Historic houses, which were built in the Zeytinlik district of Giresun province about 200 years ago, are reviving and preparing for UNESCO.
The historic houses were constructed using materials brought by the ships used in hazelnuts trade from Marseille city in France.
The Special Provincial Administration has been carrying out restoration work for about 3 years. However, with the support of the Eastern Black Sea Development Agency (DOKA), the second phase of the “Street Rehabilitation and Urban Design Project” was initiated.
Following the completion of the restoration work in the region, which is the third degree urban historical protected area, it is aimed to add Zeytinlik district to the UNESCO Temporary List of World Heritage.
200-year-old culture survives intact
Giresun Governor Harun Sarıfakıoğulları said that the culture of the neighborhood and houses in the Zeytinlik district was being revived.
Sarıfakıoğulları stated that both house renovation and street sanitation works have continued in the last 3 years and while 12 houses have been renovated in the first stage, 18 houses have been repaired.
Sarıfakıoğulları said “the second phase of the works carried out under the coordination of Giresun Governorate has started.
We provided approximately 1 million 200 thousand TL within the scope of the second stage studies.
Facade cladding in 16 houses, restoration in 2 houses, and water and sewage works will be done.”
Sarıfakıoğulları stated that, with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, 2 million 300 thousand TL were provided for construction a square that will welcome visitors of Zeytinlik district.
Sarıfakıoğulları announced that the building, in which Turkey’s first transformer was built, will be restored.
The Governor Sarıfakıoğulları emphasized that the original part of Giresun city emerged with restoration and the main purpose is to make Zeytinlik district the main tourist destination.
Sarıfakıoğulları said, “We have taken initiatives with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to include them in the UNESCO World Temporary Heritage List.
Zeytinlik will be included in the UNESCO World Temporary Heritage List. This is our goal.”
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