After the Earthquake Reality and Urban Transformation Council Meeting, organized by the Turkish Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change, decided that "steel houses" would be built in southern Turkiye's villages where earthquakes devastated the region earlier this year.
Feb. 6 twin earthquakes ripped through 11 provinces, in Turkiye, killing over 50,000 people. They toppled hundreds of thousands of buildings and devastated the region's infrastructure.
As part of the reconstruction of the earthquake zone, all 100,000 village houses that are set to be constructed in the region, will be made of steel.
"Nearly 100,000 steel houses will be built. It will be a type of house that will not be destroyed even if there is a magnitude 9 earthquake. Hopefully, with this new construction technology, we will quickly build our strong, safe, and climate-friendly village houses," emphasized Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change Minister Mehmet Ozhaseki.
In this context, steel construction will be used all over Turkiye in new houses to be built, especially in the earthquake zone.
The authorities stated that the houses could be completed within six months. At least 10 centimeters of rockwool insulation system will be laid on the outside and inside of the coating materials of the houses. The rockwool insulation system will provide security and at the same time save energy through insulation.
"We will conduct all kinds of inspections from the beginning to the end of the project. We will rebuild Hatay and Antakya in accordance with its previous state," the minister stated.
Meanwhile, the ministry is also carrying out projects for earthquake-affected children to develop academic and socio-emotional capacities between the ages of 4 and 17 through studies in and out of school.