T.R. Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Özlü visited Manisa , Industrial Park Directorate and met with Manisa Industrial Park Board Members and Industrialists.
Mr. Faruk Özlü, Deputy Chairman of Manisa Industrial Park, Mr. Mustafa Sarıgözoğlu and MIP, Industrialists welcomed. Manisa Governor Mustafa Hakan Güvençer, AK Party Manisa Deputies Selçuk Özdağ, Recai Berber, Uğur Aydemir and AK Party Manisa Provincial President Zülfikar Gürcan, MIP Board Members Kadir Murat Çam, Mehmet Bender ÖZOKUMUSOĞLU, Supervisory Board Member Faruk Can and Many Regional Industrialists attended.
During his visit to the MIP, Minister Özlü urged the Industrialists to invest in high-tech products. “THE STATE WILL BE 49 PERCENT SHAREHOLDERS IN THE INVESTMENT PROJECT”
Emphasizing that the 65th government was established as an executive and reformist government, Mr. Özlü informed that the investment environment has been improved, investment barriers in front of industrialists have been removed, and investors are encouraged and supported. Emphasizing that the production of high-tech products should increase to the level of 20 percent, Minister Ozlu said, “With the laws we have just passed, the state will be able to be a partner in such big projects up to 49 percent. This means sharing the risk. For this reason, we expect businessmen to invest in high-tech products and to take initiatives to invest.”
Pointing out that the development of medium and high technology products is among their priorities, Minister Özlü emphasized that the rate of high technology products in exports is a little low. Minister Özlü called on industrialists and businessmen to invest in this direction; “The rate of high-tech products in our exports is a little low. Our goal is to increase this to 20%. Our 65th government was established as an executive and reformist government. Our Prime Minister is constantly saying that we will lay a turquoise carpet in front of investors. This means improving the investment environment, removing the investment barriers in front of our industrialists and encouraging them. You know, we’ve passed a lot of laws lately. Especially for opening the way for investors. Now, the application procedures and principles will be issued. With the definition of our Prime Minister, we will no longer work as a tailor, but as a tailor.”
“GOVERNMENT WILL SUPPORT INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENTS”
Minister Özlü emphasized that they are open to new ideas and projects; “So you have a project. You have an idea. You will tell this to the ministries. We will negotiate, negotiate, reconcile, shake hands and support it. With the laws we have just passed, the state will be able to be a partner of up to 49 percent of such large projects. This means sharing the risk. In this, you know, the state will not be permanent. It will come out after a while. Either we leave it to the stock market, or the other investor will get a partner. In this respect, the development of medium, high and high technology products is among our priorities. Look, we always say products with high added value. High added value actually means advanced technology. In that respect, we expect you to invest in high-tech products and to take initiatives to invest in them,” he said.
Minister Mr. Manisa IP Industrialists met with bureaucrats and businessmen from Manisa at the dinner held in his honor at Özlü Saruhan Hotel. At the dinner in a friendly atmosphere, Minister Mr. Özlü had the opportunity to get to know Manisa Industrialists and businessmen closely.
Mr. In his speech to the participants who attended the dinner, Faruk Özlü said, “This is my second visit to Manisa. What I saw during my visit really excited me. During these two visits, I clearly saw what kind of love for production Manisa has. More importantly, I witnessed that very qualified and high-tech investments were made in Manisa. Manisa reached an export figure of close to 4 billion dollars last year. I congratulate you for this achievement.
Manisa has a much higher export potential, it needs to increase the weight of technology in production and turn to products that are light in load but heavy in price. For this, we expect our companies in Manisa to establish more R&D centers. As you know, we paved the way for establishing an R&D center with 15 personnel. We started to support design centers as well as R&D centers. I know that Manisa has the power to achieve much more than that.”