Trenchless Technology Met Turkish Municipalities

No Dig TurkeyTurkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology (TSITT)participated in the ‘Smart Municipal Work Summit’ held by Union of Municipalities ofMarmara (UMM) on March 28-29, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The summit started with the welcoming speech of Mr. Recep Altepe, theMayor of Bursa – the fourth largest city of Turkey. Afterwards, Mr. Naimİsmaili, the President of Association of Kosovo Municipalities and Mr. AndersKnape, the President of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions gave their opening speeches. Then, Turkish Deputy Minister of Science Industry and Technology Prof. Dr. DavutKavranoglu gave his keynote speech. Prof. Dr. Kavranoglu mentioned thatmunicipalities shall take the advantages of latest technologies in order toincrease the comfort of the cities.

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No Dig TurkeyThirteen different sessions took place during the event. One of thesesessions entitled Trenchless Technologyand Urban Infrastructure Practices was moderated by Mr. Yasin Torun, theChairman of TSITT. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Yilmaz from FSM Vakif University, who is theauthor of the first Turkish trenchless technology book, made the firstpresentation and informed the audience regarding the situation and importanceof trenchless technology in Turkey. Afterwards, Mr. Fatih Pistil from SASKI(Sakarya Water and Sewerage Administration) presented the successful trenchlessapplications in the city of Sakarya. Then, Dr. Mucahit Namli, the Vice-Chairmanof TSITT, presented the successful pipe-jacking applications in Istanbul. Thereafter, Mr. Sener Polat, the CIPP Consultant for TSITT, presented a benchmarking study covering CIPP markets in Turkey and Germany. The last presentation is made by Dr. Ihsan Engin Bal, the Secretary of TSITT, on trenchless applications of fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) in water transmission systems.

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The summit was followed by two thousand visitors. TSITT will keepdeveloping its network with the municipalities and utilities. TSITT proudlyannounces International No Dig 2015 Istanbul Conference and Exhibition willtake place in Istanbul, Turkey. TSITT invites all individuals, institutions andcompanies around the world to take place in No Dig events in Turkey in a uniquecountry located in the intersection point of Europe, Asia and Middle East. Moreinformation is available on www.nodigturkey.comNo Dig Turkey

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