In this weeks round up of the local news International Women’s Day was marked in Fethiye in a novel fashion, dreams of a shopping centre now closer, plans unveiled for the old fire station, we will be ready for the paragliding season says Governor, Fethiye to host a business fair, Times notes two places in its secret paradise article and prison guard becomes prisoner.
International Women’s Day which was marked in Fethiye in a novel fashion
In case you missed it, 8th March was International Women’s Day which was marked in Fethiye in a novel fashion.
Local environmental charity TEMA teamed up with the Forestry Commission and handed out baby pine trees to women walking along the Kordon.
Young TEMA volunteers handed out the gift trees, and recipients were also told how/where to plant and care for their tree.
If only they’d announced it in advance we could have all gone along and got a free tree.
Dreams of a Shopping Centre Now Closer
At March’s monthly council meeting the lack of a large shopping mall in Fethiye was discussed.
One councillor pointed out that people from Fethiye currently had to go to Antalya to shop and, when they did so, they usually stayed the night.
Thus money which could be spent locally was going into the coffers in Antalya.
The Mayor stated the proposed shopping centre on the site of the wholesale fruit and vegetable market was still on-going, but he could not give any concrete dates for completion.
Plans Unveiled for The Old Fire Station
However, the Mayor did unveil a new project for a social/cultural centre on the site of the old Fire Station.
It would include a large function room (mainly for weddings) and a conference centre as well as a park.
But, as with the shopping mall, no firm dates for completion were available.
We Will Be Ready For The Paragliding Season
We have reported previously, more than once, about the much-vaunted plans to pave the road up Babadağ for the forthcoming tourist season.
Well plans have changed and the road will now be asphalted with work starting in June.
Why they can’t start earlier and have it ready for the season was not announced. But then it is par for the course around here to carry out works aimed at improving tourism, when the tourists are already here and have to put up with all the inconvenience.
The Governor of Fethiye announced that the contract for the road has been let; work will start at the beginning of June and be finished before the end of that month.
“We will be ready for the paragliding season” he continued.
Does he operate on a different calendar to the rest of us?
Fethiye is to get its very own Trade & Industry Fair this year starting on 14 April.
The Fair is being organised by a company called MARFO, based in Marmaris, and will be held in the Tuesday Market Place for three days from 14 April. MARFO’s Managing Director said he expected 15,000 people to visit the Fair which will be the tenth one organised by his company.
Already around 100 firms have signed up to take part in the Fair.
Apparently the British Times newspaper ran an article this week headlined “Secret paradise : six places to holiday in Turkey off the beaten track”.
Of the 6, five were in Muğla of which two are in Fethiye: Chevalier Island and Faralya village.
Prison Guard Becomes Prisoner
Remember the report of hashish being found in Fethiye Prison a few weeks ago? Well several people were eventually charged in connection with the seizure of the drug, including one prison guard.
And this week he found himself back in the jail where he used to work, except now he’s remanded in custody.