Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the Center of Attraction Centers provides very serious advantages for the investor, adding that “Investments and productions will be made in these regions with attraction centers, and products will reach the target markets in Asia and Europe through the transportation corridors.” said.
Minister Arslan, 23 replied the questions about the Program of Attraction Centers started to be implemented in the province.
Indicating that the idea of attraction centers was put forward to eliminate the development gap between the provinces, Arslan said, “With the support of our President, it was an idea put forward by our Prime Minister especially as the 65th Government. This later became a project, then it came into existence and work is ongoing. ” he spoke.
Arslan stated that the works carried out under the coordination of the Ministry of Development have reached a certain stage, “Investors who want to invest in all provinces have made their applications and their evaluations continue. We gladly saw that there is a serious favor with these 23, more precisely, there is a serious favor to the Attraction Centers Program. Applications were made to invest 90 billion liras and projects that will create over 300 thousand jobs have come. ” he spoke.
- Attraction centers will increase trade volume
Underlining that this program will increase the volume of trade in the provinces it covers, Arslan continued:
“The Ministry of Development works on this issue and brought it to the final stage. Iğdır, Kars, Ardahan and Ağrı are centers, and when the projects in this region reach a certain stage, I hope that the expectation about trade will come to life. Of course, this means the growth of industry, industry, trade and employment in the region. ”
Arslan also pointed out transportation projects such as the Baku-Tbilisi Kars Railway Project and said, “When you overlap these transportation projects with the 'One Road One Generation' project on the east-west axis, there will be a serious trade volume and serious traffic.” used the expression.
Arslan, who emphasized that the products produced in the other regions of the country as well as in other regions will reach the target markets with the help of these transportation corridors, continued as follows:
“All of these projects are complementary. Investments and productions will be made in these regions with attraction centers, and products will reach the target markets in Asia and Europe through transport corridors. Especially in Iğdır, which has a lot of irrigable land, the two dams are continuing together so that Iğdır's agriculture, fruit growing and vegetable growing will be able to develop much more and go to the target markets through the transportation corridors. ”
- East of the country gives the investor a serious advantage
Stating that the areas covered by the Attraction Centers Program offer opportunities to encourage investors, Minister Arslan noted that the investor also provided many advantages as a government.
Arslan, the program is put into effect since the very successful work is ongoing, these projects will attract investors to the region, he said.
He explained that the region provides a very significant advantage to the investor as it is the sixth region in terms of priority regions in development as well as the Attraction Centers Program, and concluded his words as follows:
“When you compare with other regions, investing in the east provides very serious advantages due to the sustainability of the business period. The investor has begun to work and build factories to take advantage of this advantage. We gladly saw that the factories we visit have 50, 60, 200, 300 people working places, this is the size of employment. Of course, with this employment, productions are made here, and these products are exported through this region since they are easily accessible to the market, accessible from the east of our country and accessible to the surrounding countries. There are very successful practices, these are good examples for later investors to choose this region. ”