Many Chinese investors 'to come to Turkey in next years'
Turkish Finance Minister has called on Chinese investment companies and funds to partake in major projects to be implemented in Turkey.
Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, who is currently paying an official visit to China, has called on Chinese investment companies and funds to partake in major projects to be implemented in Turkey.
The Turkish delegation, which accompanies Simsek during his visit, has offered Chinese investors to participate in the build-operate-transfer projects to be carried out in Turkey such as the Canakkale Strait passage, North Marmara and Ankara-Izmir highway construction, Bursa-Osmaneli speed train project and construction of speed train stations and yacht marinas.
Holding talks with representatives of China's leading investment companies and funds, Simsek said that Turkey was the right choice for Chinese investors.
As part of Simsek's talks in China, major Chinese companies such as automotive giant Dong Feng Motor (DFM), solar energy producer Yingli Solar Energy Ltd and leading telecommunications company Huawei Telecommunications expressed their desire to take part in investments in Turkey.
"More Chinese investors will come to Turkey in the upcoming years. There are many areas of cooperation. We would like to establish a close cooperation especially in energy and infrastructure sectors," Simsek told reporters after his meetings with Chinese businesspeople.
Moreover, Husnu Ozyegin, the head of Turkish-Chinese Business Council, said that Turkey should carry out joint production projects with China.
"European people are exhausted at the moment. Turkey is normally expecting a growth rate of 4-4.5 percent but with China this figure may rise up to 6-6.5 percent. We need to determine a specific country strategy for China," Ozyegin said.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Eylül 2009, 12:12