Mustafa Eken, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sivas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STSO), said that the stopped Izmir flights should be restarted.
Mustafa Eken, Chairman of the Board of Directors, who attended the 3rd Meeting of the Provincial Coordination Board held under the chairmanship of Governor Salih Ayhan, gave information about the activities of our Chamber.
Evaluating the meeting where Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank came together with the business world, President Mustafa Eken said, “Our Minister and our business world came together in our Chamber. Our business world conveyed their questions, troubles and demands to our Minister himself. We reiterated the issue of Sivas being included in the scope of incentives, which we have frequently mentioned to our Minister. Our President had promised encouragement, and I reminded the Minister again. We are behind our word, the Minister said, "I hope good things will happen by the end of the year, you just have to finish your infrastructure." Hopefully, when Demirağ OIZ is completed, 25-30 thousand unemployed will start working in the factories to be opened here. Otherwise, we have no chance to end unemployment. Sivas has a very good advantage. There is a very good unity and solidarity in Sivas. We saw our governors, mayors and NGOs. It is a period of hard-working managers, this is a different period. With this unity and solidarity, our province will be included in the scope of the incentive. We said to Mr. Minister that the light appeared at the end of the program, we hope that the incentive will continue until the end of the year. There are serious studies regarding the infrastructure. Our esteemed Governor went there again today and inspected it again; He instructed it to work quickly. We laid the foundation of a factory, we will lay the foundation of more factories. As long as we preserve our unity. Mr. Governor has just said the truth; Because in the past, there were not so many promises to the Chambers of Commerce and the Chambers of Craftsmen. Here, the room did not provide the integrity in the city, now, when these promises are made, the integrity is provided in the city. Unity and togetherness are getting bigger now. Because now there is a working team. We have a working Governor, a working Mayor. Can there be a better union than this? In this sense, I; I would like to thank our Minister, Deputies, Governor and Mayor.”
IZMIR FLIGHTS SHOULD RE-START
Chairman Eken also expressed his reactions to the flights from the business world and said, “Izmir flights have been canceled again. Izmir flights were suspended in 2019, we talked to Pegasus General Manager and they were restarted within a month. But now it has been stopped again. We must create a rapid public opinion on this issue and ensure the resumption of flights. While all these good things are happening, while Sivas is growing, factories are coming, incentives are coming, infrastructures are being built, high-speed trains are coming, and the second university is opening, it is not right to abolish flights. That's why we need to make Sivas a place where planes can come from all directions, not only from Izmir, but also from Antalya and Ankara. I did the interviews. If we hold our meetings together, hopefully, flights will be started again in August, if not this month. As a business world, we expect support from our Governor, Mayor and especially our politicians on this issue.”
Expressing that the reporting part of the High-Speed Train Workshop organized by our Chamber has been completed and has been published as a booklet, our President Eken said; “We held a High Speed Train Workshop by our chamber. With the participation of 25 of our teachers, we held a nice workshop organized under the leadership of our Governor and Mayor. Our 200 stakeholders gathered around the tables created and pondered. The results will be announced to the public with our Press Launch. Our booklets are in print and we will send this booklet to you and all our stakeholders. Of course, there is homework there. We will work on this assignment. I hope the High Speed Train is coming on September 4th. We did this to see if we were ready, we also saw that we were not ready in some things. Here, we take precautions before the day to make the preparation. We will not expect everything from the state. As the business world, we will do our part. The results of the workshop will be delivered to you after the holiday. There is unity and solidarity in Sivas. No one will be able to break this unity and solidarity. We are with our state, our state is with us. We, as the Sivas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, are doing our part and will continue to do so. May my Lord make our unity and solidarity always, and do not give opportunities to the enemies."