Bays around resort to be cleaned .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} BODRUM - The Gümbet Biological Waste Water Treatment Plant in the Bodrum Gümbet İnceburun district has now been completed, which will mean major improvements to the city's environment.

Constructed and owned by the Bodrum Municipality, the plant is located on 88,564 square meters in the Aegean region and cost 3.5 million Turkish Liras. With a daily capacity of 10,000 cubic meters, the plant will service to almost 50,000 residents in Bodrum’s Gümbet, Bardakçı and Haremtan areas, which include some 3,000 tourism facilities and 6,000 houses.

The refinement plant, which was constructed to the latest European standards, will solve Bodrum’s major environment and sea pollution problem, said Mazlum Ağan, the mayor.

"We struggled for 14 years to finish this project. After many years, the construction started again with the two-year legal permit obtained from the Council of Monuments. Supported by a bank, the project is expected to save the bays and sea in Bodrum," he said.

Ağan said they will still go on with negotiations with national and international private sector representatives in order to solve the problem.