Organized cooperatively by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) and Samsun Metropolitan Municipality with the participation of local authorities of 10 different municipalities of Kyrgyzstan, the Applied Training Program themed as “Cleaning Services” was completed. The program, carried out between January 23 and February 6 in Samsun and its districts, was attended by a delegation group of 12 coming from Çolponata, Kadamjay, Karabalta, Kant, Karasu, Kerben, Kızılkıya, Şopokov, Oş, Toktogul Municipalities and Kyrgyzstan Local Governments State Agency.

On the first day of the program the delegation visited Governor of Samsun İbrahim Şahin and Mayor of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz in their offices. The visits were also accompanied by Metropolitan Municipality Municipal Council Deputy Chairman Turan Çakır and Head of Department of Culture and Social Affairs Necmi Çamaş.

After examining the activities of Samsun Metropolitan and District Municipalities, the delegation started the training program by visiting Central Waste Sanitary Landfill and Waste Recycle Facility. On the same day the delegation saw Metropolitan Municipality’s Cleaning Services on site and continued the program with visiting Çarşamba Municipality’s Solid Waste Organization Landfill on the next day. The first week of the program ended after the visits in İlkadım and Atakum Municipalities on cleaning services.

On the second week, the participants started the week by observing the cleaning services applications in Terme and Alaçam Municipalities, and Yakakent. After having technical information in Bafra Municipality’s Solid Waste Organization Landfill, the participants completed the training by observing Çarşamba and Kavak Municipalities’ cleaning applications and Solid Waste Organization Landfill.

The Applied Training Program, organized cooperatively by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) and Samsun Metropolitan Municipality, completed on February 5, 2016 in the closing and certificate ceremony in Samsun, with the presentation of certificates to the participants by Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Zennube Albayrak and Head of Department of Environment Protection and Control Figen Akın.

The delegation visited the historical and touristic places of Istanbul after arriving in February 6 and was bid farewell to their countries.