T. C. Sayıştay Başkanliği

Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA)

Coordination of Infrastructure Works by Metropolitan Municipalities Read full summary in English

2008 report 5166/6

Rapid population growth at metropoles as well as dense and planless structuring, especially in İstanbul and Ankara, have lead to an increase in demand for utilities services and consequently, in the resources used for the construction and maintenance of utilities. Moreover, in cities with dense population, damages to roads and sidewalks during the construction and maintenance of utilities cause problems in daily life, create financial burden and necessitate effective solutions. The purpose of this audit is to ensure that metropolitan municipalities eradicate defects in implementation, and Ministry of Interior, as administrative trusteeship, improves policies and legal arrangements relating to coordination of infrastructure works to bring in necessary measures with a view to leveraging effectiveness in coordination of infrastructure services at MMs and preventing resource waste.

In the report: part Infrastructure Information Systems (page 8, par.31)

- works on Infrastructure Information Systems (IISs) were conducted without coordination; interoperability of systems of MMs, other municipalities as well as infrastructure undertakings and data sharing were not taken into account

- IISs not accessible by all relevant institutions

- lack of coordination of infrastructure works and interoperability with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

- Existing IISs are far from including up-to-date, valid, reliable, complete and integrated data covering the whole infrastructure within the borders of MMs

In the report: part Double and sunk costs (page 16, par. 76)

- Digital maps named as footing are of vital importance in GIS. At many MMs, each utility prepare its own maps according to its needs and program.

- GISs cannot be used in the coordination of infrastructure works

- double costs

- work repetitions

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