Turkish businessmen eye Yemen projects during Gul's visit

Representatives of around 80 companies who are members of the Foreign Economic Relations Board will travel to Yemen with Turkish President Abdullah Gul on January 10.

Turkish businessmen eye Yemen projects during Gul's visit

Representatives of around 80 companies who are members of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) will travel to Yemen with Turkish President Abdullah Gul on January 10.

In a written statement issued Sunday, DEIK said that the Turkish businesspeople accompanying President Gul in Yemen are expected to return to Turkey with important contracts.

Among the prominent projects in Yemen in which Turkish businesspeople may participate in are the construction of the Sana'a Airport and the 96 kilometers long highway between capital San'a and Damar city.

The San'a-Damar highway will cost around 400 million USD.

In addition, there are highway projects in Yemen whose total length is around 4,000 kilometers.

A tender will take place for the 104 kilometers long Taiz-Aden highway once financing is found. The Taiz-Aden highway is expected to cost around 600 million USD.

Chairperson of DEIK's Turkish-Yemeni Business Council, Sadik Yildiz, said that they expected Turkish businesspeople to sign contracts with Yemeni authorities on defense and e-government projects as well as in the erection of organized industrial zones.

Yemen, a country whose energy needs increase by 10 percent annually, is expected to hold tenders for energy transmission lines soon. The Yemeni government gives a 25 years guarantee of purchase of electricity to those private sector companies willing to invest in renewable energy in Yemen.



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