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“Information and Experience Sharing Programs” of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) for the mayors of the member countries, continue.

Organized in this framework, the Information and Experience Sharing Program themed as “Traffic/Transportation Management and Urban Renewal Applications in Local Governments” will take place in Istanbul and Ankara. The program is participated by a group of 20 Mongolian Local Authorities.

The opening ceremony of the program, which was held in Union’s Headquarters on 13 April 2015, was attended by Mayor of Sancaktepe İsmail Erdem, Director of HCSO of Ulaanbaatar Tserendulam Shagdarsuren, Deputy Mayor of Bağcılar Ali Aydın, a group of 20 Mongolian Local Authorities and Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak.

Sister City Protocol was signed between Sancaktepe and Nalayh Municipalities

After Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak briefed about the goals and content of the program, Director of HCSO of Ulaanbaatar Tserendulam Shagdarsuren took the floor by drawing attention to the problems with urbanization and said: “With the program we are attending here, we will have the opportunity to investigate the activities in Istanbul and Ankara on site. We are very grateful for benefiting from the information and experience in this area; I believe that we are in the right place for experience sharing.” Besides, Deputy Mayor of Bağcılar Ali Aydın also stated the appreciation he felt for contributing to the program. Furthermore Mayors of Sancaktepe and Nalaikh Municipalities remarked their appreciation for the organized program and Sister City Protocol they signed; they added that the protocol they signed would make their relations institutional and they wished the program would be beneficial for the participants.

After the speeches, the Sister City Protocol between Sancaktepe Municipality and Nalaikh Municipality was signed by the mayors of both parties; İsmail Erdem and Lhagva-Ochir Baasan. After the ceremony ended with mutual present exchange, the delegation went to Bağcılar Municipality to be informed about the activities on the subject.

Sister Cities Meeting and Düzce-Sainshand Protocol Signing Ceremony

During the one-week program themed as “Traffic/Transportation Management and Urban Renewal Applications in Local Governments”, the visiting mayors will be informed about the content of the program by Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Keçiören Municipality, Altındağ Municipality, Bağcılar Municipality and Istanbul Police Headquarters, and they will have the opportunity to investigate the applications on site. Besides, the mayors coming from Mongolia and their sister cities’ mayors in Turkey will gather in a dinner organization hosted by Keçiören Municipality with the concept of “Sister Cities Meeting”.

Within the scope of the program, there will be a Sister City Protocol Signing Ceremony between Düzce Municipality and Sainshand Municipality in “Sister Cities Meeting” in Ankara.

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