Science, Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergün recently announced the government’s plans to establish two industrial trade zones in the provinces of Konya and Zonguldak. Ergün explained that investments in these industrial zones will be technology-driven and focus on research and development, which in return will contribute greatly to the country’s economy. He stated, “According to our projections, when the industrial zones begin operating, they will provide employment to about 55,000-60,000 people.”
Ergün noted that the Karapinar Industrial Zone in Konya will aim to turn Turkey into an energy hub by producing both electricity generated by solar power and the necessary technological equipment for solar power generation. Karapınar is known for its potential for generating solar power, and businesses will also be able to produce equipment and devices such as photovoltaic (PV) panels, solar control units, inverters, battery regulators and batteries.
According to information provided by the minister, the second industrial zone will be established in the municipality of Filyos in the northern province of Zonguldak, and the focus of investments there will be the production of iron, steel and cement in addition to strategic investments such as the construction of a shipyard and power plants.
Click here to read the full article