Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan stated that the grant support given to women's cooperatives up to 150 thousand liras within the scope of the Cooperatives Support Program (KOOP-DES) will continue this year, and said, "Our women cooperatives will be able to apply for grant support to the provincial directorates of the Ministry of Commerce on February 1-28." used the expressions.
In his written statement, Pekcan pointed out that the cooperatives operating in many fields from agricultural production to transportation, from education to energy have a significant contribution to production, the country's economy and employment, and stated that as the Ministry, cooperatives and especially women's cooperatives are continuing to work for more participation in production and exports.
In this context, Pekcan reminded that they implemented KOOP-DES last year in order to support investment projects that will contribute to production and employment of cooperatives and their parent organizations, to ensure efficiency and productivity in their activities, to contribute to the use of technology and new production techniques, and to strengthen the institutional capacity of cooperatives and He emphasized that they aim to become active economic actors in the consumption chains and increase the economic and social welfare of the citizens.
Pekcan pointed out that as the first practice within the scope of KOOP-DES, the cooperatives whose majority consists of women and aim to evaluate women's labor were provided with financial support, and within this framework, it was deemed appropriate to provide grant support to 41 projects of 139 women's cooperatives operating in 149 provinces last year.
2021 applications are in February
Minister Pekcan stated that the grant support given to women's cooperatives up to 150 thousand liras within the scope of KOOP-DES will continue this year, and continued as follows:
“As in the last year, in 2021, within the framework of KOOP-DES, cooperatives whose majority of partners are women and which aim to utilize women's labor, purchase goods related to machinery or equipment, elderly and disabled care centers and children operated by cooperatives of which at least 90 percent of their partners are women. clubs, nurseries and day care centers will be supported to purchase investment goods as fixtures, to promote and market the products they produce, to purchase services for exhibitions and fair participation, and to employ qualified personnel for their projects. "
Pekcan informed that 90% of the project amounts will be covered by the Ministry in priority regions for development and in cooperatives where at least 75% of their partners are women, and 50% in other regions will be covered as a grant and said, “The purpose of evaluating women's labor is mostly made up of women. Our cooperatives can submit their project applications to the provincial directorates of the Ministry of Commerce in all our provinces on February 1-28. found the assessment.
Noting that they attach great importance to establishing cooperatives and strengthening women entrepreneurs in all areas of the economy, Pekcan said:
"In this context created by the United Nations and the World Trade Organization against our women entrepreneurs of the International Trade Center (ITC) shetrades Outlook" platform by selected from successful practices in Turkey Women Entrepreneurs Online Network Program ',' Export Academy Program 'such as training, our work continues apace. We will continue to support our women entrepreneurs who are successful in every field. " found the assessment.