Turkish contractors rank second behind their Chinese counterparts with the volume of construction projects assumed since 1972, a volume worth 155 billion USD.
Speaking to the AA on Monday, the chairperson of the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers (IMO), Serdar Harp, said that the Turkish construction sector shrank 8.1 percent in 2008 and shrank 16.3 percent in 2009 due to the global economic crisis.
Similar shrinkage took place in the global construction sector due to the economic crisis and many Turkish contractors working overseas were badly affected, Harp stressed.
According to Harp, Turkish contractors completed more than 5,000 international projects since 1972 and those projects were worth a total of 155 billion USD.
Harp said that the priorities of the Turkish contractors were Africa, the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States.
Despite the global economic crisis, Turkish contractors completed projects worth 18.8 billion USD in 2009. In 2010, the Turkish contractors aim to reach higher figures compared to the previous year, Harp also said.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 19 Temmuz 2010, 14:55