Friday, January 13, 2012

TURKEY BUILDING LARGE CONTAINER CITY FOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

New sites for container homes are being set up in the eastern province of Van, Turkey where a magnitude 7.2 earthquake left many people homeless on Oct. 23, to provide temporary, sustainable shelter for about 160,000 people. The sites were put into use by the end of December.
 
 
The Anatolian new agency reported that 21,000 container houses are being built.  The container houses, which are being produced in İstanbul, Adana, Konya, Şanlıurfa, Ankara and Kayseri, are 21 meters squared and include a kitchen section, a bathroom and two rooms. Around 160,000 quake victims are expected to be accommodated in temporary container sites in the earthquake zone that will first be built in villages, then in the city center and finally Erciş.

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