustainability, have the aim of providing contribution to our country and looking out for the future of our children and youngsters.
In this context, we hereby undertake that, apart from our premises, we shall also provide financial support to the activities, which would be carried out for the purpose of protecting the region, from the project revenues.
We hereby respectfully announce the foregoing to the public.
Agaoglu Group of Companies