Gazima\u011fusa Mayor S\u00fcleyman Ulu\u00e7ay noted that he would be managing the municipality with a participatory, problem-solving and business approach and that one of his most important projects was to realize this structure.\r\nHighlighting the importance of participatory municipality management, Ulu\u00e7ay said that just as they plan to fully embrace the city as a whole, they aim to fully embrace the municipal council. Ulu\u00e7ay said that steps are being taken to embrace all council members, adding that the participants will include mukhtars and other organs of the municipality.\r\nUlu\u00e7ay said that as the Gazima\u011fusa Municipality, they will create small city councils not exceeding 15 people of different age and tender groups and will keep track of the developments.\r\n\u201cThis is how we plan to ensure participation in the city.\u201d\r\nSpeaking to the Turkish Agency Cyprus (TAK), Gazima\u011fusa Mayor S\u00fcleyman Ulu\u00e7ay responded to questions on the ongoing sewerage work in the district. The company responsible for the excavations of the ongoing sewerage efforts has given a timeframe that the work will continue until October, Ulu\u00e7ay said.\r\nUnderlining that the excavations will continue on certain main streets in the coming period, Ulu\u00e7ay pointed out that this will create more problems in traffic.\r\nNoting that it was pleasing that 62 per cent of the sewerage works have been completed, Ulu\u00e7ay noted that the delay of the asphalting process was due to the effect of the winter season.\r\nUlu\u00e7ay stated that even if there is no asphalting in the winter, the company has formed teams that are on duty 24 hours a day to solve the problems that the soil in the excavated areas may cause.\r\nReferring to the possibilities of potholes and problems that may arise due to sewerage work on roads, Ulu\u00e7ay called on citizens to contact the Public Relations unit of the Gazima\u011fusa Municipality or report the problems on the social media accounts of the municipality. This will be discussed with the relevant company and ensure that the problems are resolved as soon as possible.\r\nUlu\u00e7ay explained that the work carried out on the sewerage was not new but that they were carrying out efforts on areas that needed repairing.\r\nTraffic problems:\r\nRegarding the increasing traffic problem in the city, Ulu\u00e7ay stated that the traffic density increased in the morning hours and evenings on the two roads leading to Salamis Road and B\u00fcy\u00fck Sanayi, (large industrial zone).\r\nMayor Ulu\u00e7ay said that a diversity of suggestions and thoughts have been put forward to relieve the traffic. We plan to implement a traffic commission as soon as possible to tackle these problems, he said adding that it would not be right for him to make decisions on these matters alone. There is also a technical part of this, he said.\r\n\u2013 \u201cClosed city of Mara\u015f (Varosha) is a state policy\u201d\r\nReferring to the closed city of Mara\u015f being opened to visitors and other openings, Ulu\u00e7ay said that the closed city of Mara\u015f was a policy of the state and that therefore, it is the relevant institutions of the state that will decide on new initiatives or new developments to be taken.\r\n\u201cWe, as the municipality, will always continue to fulfil our duties and responsibilities regarding developments, expansions or new practices to be carried out\u201d, Ulu\u00e7ay said.\r\n\u2013 Access to the sea\r\nRegarding the initiatives to be carried out for the public to have more access to the sea in Gazima\u011fusa, which is a port city, Ulu\u00e7ay said, \u201cThe most important and the most beautiful project in this regard is the Gazima\u011fusa-Iskele-Yenibo\u011fazi\u00e7i Development Plan, that will enable the bicycle and pedestrian route from under the Free-Port and extending to Glapsides. But when implementing this route we believe in the importance of having a road for traffic. Implementing serious changes on Salamis road will also relieve the traffic problem\u201d, he said.\r\nUlu\u00e7ay also said that they were considering introducing public transportation in the summer period to provide more access to the sea for the people of Gazima\u011fusa.