Parliament building to be restored
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsThe General-Secretariat of the Turkish Parliament has started reinforcement renovation work on the Parliament building, which has been in service since 1961.
Members of the civil engineering department of Ankara’s Middle East Technical University’s (ODTÜ) were chosen to conduct the work, which is estimated to be completed by Oct. 1, the first day of the new legislative year.
Parliament took a comprehensive “renovation and reinforcement” decision after they discovered that some posts and beams in the building were worn out. The General-Secretariat took action to support the building against possible risks, and contacted ODTÜ’s civil engineering department to issue a detailed technical report. After analyzing the main building and the campus of the Parliament building, ODTÜ academics issued a static report which revealed that posts and beams supporting the protocol stairs and main building were worn out and needed reinforcement.
Meanwhile, construction work for an additional building at Parliament has been accelerated, and is also expected to be completed within a few months. Environment and Urban Planning Minister Erdoğan Bayraktar initially promised to finish construction of the new building within 800 days.