Insights of the Report
Being aware of the importance of working in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Karatay District has started restructuring. We have formed relevant directorates in order to achieve sustainable development goals. We attach great importance to our Zero Waste studies. Herewith, we have made serious investments to achieve these goals engaging every home, workplace, school and public institution. We are working hard to create a green environment all over Karatay and contribute to this process with our Lavender Gardens and new park projectsWe have also established solar power plants and cover new outdoor markets in our region with solar energy panels. Additionally, Karatay Municipality conducts diverse social support activities in cooperation with the district governorate, governorship, and other municipalities. We will continue to stand by our community with our food bank and ‘’Compassion Houses’’ where dozens of families maintain their lives, as well as contributing to education with significant investments. As part of these investments, we have constructed new schools in district neighborhoods that need them. As a result, we have built six new education facilities in the last two years. Thus, we believe that we have achieved success in reflecting the 17 global sustainability goals at the local level, with services aimed at a better future for our community. Within the scope of the Karatay Volunteer Local Review, we consider the 2030 agenda for cities extremely important appreciate the stakeholders who contributed to the Karatay Sustainability Report 2021 Voluntary Local Review.Issued: December 2021
Karatay District of Konya has an area of 2.746.440.000 m2 and sits at an altitude of 1,015 meters. As of the end of year 2021, the population of Karatay is 362.177. Konya Mevlana Museum, located within the borders of the district, is the third most visited museum in Turkey, with the number of visitors reaching 2,817,386 at the end of 2018. Mevlana Museum is visited by domestic and foreign tourists throughout the year. Other tourist attractions are Şems-i Tebrizi Tomb and Karatay Madrasah. Various handicrafts such as weaving, hand embroidery, spooning, felting, and carpet weaving in the Obruk region contribute to the lively tourism throughout the year in this district.
The Municipality of Karatay carries out projects within the framework of a participatory understanding under the theme of “Another Karatay”. There is local awareness about the historical and cultural values of the district, with its great potential in various fields including tourism, industry and agriculturee, ensuring a much higher quality of life to those living in the district today. Karatayundetakes different projects and various activities in line with the vision of being a district that has completed its urban transformation and has become a centre of attraction in an historical and cultural context.
The Report and more
The VLR report is available here:
Karatay Sustainability Report 2021 Voluntary Local Review